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 traditionally culminate in an unforgettable weeklong experience at our 200-acre summer camp in the Poconos 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.
During the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have been offering virtual support to the families we are connected with in East Harlem and the South Bronx in the following ways:
- Ongoing virtual mentoring to youth and families enrolled in our Leadership Academy.
- Remaining in supportive contact with families facing the daunting economic challenges of this pandemic and referring them to available resources.
Durante el coronavirus (COVID-19), hemos estado ofreciendo apoyo virtual a las familias con las que estamos conectados en East Harlem y el South Bronx de las siguientes maneras:
- Mentoría virtual continúa para jóvenes y familias inscritas en nuestra Leadership Academy.
- Permanecer en contacto apoyativo con las familias que enfrentan los abrumadores desafíos económicos de esta pandemia y referirlos a los recursos disponibles.
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 youth at our 126-year-old camp in Pennsylvania's Poconos Region.
Watch more from Mont Lawn City Camp:
Follow Mont Lawn City Camp on Social Media
Learn more about the year-round support offered to children and families by following @montlawncitycamp.
Obtenga más información sobre el apoyo durante todo el año que se les ofrece a los niños y las familias siguiendo @montlawncitycamp.
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 traditionally join hundreds more for a week in the beautiful Poconos Region of Pennsylvania. At camp, children and youth experience a week of refreshment and growth — an unforgettable, life-changing experience.
Watch more from Mont Lawn Summer Camp:
Follow Mont Lawn Camp on Social Media
See updates about our summer program and stay connected with @montlawncamp.
Vea las actualizaciones sobre nuestro programa de verano y manténgase conectado con @montlawncamp.
Last Year, We Served:
children & youth in year-round enrichment programs
families served through ongoing engagement
youth active in formal leadership training
youth paired with adult mentors
Get Ready for Mont Lawn Family Camp in Summer 2021!
For the first time, Mont Lawn Camp will be enrolling families to enjoy a weekend of camp, together! From June 25 through August 9, families will be able to enjoy an enriching weekend camp experience, complete with socially distanced activities in a healthy and safe environment.
Enroll your family
Learn more about why you should come to Mont Lawn Family Camp and enroll today.
Aprende más sobre por qué debería venir a Mont Lawn Family Camp (nuestro campamento para familias) e inscribirse hoy.
Join the summer staff team
Our staff are a vital part of the camp experience for the New York City families we serve. Learn about positions and apply today.
Nuestro personal es una parte vital de la experiencia de campamento para las familias de la ciudad de Nueva York a las que servimos. Aprende más sobre las posiciones y aplice hoy.
CHECK OUT HOW TO GET INVOLVED THROUGH VOLUNTEERING, EVENTS AND MORE