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.

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Each day there’s always something exciting happening like playing the guitar and going to the waterfront where you get to swim! I’m learning how to be independent.

Nalani, 11, Camper

Dance is a passion of mine so I love dance class here at Camp ABC. I also like Taekwondo, which I tried for the first time this summer, because I like learning how to defend myself.

Treasure, 13, Camper

I swam in a lake for the first time! I even forget about not having my phone because it’s so fun here. My favorite activity is low ropes because it is a team-building activity and we get to work together.

Britney, 11, Camper

Camp has taught me how to be patient and how to be a leader. Coming back to camp every year has made me realize who I am today.

Becky, 16, Counselor-in-Training

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.