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Bill Finch, Mayor, City of Bridgeport

City of Bridgeport999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Bill Finch, Mayor

Dear Bridgeport Residents, The City, through its Lighthouse After School program, is pleased to present you with this publication, highlighting the numerous programs available for children and their families to learn, play and grow throughout the summer. We hope you take advantage of the wonderful enrichment opportunities our area service providers and organizations are offering. From computers to golf, from the symphony to baseball, Bridgeport has it all. On behalf of my family, and the City of Bridgeport, enjoy the coming summer and discover what the Park City has to offer. Sincerely,

Bill Finch Mayor

Lighthouse Program45 Lyon Terrace, Room 301 Bridgeport, CT 06604 Tammy Papa Director Phone: (203) 576-7252 Fax: (203) 576-7239

On behalf of all service providers, many thanks to the public, private, and corporate sponsors of the programs offered within this publication. Without your financial support and commitment, we could not continue to provide such valuable services to Bridgeports children and families. We would also like to thank the many volunteers who on a daily basis support all of our efforts in working with young people by sharing their time, talents, and expertise. It truly makes a world of difference! Sincerely,

Disclaimer: The information provided in this booklet has been obtained through various agency sources. We are not responsible for any misprints.

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BAYM Computer Camp Bridgeport P.A.L. Police Cadet Program Bridgeport Police Explores Program Bridgeport YMCA Swim Lessons Bullard Havens Summer Camp Cardinal Shehan Center Summer Camp Camp Agape Math & Science Camp City Lights Gallery Youth Art Classes Fairfield University BASE Science Camp Family Matters Community Center Summer Program FSW Literacy Volunteers National External Diploma Program Hall Neighborhood House Junior Achievement Kennedy Center Summer Program Lighthouse Summer Program McGivney Community Center Summer Camp The Nehemiah Commission Summer Camp Ralphola Center Community Center Saint Pauls Child Development Center Summer Program Salvation Army Camp Conri Summerfield United Methodist Church Summer Program Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse Summer Program Aint No Stoppin Us Now Youth Radio Broadcast Beardsley Zoo Patrol Bridgeport Public Library Summer Reading Program Burroughs Community Center Captains Cove Seaport Black Rock Harbor and Lighthouse Tour Child and Family Guidance - Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Child and Family Guidance - Care Coordination Child and Family Guidance - Grandparent/Kin Child and Family Guidance - The Parent Project Child and Family Guidance - Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services Downtown Cabaret Theatre Girl Scouts of Connecticut Goodwill Industries Youth Services Greater Bridgeport Symphony Housing Authority - Sunsational Summer Program Housing Authority - Unique and Unified Summer Camp Housing Authority - Youth Forum Performing Arts Program Kennedy Center Volunteers/Interns Needed March for Education Youth Events and Programs Neighborhood Studios - Camp Hart-Performing and Visual Arts Program Neighborhood Studios - Conservatory-Arts and Career Program Neighborhood Studios - NSFC/Ailey Camp-Dance Program RYASAP - Mine, Yours, Ours Summer Youth Group RYASAP - MYO Summer Middle School Groups Saint Ann Parish Camp Saint Augustine School Summer Program


Saint Marks Daycare Center, Inc. Salem Lutheran Church Summersong Southwest Community Health Center State of CT Education Resource Center United Congregational Church - Bridgeport Theatre Company Jr. United Congregational Church - Vacation Bible School United Congregational Church - Built 4 Praise Dance Academy Workplace World Artist Network

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PLAY Baseball

Black Rock Little League Bridgeport Bluefish Summer Baseball Camp Bridgeport Caribe Youth Baseball Bridgeport North End Little League Baseball Park City Little League Baseball Bridgeport Caribe Youth Basketball Future Stars Basketball Academy Officer Friendly Basketball Camp Connecticut Community Boating Bridgeport P.A.L. Boxing Program Bridgeport P.A.L. Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps Bridgeport Chargers Youth Football and Cheerleading Bridgeport Pop Warner Raiders Football Park City Panthers Pop Warner Football Cheer and Dance The First Tee Golf Program Matt Jones Sports Karate P.M.A.F.A. Karate Program RKA Summer Camp Program Spirit Martial Arts Spirit Academy Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse City of Bridgeport Department of Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp Teen Center - Trumbull Gardens Sailaway Sailing School Bridgeport AYSO Soccer Program Bridgeport Community Tennis Bridgeport P.A.L. Summer Tennis Program City of Bridgeport Department of Parks and Recreation Summer Tennis Camp

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Boating Boxing Drum Corps Football

Golf Karate

Lacrosse Recreation Sail Soccer Tennis

For additional copies, please contact Judy Marella at the Lighthouse Program at 203-576-3992 or email [email protected] 4

Computer Genesis1st: July 2nd-July 26th 2nd: July 30th-August 23rd 9:30 a.m.-Noon Monday through Thursday No classes on Friday Ages 13-21 Fee: $20



Bridgeport YMCA (the Y) Swim Lessons850 Park Avenue

Ages: Infants (6 months+)-Adults Summer I: June 25-July 21 Summer II: July 30-August 25 Registration begins June 4, 2012 Our instructors are trained to nurture the potential of each child and adult as they experience the water in a fun, safe environment! We focus on swim skills and personal water safety skills. All of our swim classes are taught by qualified and caring instructors. Member: Fee is $30 for 4 lessons Non-Member: Fee is $60 for 4 lessons (Financial Aid is available for those who qualify) Contact Lynn Gabriel (203) 334-5551 x16 [email protected]

Open to all City residents Computer GenesisTM is a four week, four day per week summer computer camp. Each course is designed to teach teens the basics of PC usage and maintenance. Classes are held at BAYMs Industrial Youth Center, 506 Logan Street in Bridgeport. Students will receive a personal computer at graduation. Call Joanne Wright (203) 336-9333 ext. 205 Email: [email protected]

