There is no such thing as a “typical” host family. You just need to open your heart and your home. First-time Fresh Air children range in age from 7 to 13 years old, and stay for one to two weeks. Children who are re-invited to visit the same host family can continue with The Fund through age 18.
On their Fresh Air visits, children pick blueberries, learn to swim, build sandcastles and discover the wonders of the nighttime sky. Many Fresh Air children are re-invited to stay with the same host family year after year and form friendships that last a lifetime.
When you host a child for one week during the summer, you forge friendships and inspire new perspectives – opportunities that shine well beyond summer.download the intro to hosting guide