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. 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.”
This year, Camp Felix is thrilled to offer campers an unforgettable experience at our beautiful campsite in Sandyston, New Jersey, offering activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, zipline, rock climbing, ropes course, sports, arts, music, dance, and more!
The 2023 camp sessions are listed below:
(campers can select up to 2 sessions, but enrollment will be based on availability/capacity)
- Session 1: August 7-11
- Session 2: August 14-18
- Session 3: August 21-25
The deadline to submit applications for Camp Felix is Friday, June 23, 2023.
To be eligible for Camp Felix, children must be between the ages of 8 and 15 and either currently or previously involved in our foster care, preventive and community programs, or are students at Haven Academy. Children whose cases have been closed within The Foundling are still eligible to register up to one (1) year after case closure.
To register for Camp Felix:
- For new campers, please use this link. Refer to the guide here for assistance.
- For returning campers, please use this link. (You can use last year’s account and update new information and details.) Refer to the guide here for assistance.
Please, be sure to schedule a doctor’s appointment for your child to complete the required medical forms (available here).
Download the parent guides here:
Camp Felix Pride
This year, we are also offering an additional week of fun at Camp Felix Pride! Camp Felix Pride is a 6-day sleepaway camp July 17-21st in Kent, CT for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. The registration process for this camp is the same as traditional Camp Felix, you will have an option to select Camp Felix Pride when selecting your camp sessions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jane Feyder-Siegel or call 212-660-1321.
Thank you and we look forward to another fun-filled summer at Camp Felix!