The New York Foundling launched Camp Felix in order to provide the young people we serve with an uplifting summer experience that enables them to bond with their peers, learn new skills, stay active, nurture their creativity, and connect with nature.
Camp Felix is an unforgettable experience for its campers and counselors, all of whom are involved in the child welfare system or are participants in The Foundling’s programs. Open for four weeks each summer in New York’s Putnam County, this adventure changes many of our campers’ outlook on life, their futures, and their sense of pride. Camp Felix campers immerse themselves in activities that instill feelings of self-confidence, resilience, respect, and community. Many campers leave carrying a new sense of hope, and the belief that despite their difficult circumstances at home or with their families, they can “do anything.”