Bridgeport P.A.L. Police Cadet ProgramSummer Program July 2nd to July 27th (No program on July 4th) 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Year Round-Evenings Boys and Girls Ages 10-18 This program is designed to introduce youth to the different aspects of law enforcement and to educate them in this field. Meetings are held at the P.A.L. Complex located at: 7 Quarry Road Trumbull For more information, call (203) 576-7604 Email: [email protected]

Bullard Havens Summer Camp Enrichment500 Palisade Avenue

The Cardinal Shehan Center Summer Camp Program offers campers a chance to excel both academically and athletically in an emotionally supportive environment. Our qualified staff is committed to providing a positive experience for your child in a safe and comfortable setting. Campers will have opportunities to use our facilities to the max; swimming, arts and crafts, photography, computers, music, basketball, field sports, tennis, dramatic arts, health and fitness, dance and field trips. We also offer educational math and literacy classes which are taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. These programs are run by certified teachers. Fee: Based on a sliding scale (must show income tax returns) $60.00-$120.00 Weekly Early drop off: $15.00 per week Extended Day: $25.00 per week Registration closes when session is full. Space is limited. Chris Smith Basketball Camp August 6th-10th. Call for more info. Tutoring & Swim Lessons will be offered in the evening during the summer months. If interested, please see the lobby desk for more information. Contact: Courtney Ryan (203) 336-4468 x108 Email: [email protected] Website:

Open to all Bridgeport students going into 7th and 8th grade. Program runs for 10 days in July. Dates to be determined. *program is subject to funding Come experience the fun of the trades at Bullard Havens. Students will rotate through a variety of the technology areas and complete trade related projects. There is no cost for the program. Information will also be distributed to all local middle schools so please see your guidance department for an application. For more information, contact the school after May 1st at (203) 579-6333

Camp Agape Math and Science CampJune 25th-July 27th 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided Ages 4-14 Camp Tuition: $325.00 Open to all CT residents Camp Agape offers math and science tutoring, outdoor athletics, Arts and crafts, weekly swimming, trips and more. Contact: Tavares Bussey (203) 815-5309 Email: [email protected] Website:

Bridgeport Police Explorers ProgramYear Round Ages 13-20 Mondays 7:00p.m. 405 Newfield Avenue For more information on police explorers, Email: [email protected]

Cardinal Shehan Center Summer CampJune 25th-August 3rd Regular: 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Drop off between 8:30a.m. - 9:00a.m. Early Drop Off: 7:30a.m.-8:30a.m. Extended Hours: 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. Breakfast and Lunch Provided Ages 4-13

Open to All City residents and non residents

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City Lights Gallery Youth Art Classes37 Markle Court Six week session Saturday mornings: 10:00 a.m.-12 .m. Ages: 10-13 Class Fee: $125.00 for 6 weeks, including art supplies. For dates and required registration form, please email: [email protected] Enter Youth Art Class in subject title. For more information: (203) 334-7748 Website:

Family Matters Community CenterAt Calvary St. Georges Episcopal Church 755 Clinton Avenue

Hall Neighborhood House52 George E. Pipkins Way

(203) 334-3900 Website:

Driveway entrance is located on Beechwood Avenue, first driveway on the left, first door on the left in the back of the church. Summer Program June-July 2012 Tuesday- Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Ages birth to five Free and open to all Family Matters Community Center offers a program for all children ages birth to five with their caregivers. Program includes: Circle Time, Singing, Lunch, Arts and Crafts, Childrens library, Story Time, Basic school readiness skills and outdoor play. Contact: Brenda Stapleton Phone#: (203) 696-0787 Website:

Junior Achievement835 Main Street

Contact: Beverly A. Balaz (203) 382-0180 ext. 11 Email: [email protected] Website:

Kennedy Center Autism ProjectThe Autism Project provides services for children ages 3 to 21 years of age and their families. Services include: Social Activity Groups as well as Sibling, Recreation and Respite Groups, Behavioral Services, Parent Training and Support and Workshops. Social Activity Groups are small and provide opportunities for children with autism to learn social skills through age appropriate and fun activities. Groups are facilitated by experienced staff and incorporate volunteer support. Groups are held after school and on Saturdays. For more information, please contact: Emma Genster (203) 332-4535 Ext. 223 Email: [email protected] Shana Pettway (203) 332-4535 ext. 249 Email: [email protected] Website:

Fairfield University BASE Camp Broadening Access to Science EducationDates: July 8th-July 20th Location: Fairfield University A two week, no-cost residential science camp for high school girls from Bridgeport. Do real scientific research with our faculty, explore health and science-related careers, receive tailored college admissions counseling and experience college life on our campus. See what research in science is all about...and have FUN in the process! For information and applications, contact: Dr. Shelly Phelan Biology Department Fairfield University (203) 254-4000 ext. 3120 Email: [email protected] for this program is generously provided NIMHD, National Institute of Heath.

FSW Literacy VolunteersNational External Diploma Program Literacy Volunteers of Southeastern Fairfield County, a division of FSW, offers Fairfield County residents an alternative educational opportunity to obtain their high school diploma called the National External Diploma Program (NEDP). This assessment program awards a high school diploma to adults who have acquired high school-level ability through life experience. This is portfolio assessment program, which offers no classroom instruction so you must have good math, reading and writing abilities; candidates work independently, while maintaining weekly appointments with their EDP advisor/ assessor. Please contact us at 215 Warren Street to see if you are a qualified candidate for this alternative educational opportunity. Contact: Paula Reed or Judy Klein (203) 338-9007 or (203) 579-2208 Email: [email protected]

Kennedy Center Individualized Support In The Lighthouse Summer ProgramDates: July 2nd-August 3rd Monday - Friday Hours: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Do you know a child would benefit from extra support while at the Lighthouse Program? The Kennedy Center can help children with disabilities or at risk be more successful with their social skills, behavior and academics at participating Lighthouse Summer Programs.

