Please join us on September 7th to hear from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she discusses in person her faith and the recent election with Rev. Dr. Bill Shillady. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Camp Olmsted.
General Admission tickets are $75 and include a copy of Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 * 7:30 p.m. (Doors 5:30 p.m.) * Riverside Church, New York City
“Camps are part of the fabric of our national life. They are often safe havens in the storms that blow across everyone's life and seem particularly difficult for children and teenagers, places where people can get back to basics and remember, or learn for the first time, what's really important. Our families today come in all sizes and shapes, but they all want the same thing: a good job, safety and security, the chance to build a better life for themselves and their kids. Camps are one of the essential building blocks for so many people.” -Hillary Clinton, during a speech to the American Camp Association, March 19, 2015
Camp Olmsted is located in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, and has been serving children from New York City’s neighborhoods for more than 110 years. Our program serves boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14 and often provides their first outdoor camping experience. During our program campers enjoy swimming, hiking, sports, art, reading, and ropes challenge course activities. They also get to express themselves through performances and creative writing. These activities are designed to build their self-esteem and enhance their social skills. Our campers leave their time at Olmsted with new friends, new skills, and more confidence. Yes, twelve days can have an impact that lasts a lifetime!
Proceeds from this event benefit Camp Olmsted - the fee to attend camp is $435 per camper, but the actual costs are more than $1,100 per child. Even with this highly subsidized fee, it is still far above the means of many of the families Camp Olmsted serves.