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NYC Kids Arrive in Ridgefield on July 5 for Fresh Air Fun!

New York City children arrive in Ridgefield to spend one or two weeks with volunteer host families in New Canaan, Redding, and Ridgefield

The Southwest Coast, CT Committee will be welcoming  New York City children as they arrive in Ridgefield on 7/5/2019. Volunteer host families share their summers for one week or more with Fresh Air children, ages seven to 18. A Fresh Air summer means running barefoot in the backyard, riding bikes down country roads, learning to swim, catching fireflies, building sandcastles on the beach, making new friends, and having a lot of fun.  Some children are leaving home for the first time, while others are returning to visit the same host families for consecutive summers.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.  Each summer, thousands of children visit volunteer host families along the East Coast and Southern Canada. For more information, visit www.FreshAir.org.

Click here to view directions on Google map here

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