About Countdown to Summer

“Countdown to Summer” is a Fresh Air Fund tradition that helps us raise the funds necessary to give children from New York City's low-income communities a life-changing summer experience.

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children. Right now, thousands of kids are counting down the days until they board buses to one of our five sleepaway summer camps in Fishkill, NY or to share their summers with volunteer host families along the East Coast and Southern Canada. Fresh Air kids can't wait to make new friends, go swimming in crystal clear lakes, gaze at the stars in the night sky and so much more…but we need your support to make it happen – nearly 75 percent of all funding that The Fresh Air Fund receives comes from friends like you!

And it doesn’t take a lot to turn this summer into an adventure of a lifetime:

  • $21 provides a bus ticket to camp
  • $35 sends a child on a two-day hiking trip
  • $50 funds a box of art supplies
  • $91 feeds a camper with healthy meals for a week
  • $100 provides a week of swimming lessons
  • $962 funds a full week at camp

Join us in creating summer magic for Fresh Air kids. Please give as generously as you can.