Full 2012 Newark Super Summer Activity Guide online

City of Newark: The 2012 Super Summer Directory (PDF)
Comprehensive overview of the Super Summer activities for kids and families taking place across the city this summer. From camp to sports to arts and crafts, the directory lists the fun things community groups in Newark will be offering to residents.

Check out the link to find out more.

(Via @CityofNewarkNJ)

Super Summer 2012 kicks off in Newark

WBGO: “Super Summer” Arrives in Newark

[Actor JD Williams, an] Arts High School graduate says while the summers of his Newark childhood weren’t spent on the streets, he’s witnessed the hopelessness some kids feel.

“There’s things that children shouldn’t be surprised to see. You know, they shouldn’t be surprised to see something this nice. We should be used to this, but like I said Newark, I think we’re getting there.”

News brief captures the excitement of the day. The report is Flash-only, but I did manage to dig up a link that was mobile-friendly: click to hear the report.

I did check with @NewarkNow to see if there’s info online for parents with children to find out what activities are going on this summer. I’ll post it when available.

Newark Patch also promises photos tomorrow.

Fresh Air Fund sends our younger Newarkers to camp

Families fight nerves, relish excitement as Greater Newark Fresh Air Fund helps send kids to summer camp

Nasir, who first went to camp two years ago — also through the Fresh Air Fund — said he suffered from a little separation anxiety back then. Despite how close he is to his dad, he said, doesn’t share his father’s anxiety this go ’round.

“I can’t wait to see friends that I made and to make new friends,” he said with a blush. “I love sports, so I’m also looking forward to playing sports and having fun with my cabin mates and counselors.”

The Fresh Air Fund is doing the Lord’s work. More information and make a donation at their website.