The Fresh Air Fund's Sharpe Reservation has 2,300 acres of beautiful land with lakes, ponds, streams and hiking trails through the woods. Located in the Hudson Highlands near Fishkill, NY, Sharpe Reservation is the site of The Fresh Air Fund's five summer camps, where 3,000 children get a break from city life each summer.
During the rest of the year, Camp Mariah, Hidden Valley and Camp Tommy serve as residential facilities, where each year over 10,000 children from community and school groups as well as Girl Scout troops visit to learn about the environment. Groups also make use of the Sharpe Environmental Center, the Gustafson Planetarium, our high and low ropes courses, and the numerous nature trails across the Reservation. The Sharpe environmental programs enhance school curricula through a hands-on learning experience that can only be achieved in an outdoor setting.
A variety of programming is available to interested school groups including Teams Course, Planetarium, Ecology Classes and Outdoor Living Skills.