Atlantic City Youth Gets ‘Great Day’ Trip to Island Waterpark


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ATLANTIC CITY Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr. and Showboat Atlantic City owner Bart Blatstein teamed up to give Atlantic City youth a free morning at the new $100-million Island Waterpark.

Blatstein opened Island Waterpark early, today, to let around 200 kids who participated in the city’s free ‘Great Day’ Summer Camp enjoy the amenities.

“The mayor thought it would be a good idea to have the campgoers at the water park, so I agreed because we’re part of the Atlantic City family here, and it’s the right thing to do,” said Blatstein. “They all seem to really be enjoying the experience, and the Mayor and I are already discussing similar events like this for the future.”

“This is a great way to celebrate a successful summer program and have a little fun before the summer ends,” said Christina Noble, director of Atlantic City Youth Services. “We’re just happy to give these kids this opportunity they may not have otherwise had.”

“For us to give the kids this opportunity feels awesome,” said Atlantic City Recreation Director Michael Griffin. “We thank Bart Blatstein for welcoming us and giving these kids this chance, and Mayor Small for his continued support of our youth.”

‘Great Day’ Summer Camp was a collaboration between ACYS and AC Rec that offered a free, six-week summer program. This is the second straight summer of free summer programming for Atlantic City youth. Both departments are currently working on their fall activity.

Mayor Small joined the kids for their free morning. The 120,000-square-foot Island Waterpark opened on July 4.

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