Volunteer Opportunity

Share your talents with children in need at our summer camp!

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Camp Felix of The New York Foundling | Putnam Valley, NY
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Camp Felix of The New York Foundling


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Start Date

July 29, 2019

End Date

August 23, 2019

Times of Day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Program Staff Needed for Camp Felix 2019

Camp Felix is a sleep-away Summer Camp for children involved in the child welfare system. Camp Felix is a supportive camp community that enables each child to feel a sense of belonging in the world and to begin to gain the tools necessary to reach their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual potential. Camp Felix’s Vision is that each child who attends Camp Felix will have a positive camp experience resulting in memories, achievements and personal growth that will positively impact his or her life.

OUR CAMPERS ARE:

  • Girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 15
  • From one of the five boroughs of New York City
  • From foster care or other family support programs
  • Children who want to have a great time at camp!

We are looking for talented and motivated people to teach/instruct our campers in the following areas:

  • Poetry/Writing
  • Drumming
  • Step
  • Self-care workshops
  • Singing/Music/Rhythm
  • Scrapbooking
  • And more – suggestions welcome!

Program volunteers usually come to camp for 1 day a week (or just a one-time visit) to facilitate their activity with campers ages 8-15. Groups consist of 10-15 campers, counselor supervision and assistance is provided at all times. Help us teach our campers new skills!

Camp Felix runs from July 29-August 23 (Monday through Friday only), it is located in Putnam Valley, New York (60 minutes north of NYC). Transportation to/from Peekskill Metro North train station is provided.

“Volunteering at Camp Felix was honestly the best way I have ever spent my summer in my whole life. I have never been so challenged and have never felt so accomplished!” - Camp Felix Program Volunteer

"You can't put into words how much fun volunteering at Camp Felix is. You have to see the kids faces to understand what the camp means to them. Helping to teach singing and dancing and putting on the big finale show with the kids and staff is the highlight of my summer. " - Musical Theater Volunteer

More information on Camp Felix: https://www.nyfoundling.org/program/camp-felix/

Program Staff Needed for Camp Felix 2019

Camp Felix is a sleep-away Summer Camp for children involved in the child welfare system. Camp Felix is a supportive camp community that enables each child to feel a sense of belonging in the world and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

For more information or to apply, email your resume and cover letter to Jane.Feyder@nyfoundling.org

For more information or to apply, email your resume and cover letter to Jane.Feyder@nyfoundling.org

Location

Putnam Valley, NY
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