HFH Summer Camps Administrator Tyrone Squire was recently featured on Campfire Conversation, a podcast about summer camp. Tyrone talks about the ways that summer camp provides kids with valuable and memorable experiences, especially for kids experiencing homelessness. Give the full podcast a listen here: http://bit.ly/3WaHa9N.
HFH Summer Camps 2022 season has come to a close, and we want to highlight the amazing experiences of our campers at Camp Wakonda this summer. Thank you to our fantastic staff who have done so much for [...]
Our first session at Camp Wakonda has been amazing so far! From face-painting at our annual carnival to making lifelong treasures at arts and crafts, campers are learning, growing, and having the time of their lives.
In preparation for a fun-filled summer at HFH Summer Camps, a volunteer group of staff members headed up to Camp Wakonda in Harriman State Park to plant a garden of flowers, herbs, and vegetables. As part of what is fast-becoming an annual tradition—“Camp Cleanup Day”—team members [...]
HFH Summer Camps 2022 is on. View the the videos in English and Spanish, and see more details below to learn more. Since 1989, HFH Summer Camps have helped over 15,000 campers experience a genuine sleepaway camp experience by accessing the serene nature of Harriman State Park. HFH campers are representative of over 14,000 children who live [...]
Due to the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state of New York, we regretfully announce that we are cancelling our HFH Summer Camps sleep-away program for the upcoming 2021 season. We were excited for the possibilities of the upcoming summer, but after looking into various options, we have come to this [...]
Due to COVID-19 and its effect on the state of New York, we regretfully announce that we are cancelling our HFH Summer Camps sleep-away program for the upcoming 2020 season. This is the first time we have done this since HFH Summer Camps was founded in 1989. We were excited for the upcoming summer [...]
Join us for HFH Summer Camps 2020! Session: July 1 – July 7 Session 2: July 14 – July 27 Session 3: July 30 – August 13 Register online or call (212) 529-5252 and ask for a camp recruiter.
Every summer, Shawn Thorns, Director of Camp Wakonda, tells his counselors the story of one of his former campers, Brandon, who participated in HFH Summer Camps during Thorns's first year as a General Counselor in 2005. "He had behavioral issues," Thorns said of Brandon, then eight-years-old. "They wanted to send him home, but [...]
Al three sessions of HFH Summer Camps feature a special day when campers and staff from both Camps Lanowa and Wakonda get together for tie-dye, face-painting, photo booths, and plenty of sweet treats. See why Carnival Day is one of our campers’ favorite camp memories-