Huntington Station, NY - August 15, 2016 - On Friday, August 12, 2016, Suffolk County Police Department joined the Town of Huntington for the last day of camp festivities at the Project P.L.A.Y. and St. John’s Camp located at the Jack Abrams STEM School in Huntington Station.
The Town-run Project P.L.A.Y. and St. John’s Camp have provided a safe and enjoyable summer experience for thousands of needy children throughout Huntington. The full-day camps, conducted free of charge for nearly 300 children annually, feature nutritious meals, games and activities, field trips and educational programs. All expenses, including meals, are covered by a Town appropriation and a New York State grant.
Joining Carineh Mendez, Kevin Thorbourne, town representatives and numerous camp counselors on August 12th were Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini, Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis, Deputy Inspector Matthew McCormick, Sergeant Steven Surian, Community Liaison Officer Claudia Delgado, School Resource Officer Drew Fiorillo and Officer Anthony Iadevaio from the 2nd Precinct Community Support Unit.
An end of summer camp tradition, the annual carnival features music, face painting and arts and crafts. This year Bouncy Houses were sponsored by the Suffolk County Police Department’s Hispanic Society. Representing the SCPD Hispanic Society were Sergeant Richard Dougherty, Sergeant Gerard Frielingsdorf, Officers Eileen Nieves and Johnny Rodriguez.
In addition, numerous bicycles were raffled off to many happy and deserving campers. The bicycles were donated to the 2nd Precinct by Enrico Deluca of Bikes for Kids in America. Bikes for Kids in America recently donated over 25 bicycles, helmets and locks to be distributed to children throughout the town of Huntington.
Suffolk County Police - 2nd Precinct: As always, it is a pleasure to be a part of such a rich and rewarding program and we would like to thank the Town for allowing us this opportunity and we look forward to joining the camp again next summer!