Holiday Sleep-Away Programs

For Ages 8 – 13

For Children Ages 8 to 13

Many parents need child care when their children are on school breaks in February and March/April. The Holiday Sleep-Away Program creates 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.

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 camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and operates in a facility with a heated living area, as well as indoor and outdoor activity spaces. 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. 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.

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

Annual Salary Co-Payment
$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 and above $75