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Tristate summer camp expands reach with NKY location

Annabell Roberts shows off her breakfast at UpSpring's Summer 360 camp location at Caywood Elementary in Edgewood


UpSpring, the nonprofit formerly known as Faces Without Places, has provided of services for needy children and youth in the Greater Cincinnati region for almost two decades.
 
This year, UpSpring introduces Summer 360, a free seven-week camp that will transport children by bus, serve them breakfast and lunch, help them with reading and math and take them on fun field trips several times per week.
 
Currently the camp serves about 50 students from Erlanger-Elsmere schools, but there are many more students in Kenton County whose families meet the low-income requirement.
 
"This is kind of a pilot year for this location," said Alex Kuhns, UpSpring’s program director and the Caywood summer camp director. "We wanted to discover our strengths and areas of challenge."
 
The Northern Kentucky expansion of Summer 360 was made possible thanks to a grant awarded to UpSpring by Cummins, Inc. last fall.
 
Read the full WCPO Cincinnati story here.
 
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