April, 2024

National Poetry Month: An Ode from Fresh Air Campers 

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing some of our favorite summer-time poems from campers. We love how creative our campers are! Enjoy their special odes to summer an Read More

April, 2024

Then and Now: Friendly Towns Forever

Vasaune, 18, first visited the Walsman family in Maplewood, New Jersey, in 2012. Over the summers, he has made many special memories with his host brothers, William, Riley and Murphy. He has also Read More

April, 2024

Application Support and Carnival Games at the Summer in the Winter Parties! 

Summers with The Fresh Air Fund don’t have to end when children return home to New York City! Our Summer in the Winter parties take place throughout the winter and offer application support for Read More

February, 2024

Our Fresh Air Experiences: Friendly Towns Alumni Share their Stories

In February, The Fresh Air Fund hosted the annual Friendly Towns Conference and welcomed volunteers, host families, staff and alumni to The Fresh Air Fund’s Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY. Read More

February, 2024

10 Things We Love About Camp

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, and one thing we love the most is camp!  We’re excited to share 10 things we love about camp!  1. Making lifelong friends Camp is the place where fo Read More

January, 2024

The Power of Music: Building Confidence through the Guitar 

If there’s one thing children can find at summer camp, it’s adventure. From learning how to swim to hiking a mountain for the first time, there are so many different adventures children can e Read More

January, 2024

2023 Top Ten Instagram Moments

2023 was full of so many unforgettable memories, and we loved being able to share them with you on our Instagram! Check out some of our top moments from the year.  10. The Fresh Air Fund Pfe Read More

December, 2023

#FreshAirForever: From New York to Connecticut to Georgia, A Bond That Will Last a Lifetime 

Summers with Friendly Towns are an incredible opportunity to explore a new environment and discover new interests. For many participants, it is also an opportunity to create relationships that wi Read More

November, 2023

Summer 2023 Friendly Towns Photo Contest: Part 2

Summers with the Friendly Towns program are an incredible experience for both the children and host families involved. From playing games at state fairs to hiking trails and swimming at the beach Read More

October, 2023

Rain or Shine, Camp is Always a Good Time! 

Summers with The Fresh Air Fund are full of exploring the outdoors, hiking in the woods, swimming in the lake and spending time with friends outside! Occasionally, a storm will linger around camp Read More