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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Back to School Supply & Backpack Drive

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To help local youth have a successful school year, participants in James City County’s REC Connect summer camp program hosted a Back to School Supply & Backpack Drive to collect school supplies within the community. While Matoaka Elementary School participants took the lead, participants in all five REC Connect camp sites joined in the initiative. The team collected over 1,200 items including glue sticks, pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, composition books, paper, binders, book covers, crayons, markers and much more. All supplies were organized into 45 backpacks or kits and donated to James City County Social Services for children who attend Williamsburg-James City County public schools.

“Thank you” to everyone who donated school supplies to the campaign. REC Connect is James City County’s year-round youth and teen program that offers safe and enjoyable summer camps, before and after-school and school break experiences. Programs feature educational opportunities, community partnerships, exciting field trips and a variety of fun recreational activities. In addition, all summer camps and before and after-school programs are state-licensed. Registration forms and program information is available online and at the James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, the Freedom Park Interpretive Center and Satellite Services Office in Toano. Weekly registration fees apply. For the complete list of fees and registration information, visit REC Connect  or call the Hotline at 757-259-3170. Discounts are available to any qualified resident based on total household gross income; please call 757-259-5414 for financial details.

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist

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