in memory of  Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, a 15 year-old victim of gang violence, is operated by The Fresh Air Fund in partnership with New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The camp is for boys and girls, ages 8-15, from the Bronx.

Camp has taught me how to be more independent. I like meeting new people and having new experiences like hiking, learning how to make a fire and the high ropes course. My favorite memory is making friends with the other kids in my cabin and learning more about each other.

Max, 12, Camper

My favorite part of camp is all the activities with my group. Chess is my favorite, because it’s quiet and peaceful. I learned guitar at camp, and I like being in the woods and hiking. I want to come back next year. You can make great friends here.

Mya, 11, Camper

At camp, I’ve learned how to swim and I like making new friends. I’ve learned how to be open to new experiences here and not to be afraid to try new things.

Yanuel, 12, Camper

I like being outside – it’s quieter than the city. Boating and archery are really fun. I definitely want to come back next year!

Alissa, 10, Camper

Camp activities may include:

  • Hiking
  • Sports
  • Yoga
  • Swimming lessons
  • High Ropes Course
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Music, Art and Dance classes
  • Archery
  • Kayaking
  • Chess
  • Leadership & skill-building workshops
  • And much more!


Campers live in rustic cabins which do have electricity. All bathrooms have indoor plumbing and electricity and are located a short walk from the cabins.