thousands of New York City children visit with volunteer host families who live in rural, suburban, and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada. Host families apply and go through a rigorous screening process that includes an in-home interview and background check.
Is your child excited to learn to swim, build sandcastles at the beach, ride a bike or camp out? We ask our host families to tell us all the fun activities they will do so we can make the best match for each child. Many children form close friendships with their host families and return to the same host family year after year.
First time visits are one to two weeks. After the first summer, children may stay for a longer visit. Children need to be 7-13 years old to register for the first time.