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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.

Programs include:

Mont Lawn City Camp Athletic Programs

Athletics

A variety of athletic activities and teams, including soccer, basketball and track

Mont Lawn City Camp Reading and Writing Programs

Reading & Writing

Book reading and discussion, reading comprehension, creative writing and more

Mont Lawn City Camp Mentorship Program

Mentoring

Our leadership development program, Leadership Academy, matches volunteer mentors with students

Mont Lawn City Camp Health and Wellness Program Programs

Health

Classes on healthy eating, grocery shopping, recipes and making meals

Mont Lawn City Camp Art Program

Arts

Classes including painting, collage, drawing and theater

Mont Lawn City Camp Summer Program

Summer Camp

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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Enroll Your Child in Mont Lawn Camp this Summer

Learn more about our 2019 summer program and start your enrollment to attend Mont Lawn Camp now!

Aprenda más sobre nuestro programa de verano 2019. ¡Para asistir Mont Lawn Camp, inscribirse ahora!

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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:

Group

284

children & youth in year-round enrichment programs

Tent

900

children & youth at our summer camp in the Pocono Region of Pennsylvania

Leader

91

youth active in formal leadership training

Handshake

88

youth paired with adult mentors

Adult

14

summer camp staff who are former campers

What's next?

CHECK OUT HOW TO GET INVOLVED THROUGH VOLUNTEERING, EVENTS AND MORE