CAMDEN, N.J. – Twenty-five employee volunteers from Cooper University Health Care joined representatives from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and the Parkside Business & Community In Partnership, Inc. to install a new Born Learning Trail at Farnham Park in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. This new park feature is the first Born Learning Trail in Camden County.
Generously supported by The Cooper Foundation, a Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 signs accompanied by colorful shapes and designs painted on the walkway that enhance the learning experience. The Trail is an interactive, playful and visible community engagement tool that gives caregivers and children opportunity to participate in outdoor learning activities that support school readiness and long-term success.
“Children are born learning,” stated Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of the Cooper Foundation. “We’re proud to support a project that encourages children and caregivers to get outdoors to play and learn together.”
Employees from Cooper University Health Care installed the signs and painted the designs on the walkway as part of Cooper’s commitment to giving back to the City of Camden.
“Together with dedicated partners like The Cooper Foundation, UWGPSNJ fights for youth success throughout our region,” stated John Emge, Vice President & Regional Executive Director, UWGPSNJ. “The new Born Learning Trail will be a wonderful addition to Farnham Park and will foster quality early learning opportunities for children in our communities.”