Thrive & Succeed
The Bowery Mission's Children's Programs empower children to Thrive & Succeed through opportunities for leadership, skill building and personal growth. Year-round opportunities through Mont Lawn City Camp culminate in an unforgettable weeklong experience at our 200-acre Summer Camp in the Pocono Region of Pennsylvania.
Mont Lawn City Camp
With front doors at our East Harlem and South Bronx campuses, The Bowery Mission's Mont Lawn City Camp was started as a direct response to community needs for more enrichment activities and one-on-one mentoring for children ages 6-16. Caring adult staff and mentors provide year-round guidance and support, broadening children's horizons and changing their life direction through activities, classes and practical help for their families. Children step forward on the path towards social and emotional success.
A variety of athletic activities and teams, including soccer, basketball and track
Reading & Writing
Book reading and discussion, reading comprehension, creative writing and more
Our leadership development program, Leadership Academy, matches volunteer mentors with students
Classes on healthy eating, grocery shopping, recipes and making meals
Classes including painting, collage, drawing and theater
City Camp activities culminate in a summer experience for over 900 youth at our 125-year-old camp in Pennsylvania's Poconos region.
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Mont Lawn Summer Camp
Mont Lawn Summer Camp's history stretches back to 1894, when The Bowery Mission first invited 3,000 children from the Lower East Side for a week of outdoor adventure away from the busy city. Now, our year-round campers join hundreds more for a week in the beautiful Pocono Region of Pennsylvania. At camp, children and youth experience a week of refreshment and growth — an unforgettable, life-changing experience.
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Join Our 2019 Summer Staff
Learn more about our 2019 summer positions and start your application to work at Mont Lawn Summer Camp now!Apply Today
Last Year, We Served:
children & youth in year-round enrichment programs
children & youth at our summer camp in the Pocono Region of Pennsylvania
youth active in formal leadership training
youth paired with adult mentors
summer camp staff who are former campers
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