Many parents need child care when their children are on school breaks in February and April. The Holiday Sleep-Away Programs create a fun and educational experience for all participants. Youth are encouraged to make new friends and are supported through personal growth in an enriching and safe environment.
The Child Care Funds’ two camp providers accommodate younger children and teens. Both camp providers are accredited by the American Camp Association and operate in a facility with a heated living area, as well as indoor and outdoor activity spaces. Roundtrip transportation from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the camp is provided. All children are required to have up-to-date medical records to attend.
For Children Ages 8 to 12
Children attend two sessions (five days and four nights each) during the winter AND spring recesses at the Fresh Air Fund’s Camp Mariah in Fishkill, New York. The activities offered engage children in fitness/sports, music/dance, arts and crafts, and nature exploration. There are also various STEAM options available: science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
For Teens Ages 13 to 17
Teens attend two sessions (five days and four nights each) during the winter AND spring recesses at the French Woods Sports and Arts Center in Hancock, New York. The activities offered are fully elective and centered on sports, technology and the performing arts.
Important Note: The Holiday Sleep-Away Programs are scheduled according to the New York City public school calendar.
There is a co-payment for this program based on the sliding scale below.
Holiday Sleep-Away Programs Sliding Fee Scale
|Up to $24,999||$50|
|$25,000 to $29,999||$55|
|$30,000 to $34,999||$60|
|$35,000 to $39,999||$65|
|$40,000 to $44,999||$70|
|$45,000 & above||$75|