Holiday Sleep-Away Programs

For Ages 8 – 17

Many parents need help with child care when their children are on school break in February and April. The Holiday Sleep-Away Programs creates a safe, fun and educational experience for all participants. Youth are encouraged to make new friends and are supported through personal growth in an enriching, safe and educational environment.

The Child Care Funds’ two (2) 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. Round-trip departure and arrival transportation from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the camp is provided. All children are required to have up-to-date, original medical records in order to attend.

If your child is a first-time participant, we highly recommend that you attend a Provider Open House.

For Children Ages 8 to 12

Children of 1199SEIU members attend one (1) session (five days and four nights) during the winter OR spring recess at The Fresh Air Fund’s Camp Mariah in Fishkill, New York. The activities offered engage children in fitness/sports, music/dance and nature exploration. There are also various STEAM options available in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

For Teens Ages 13 to 17

Teens of 1199SEIU members attend two (2) 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 Sliding Fee Scale

Annual Salary Co-Payment
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