Day Camp Rejects Swim Club Invitation, Will Sue

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 2:35 AM CDT
Demonstrators hold up signs in front of the Valley Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., after a swim club blocked a group of minority children from joining weekly swims.   (AP Photo/Mark Stehle)
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(Newser) – Family members of dozens of black and Hispanic children turned away from a suburban Philadelphia swim club plan to sue the club for discrimination, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The director of the camp has turned down the club's invitation for the campers to return. "The children are permanently scarred," she said.