Published On: Wed, Jun 10th, 2020

Crocker Partners to Offer YMCA Ready to Work Summer Camp On-site at Boca Raton Innovation Campus

Crocker Partners has donated 5,000 square feet of space at their Boca Raton Innovation Campus to the YMCA of South Palm Beach County.

The space will be used for a Ready to Work Summer Camp being offered exclusively to BRiC’s 36 tenant companies and roughly 5,000 employees as they return to campus following the lifting of state and county stay-at-home orders.

“In order for employees to return to work and begin our economic recovery, workers need to have safe, accessible, and affordable access to childcare,” said Angelo Bianco, Managing Partner at Crocker Partners. “Helping improve our employee’s lives is an integral part of our business and we are fortunate to find a partnership with the YMCA for providing this critical program to families at BRiC.”

The City of Boca Raton announced they have cancelled all city-facilitated summer camps and specialty camps on City property for Summer 2020 in light of the pandemic, cancelling many families plans for their children. In addition, the reduced capacity per CDC guidelines for being able to run a safe childcare program created space problems for existing programs, with some choosing to offer their programs virtually.

“As our community continues to reopen and families return to work, the demand for camp care becomes a growing concern. We are happy to have the opportunity to partner with Crocker Partners who have generously provided space at their Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC) for camp care. The YMCA believes every child should have access to programs and resources to develop to their fullest potential in a supportive and enriching environment,” states Jason Hagensick, President & CEO of the YMCA of South Palm Beach County. 

The YMCA’s Summer Camp program will be offered Monday thru Friday, 7:30AM – 6:00PM beginning June 15th and August 7th for children ages five through 12 at 4920 Conference Way N.

Crocker Partners is also evaluating availabilities at other properties across its 11 million square foot portfolio for future YMCA programs. The summer camp will adhere to state, county and Federal guidelines and take extra safety precautions to minimize risk, including:

·       Taking the temperature of participants and staff every day

·       Require facial coverings for all employees

·       Minimize the number of staffers with whom children are in contact

·       Limit class sizes to 9 children per group

·       Frequent cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces

For more information on the program, contact the YMCA of South Palm Beach County at 561.395.9622.

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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