About 700 youngsters from all five boroughs celebrated the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Summer Day Camp with a fun-filled day of games, arts and crafts and circus acts at a carnival extravaganza at Prospect Park Parade Grounds in Brooklyn.
PAL transformed the city park into a summer oasis for Brooklyn children, ages five to eight, with Nok Hockey, board games, carnival booths, face painting and more. Youngsters competed in potato sack races, enjoyed team-building carnival games and were treated to circus act performances.
The Summer Day Camp Carnival promotes cooperation, camaraderie, sportsmanship and self-esteem – and just plain fun, says event organizers.
The Police Athletic League’s Summer Day Camp serves nearly 2,000 elementary school youth annually, offering an alternative to families who can’t afford private camps or daycare services when school is out.
New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first, largest and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. For more information, visit www.palnyc.org.