A Summer Can Change

a child’s life

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Camp

At overnight camps in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley, children ages 8-15 make new friends, develop leadership skills and gain self-confidence.

A day at camp is full of fun activities like learning to swim, arts & crafts, archery, learning to play guitar, exploring the outdoors and more!

My favorite part of camp is getting to hang out in the cabins with all my friends  – I’ve made lots of new friends already!

Tallulah, 9
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Camp is special to me because I get to see everyone care for each other. At The Fresh Air Fund, we support each other and just like they say, a summer lasts a lifetime.

Uriel, CIT Director and Alum
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Friendly Towns

Visiting a volunteer host family is a unique and fun opportunity for children ages 8-14 to travel to a new place and make new friends.

Favorite activities include going to the beach, playing in the backyard, riding bicycles, barbeques, swimming and more!

Friendly Towns is a great chance to experience something new outside of your comfort zone.

Brandon, 15
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It was a great week of fun outdoor activities. We were all so happy to be together, and the time went by way too fast!

Cristina, Host Parent
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OUR IMPACT

96 %
of parents / caregivers would recommend The Fresh Air Fund's summer programs to family and friends
85 %
of parents / caregivers said their child learned important skills at camp
58
of our summer staff were alumni of Fresh Air programs
94 %
of youth said they felt more comfortable traveling to new places after their visit to Friendly Towns
96 %
of youth said they spent more time outdoors than usual during their visit to Friendly Towns
96 %
of youth said their visit to Friendly Towns helped them feel active and healthy
2000 +
s'mores were eaten at camp this summer
90 %
of parents/guardians said their child was more open to trying new things after participating in a Fresh Air summer program
2,000
acres of nature to explore at Sharpe Reservation
85 %
of parents / caregivers said their child is more confident being away from home after going to camp
96 %
of parents / caregivers would recommend The Fresh Air Fund's summer programs to family and friends
85 %
of parents / caregivers said their child learned important skills at camp
58
of our summer staff were alumni of Fresh Air programs
94 %
of youth said they felt more comfortable traveling to new places after their visit to Friendly Towns
96 %
of youth said they spent more time outdoors than usual during their visit to Friendly Towns
96 %
of youth said their visit to Friendly Towns helped them feel active and healthy
2000 +
s'mores were eaten at camp this summer
2,000
acres of nature to explore at Sharpe Reservation
85 %
of parents / caregivers said their child is more confident being away from home after going to camp

It’s Summer All Year Long

WHEN YOU FOLLOW @THEFRESHAIRFUND

From Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, we’re looking for volunteer host families for our Friendly Towns Program! Host a NYC child for one week this summer and create memories that will last forever! #FreshAirFund ...

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Check out Fresh Air CEO Lisa Gitelson on @cbsnewyork! Lisa shared her top tips for knowing if your child is ready to attend sleepaway camp! Read our blog with more tips and watch the rest of her interview online. Link in bio! #FreshAirFund ...

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One of children’s favorite parts of camp is exploring The Fresh Air Fund Model Farm and meeting all the different animals! Can you guess how many different animals live on the farm? #FreshAirFund ...

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For seven summers, Vasaune visited the Walsman family in Maplewood, New Jersey through the Friendly Towns program. Vasaune and his host brothers shared so many incredible memories.

“Friendly Towns got me out of my comfort zone. There were so many new activities, and I built a great relationship with the Walsman family,” shared Vasaune.

Read more about Vasaune’s story in our new blog. Link in bio. Volunteer to be a host family or sign your child up to participate in the Friendly Towns program! #FreshAirFund
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