Since its inception in 1965, The Anne Shore Camp program has been sending eligible 1199ers’ children who are between the ages of nine and fifteen on free, two-to-four week stays at summer camps throughout the East Coast. The program is open to eligible members covered under the National Benefit Fund and the Greater New York Child Care Fund.
The Anne Shore Program is administered by the 1199SEIU Child Care Corporation and serves nearly 800 kids annually. An array of camps emphasizes science, fine arts, adventure, and athletics—as well as traditional summer camp. There are also programs for teenaged, disabled or special needs campers. This summer, 1199 Magazine visited Camp Louemma, which is located on 152 acres adjacent to the Appalachian Trail in Sussex, NJ.
Louemma, which has been in operation for 70 years, is a first-year sleepaway camp provider for Anne Shore and this summer, served about 800 kids over the course of two sessions. The 1199SEIU Child Care Corporation offers extensive resources for parents to learn about summer camp, including an annual Camp Fair and an “Ask A Mom” link where parents can email questions to fellow parents and Child Care Corp. staff. For more information, email AnneShoreCampProgram@1199funds.org or call 212-564-2220 ext. 3460.