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Requests for support services are completely voluntary at no extra cost to families. For participating sites please contact: Francesca Logan (203) 332-4535 ext.268 [email protected] Website:

For more information: Please call (203) 576-7252 or speak to the Site Coordinator at your childs school. Website: Lighthouse SES Tutoring Program FREE and offered during the school year to children who qualify. Please see the Site Coordinator for more information on how to sign up.

What will your child be reading this summer? Remember to ask them about their recommended summer reading list. Every child gets one.

Lighthouse Summer ProgramDates: July 2nd-August 3rd Monday-Friday 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Late pick up at 5:30p.m. available for an additional cost. Grades: K-8 Fee: $10.00- $40.00 per child per week depending on household income Breakfast and Lunch provided For summer 2012 A $25 non-refundable registration fee is required. Register at the school you want your child to attend. Payment arrangements and scholarships are available. No child will be denied services based on inability to pay. The Lighthouse Program brings together community sponsorship in Bridgeport schools to provide students with a safe and supportive environment after school, and during the summer. The Program provides educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities to Bridgeports students through a diversified approach to programming. It also includes athletic and recreational activities designed to motivate participants. The latest evaluation shows Lighthouse students outperforming their peers in every grade for math, science, and writing and in reading for every grade except 4th, where they were on par. Help your child succeed in school by registering them today.

LIGHTHOUSE AFTER SCHOOL SITES Barnum Beardsley Blackham Black Rock Bryant Cesar Batalla Columbus Cross Curiale Discovery Mag. Dunbar Edison Hall Hallen Hooker JFK G. Johnson J. Winthrop Longfellow L. Muniz Marin Madison Park City Mag. Read Roosevelt Tisdale Waltersville

SUMMER PROGRAM SITES Based on Board of Education availability.

Registration begins April 25 and 26 during parent teacher conferences. Call the school you want your child to attend for details.

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McGivney Community Center Summer Day Camp338 Stillman Street

Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA790 Central Avenue

Summerfield United Methodist ChurchLight on the Hill Summer Program110 Clermont Avenue

Camp Dates: June 25th-August 3rd Hours: 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m. Extended day: 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Open to the first 100 children going into grades 1-6 for the 2012-2013 school year. Fee: $300.00 for six weeks. Additional $100.00 for extended day Breakfast and Lunch provided McGivneys Summer Day Camp is licensed by the State of CT. All campers will participate in a rotating schedule that will consist of Arts and Crafts, Computers, Game Room, Gym, Math, Reading, Performing Arts, Field Trips, guest entertainers and special events. All campers receive a camp t-shirt. For more information contact: Joe DeSabella (203) 333-2789 Email: [email protected] website:

(203) 576-7430 Contact: Esperina Baptiste Email: [email protected]

Saint Pauls Child Development Center, Inc.1475 Noble Avenue

Dates: July 9th-August 17th Hours: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Provided Ages: 4-12 Fee: $110.00 per 2-week session (Sibling Discount) Open to all City residents Light on The Hill Summer Program offers daily academics, arts and crafts, painting, singing, dancing, twice-daily outdoor play, all in a safe and loving environment. Children are encouraged to bring their swimsuits to play in our sprinklers. There is time set aside daily for use of the computers and free play. Nutritious meals are provided at no additional cost. We also have weekly Specials which in past years have included magicians, field trips to the Beardsley Zoo and Maritime Aquarium, Mad Science and outdoor cook-outs! Contact: Rev. Nunes at(203) 367-8783 Email: [email protected] Website:

Eight Week Summer Program beginning Wednesday, June 20th-August 10th Monday-Friday Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. We also welcome families to use our summer camp which runs: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday if you are looking for a part day program. Open to Bridgeport residents and surrounding towns. We offer weekly themes, including on site and off site visits to area parks and museums. For cost and more information, Call (203) 384-6023 or visit our Website:

The Nehemiah Commission Prime Time Academy Summer Camp1600 State Street

Dates: June 25th-August 2nd Monday-Thursday Hours: 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Breakfast and Lunch provided Ages: 5-13 Referral is Required to Attend PTASC is a fun filled Summer Camp for children ranging in ages from 5 to 13 who have behavioral and/or mental health diagnosis. Camp participants will engage in a variety of fun filled learning activities and attend weekly community outings. Our Camp Staff is trained in a variety of learning modalities that enables them to engage all campers. All program participants will apply critical thinking skills, performing art techniques, and more to create an end of the camp performance for family and friends. For more information, contact: Janet Ortiz, Program Director (203) 384-6158 Email: [email protected] Website: www.nehemiahcomm.orgPage 8

Salvation Army Camp Connri30 Elm Street

Wakeman Boys and Girls Club Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse2414 Fairfield Avenue

Summer Camp 2012 Session 1: June 25th-July 6th Session 2: July 19th-July 20th Session 3: July 23rd-August 3rd Enjoy our full day camp filled with indoor and outdoor sports, computers, game room, arts and crafts, academics, educational group games, drama and more. Lunch provided. Current Member Pricing per session: Before Care: 8am-9:30am $10.00 Camp Day: 9:30am-4pm $50.00 After Care: 4pm-5:30pm $10.00 Registration begins Monday, April 2, 2012 Contact:Laura Magnotta (203) 908-3378 Email: [email protected]

Music Camp Dates: July 9th-July 15th Teen Camp Dates: July 18th-July 20th Corps Camp 1 Dates: July 23rd-July 27th Corps Camp 2 Dates: August 6th-August 10th Campers will need a physical which is good for 24 months. Parents or guardians, please contact: Lakisha Hall (203) 334-0995 ext. 6 Beginning in March. Email: Lakisha.Hall

