Volunteers from Goldman Sachs’ visited Camp Felix in Putnam Valley, NY, for an action packed day full of fun and adventure as part of Community Team Works (CTW), the firm’s global volunteer initiative. The event was organized by Dan Oneglia, a Foundling Trustee and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs.
Nearly two dozen volunteers spent time with campers, learning about their interests, hobbies, passions, and what they want to be when they grow up. Everyone enjoyed lunch in the mess hall then dispersed to play sports and games. When it was time to cool off, everyone went inside and created arts and crafts projects.
It was an exciting and meaningful day as the campers showed the Goldman Sachs volunteers what Camp Felix means to them. In return, Goldman Sachs’ volunteers had the opportunity to serve as role models for youth living in foster care and the child welfare system.
“Volunteering at Camp Felix brought back memories of my own summer vacations playing games and trying new activities. The impact of camp on these kids is profound. They gain confidence, learn new skills, and have stability. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, campers were smiling, singing, cheering and having the time of their lives,” said Mr. Oneglia.