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; the Office of the Bronx Borough President and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The camp is for youth, ages 8-15, from the Bronx.

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Camp is super fun! I’m having a great time here. Swimming is awesome at the moment. I like to swim because I can be in the water and it’s my favorite activity ever. I really enjoy talking to my friends here. We have a fantastic time chatting, which is one of the highlights of being at camp. It’s just the best!

Victoria, 9, Camper

I came to Camp Junior when it first opened in 2019, and I enjoyed it a lot as a camper. I hope to really be here for the kids, like how the staff were here for me when I was a camper. To everybody out there, face your fears and fully immerse yourself! Honestly, it’s an amazing place to be – it’s just beautiful out here.

Michael, 17, CIT

This is my first summer at camp and it has been amazing! The counselors really aim to understand us and make us feel heardThey help us advocate for ourselves and be confident – they are just the best. I did high ropes for the first time today and it was so much fun! I was nervous at first, but I just kept telling myself to be brave, which is why I’m so happy I came here. Camp Junior teaches you how to be confident, self-assured and brave.

Niyah, 13, Camper

I really like it here – Camp Junior is adventurous and fun. Boating is my favorite activity it’s very calming which I wasn’t expecting. The counselors are really fun last summer, they taught me how to play chess, and I still play now.

Jaylen, 13, 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.