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Free summer camps going to children hit by Sandy



ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Free summer camp stays are being offered to children from families hit by Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
The American Camp Association is offering hundreds of scholarships to over 90 day and sleep-over camps.
The association's "Heal the Children" program was created after the 2001 terrorist attacks to provide summer camp scholarships for affected families.
Families struck by Sandy are eligible if they have a combined household income of $90,000 or less, lost their primary residence for 90 days, or if their income was cut in half.
Families should contact the American Camp Association through its website or by calling 212-391-5208.
Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver promoted the scholarships in a rare shared press conference Tuesday.


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