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Daily Swimming Lessons and Goggles for Rhielly who loves the water

Posted Apr 10, 2019
For 4 weeks in August 2019, 150 to 200 children from the NYC foster care system will be given the chance to leave behind their difficult circumstances to explore the natural world, gain independence and make exciting memories at Camp Felix in Putnam Valley, New York, about an hour north of New York City. For our children, whose home lives are so unstable, Camp Felix is more than a place to run and play. It is a second family to the youth we serve, whose lives are often in disarray. At Camp Felix, all campers receive daily swim instruction (usually our campers’ favorite activity). The majority of our campers come to us as non-swimmers. As the campers improve their swim skills they move up from “starfish” (non-swimmers) to “dolphins” and eventually “sharks,” which allows them to swim in the deepest portion of the pool. Our campers not only build swim skills, they also build self-confidence through this process and are happy to share their accomplishments with their friends, families and camp visitors. Please help us provide this inspiring opportunity for Rhielly!

Rhielly is 9 years old and lives in Bronx, NY

Rhielly can't wait to attend Camp Felix for the first time this summer. She is most excited about swimming in the pool every day. She's only been to the pool a few times in her life so far and she doesn't know how to swim, but she will be receiving lessons at Camp Felix surrounded by new friends and the amazing pool staff.

The Wish Story

Felix Organization requests this wish for Rhielly.

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Gisette grants the wish for Rhielly! Thanks Gisette.

"Have a great time at camp!"

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the Felix Organization for Rhielly.

Felix Organization receives the wish!

Rhielly receives the gift from Felix Organization!

"Thank you for providing daily swimming lessons and goggles for Rhielly at Camp Felix this summer. These life-changing experiences are made possible through the generosity of friends like you."

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