The sisters are energetic and smart and looked forward to attending camp. They loved learning new things, and meeting and making new friends while reconnecting with their old ones.
A break from the city and into an environment where they can run and play freely is what Janet was seeking for her daughters, but her household income was meager.
She had fond memories of going to camp herself as a child and loving it so much that she was never ready to return home. She wanted that same experience for her children. With the aid of the Fresh Air Fund it was made possible for the girls to have two weeks of day camp.
Niyea and Naziah enjoyed the bus ride every day to the camp site where they were able to see different farm animals and a pond along the way.
Once at camp they interacted with other campers in various activities, such as bike riding, nature/science, swimming, drama, board games, music and so much more. Niyea and Naziah often include their little sister while talking about their day to day activities.
Janet was pleased that her daughters enjoyed attending camp, and for the chance to be out of the city and in the quietness of nature, being a kid and not worrying about their surroundings. The girls would always have a lifetime of memories thanks to Fresh Air Fund.
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