Mission & History 2018-05-29T19:04:49+00:00

About Us

Camp Morty offers a quality outdoor traditional camp experience for underprivileged children residing in Westchester County.

Mission

Camp Morty offers a quality outdoor traditional camp experience for underprivileged children residing in Westchester County. Our philosophy is to provide each camper with a unique opportunity for personal development, working with others and building confidence to succeed. Our number one goal is to create an exciting, fun-filled environment where children can feel safe, and where they can learn to educate the mind, body and spirit. We teach skills in a gentle, supportive way, and emphasize values such as concern for others, cooperation, sportsmanship and environmental awareness.

History

Since 2006, Westchester Parks Foundation has operated the Camp Morty sleep-away camp, first at the Trail Lodge in Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill and at its permanent home, Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem. The camp is solely dedicated to taking kids that come from homeless shelters, the foster care system, and/or on public assistance, and giving them a traditional summer camp experience.

Camp Morty is in its tenth year of operation and the staff now includes former campers and CIT’s who know from personal experience the great value of this wonderful program.

Learn more about the Westchester Parks Foundation or Meet our Directors!