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Aint No Stoppin Us NowBecause Our Youth Are On the Move Radio BroadcastTuesdays 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. We are a group of young people speaking about peer pressure, self-esteem, God (church), School (homework) and any discussions involving youth. Contact: Bobbi Brown (203) 332-1991 Email: [email protected]

Burroughs Community Center2470 Fairfield Avenue (203) 334-0293 Website:

Child and Family Guidance Care Coordination180 Fairfield Avenue

Captains Cove SeaportOne Bostwick Avenue

Beardsley Zoo PatrolDates: July 9th-August 17th One Week Sessions Ages: 6-13 If you love animals, the environment and being outdoors, then you will love Zoo Patrol, a week full of Zoo keeper talks, behind the scenes tours, hands-on learning games, crafts and more! For more information and registration visit:

Harbor and Lighthouse Tour of Old Black Rock. Guided forty-five minute tour of Black Rock Harbor aboard the forty foot Navy launch Chief Departs Captains Cove Seaport Mid June-October $9.00 for Adults, $8.00 for Seniors And $6.00 for Children For information or special discounts, Contact: Bruce Williams (203) 335-1433 Website:

Care Coordination is a DCF funded, statewide program which helps families with children/adolescents with serious and complex behavioral and emotional challenges. Using the wraparound process, Care Coordinators assist the family in identifying a team combined of natural and formal supports in a culturally responsive and strength based manner to achieve the familys goals. By working with a supportive team and focusing on the strengths of the youth, family and team, the Care Coordinator helps the family and all the team members to develop a plan of care with the goal of improving the quality of life for the family. Referrals can be made to Central intake by calling (203) 685-4258. Contact: Virginia Lopez, MSW Program Director (203) 394-6529 ext. 3312

Child and Family Guidance Outpatient Behavioral Health Services180 Fairfield Avenue The Child and Family Guidance Centers Outpatient Behavioral Services provides comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment services to children up to nineteen years of age and their families who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems. The Center operates three Outpatient Mental Health Clinics, which provide individual, family and group therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication management and advocacy for clients. Services are offered in English and Spanish. The Center is an Enhanced Care Clinic and operates a centralized intake system. All referrals for services are seen for an evaluation within 14 calendar days. Outpatient Behavioral Health also provides assessment and treatment services to adolescents 13-18 years of age who are dealing with substance abuse issues. These substance abuse services are provided in individual and group therapy. Please contact the intake department at (203) 394-6529 ext. 3084 for more information.

Child and Family Guidance Grandparent/Kin180 Fairfield Avenue Are you struggling to get answers to your custody questions? Monthly workshops are offered Weekly Grandparent Support Group on Parenting the second time around are offered. For help or information, call: (203) 394-6529 ext. 3025

Bridgeport Public Library Summer ReadingMusicians, magicians, pirates, animals. ALL FREE!! June 25 - August 17 All Bridgeport Library Locations Dream Big READ-Kids Programs Teen Programs-Own the Night Youth Services Department (203) 576-7408 [email protected]

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Child and Family Guidance The Parent Project180 Fairfield Avenue Empowering Parents, Transforming Teens Who are Strong Willed & Defiant Learn how to never argue with your child again! Prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use! Improve school attendance and performance! Find resources to help your family! Child and Family Guidance Center (203) 394-6529 ext. 3025 or ext. 3319

Downtown Cabaret Theatre263 Golden Hill St. (203) 576-1636 Email: [email protected] Website: Sunsational Summer Program offers an academic component, indoor and outdoor athletics, cultural enrichment, arts and crafts, weekly swimming nearby and more. Contact: Sondra Johnson (203) 337-8863Email: [email protected]

Girl Scouts of ConnecticutDates: Year Round Ages: Girls in grades K-12 As the premier leadership experience for girls, Girl Scouts of Connecticut helps girls develop uncommon leadership skills that serve the common good. Through Girl Scouting, girls discover themselves as they explore their world, connect with others to understand and care about the needs of their community, and take action to make the world a better place. If interested in joining Girl Scouts, please contact (203) 334-3145, ext. 3011 Website:

Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport Unique and Unified Summer CampDates: July 9th-August 3rd Hours: 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Lunch provided Ages: 5-18 Free Membership Open to all City residentsUnique and Unified Program offers an academic component, tutoring, indoor and outdoor athletics, cultural enrichment, arts and crafts, weekly swimming nearby and more. Contact: Sondra Johnson (203) 337-8863Email: [email protected]

Child and Family Guidance Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services180 Fairfield Avenue EMPS is a DCF funded statewide program which provides immediate crisis assessment and intervention for children up through the age of 18 to all communities and individuals. Trained EMPS therapists are immediately accessible through calls to 211, travelling to homes, school and other locations in order to work with families, children and agency staff to provide the best possible crisis intervention and support for up to six weeks. EMPS therapists assist in identifying follow up services and supports in the community. A primary goal of the program is to avoid unnecessary hospitalization. The EMPS program is infused with system-of-care and wraparound values, providing culturally sensitive care and addressing each familys wishes and needs uniquely. EMPS is a 24 hour a day service, 365 days a year. To access EMPS simply call 211. Contact: Terril Pile, LCSW Program Director (203) 394-6529 ext. 3078

Goodwill Industries Youth Services165 Ocean Terrace

For more information, call (203) 368-6511 Website:

Housing Authority Of the City of Bridgeport Youth ForumPerforming Arts ProgramPerforming Arts Program Dates: July 9th-August 10th Hours: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch provided Ages: 8-18 Free Membership Open to all City residents Youth forum encourages youth to explore and express their social concerns through artistic expression and in theatrical productions. Contact: DonnaSue deGuzman (203) 610-4323 Email: [email protected]

Greater Bridgeport SymphonyContact: Benjamin Loeb (203) 576-0623 Email: [email protected] Website:

Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport Sunsational Summer ProgramDates: July 9th-August 10th Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. Breakfast/Lunch provided Ages: 5-12 Free Membership Open to all City residents

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Kennedy Center Volunteers/Interns NeededExcellent opportunities to explore career options, fulfill service/internship hours and connect with others. To intern, please contact: Barbara Germak (203) 332-4535 ext. 270 Email: [email protected] To volunteer, please contact: Debra Moraes (203) 332-8522 ext. 206 Email: [email protected]

Neighborhood Studios Camp HartDates: June 25th-August 3rd Hours: 9:00a.m.-2:30p.m. Breakfast and Lunch provided Ages: 6-18 Fee: $2,000 includes Transportation-Generous Financial Aid Available Open to all Camp Hart builds its program around the performing and visual arts. The camp provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for youth with special needs and their non-disabled peers. The campers study theater, dance and movement, music and the visual arts. A theme is chosen and is developed throughout the different artistic areas. All of these disciplines are featured in a original play that the children and staff perform at the end of camp showcase and open house. Students benefit from a low in-classroom ratio of three adults to every ten students and an outside of class ratio of one adult to every five students. Students take part in recreational activities, including swimming and field trips. Contact: Frank Derico (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Email: [email protected]

Neighborhood Studios NSFC/Ailey CampDates: July 2nd-August 10th Hours: 9:00a.m.-3:15p.m. Breakfast and Lunch provided Ages: 11-14 Free Open to City residents Ailey Camp is a summer day camp where pre-teens are turned on to dance, and come to respect the discipline of dance as a physical activity which requires athletic abilities that are comparable to skills demanded by any sport. Participants take part in four dance disciplines as well as classes in creative communication and personal development. A the end of camp, the youth demonstrate the skills they have learned in a performance celebration for the whole community. Contact: Frank Derico (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Email: [email protected]

March for Education Youth Events and ProgramsThe March for Education is a symbolic phrase that focuses on direction and purpose toward the goal of a productive and successful life through education and positive social encounters. The March for Education hosts a series of events and programs to motivate students to maintain high standards in educational and future goals. Focus group meetings held at 1475 Noble Avenue. Historical Journey to The MLK Monument in Washington, DC August 6, 2012 For focus group information, Contact: Timothy L. Cooper (203) 522-2511 For youth team information, Contact: Ashley Graham (203) 345-0697 Email: [email protected] Website:

RYASAP MYO-Mine. Yours. Ours Have Fun. Change Bridgeport.MYO is holding youth group meetings this summer for high school teens. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for area youth to work together on important issues, gain new skills and have fun. Commitment to personal growth, social justice and healthy relationships is required. When: Thursdays June 28th-Aug. 16th Hours: 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Where: YouthINC Office Burroughs Community Center 2470 Fairfield Avenue 2nd Floor There is no fee for the program. MYO Groups are open to all teens in the Greater Bridgeport area. For more information or applications, Contact: Jaime Richardson (203) 216-9455 Email: [email protected]

Neighborhood Studios ConservatoryDates: July 2nd-August 10th Hours: 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m. Lunch provided Ages 13-18 Free of charge. Youth age 14 and older receive a $50-75/week stipend.Open to Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull and Fairfield residents

The Conservatory is an arts and career program for teens interested in dance, drama, music, drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic/web design or photography. Participants receive intensive training, career coaching and preparation to pursue the arts in college and beyond. Youth will also take part in professional and personal development workshops such as job readiness, writers workshop and financial literacy. The program culminates in two performances and an Art Show. Contact: Frank Derico (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Email: [email protected]

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RYASAP MYO Middle School GroupsMYO stands for Mine. Yours. Ours. And is about developing healthy teen relationships, personal growth and community service. RYASAPs AmeriCorps Members will be running fun, pro-social youth groups during the summer. Parents: Pick ONE DAY to send your middle school student to a MYO Group. When: Monday-Thursday June 25th-August 17th Hours: 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Where: Burroughs Community Center 2470 Fairfield Avenue MYO Groups are open to middle school students in the Greater Bridgeport area. There is no fee for the program. For more information or applications, Contact: Jaime Richardson at (203) 216-9455 Email: [email protected]

Saint Augustine School Summer Program63 Pequonnock Street

Dates: June 25th to August 10th Hours: 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday through Friday Fee: $125.00 for one child per week, $225.00 for two children per week and $275.00 for three children per week. Payment Policy: A one-time, per child non refundable registration fee of $25.00 is due with the completed registration form. Activities include inside and outside sports, baseball, basketball, arts and crafts, movies, water play, exercise program and field trips. Contact: Michael Wagner (203) 209-8473 or (203) 374-8859

Southwest Community Health CenterPEDIATRICS OB/GYN Other services include: Internal Medicine, Dental, Behavioral Health, Homeless Health Care Center and WIC for Women and Children Accept HUSKY Medicaid/Medicare Uninsured/Underinsured Sliding Fee Scale We have five locations in Bridgeport: 361 Bird Street 510 Clinton Avenue 1046 Fairfield Avenue 743 South Avenue 968 Fairfield Avenue For more information and/or to schedule your first appointment, call (203) 330-6000 Website:

Saint Marks Daycare Center, Inc.368-70 Newfield Avenue For dates, fees and more information, Call 203) 335-3828 Website:

Southwest Community Health CenterWe have six School Based Health Centers in Bridgeport: Blackham School, Bassick High School, Central High School, Cesar Batalla School, Read School and Roosevelt School Open During the School Year Hours: 8:00a.m.-3:30p.m. School Based Health Centers provide a limited variety of services, including physical exams; health care services for students who are sick (co-management with a childs primary care provider on most health related issues) including asthma and diabetes; immunization updates; individual, group and family counseling, parent guidance; classroom education on wellness issues; crisis intervention; dental care services including cleanings, fillings, extractions and behavioral health services. The School Based Health Centers continuously accept new registrants. If you or someone you know would like to enroll, consent forms are available at the schools main office. Contact: Christine Jardim (203) 224-8833 Email: [email protected] Website: www.swchc.orgPage 13

