Camp Herrlich: The Delgado’s
Camp Herrlich is a longstanding partnership in collaboration with Zone 126 through the generous support of the Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Foundation. Camp Herrlich is a summer program designed to provide youth throughout New York City with an opportunity to make new friends, have fun, and develop a sense of cooperation and independence at a sleepaway setting in Patterson, New York.
The campsite is located on 156 acres of land with lakes, streams, courts and forests filled with hiking trails.
Camp Herrlich is a chance for our scholars in the inner city to experience something a little different from the norm of a typical NY summer. One family that has experienced the joy of camping is the Delgado family of Astoria. Twins Daniel and Gabriela have become repeat campers. They play an integral role each year at the Camp Herrlich Kickoff as they connect with new campers to let them know what to expect when they arrive.
Mom, Maria Lopez expressed her joy with the program explaining, “It’s one of the best things that ever happened to my children. They can hardly wait for the beginning of camp each year.” Her husband shares the same sentiment. When asked how he felt, Daniel said, “It is a fun experience and I love the lake activities more than anything”. Gabriela chimed in by saying, “I love everything about it from the counselors to all the activities: horseback riding, zip lines, archery, the movies, and music classes.” We are looking forward to hearing more of Daniel and Gabriela’s Camp Herrlich stories and having more students become repeat campers.
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