Friday, August 12, 2011
New York - Brooklyn Day Camp Entertains Its Campers By Offering Free Car Washes
Brooklyn, NY - A Borough Park camp found a unique way to both entertain its campers and provide a service to the community by offering free car washes the day after Tisha B’Av.
The Sanz Klausenberg Day Camp, located on 50th Street between 13th and 14th Avenue, arranged a full service car wash which was advertised on the Dee Voch Twitter account.
While 50th Street, a bus route, could not be closed for the event, Simcha Bernath coordinator of Borough Park Shomrim arranged for the closure of 51st Street between 13th and 14th Avenue for the duration of the two hour event.
The car wash, whose water was supplied by block residents, consisted of six distinct stations, each manned by four campers ranging in age from eight to twelve. Each car had its tires and rims brushed, was sponged down and washed with soapy water and then sprayed down by hose wielding campers.
A tent erected in the middle of the block was equipped with lawn sprinklers to thoroughly wash down each vehicle.
Another group of campers towel dried the cars and at the final station, every driver was treated to the air freshener of their choice.
An estimated one hundred cars took advantage of the car wash, which was held from 2 to 4 PM and was closely supervised by counselors at all times.
“This was a perfect activity after nine days of not being able to wash your car and definitely a first in Boro Park,” said videographer Heshy Rubinstein in an interview with VIN News. “It was set up beautifully and the campers did an excellent job.”