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State Rep. Steve Smyk Coffee Meeting Tuesday -- Summer Camp Opportunities

Date: March 11, 2017
March 10, 2017

"Coffee with Steve" Constituent Meeting Tuesday
Join State Rep. Steve Smyk Tuesday morning (March 14) for his monthly constituent coffee meeting. Bill Risse, with Conxx, will be discussing options for extending reliable broadband internet service in Sussex County. 
Proposals to legalize marijuana and reinstate capital punishment are also likely to be discussed.  After a six-week recess for budget hearings, the General Assembly resumes work Tuesday afternoon.  Both controversial measures have been rumored for months, but have yet to make an appearance.
Lawmakers will also soon be considering initiatives from Gov. John Carney to bridge a projected $350 million budget gap for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.  That package is expected to be unveiled later this month.
The "Coffee with Steve" events are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month at Surf Bagel near Five Points starting at 7 a.m.  The casual gatherings give residents of the 20th District a regular opportunity to meet with their state representative.
Come to chat or just to listen. The coffee and the conversation are always free.
Summer Camp Opportunities Available at Camp Barnes
Applications for Camp Barnes are now available.
Located on Miller's Creek, a tributary of Little Assawoman Bay, Camp Barnes has served the needs of thousands of children from throughout Delaware for more than six decades. It has provided some youths unable to attend traditional summer camp with a chance to have that experience.
Run by the Delaware State Police, there is no fee to attend the camp. All Delaware residents, between the ages of 10 and 13, are eligible.
Some of the camp's activities include: swimming in an Olympic-size pool; kayaking in Millers Creek; Arts & Crafts; a talent show; and fishing.
Campers also enjoy athletic competitions and demonstrations by the State Police K-9 unit.
Camp Barnes has a staff of 14 counselors, one cook, one nurse, and one kitchen assistant. Counselors are required to submit to a criminal background check. There is also a State Trooper on the grounds at all times when the camp is in session.
Camp Barnes is not a boot camp nor is it intended for youths with behavior or disciplinary problems.
Potential campers are required to get a physical exam prior to being accepted. It is encouraged that all parents get an updated physical for their children now in preparation for the upcoming camping season. Applications and physicals should be submitted by May 15th.
Applications are available at all State Police Troops and can also be downloaded at the camp's website by clicking here.
Additionally, State Police officials are seeking individuals to serve as camp counselors.
  • Starting salary is $300 per week
  • Food and lodging provided
  • Weekends off
  • Applicants must be a college student or a graduating high school senior.
Counselor applications can be found on the camp's website. The deadline for these submissions isApril 16th.