Saint Ann Parish Camp481 Brewster Street

Dates: June 25th to August 17th Hours: 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Ages: 3 and up Breakfast and Lunch provided at no additional cost. Fee: $225.00 per week for one child; $325.00 per week for two or more children Saint Ann Summer Fun offers both indoor and outdoor play (including water play), and arts and crafts daily. Campers have daily opportunities to work on reading, math, and summer reading projects (and other subjects as needed). Weekly trips to the movies are included in the fees above. Additional field trips will be planned throughout the summer. Contact: Zuni Furino, Shannon Maloney or Mari Rivera (203) 520-5460, (203) 521-4606 or (203) 218-4705 Email: [email protected]

Salem Lutheran Church Summersong3160 Park Avenue

Session 1: July 30th-August 3rd Session 2-August 6th-August 10th Monday-Friday Hours: 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Extended hours available Fee: $80.00 per person, per session Family discounts available Summersong is a one or two week music and arts program offering singing, drama, dance, bells and an assortment of beginning instrument instruction. Open to all children in Bridgeport and surrounding towns. Contact: Liz Frohrip (203) 336-3300 ext. 15 Email: [email protected] Website:

State of CT Education Resource CenterFor a complete list of special needs programs available throughout Connecticut, please visit: or Call 1-800-632-1485

United Congregational Church Built 4 Praise Dance Academy877 Park Avenue

World Artist NetworkWill be hosting events throughout the summer. For more information, Contact: Valeria Garrido-Bisceglia (862) 371-6392Email: [email protected]

Session 1: July 9th-August 3rd Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Ages: 8-13 For four weeks this summer, children can experience four genres of dance at this faith based dance program. Come learn about the culture and dance technique of African (July 9-13), Ballet (July 15-19), Modern Jazz (July 22-26) and Contemporary dance (July 28-August 3) with daily instruction and weekly trips. Open to all Bridgeport residents. $125.00 for one week/one genre $400.00 for four weeks/all genres Contact: Cassundra Griffin (203) 583-2460 Email: [email protected]


United Congregational Church Bridgeport Theatre Company BTC Jr.877 Park Avenue

Session 1: July 9th-July 20th Session 2: July 23rd-August 3rd Monday-Friday Hours: 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Ages: For students entering Grade 1 to entering Grade 8. Creation of a musical theater production from start to finish! Students create every aspect of the production, from acting/ singing/dancing, to creating the costumes, sets, props and other elements that go into mounting a musical. This years program will feature two 2-week sessions: Session #1 runs July 9-20 (Schoolhouse Rock Jr.), Session #2 runs July 23rd to August 3rd (Disneys 101Dalmatians Jr.) $500.00 for each two week session. Contact: Carrie Watson (203) 335-3107 ext. 307 Email: [email protected]

Workplace350 Fairfield Avenue

For program information on Youthworks - ages 14 to 21 and Youth Build Bridgeport-ages 16 to 24, Call (203) 416-8487 or (203) 610-8500 or visit:

United Congregational Church Vacation Bible School877 Park Avenue

Monday-Friday Ages: 5-11For more information, Contact: Carrie Watson (203) 335-3107 ext. 307 Email:[email protected]

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Barnum Festival1070 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 For more information and events, call (203) 367-8495 Website:

The Bijou Theatre275 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 332-3228 Website:

Juneteenth of Fairfield County, Inc.For more information and events, visit Website:

Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County, Inc. Parade: July 8, 2012For more information and events, call (203) 360-2488

The Barnum Museum820 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday 12 noon - 4:30 p.m. General Information: (203) 331-1104

Klein Memorial Auditorium910 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06605 For Tickets: (203) 292-8164 Box Office Ext. 301 For tickets and events visit their website:

Were closed for renovations, but enjoy our virtual exhibits online at

Playhouse on the Green

DISCOVERYMuseumandPlanetarium4450 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604

177 State Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 For Tickets: 1 (866) 811-4111 or information only: (203) 333-3666 For shows and schedules visit their website:

For information call: (203) 372-3521 For prices, schedules and summer programming visit their website:

Wonderland of IceFall and Winter Free Style IceEveryday but Wednesday through February 2013 Please Call for Prices, Schedules and Details Open to all City residents-All Ages are welcome. No skating experience necessary Learn to Skate Programs also available. The Wonderland of Ice is a twin NHL ice rink facility in Glenwood Park that is open year round. Instructional programs are offered in recreational skating, ice hockey and figure skating for all ages and abilities. The daily open skating session is a great family activity and rental skates are always available. The Wonderland of Ice hosts a full service snack bar and sports shop on the premises, making it a popular venue for birthday parties.

Housatonic Museum of Art900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604 For information call: (203) 332-5052

Contact: Lisa Fedick Phone: (203) 576-8118 Email: [email protected] www.wonderlandofice.comPage 15

Park City Little League Baseball Black Rock Little League Baseball and SoftballAges: 5 to 16 years Spring Season April 1st thru June 30th District Tournaments June thru July For registration information visit our website: Or email [email protected]hoo.comMember of Little League International

Bridgeport P.A.L. BoxingAges: 12 to 21 years Year Round This is a competitive Boxing youth program. Member of USA Boxing. Participants birth certificate and current physical required. For fee and registration information, Contact the P.A.L. office at (203) 576-7604 or Email: [email protected]

For information, contact: (203) 334-0074 Email: [email protected]

