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 [...]
From Carnival Day to a visit from the local nature museum, out some of our HFH Summer Camps highlights from July 2019.
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-
Every year, Camp Recruiters build excitement for the upcoming HFH Summer Camps season by hosting Family Fun Days at all three HFH family residences. The events offer parents and kids the chance to enjoy fun giveaways, snacks, and activities while hearing from Camp Recruiters about HFH Summer Camps, which provide [...]
Through Their Lens: Cabin Life. HFH Summer Camps offer campers an authentic sleepaway camp experience, including plenty of pride for their bunks! Check out these camper snapshots of cabin life from HFH Summer Camps 2018.
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 [...]
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.
Session 1 of HFH Summer Camps 2019 begins on June 28! Don't miss the application deadlines for the 2019 camps season: Apply by June 14th for Session 1 (June 28 - July 11) Apply by July 2nd for Session 2 (July 16 - July 29) Apply by July 19th for Session 3 (August 2 - August 16) Camper [...]
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. [...]