Camp Hidden Valley

AT CAMP HIDDEN VALLEY…

campers, ages 8-12, enjoy activities from swimming, sports and outdoor adventure to drama, dance, art, photography and architecture. The camp serves children with and without special needs.

Counselors and campers build a sense of community with cheers, a camp carnival with a surprise theme and enthusiastic GaGa ball contests.

My favorite thing about camp is swimming because I get to learn how to swim and play with my friends at the same time!

Anita, 9, Camper

I love all the activities I can choose from. I can play sports, learn about photography, and build rockets in science!

Christian, 12, Camper

I like going swimming and being in the woods. And I love doing all the basketball activities – we play almost every day!

Ariel, 10, Camper

Being a camper here when I was younger has definitely helped me be a better counselor. There are some kids who are leaving home for first time ever. I try my best to bond with them because I can relate.

Katina, 19, Fresh Air Alum and Counselor

Camp activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Photography
  • Martial arts
  • Architecture
  • Culinary arts
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Planetarium
  • Model farm
  • Creative writing
  • Overnight hike
  • And much more!

Accommodations:

12 campers are in a cabin. Each cabin has two bathrooms. Counselors live in the cabins with the campers.

The Blavatnik Family and Warner Group Center for Music

Opened in 2015, with the generous support of the Blavatnik family and Warner Music Group, the center offers a custom space for music, dance, theater and DJ courses. Campers have guitar lessons and even learn how to create their own music and record samples in studio sessions.

Meet The Camp Director

Yolanda Calderon has worked in the field of special education for over 23 years in the areas of educating and tutoring students with and without disabilities from age three through adulthood. She has served in special education administration as a Developmental Specialist, Trainer, Lead Teacher, Special Education Coordinator and Supervisor. She has assisted with school reform, special education intervention and compliance, and educating and tutoring English Language Learners of all ages.

She obtained a Bachelors Degree from The College of New Rochelle in 1995, a Masters Degree in Education for Children with and without Disabilities from Mercy College in 2004 and an Educational Doctorate specializing in Educational Leadership, Organization and Urban Studies from Nova Southeastern University.

Yolanda is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, a community conscious, action-oriented organization that upholds the ideals of Finer Womanhood, scholarship, sisterhood and service to all mankind.

As a child she spent four summers at Camp Hidden Valley. She truly believes that “A Summer can last a lifetime” and that it begins with a Fresh Air Fund experience.