About the SFAH

Our Mission:

The Southampton Fresh Air Home is a not-for-profit residential camp offering summer sessions and year-round programs and opportunities for youth with physical disabilities. Our mission is to provide an enriching, recreational camping experience. We are committed to helping our campers develop physically, emotionally, and educationally, with the goal of fostering self-esteem, maturity and independence through a broadly balanced program, while providing their families with a well-deserved respite.  

The Southampton Fresh Air Home is dedicated to improving and expanding its programs and facilities as new opportunities, technology and financial support become available.


Our History:

In 1901, a small group of women, wishing to share the benefits of sun and ocean air with city-bound, physically challenged children, established a very special summer home in Southampton, New York.  A small building was rented to accommodate 10 children.  The following year a more suitable residence was rented, and plans begun to identify a permanent facility.  Over 100 years later the dream of the founders has continued and the number of campers, as well as services and activities, has grown.  Children whose challenges are primarily physical in nature come to the Southampton Fresh Air Home for summer activities adapted uniquely for them.  They might never have such opportunities were it not for this very special place.

Support the SFAH:

There are many ways to support the SFAH.  Our two major fundraising events noted below help to raise over 70% of our annual operating revenue.  You can choose to sponsor a child at camp for either our one-week or three-week sessions.  Or you can make your donation in honor of or in memory of a special person.

  • Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Benefit Gala -- Saturday, June 5, 2021.  For tickets and info, visit https://one.bidpal.net/sfahddd2021/ticketing(details:ticketing-summary)
  • An American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci -- Friday, July 2
  • Sponsor A Child at Camp for One Week
  • Donate to the SFAH
  • Make your gift in honor of or in memory of a special person


Donations and tickets purchased to attend events are non-refundable.