Bridgeport Caribe Youth BasketballK-2nd Grade (Ages5-7) 3rd-5th Grade (Ages 8-10) 6th-8th Grade (Ages 11-13) Registration will be held: August 24th from 6pm to 8pm August 25th from 10am to 12pm At The McGivney Community Center 338 Stillman Street Games played on Saturdays Players need to be present for uniform fitting First time players need to provide birth certificate. For more information call (203)913-0073 or visit our website:

P. Sarsfield Ford-President P.O. Box 38096 Bpt., CT 06605

Bridgeport P.A.L. Jr. Drum and Bugle CorpsAges: 10 to 21 years Boys and Girls Year Round P.A.L. Buccaneers Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps features Brass, Percussion and Color Guard. No musical or marching experience necessary. Equipment and Uniforms are provided. For fee and additional information, contact Pat Rouse at (203) 751-2357 or Email: [email protected]

Bridgeport Bluefish Summer Baseball CampSession 1-July 11th-July 13th Session 2-July 23rd, 26th, 27th Session 3-August 8th-10th All days 9:00a.m.-12:30p.m. Lunch provided Ages 5-13 Fee: $250.00 for one session

Future Stars Basketball Academy

Dates: July 2nd through August 15th Boys and Girls Ages: 9-14 Bridgeport Bluefish summer camps are a Hall Neighborhood House and great way for kids of all ages to have fun, Notre Dame High School learn fundamentals about baseball and imFee: $150.00 per week prove their skills. Campers will cover all aspects of the game including hitting, throw- For more information contact: ing, fielding, base running and more! Frank Oleynick Campers are grouped by age and ability, and (203) 367-1673 all instruction is done by current Bluefish players and staff Package includes t-shirt, hat, daily lunch and a ticket to a Bluefish Officer Friendly Basketball Camp game. Dates: TBD Contact: Nicole Salcito One week each session (203) 345-4800 Monday-Friday, 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Email: [email protected] Ages 11-15 Website: Limited to the first 100 youth to sign up Applications available May 1st.

Bridgeport Chargers Youth Football and CheerleadingSign Up Dates: June 2nd and June 16th Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Grades: 2nd-8th Ages: 7 to 14 (Football) Ages: 4-14 (Cheer) Fee: $175.00 Non-Refundable deposit of $75.00 At the Bridgeport YMCA 850 Park Avenue For additional information, call Ernest Wiggins at (203) 260-1009 or visit our website: bptchargers

Bridgeport Caribe Youth Baseball

For information, call (203) 913-0073 Website:

For more information, contact: Lt. David Daniels (203) 576-8278

Bridgeport North End Little League BaseballFor more information, contact: Steve Bailer, League Information Officer Email: [email protected] Website: NorthEndLLPage 16

Connecticut Community BoatingFor programs, fee and registration information, contact Captain Chris German, Executive Director (203) 382-3661 Website:

Bridgeport Pop Warner Raiders FootballRegistration begins on August 1st Pop Warner is age and weight based. Tiny-Mite Ages 5-6 Weight 35-75lbs. Mitey-Mite Ages 7-8 Weight 45-90lbs. Jr. Pee Wee Ages 8-9-10 Weight 60-105lbs. (older lighter child 11, 60-85lbs.) Pee Wee Ages 9-10-11 Weight 75 to 120lbs. (older lighter child 12, 75-100lbs.) Jr. Midget Ages 10-11-12 Weight 85-135 lbs. (older lighter child 13, 85-115lbs.) Midget Ages 11-12-13-14 Weight 105-160 lbs. (older lighter child 15, 105-140lbs.) Patriot Ages 12-13-14 Weight 170- + (unlimited weight) For more information, Contact Alvin ONeal (203) 400-3164 or visit our website:

(203) 374-7779, Email: [email protected] or visit our website: www.

The Matt Jones-Robert Jenkins Foundation, Inc. and Matt Jones Sport KarateAges: 3 And Over Friday 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. Saturday 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Cost: $65.00 per Month No Application Fee! Location: Bishop Kenneth H. Moales Sr. Art Center 1243 Stratford Avenue Discount on Uniform with two or more children! Contact: Matt Jones Phone: (860) 308-3578

The RKA Summer camp offers a wide range of activities including indoor and outdoor activities, cultural enrichment, arts and crafts, weekly swimming (nearby), reading component (1 hour a day required), field trips (additional fee applies), More! Breakfast and Lunch is provided Fee: Regular hours-$95.00 per week* Extended hours-$100 per week* *plus $20.00 application fee for non RKA members. Entire Summer Camp Fee is required by June 22, 2012 Contact: Kyoshi Hector Rodriguez or Ramona Marquez (203) 335-3274 Email: [email protected]

Park City Panthers Pop Warner Football Cheer and DanceEarly Registration: July 1st-August 1st Locations to be determined Ages: 5-15 Open to all City residents Fee: $150.00 per child Our organization instills the importance of education, health, fitness, hard work, leadership and respect for others. Contact Lenford Green (203) 543-8058 Email: [email protected] or Percival Francis (203) 260-4630 Email: [email protected] Website:

Spirit Martial Arts Spirit Academy P.M.A.F.A. Karate Program2338 Main Street 1042 Broad Street

June 18th-August 17th Regular Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Ext. Hour 7:30a.m.-8:30a.m. Ext. Hour 4:30p.m.-5:30p.m. Age 5-14 Fee: $120.00 for Regular hours Additional fee for extended hours Open to all City residents Pure Martial Arts Fitness Academy Summer Activities Camp offers indoor and outdoor activities. With a martial art foundation, we provide a structure for discipline, focus and respect all while keeping kids active and entertained with indoor activities, field trips, and karate training. See the difference when your child comes home and answers with Yes Maam or Yes Sir. Contact: Ms. Greta (203) 368-0773 Email: [email protected] Website:

(203) 333-6272 Email: [email protected] Website:

Bridgeport Youth LacrosseSummer Camp: Dates: August 6th-August 10th Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Equipment & Ins. provided Boys and Girls Ages 5 to 15 Must Register at: Cardinal Shehan Center 1494 Main Street (203)-336-4469 $110.00 for Non Members Open to all City residents and non-residents Learn at all levels: Beginners, Intermediate and High School Striving to impact youth in the development of self -confidence, self-discipline, and dedication for the skills necessary to succeed in sports and in life. For more information, call (203) 273-6084Email: [email protected] Website:

The First Tee Golf ProgramClasses available for boys and girls Ages 7 to 18 Maximum 10:2 student/instructor ratio One hour per week for seven weeks $25.00 total for seven week session Taught by PGA golf professionals and First Tee Coaches To register or for program information, including schedules and locations, call

RKA Summer Camp ProgramAges: 4-13 Dates: July 2nd-August 10th Regular Hours: 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. Extended Hours: 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m.

