Latest from Project Morry
Camp is Here!
The 24th summer of Morry’s Camp started on June 28th with 65 new fourth and fifth graders experiencing their first summer of sleepaway camp and Project Morry. Over the summer 350 campers will attend Morry’s Camp, Project Morry’s residential summer learning program in rural Glen Spey, NY.
Summer camp is a critical component of bridging the opportunity gap. More than half the academic gap for low-income youth can be attributed to unequal access to organized learning opportunities during the summer and after school. Project Morry provides a variety of programs in educational enrichment, leadership development, and problem solving skills- outcomes which are proven to contribute to long term academic and career success.
A recent American Camping Association study of more than 5,000 families and 92 camps found that camps “build skills necessary to prepare campers to assume roles as successful adults…camp provides growth experiences for youth that can benefit them through adulthood.”
Morry’s Camp also gives our kids a chance to just be kids. They learn to swim, make new friends, spend time outside, and unplug. All of these support the transformative impact of summer camp on children’s social, emotional, and physical well-being.
Project Morry was founded to bring the life changing benefits of summer camp to youth in under-resourced communities year round. Project Morry provides a 4 week sleepaway camp, through Morry’s Camp, giving campers a supportive space to connect with their peers and undertake personal and academic development through challenges and safe risk-taking.