Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.This grant supports the 2013 summer session of the Robert Gardiner School, a comprehensive six-week residential camp program providing academic enrichment and leadership development for boys entering the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Established in 1985, the school is a component of Camp Cromwell, located in Martinsville, NJ. The 110-acre campground features forest trails and nature walks, an indoor gymnasium, five full basketball courts, two swimming pools, a water slide, a volleyball court, a baseball field, and a challenging ropes course. As a unique component of the day camp, which serves hundreds of Boys' Club of New York members, the school is designed to help 120 boys (from New Jersey and New York urban areas) to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary educations. New Jersey teachers provide the math, science and creative-arts classes. Guest lecturers serve as role models and provide evening workshops to expose students to a variety of careers.
Amount Awarded $75,355.00
Awarded on: 12/11/2012
Time frame: 12/15/2012 - 12/14/2013
Grant Number: 70496