Holiday Sleep-Away Programs

For Ages 8 – 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’ camp provider has separate living and program areas to accommodate both younger children and teens. They 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 Hands In 4 Youth (Home of Camp Vacamas) in West Milford, New Jersey. The activities offered engage children in the arts, team sports, STEM education, outdoor recreation and nature exploration.

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 (Home of Camp Vacamas) in West Milford, New Jersey. Program activities are age-appropriate and designed to engage teens in team building, leadership development, team sports, the arts, outdoor recreation and nature exploration.

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