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Camp Wanaqua Fund

Thank you for your interest in supporting NYISE. 
We believe every contribution matters and every contributor matters.
Camp Wanaqua is the only free summer day camp for blind or visually impaired children ages 5-15 in the New York metropolitan area. A place where kids can unwind, unplug, and engage with their peers, camp takes place on our Bronx campus for six weeks in July and August. Providing a nurturing and supportive environment that strengthens campers self-esteem, resilience, and independence, each day campers take part in a variety of activities ranging from pirate games and horseback riding to participating in a theater workshop or going on a Classic Harbor Line Cruise around the Statue of Liberty.
This year, Camp Wanaqua will take place from July 8 to August 15, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Led by a committed team experienced in working with blind and visually impaired children, click here to access this year's camp application.
Thank you for supporting Camp Wanaqua!
Contributions to NYISE are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 
For gifts by check, please print and complete our donation form. 
To make a secure online donation follow this link.
NYISE's EIN is 13-1740010.
Each gift to Camp Wanaqua makes it possible for a camper to attend six-weeks of summer camp for free!
In addition to removing the financial barriers that can prevent families from sending a child to camp, all donations help us cover costs traditionally covered by camp tuition and registration fees, including:
Thank you for helping send a child to Camp Wanaqua this summer!


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