Plymouth Rock Assurance Awards $5,000 to Collier Youth Services for Economically Disadvantaged Campers at Kateri Day Camp

Plymouth Rock Assurance Awards $5,000 to Collier Youth Services for Economically Disadvantaged Campers at Kateri Day Camp
Posted on 07/20/2017
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Collier Youth Services, a non-profit organization that empowers at-risk youth to grow toward their potential in an environment of belonging, dignity, and hope, is proud to announce that Plymouth Rock Assurance has awarded a $5,000 grant to Collier for Kateri Day Camp.

Located on Collier’s property in Marlboro Township, Kateri Day Camp serves approximately 200 underprivileged children each summer. These children, ages 5-13, journey to Kateri Day Camp from all parts of Monmouth County.

Depending on financial need, all children at Kateri Day Camp are eligible for a full, seven-week, camp scholarship. Collier’s “camperships” (valued at $2,500 per child) cover tuition, on-site activities, off-site field trips, daily swim lessons, healthy meals, books, and round-trip transportation for Monmouth County youth growing up in severe poverty.

“New Jersey has been Plymouth Rock’s home for 25 years.  We live, work and drive here. The communities served by Collier Youth Services are our communities, too,” said Larry Nisenson, President of Plymouth Rock’s Prudential Agent Division. “The dedicated staff at Kateri Day Camp does an incredible job of providing a summer experience for New Jersey youth. We’re proud to support an organization that shares our commitment to service and to the state.”

Tracy Taylor, Plymouth Rock Assurance; Larry Nisenson, President of the Prudential Agent Division at Plymouth Rock Assurance; Sr. Debbie Drago, Executive Director of Collier Youth ServicesAccording to Russell Gartz, Director of External Relations at Collier Youth Services, “Collier is thrilled that Kateri Day Camp has been granted $5,000 from the Plymouth Rock Foundation. Every summer, Kateri Day Camp welcomes approximately 200 underprivileged children from 25 Monmouth County towns into their full-day summer program. Here, our campers learn how to swim, improve their reading, make new friends, and are able to have the ‘traditional’ summer camp experience. With partners like Plymouth Rock, we can ensure that Kateri Day Camp will have a significant, positive impact on the local children who are having the time of their lives at our camp.”

For 90 years, Collier Youth Services has focused on improving the lives of underserved youth with academic, developmental, and emotional challenges. Collier operates an array of programs, including Collier High School, Collier Middle School, Extended School Year programs, Caramore Farm, Collier Group Home, and Collier House, in addition to Kateri Day Camp. Collier’s mission is built on an unwavering belief in the worth and potential of all individuals and their capacity for change. For more details, please visit or call 732-946-4771.

Plymouth Rock Assurance is a marketing name used by a group of separate companies that write and manage property and casualty insurance in multiple states. Insurance in New Jersey is offered by Plymouth Rock Management Company of New Jersey on behalf of Palisades Insurance Company, High Point Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Teachers Auto Insurance Company of New Jersey, Palisades Safety and Insurance Association and their affiliates. Each company is financially responsible only for its own insurance products. For additional information about Plymouth Rock Assurance, please visit