Fresh Air Program

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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ProgramChildren from New York City are provided a one-to-two week vacation with a host family during the summer months. It is hoped that the host family will accept the child as one of their own during the visit. Medical bills are paid by program, which is funded by New York City businesses and New York United Way. Transportation and liability insurance are paid by the Fresh Air Fund. The program is for inner city children of NYC ages 7-12. Host families are recruited in 13 different states along the eastern seaboard from Canada-West Virginia. Background checks, PA Child Abuse Clearances , References and an interview are required to be a host family.

Lancaster County has 4 different groups arriving from June 30 - August 21. Hosts may choose age and gender of the child, also the weeks that fit best in the Host Family's schedule.
Contact Information
Contact's NameMarcia Weaver
Contact's PositionRepresentative for Lancaster
Contact's Phone717-354-2106
Physical Site Address 1538 North Shirk Road
Physical Site City, State, ZipNew Holland, PA 17557
Main Phone717-354-2106
Other Phone212- 897-8900 New York Main office
Fax212-681-0238 New York
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Fresh Air Program
This Program: Fresh Air Program
Affiliated Services: Fresh Air Program