Through Their Lens: Friendship. For many campers, the opportunity to meet new friends is one of the most exciting parts of the HFH Summer Camps experience. Check out some of the new friendships our campers documented at HFH Summer Camps 2018.
Through Their Lens: Exploring Nature. The HFH Summer Camps experience presents a special opportunity for our campers, all of whom have experienced homelessness in New York City, to get out of the city and enjoy the lush natural beauty of Harriman State Park. Check out some of our campers' nature shots from HFH [...]
As we gear up for HFH Summer Camps 2019, meet Jeffrey Tucker, Director of Camp Operations, who is thrilled to be leading the team this summer at Camps Lanowa and Wakonda. Find out more about Jeff here and register for HFH Summer Camps at the link.
Every year, campers at Camps Lanowa and Wakonda look forward to Carnival Day, a special celebration featuring music, face painting, a dunk tank, and more. Check out campers’ photos from Carnival Day during last year’s camp season.
Last summer, Nicholas Friedland, a Junior at the Calhoun School, developed a volunteer photo project at Camps Wakonda and Lanowa. He distributed disposable cameras to the campers and encouraged them to photograph their friends, daily routines, and activities. Take a peek at the campers’ snapshots of the HFH Summer Camps experience, through their lens. [...]
The first session of HFH Summer Camps 2019 begins on June 28, but camper recruitment efforts are already underway for the summer, when hundreds of New York City kids will enjoy a free sleepaway camp experience. Paola Rodriguez, Camp Registrar for HFH Summer Camps, is responsible for coordinating the team of Camp Recruiters that [...]
At the annual Teen Leader Retreat, participants in the HFH Summer Camps Teen Leader Program gathered for a weekend filled with ropes courses and reminiscing after a summer spent acting as mentors at HFH Summer Camps. The Teen Leader Program, which lasts for three years, gives participants the opportunity to mentor younger campers while [...]
HFH Camp recruiters Julio and Rosie were at Williamsbridge Family Residence last week to encourage residents to sign their children up for camp. Armed with balloons, food, and toys, the recruiters explained the benefits of HFH camps to prospective campers and their parents. Julio, a former camper himself, says, “The reason why I recruit [...]
Laura Henrich has been instrumental to the success of HFH Summer Camps. Laura has been a director with HFH Summer Camps for over 20 years. A legend in the camp world, Laura has been with HFH Summer Camps since the beginning. She served as director of Camp Lanowa when it was run by [...]
We just returned from the American Camp Association Tri-state Conference. At the three-day conference, we were able to meet many like-minded camp professionals from the tri-state area who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. We also attended seminars to learn even more ways to make our camp the best it [...]