My favorite memory is definitely last summer when I scored the winning touchdown. We play lots of sports at camp like baseball, basketball and football. I really like science too.Carlton, 15, Camper
Now that I’m a counselor, I worry about the campers. It’s hilarious to see the kids laughing and making jokes! We teach kids how to build fires and camp out in the woods -skills they wouldn’t learn in the city.Jordan, Fresh Air Alum and Counselor
My counselors are always encouraging me. And, I learned that teamwork is very important. Like in arts and crafts, we made stress balls and it takes two people to make one so you have to help out your friends.Joshua, 15, Camper
I miss camp a lot when I’m not here. I countdown the days until I go back. You can focus here. It’s peaceful.Devonte, 12, Camper
Camp activities include:
- Model farm
- Ropes course
- Overnight hike
- And much more!
Campers are grouped in cabins based on age. Some cabins have 6 campers and 2 staff members and other cabins have 12 campers and 4 staff members. Cabins are rustic and not all have electricity. All bathrooms have indoor plumbing, electricity and are centrally located a short walk from the cabins.
Meet The Camp Director
Ridwan Olatilewa has been a part of The Fresh Air Fund family for many years. First as a camper, Career Awareness Program participant and then as a Teacher, Head Counselor, Program Director, and Assistant Director. Ridwan is currently a Math teacher at an Urban Assembly school in the Financial District. Prior to this, he was a Software Developer at a company in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ridwan graduated from Binghamton University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.