June 1, 2016

This summer, more than 800 children of 1199SEIU members will attend the Anne Shore Camp Program. Open to eligible children ages 9 to 15, the Anne Shore program offers boys and girls the opportunity to attend one of 17 summer sleep-away camps in locations from New Jersey to Vermont. All of the camps are certified by the American Camp Association and give children the opportunity to develop social skills and self-reliance in a safe, supportive environment. Activities include archery, performing arts, gymnastics, swimming, kayaking and sailing.

In February and April, 1199SEIU members’ children spent their school vacations taking part in the Holiday Sleep-Away Program. The April session of the program gave 114 pre-teens and teens a five-day, four-night sleep-away camp experience that coincided with New York City’s public school break, which is critically important to working parents. In all, 86 children between the ages of 8 and 13 attended the Fresh Air Fund’s Camp Mariah in Fishkill, New York, while 28 children ages 14 to 17 attended Hands In 4 Youth (formerly Camp Vacamas) in West Milford, New Jersey. Both camps offer a host of activities such as music and dance classes, arts and crafts, and nature walks.

For more information about the Anne Shore Camp Program or the Holiday Sleep-Away Program, see the Anne Shore section or call (212) 564-2220.

Gallery of Previous Years’ Summer Camps