Coney Island

The Children's Aid Society's Camps Combine Educational and Cultural Experiences with, "Good old summertime fun"

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In 1873 in New York City The Children's Aid Society leased and then equipped a large house on Staten Island, establishing the first "Fresh Air" type of vacations for city children and mothers. The rural surroundings offered an escape from hot city streets and stifling tenements that the children faced every day.

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