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Through Their Lens: A Day in the Life

Last summer, Nicholas Friedland, a Junior at the Calhoun School, developed a volunteer photo project at Camps Wakonda and Lanowa. He distributed disposable cameras to the campers and encouraged them to photograph their friends, daily routines, and activities. Take a peek at the campers’ snapshots of the HFH Summer Camps experience, through their lens. [...]

2019-04-12T09:51:52-05:00April 12th, 2019|

Spotlight On: Paola Rodriguez

The first session of HFH Summer Camps 2019 begins on June 28, but camper recruitment efforts are already underway for the summer, when hundreds of New York City kids will enjoy a free sleepaway camp experience. Paola Rodriguez, Camp Registrar for HFH Summer Camps, is responsible for coordinating the team of Camp Recruiters that [...]

2019-03-28T16:00:09-05:00March 21st, 2019|

Teen Leaders Gear Up for the Summer at the Annual Teen Leader Retreat

At the annual Teen Leader Retreat, participants in the HFH Summer Camps Teen Leader Program gathered for a weekend filled with ropes courses and reminiscing after a summer spent acting as mentors at HFH Summer Camps. The Teen Leader Program, which lasts for three years, gives participants the opportunity to mentor younger campers while [...]

2019-01-11T12:38:35-05:00January 11th, 2019|

Camp Recruitment Continues at Williamsbridge

HFH Camp recruiters Julio and Rosie were at Williamsbridge Family Residence last week to encourage residents to sign their children up for camp. Armed with balloons, food, and toys, the recruiters explained the benefits of HFH camps to prospective campers and their parents. Julio, a former camper himself, says, “The reason why I recruit [...]

2018-04-03T20:56:19-05:00April 3rd, 2018|

Summer Camp Gives Homeless Children A Chance To Just Be Kids

Homelessness places profound stress on a child's life, and many of these stressors are compounded during the summer season. Homes for the Homeless offers a unique opportunity for over 550 children to attend Summer Camps in Harriman State Park and experience the season as a kid should - with activities including hiking, swimming, dancing, drama, [...]

2018-03-01T18:56:27-05:00January 22nd, 2017|