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$1 million donated to Camp Junior, a new summer program made in honor of slain teen

Posted: 9:16 AM, Jun 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-28 18:18:40-04

BELMONT, the Bronx — Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz's legacy will live on with a new, two-week summer camp called Camp Junior.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced a $1 million dollar capital budget allocation to the camp will be established in his upcoming capital budget.

Diaz greeted the first group of campers headed to the two-week program. The funding will be granted to the New York State Parks Department for upgrades to the camp's location at Harriman State Park.

Camp Junior is a free, two week sleep-away camp for Bronx youth established in memory of Guzman-Feliz.

According to Diaz, campers will learn how to fish, swim and develop team-building skills and "get together and be exposed to something different other than video games."

"We knew justice for 'Junior' was more than just about having justice in the courtroom."

To qualify you have to be a resident of the Bronx, and your child has to be between the ages of 9 to 13.

To register, visit the Fresh Air fund's website.