Fresh Air Program

Fresh Air Program


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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ServiceChildren 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.
LocationLancaster
Geographical AreaLancaster; Children from New York City are sent to areas in 13 states, including Lancaster PA
Intake ProcedureTelephone, email
 
Client Information
EligibilityChildren from 7 to 12 years and from financially disadvantaged New York City areas, includes all nationalities.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone to families except to provide for the child's living expenses during the visit
 
Availability
Hours of Operation No set hours, call for information
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Marcia Weaver
Contact's Position Representative for Lancaster
Contact's Phone 717-354-2106
Contact's Email calmarwea@frontiernet.net
Physical Site Address 1 538 North Shirk Road
Physical Site City, State, Zip New Holland, PA 17557
Main Phone 717-354-2106
Other Phone 212- 897-8900 New York Main office
Fax 212-681-0238 New York
Service Location Email calmarwea@frontiernet.net
Web Address www.freshair.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Fresh Air Program
Affiliated Program: Fresh Air Program
This Service: Fresh Air Program
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Vacation Host Homes (PH-9000)
Youth Enrichment Programs (PS-9800.9900)