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The Fresh Air Fund - Camp ABC

At Camp ABC, campers are exposed to a wide range of activities, designed to expand their world-view and interests.
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Camp Overview

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer opportunities to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities. Every summer, 3,000 campers attend one of their five overnight camps on a beautiful property 65 miles north of New York City. Each camp offers a well-rounded experience with activities ranging from photography, ceramics, robotics and creative writing to recreation, swimming and outdoor adventure. The Fresh Air Fund hires over 450 staff members from around the world to work at their camps in a variety of roles and staff members are hired to work at a specific Fresh Air Fund camp. Details about each individual camp can be found online at: www.freshair.org/summer-camping-program  

STAFF TIME OFF

Staff will receive one day and one night off during each camp session as well as time off in between camp sessions.

STAFF QUALITIES

The most admirable quality in a Fresh Air Fund staff member is a commitment to work with children from underserved communities. We are looking for applicants who have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with youth. Counselors should be flexible, energetic, patient, creative, comfortable in the outdoors, self-motivated, enjoy group living and have the ability to work as part of a team. Staff should be prepared for a challenging and rewarding summer!

What makes ABC different?

A unique program for girls aged 9-15:

At Camp ABC, Girls aged nine to 12-years-old live in small groups where they learn to develop self-confidence, independence and teamwork skills. For 13-15-year-olds at Camp ABC, The Fresh Air Fund has established the Precious Center for Teen Leadership. Inspired by the film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, the Center is intended to give young women a safe, nurturing environment to focus on their futures.

Camp Begins

13 to 19 Jun-18

Camp Ends

17-Aug-18

Camp Type
Girls, Lower-income campers

Location
436 Van Wyck Lake Road, Fishkill, NY 12524

Staff
Female & Male ages 18+
450 staff in total (150 international staff)

Camp
3.000 campers
Residential cabin accommodation

Website
www.freshair.org

Camp Begins

13 to 19 Jun-18

Camp Ends

17-Aug-18

Camp Type
Girls, Lower-income campers

Location
436 Van Wyck Lake Road, Fishkill, NY 12524

Staff
Female & Male ages 18+
450 staff in total (150 international staff)

Camp
3.000 campers
Residential cabin accommodation

Website
www.freshair.org

What makes ABC different?

A unique program for girls aged 9-15:

At Camp ABC, Girls aged nine to 12-years-old live in small groups where they learn to develop self-confidence, independence and teamwork skills. For 13-15-year-olds at Camp ABC, The Fresh Air Fund has established the Precious Center for Teen Leadership. Inspired by the film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, the Center is intended to give young women a safe, nurturing environment to focus on their futures.

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Looking to hire counsellors with Waterfront & Lifeguarding skills


Outdoor Adventure

Looking to hire counsellors with Outdoor Adventure skills


Music

Looking to hire counsellors with Music skills


Science & Robotics

Looking to hire counsellors with Science & Robotics skills

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