Holiday Sleep-Away Programs

For Ages 8 – 17

For Children Ages 8 to 17

Many parents need child care when their children are on school breaks in February and March/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. All children are required to have up-to-date medical records and meet required COVID-19 protocols to attend. Roundtrip transportation is provided from the New York metropolitan area.

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 and sports, music and dance, arts and crafts, and nature exploration. There are also various STEAM options available: science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

For Children Ages 13 to 17

Teens attend two sessions (five days and four nights each) during the winter AND spring recesses at Hands In 4 Youth in West Milford, New Jersey. Program activities are age-appropriate and designed to engage teens in team building, leadership development, sports, arts, and nature exploration. Activities include sports and games, debate and hiking.

Important Note: The Holiday Sleep-Away Programs are scheduled according to the New York City public school calendar.

There is a $75 co-payment for these programs.