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Age 7-15
Cost Free
Program type Summer
Contact us Apply@Freshair.Org
Deadline May 31, 2017


Each summer The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, provides thousands of New York City children with unforgettable summer experiences that unlock their limitless potential.


Summer Camp
The Fresh Air Fund’s five sleepaway camps are located on The Fund’s over 2,000-acre Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY. With nature trails, lakes and streams, high and low ropes courses, a model farm and planetarium, Sharpe Reservation is just a two-hour bus ride from New York City.

Camp is a special and safe place for children to play, learn, and explore with new friends. Children experience exciting challenges and activities that teach new skills, develop independence, and are fun! Activities include camp favorites like swimming and nature hikes, arts-based classes like music and photography, as well as activities that focus on leadership development, science and technology.

For Girls: 8 -12 years old by 08/07/17
Boys: 8 -15 years old by 08/07/17

Friendly Towns
Every summer, nearly 4,000 New York City children visit volunteer host families who live in rural, suburban and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada.

Host families invite children into their homes for one- to two-week visits and encourage them to experience new adventures like swimming, hiking, fishing in a lake, and simply having fun playing outside. Children need to be 7-12 years old to register for the first time.

New applicants: 7 -12 years old by 08/07/17
Returning applicants 13 years or older must be re-invited by a previous Host Family or a Host Family
from the same Friendly Towns area


Children Must Live In And Go To School In One Of Nyc’S Five Boroughs. Children Must Be Eligible For Free Or Reduced Lunch Under The Usda Income Guidelines.