CAMP. WHERE THE JOURNEY BEGINS.

Give your teen an experience they will never forget in the great outdoors - for FREE! Steve's Camp provides campers a sense of community and teachable moments to build their self-esteem, self-respect and leadership skills. After a pandemic-filled year where New Yorkers have been confined indoors and forced to connect virtually and from behind masks, young people need camp now more than ever! 

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CHOOSE YOUR CAMP

July 3-14, 2021

Food Leadership Camp

High School, Co-Ed

An unforgettable experience for anyone who loves to cook, wants to learn how or start a restaurant someday. Campers will learn about the food service industry by launching their own Pop-Up Restaurant.  This camp is for boys and girls entering grades 9-12.

July 31-August 11, 2021

Empowerment Camp

Middle School Girls

Through games, challenges and learning new activities, campers make new friends, have fun in the outdoors and build skills that last a lifetime. This camp is for girls entering grades 6-8.

July 17-28, 2021

Empowerment Camp

Middle School Boys

Through games, challenges and learning new activities, campers make new friends, have fun in the outdoors and build skills that last a lifetime. This camp is for boys entering grades 6-8.

August 14-25, 2021

Leadership Camp

High School Girls

The time is now for brilliant young leaders to help shape the world! Campers explore issues big and small, then plan and host a leadership summit with established leaders from around New York.

OUR CAMP PHILOSOPHY

OUR CAMP PHILOSOPHY

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Healthy Bodies

TRY NEW THINGS

Daily warm-ups, challenge course activities, biking, hiking and nature workshops.

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Healthy Hearts

WORK WITH OTHERS

Eco-challenge, Top Chef Challenge, sports and cooperative games.

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Healthy Minds

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

Yoga and meditation, paint and sip, dialogue activities appreciation workshops. 

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ALL ABOUT

STEVE'S CAMP

Launched in 2010, Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms is a non-profit dedicated to providing a unique summer camp experience for New York City youth. We give middle school and high school students from persistently underserved communities the chance to spend two weeks on beautiful working farm in Livingston Manor, New York.

 

Our mission is simple:

Empower young people to realize their potential through a unique camp experience, encouraging each camper to develop a healthy body, healthy heart, and healthy mind.

CAMP FACILTIES

Nestled in the Catskills in Livingston Manor, New York, Steve's Camp at Horizon Farms boasts:

  • Modern dorm-style rooms that house 5 campers, a counselor, and a separate bathroom. 

  • Lots of indoor program space, a big teaching kitchen, and 100 acres of hiking and outdoor space. 

  • A working farm where we grow most of our own vegetables and have goats, chickens and rabbits. 

  • A high ropes challenge course where campers have access to exciting teambuilding activities. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS CAMP RIGHT FOR YOU?

While camp is important, it is not for everyone. Please review the requirements carefully and decide if you are a fit. If you are a parent who is nervous about sending your teen to camp, we understand your concerns and we want to work with your family to make sure the camp experience is right for you! Please attend a virtual info session or email info@stevescamp.org.

CAMP IS FREE!

There is no cost for camp. If you are selected, we ask participants to pay a refundable $40 bus deposit. Waivers will be available. 

COVID19 SAFETY MEASURES

If you are selected, we ask that all families and campers review our Safety Policy, follow COVID19 safety protocols and commit testing their teen 72 hours before the session begins. Protocols subject to change based on New York state guidelines.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please select your camp of choice. Then fill out part 1 of the application and someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly about the next steps.