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C.A.S.IT. Launches First Innovative Italian Summer Camp

The Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT.) launched its first Innovative Italian Summer Camp program on Monday, July 8.

casit-summer-home“I still can’t believe we managed to make this happen,” said Camp Director Maria Gioconda Motta, founder of C.A.S.IT. and one of several volunteers working at the camp.

The program includes both indoor and outdoor games and activities, with 19 children participating the first week of camp and another 12 coming in the second week.

The camp takes place at the North End’s Eliot School, thanks to the principal Traci Griffith, who opened the school doors for the camp.

Teresa Soccio teaching at the C.A.S.IT. Intensive Italian Summer Camp.

Teresa Soccio teaching at the C.A.S.IT. Intensive Italian Summer Camp.

Amelia Trapella with a student.

Amelia Trapella with a student.

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About Stefano Salimbeni

Stefano is a Boston-based freelance reporter, correspondent and producer for Italy’s national TV network RAI. Over the past 15 years he has produced more than 800 “Italian-angled” news stories and features from New England and from around the United States for RAI’s international channel, RAI Italia, broadcast to over 60 million viewers of Italian origins or of Italian descent living outside of Italy. He also assisted, and occasionally still does, RAI’s main correspondents in producing news stories and special reports during major news events. For the past three years, Stefano has also been the US correspondent for Famiglia Cristiana, one of Italy’s most widely circulated national magazines. He came to Boston in 1996 to earn a master’s degree and fulfill a lifelong dream of being a journalist. Stefano’s work can be viewed on his personal website, www.stefanosalimbeni.com.