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 7-13 years old to register for the first time.
The Fresh Air Fund has made the difficult decision to cancel our traditional Friendly Towns and Camping summer programs and are planning virtual summer programming. Please call our Community Outreach Team at 1-800-367-0003 with any questions.