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The Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.8 million NYC children from low-income communities.
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Fresh Air Fund 12h
CAP students visited @thebrantfoundation space in the East Village. They experienced, analyzed and learned about contemporary art — and then made some themselves!
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 25
Marlen of Brooklyn, 17, has been visiting the Daly Family in Windsor Locks, CT for 10 summers! Share Your Story: Are you (or someone you know) a Fresh Air alum? Email your Then/Now photos + a favorite memory to communications@freshair.org.
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 24
“Camp Mariah does a lot for us outside of actual camp like SAT prep and the College Connections Program which helps with the college application process, networking and connecting to other colleges.” -Asaad of Brooklyn, 16, College Connections Student
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 23
Host mom, Sherry, reuniting with her Fresh Air children, 14-year-old Jason and 12-year-old Jeffrey in Lorton, VA for their second summer!
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 21
Meet nine-year-old Jeffrey from Queens. He got to taste fresh blueberries for the first time while visiting the Hans family in Altamont, NY! Have a berry awesome weekend everyone!
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 20
A big Fresh Air thank you to the Brooklyn Youth Activists - for speaking to our Young Women’s Giving Circle (YWGC) meeting about the growth and development opportunities for young people offered in their program.
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 18
“My favorite thing about camp is the food. I tell my family there’s so many fun things to do here and so many friends to make.” - Phyllis of Brooklyn, 11, Camp Mariah
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 17
Take a leap this week and try something new!
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 16
The Friendly Towns Conference ended on a great note last week thanks to The Academy of Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer's (AMNA) amazing performance!
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 14
Just sharing some friendship from our Camp Hidden Valley campers. Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 12
for the grand finale of – Our Camp Mariah campers modeling their custom creations from over the summer!
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 11
Checkmate! Camp Junior campers enjoyed learning about strategy, patience, and decision-making while playing a game of chess. When was the last time you played chess?
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 10
"Today we learned about teamwork and how easier things can be when we all work together." - Jeramiah of the Bronx, after successfully completing the low rope course at Camp Tommy
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 9
Sending Fresh Air smiles to brighten your day! Yamileth with her Fresh Air sister, Sophia during her second summer with the Powell family in Wayne, NJ!
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 7
Only a few days left for NYC Restaurant Week! What new dishes will you be trying? Last summer, Camp Mariah campers demonstrated their flair for culinary arts and had a flavorful time making their own pizza!
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 6
“The first year I came here and took a music class, that’s what got me into music. Camp is formative, supportive and fun. It was the first place I ever learned how to play the piano which made me want to take lessons at home." -Krizia of Queens, 15, Camp Mariah
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 4
“I am excited for the hiking trip because we get to sleep out and have s’mores and hot dogs. I like seeing animals in nature at camp like birds. When my friends ask about camp I tell them that camp is fun and they should go too.” - Katherine of Queens, 9, Camp HiddenValley
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 3
Why worms?! At our Nature Center campers learned all about the different types of worms and their impact on the environment. Read more about the importance of environmental education:
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Fresh Air Fund Feb 2
Volunteer with us for our annual Summer in the Winter Carnivals on Feb 22nd (Long Island City), Feb 29th (Bronx) and March 14th (Harlem)! All events run during the day. Please contact vthornton@freshair.org to learn more
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Fresh Air Fund Jan 31
“My favorite activities are sports like Frisbee and basketball! I like camp because of spending time in nature. I have a good time and always want to go back.” -Jamiya of Brooklyn, 10, Camp Hidden Valley
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