Camp Junior


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, Palisades Interstate Park Commission and the Bronx Borough President. The camp is for boys and girls, ages 9-13, from the Bronx.

Camp activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Sports
  • Yoga
  • Swimming lessons
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Art & music classes
  • Archery
  • Leadership & skill-building workshops
  • And much more!


Campers will live in rustic cabins. Cabins will house 8 campers and 2 staff. All cabins have electricity. All bathrooms have indoor plumbing and electricity and are located a short walk from the cabins.

Meet The Camp Director

Ricky Cruz has been connected with The Fresh Air Fund since the age of six, and participated in the Friendly Towns program until the age of 18. He then worked at Camp Hayden-Marks from summer 2011 through 2016, during which he worked as a General Counselor, Village Leader, CIT Director, and then as Assistant Director. 

Ricky attended the University of New Haven and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2014 and his Master’s in Social Work from The State University of New York at Albany. He is currently a licensed Social Worker with experience with juveniles in the justice system.