Longtime supporters and annual visitors to Camp Felix, Bank of New York Mellon Volunteers returned for another festive, fun and busy day of activities in Putnam Valley, NY. Twenty-five volunteers gave up a full day of work to spend it with our campers in foster care and child welfare system. Volunteers were embraced by the Camp Felix community as positive role models and were able to interact with the kids and bond over lunch and fun in the sun.
At The Foundling’s Camp Felix, campers have the freedom to explore, grow and try new experiences which ordinarily encounter in their day-to-day lives. The BNY Mellon volunteers made the day extra special for the campers supplying clay and other supplies for a nature learning project, leading campers in sports games and treating the whole camp to ice cream sundaes!
“We were thrilled to be able to take part in Camp Felix this summer (the 4th straight year!). The feedback from our team was that they were extremely happy to be supporting such a great cause — and a number of them are already eager for thinking of new ways to engage with the campers again next summer. We were especially impressed with how at home it seemed like the kids felt – which says a lot about the camp staff and The New York Foundling!” – Colin Lounsberry, BNY Mellon volunteer team leader
A great day was had by all, thanks to the Camp Felix staff for their coordination, and the wonderful volunteer from BNY Mellon for sharing their time and energy with our kids!
There’s still time to contribute to the magic of Camp Felix for the summer of 2015! Help us change the lives of New York City’s youth in foster care and the child welfare system.