This summer camp is getting kids excited about good food
Although it’s been around for more than two centuries, The Fresh Air Fund has recently rebranded itself with a slogan that embraces the future rather than harkening back to the past. Swapping “serving children since 1877” for “because a summer can last a lifetime” signifies the leap the program is making to keep up with the needs of children in today’s world. One of The Fund’s new core missions? Teaching campers about the importance of eating good food.
I recently took a trip to The Fresh Air Fund's Sharpe Reservation, which houses the program's five overnight camps. The kids delighted in meeting the animals on the model farm and making their own fresh-picked blueberry muffins. The camp's emphasis on educating children about good food is helping it address the lack of access to healthy, nutritious meals in New York City, the program's home base, which is estimated to affect about 1.2 million people. -Katie Dolan
Katie Dolan is a News Fellow who is also working with The Fresh Air Fund in New York City. She reported on this story on recent trip to Sharpe Reservation with The Fund's campers.