The Southampton Fresh Air Home (SFAH) is a not-for-profit residential center offering summer camp sessions and year-round programs for children and young adults with physical disabilities. Our mission is to provide an enriching, recreational and educational experience. We are committed to helping our children 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.
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 activities adapted uniquely for them. They might never have such opportunities were it not for this very special place.
There are many ways to support the SFAH. Our two major fundraising events help to raise over 50% of our annual operating revenue. You can choose to sponsor a child at camp, support a specific program, or you can make your donation in honor of or in memory of a special person.
Donations and tickets purchased to attend events are non-refundable.