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Fresh Air Fund’s free summer programs still have openings for kids and host families

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Your child may have the chance to get out of the city this summer for some real country fun in the sun.


The Fresh Air Fund provides city kids from low-income communities with free summer adventures. The non-profit has been around since 1877 and offers five different sleep away camps in upstate New York. Families in more than a dozen states also open up their homes and their hearts to kids as part of the Host Family Program. Kids can take part in activities ranging from horseback riding to swimming to obstacle courses and much more.

"It's an opportunity for them to get outside, learn to do new things and and make new friends, " Liz Clardy, director of Fresh Air Fund's host family program, said. "We're still looking for more host families and we still have room for more city children to register."

The adventures begin June 29th but continue throughout the entire summer so you can sign up at any time.

For more information on the programs, requirements and the application process go to http://www.freshair.org/

And stay with PIX11, as we will be taking you inside the Fresh Air Fund programs later this summer as apart of a week-long series.