A Summer Can Change

a child’s life

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Countdown To Summer

We are counting down the days until summer!

Camp

At overnight camps in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley, children ages 8-15 make new friends, develop leadership skills and gain self-confidence.

A day at camp is full of fun activities like learning to swim, arts & crafts, archery, learning to play guitar, exploring the outdoors and more!

My favorite part of camp is getting to hang out in the cabins with all my friends  – I’ve made lots of new friends already!

Tallulah, 9
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Camp is special to me because I get to see everyone care for each other. At The Fresh Air Fund, we support each other and just like they say, a summer lasts a lifetime.

Uriel, CIT Director and Alum
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Friendly Towns

Visiting a volunteer host family is a unique and fun opportunity for children ages 8-14 to travel to a new place and make new friends.

Favorite activities include going to the beach, playing in the backyard, riding bicycles, barbeques, swimming and more!

Friendly Towns is a great chance to experience something new outside of your comfort zone.

Brandon, 15
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It was a great week of fun outdoor activities. We were all so happy to be together, and the time went by way too fast!

Cristina, Host Parent
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OUR IMPACT

96 %
of parents / caregivers would recommend The Fresh Air Fund's summer programs to family and friends
85 %
of parents / caregivers said their child learned important skills at camp
58
of our summer staff were alumni of Fresh Air programs
94 %
of youth said they felt more comfortable traveling to new places after their visit to Friendly Towns
96 %
of youth said they spent more time outdoors than usual during their visit to Friendly Towns
96 %
of youth said their visit to Friendly Towns helped them feel active and healthy
2000 +
s'mores were eaten at camp this summer
90 %
of parents/guardians said their child was more open to trying new things after participating in a Fresh Air summer program
2,000
acres of nature to explore at Sharpe Reservation
85 %
of parents / caregivers said their child is more confident being away from home after going to camp
96 %
of parents / caregivers would recommend The Fresh Air Fund's summer programs to family and friends
85 %
of parents / caregivers said their child learned important skills at camp
58
of our summer staff were alumni of Fresh Air programs
94 %
of youth said they felt more comfortable traveling to new places after their visit to Friendly Towns
96 %
of youth said they spent more time outdoors than usual during their visit to Friendly Towns
96 %
of youth said their visit to Friendly Towns helped them feel active and healthy
2000 +
s'mores were eaten at camp this summer
2,000
acres of nature to explore at Sharpe Reservation
85 %
of parents / caregivers said their child is more confident being away from home after going to camp

It’s Summer All Year Long

WHEN YOU FOLLOW @THEFRESHAIRFUND

Passing a football around at camp is always a favorite activity! We can’t wait to catch you soon this summer! #FreshAirFund ...

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It’s national smile month! At camp, the smiles never seem to end :) #FreshAirFund ...

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Meet Jaylen, a returning camper from Camp Junior!

“Last night was one of my favorite memories. We came back to our cabin from movie night and shared a bunch of fun stories about our lives and really got to know one another better.”

Camp Junior still has open spots, so sign your child up today! #FreshAirFund
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Happy #FreshAirFriday from camp! We are racing to get back! #FreshAirFund ...

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