A Place for Those in Need
For over 30 years, Camp ROBIN (Recreation in Old Bridge for those in Need) has provided a therapeutic recreational program for those with special needs in the community. The Therapeutic Center at Geick Park aims to improve the recreational skills, socialization and independence of those participating.
Programs are available for kids, teens and adults. Sessions are scheduled throughout the year for 22 weeks for adults and 16 weeks for kids and teens. In addition, there is a six-week summer program for kids. The sessions are staffed with special education teachers and programs are offered both indoors and out; non-residents are also welcome to register for the programs.
Child and teen programs include basketball for ages 12-21, computer enrichment for ages 10-16 and an ice program for ages 12 to adult that trains athletes for the Special Olympics ice-skating competition. A Teen Friday Night program for ages 13-20 includes movie, game and sports nights and dances. Additionally, a Saturday session for ages 7-21 features arts and crafts, cooking, computers, dance and ice skating activities.
Adult programs for those 17 and up include basketball, a chorale, Zumba and Friday Night Fun with live entertainment, trips, dances and movies. A special theater program helps participants to develop self-confidence and awareness through the performing arts.
The summer programs are open to those ages 7-21, and run from Monday through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To qualify for the camp, children must be classified by the child study team. Reasonable fees are charged for each program, but scholarships are available and registration must be completed online at www.oldbridge.com/camprobin. For more information, contact the Camp ROBIN coordinator at (732) 765‑0968 or at email@example.com.