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City of Bridgeport Department of Parks and Recreation

Registration for both camps begins on May 9, 2012 at the Parks and Recreation Department. 7 Trumbull Road Trumbull, CT (2nd right off Quarry Road) Contact: Luann Conine, Vaughn Sims, Lee Nastu-Recreation Staff at (203) 576-7233 or (203) 576-8080 Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] Website:

Bridgeport Community TennisCardinal Shehan Center Joe Bossio (203) 336-4468 Parks & Recreation Lee Nastu (203) 576-7233 Bridgeport Housing Authority Kate Kelly (203) 337-8936 Hall Neighborhood House Rachel Smith (203) 345-2011 Wakemans Boys & Girls Club Laura Magnotta (203) 908-3378 Ralphola Taylor CC Esperina Baptiste (203) 576-7439 Call contacts for more information on tennis & fees. For more information on BCT, contact Marcy Rubinstein (203) 521-2663

Seaside Park Summer Day Camp Begins: Monday, July 9th Ends: Tuesday, August 14th ** Note: Camp closed July 19th and July 20th Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 8:30a.m.-2:45p.m. Location: Seaside Park Ages: 5-14 Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Provided by Sailaway the Nutrition Center Sailing School Open to Bridgeport residents Captains Cove Fee: $100.00 for 5 weeks Bostwick Avenue Camp t shirts are provided. Bridgeport Seaside Park Summer Day Camp is a five week program that offers a well supervised For information, call and organized summer camp experience for (203) 209-3407 Email: [email protected] Bridgeports youth population. Website: Daily activities a the camp include arts and crafts, athletics and swimming. A variety of fun, educational components will be incorporated to promote safety and environBridgeport AYSO mental stewardship.

Campers also go on a variety of field trips. Check our website for registration details. In the past, these have included Port Jeffer- Open to all City residents. son Ferry, Beardsley Zoo, Coco Key Water Resort and Nutmeg Bowl. Contact: Registrar at (203) 335-8901 Email: [email protected] Glenwood Park Tennis Camp Website: www. Begins: Monday, July 16th Ends: Friday, August 17th Days: Monday-Thursday ONLY Hours: 8:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m. Location: Glenwood Park Tennis Courts located at 123 Glenwood Ave. (next to Wonderland of Ice) Ages: 8-14 Open to Bridgeport residents Fee: $75.00 for 5 weeks Camp t shirts and tennis equipment are provided a the camp and field trips are included in the cost.

Soccer Program

Bridgeport P.A.L. Tennis ProgramDates: August Hours: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Ages: 5-13 Mondays, 8/6, 8/13 and 8/20 Youth ages: 5-8 will meet Wednesdays, 8/8, 8/15 and 8/22 Youth ages: 9-13 will meet Fridays 8/10, 8/17 and 8/24 All youth ages 5-13 will participate Fee: $60.00 per youth For registration information, Contact the P.A.L. office at (203) 576-7604 or Email: [email protected]

Teen Center - Trumbull GardensFor Bridgeport youth Ages: 11 to 18 Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Activities include: recreation, basketball, games, computer center, dance and various programs.

For more information, call Bridgeport Housing at (203) 610-6310 The Glenwood Park Tennis Camp is a five Website: week program that focuses on tennis instruction or Bridgeports youth population. The tennis instructors teach the fundamentals of tennis starting at the beginner level for all campers. Campers will also take part in a variety of field trips including the New Haven Tennis Open Tournament.

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Park Avenue

Seaside ParkBridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry

Open daily 7a.m. - until sundown. A 379-acre waterfront recreation area located along Long island sound. the park has facilities for picnics, baseball, softball, tennis, soccer and running. Exit 27 from I-95.

Beardsley Park1875 Noble Avenue Open daily 7 a.m. - until sundown

Captains Cove1 Bostwick Avenue Bridgeport Office: (203) 335-1433 Restaurant: (203) 335-7104

Open Year Round 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Rainforest Building 10:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. Carousel Building Seasonally 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.New faces are here! Chacoan Peccary, Brazilian Ocelot, Lynxes, Vampire Bats, Snowy Owls and more! CTs Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful place to visit. Spend and hour or the whole day and see more tan 300 animals representing primarily North and American species. Come learn about our many endangered and threatened species. Come see new faces! Baby Ocelot, Vampire Bats, Snowy Owls and more! Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Come and learn about our many endangered and threatened species. With its antique Carousel, unique Victorian Greenhouse, picturesque Picnic Grove, Popup Prairie dog exhibit and Free-flight Aviary, it is truly a memorable place. For fees and more information, Contact the zoo at (203) 394-6565 or visit their website:

330 Water Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Connecticut Information Only Call 1-888-443-3779

Webster Bank Arena at Harbor yard600 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06604

Bridgeport Bluefish500 Main Street, Bridgeport For information, call (203) 345-4800

General Information: (203) 345-2300 Box Office: (203) 345-2400 For events and schedules visit their website:

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City of Bridgeport999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Bill Finch, Mayor