Camp Anita Bliss Coler (ABC)

AT CAMP ABC…

campers cheer each other on while learning to swim, trying a new activity like drumming or archery — or at evening activities like the talent show or a beach party at the camp lake. Campers tell us that Camp ABC is special because it is where they can always be themselves. 

Camp ABC has a Leaders-in-Training program for 13 – 15 year olds. Many girls grow up with camp as a special part of their life – and grow with The Fresh Air Fund from campers to counselors. The camp focuses on personal growth and leadership, helping girls develop self-confidence and discover their potential.

For summer 2022, Camp Hayden-Marks campers (boys 8-15) will use Camp ABC facilities. Their single-gender cabins will be in separate areas of the camp.

Watch our video and experience Camp ABC

This is my fourth summer at camp – I really love exploring and being at ease, as I need a break from the city from time to time. My favorite activities are community games and swimming at the waterfront. I rate my camp experience a solid ten out of ten – it’s exciting, exhilarating and fun!

London, 12, Camper

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!

Talula, 9, Camper

I love the community and family that comes with working at The Fresh Air Fund. My focus is on providing a great experience to campers, and it’s rewarding to see how much the staff love being here. This is what makes me want to come back to camp every year. 

Christina, Village Leader (Head Counselor) & Alum

I love working at The Fresh Air Fund as it is a new beginning for me – this was my first summer at camp – a chance to solve problems and to be a role model. There is a great balance of leading and having fun which is awesome.

Fredericka, Village Leader (Head Counselor)

Camp activities may include:

  • Creative Arts
  • Sports
  • Model Farm
  • Culinary Arts
  • Archery
  • Drumming
  • Swimming
  • Creative Writing
  • Martial Arts
  • Guitar
  • STEM classes
  • Overnight hike
  • And much more

Accommodations:

Campers live in cabins with separate restroom and shower facilities that are located a short distance from each cabin. 

The Precious Center for Teen Leadership

The Precious Center is home to Camp ABC’s Teen Leadership program and was created with the generous support of The Gary Magness Family Foundation. Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness were inspired by producing the film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

The program provides young women, ages 13 to 17, with a supportive environment to focus on their future goals. Through writing workshops, poetry slams, team building and leadership workshops, participants become more independent and self-confident.