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TRANSFORM A CHILD’S SUMMER — AND THEIR LIFE, WITH A GIFT TO CAMP RISE UP TODAY. 

For most kids, summer is about going on vacation, enjoying the outdoors and being with friends. But for the one in 10 New York City public-school children living in temporary housing, summer doesn’t come with these simple pleasures.

At Camp Rise Up, unhoused youth can experience all the joys of summer: outdoor recreation, creative activities and making new friends in a beautiful rural environment. At the same time, they’re learning essential life skills that promote self-care, self-reliance and self-confidence.

A respite from the challenges of being homeless, Camp Rise Up provides a care-free week for kids to be kids—an unencumbered opportunity for them to learn about the natural world and themselves.  Camp may only last a week, but the effects can last a lifetime.

“I was mad at my mom for signing me up. But, as the days passed, everybody started to feel like a family to me.”

-KEVIN, 13

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Your donation today ensures that campers will have everything they need this summer to fully participate in this one-of-a-kind experience.

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The Floating Hospital Foundation is a tax exempt 501 © 3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

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