Brooklyn children sent to camp for free

Borough officials say more than 200 kids are being given the chance to attend summer camp for free through a program called Camp Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz says the program has been made possible completely through donations. The program spends approximately $500 per camper, according to Markowitz.

Participants can choose from a dozen camps in the tri-state area.

Markowitz says the program needs to expand.

?We raise a nice amount of money, but the truth is we got thousands of kids that want a summer experience,? he said. ?And for those kids, I hope next year we do even better.?

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