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Camp Wanaqua Fund

Thank you for your interest in supporting NYISE.
We believe every contribution matters and every contributor matters.
Support of our Camp Wanaqua Fund directly impacts our ability to provide Camp Wanaqua, the only free summer day camp for blind or visually impaired children in the New York metropolitan area. 

A place where every adventure builds independence, Camp Wanaqua provides a nurturing and supportive environment that strengthens campers self-esteem, resilience, and independence. 
This summer camp will take place from July 9 - August 16, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and provide campers with a variety of activities designed to encourage new skill development and increase self-confidence. In recent years camp activities have included canoeing, pony rides, indoor rock climbing, and trips to the beach that are especially fun on the hottest days of summer.
For many this is the first time campers have been in an environment with other blind and visually impaired children and the friendships that form will often last long after campers go home.
Made possible through the generosity of our community of supporters, friends, and advocates, click here to make a secure online donation to Camp Wanaqua today and help us make this summer one of the best yet for our campers. 
Thank you to everyone who has already given!
Stay tuned for details on this summer's activities.
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Cash Gifts 
Gifts made with cash, check or credit card immediately benefit NYISE and are often the easiest method of giving. 
For gifts by check, please print and complete our donation form and mail it in with your check to the address below:
New York Institute for Special Education
ATTN: Development Department
999 Pelham Parkway
Bronx, NY 10469
Contributions to NYISE are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
NYISE's EIN number is 13-1740010. 


Privacy Policy: We keep your personal information private and secure. When you make a payment through Donor Perfect, you provide your name, contact information, payment information, and additional information related to your transaction. We use this information to process your payment and to ensure your payment is correctly credited to your account. Click here to view NYISE's unabridged privacy policy.


100% Support: All online donations are securely processed by Donor Perfect, with a 3% transaction fee to cover credit card fees, bank fees, and other processing costs. Please consider chipping in an additional 3% so 100% of your donation amount goes to NYISE. 


Questions: Call (718) 519-7000 x667 or email

Thank you to our Camp Wanaqua 2017 Sponsors and Supporters:


Rossiter Financial Group, Inc.


JS Concrete & Masonry, LLC


Hinman Straub P.C.

Charitable Fund


The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region


Gundermann & Gundermann, Inc./

Cook Maran & Associates


NYISE Board of Directors