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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 1 in 10 New York City public school children living in unstable housing, summer doesn’t always come with these simple pleasures.

At Camp Rise Up, youth ages 12-15 living in temporary housing get to experience all the joy summer has to offer: fun outdoor and creative activities, making new friends and learning essential life skills that promote self-care, self-reliance and self-confidence, in a beautiful rural environment.

Camp Rise Up provides a respite and unburdens youth of the unique set of responsibilities that come with being homeless. Away from the city and the stresses of shelter living, it’s a rare, 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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