Mariah Carey has been a long time Board member and generous supporter of The Fresh Air Fund. Camp Mariah, The Fresh Air Fund’s Career Awareness camp is named after her.
Over the years, Mariah has invited Fresh Air youth to join her in the recording studio and visited Camp Mariah in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley on many occasions. The camp holds a special place in her career as well, as the site of her 1996 music video for “Always Be My Baby.”
On December 8, 1994 at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Mariah Carey, Fresh Air Fund Board member and long-time supporter of New York City children, gave a spectacular Holiday Concert that raised over $700,000 to support The Fund’s Camp Mariah, and she premiered her signature song “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
See Mariah Carey on Nightline when she visited Camp Mariah to celebrate the camp’s 25th anniversary.
Mariah Carey at the 25th Anniversary of Camp Mariah in 2019.