thousands of New York City children visit with volunteer host families who live in rural, suburban, and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada. Host families apply and go through a rigorous screening process that includes an in-home interview and background check.
First time visits are one to two weeks. After the first summer, children may stay for a longer visit. Children need to be 7-12 years old to register for the first time.
Our Community Outreach team can help with the application. Please call 1-800-367-0003 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We also have drop in registration at our Manhattan office, 633 Third Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets from 9am – 6pm Monday – Friday.Download The General Information Packet