COVID-19 Special Update: Our Response

COVID EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

Annual Report 2020 (DIGITAL Version) (1)

Special Update: Camp Felix

In 2020, we made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person summer programming in order to safeguard the health and well-being of our campers, which is always paramount. 

 

However, we are always dedicated to finding creative ways to bring the outdoors, sunshine, and community spirit of Camp Felix to our kids through this hard time, so we converted our programming to virtual and pop-up day-camp experiences.

Read below for program details:

Teen girls from St. Christopher’s constructed a garden on-site at their residence, built garden beds, planted flowers and veggies, harvested and cooked their crops...a great way to dig in the dirt while creating a safe and beautiful space for reflection. 

Teen girls from two Good Shepherds congregate care facilities in Manhattan hit the road on a series of eight day-trips throughout the summer. From Jones Beach to Boscobel gardens on the Hudson, the girls saw inspiring new sights and spent time in nature. 

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In partnership with the New York Foundling, our Camp Felix Putnam Valley and Bryan’s Camp Felix campers enjoyed four weeks of virtual camp, with everything from Dance to Yoga, Acting to Breathwork, and visits from Broadway stars. Meals were provided along with devices and internet connection to all who needed it.

25 teen boys in foster care attended a virtual Bryan’s Camp Felix At Home, where they participated in exciting activities designed to keep their age group engaged and energized, including yoga, theater games, art, acting classes, animation, fitness, music production, photography, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workshops, creative writing, and drumming!