This website is maintained by Anchor Program Fund, Inc. We are the non-profit organization affiliated with the Town of Hempstead's ANCHOR Program.

Camp A.N.C.H.O.R.

ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation) is a year-round recreation program dedicated to children and adults with special needs who reside in the Town of Hempstead. Our Fall/Winter/Spring program provides programs after school and on Saturdays in various locations throughout the township.

A comprehensive six-week summer camp located in Lido Beach is also offered to the Town's special needs population.

The A.N.C.H.O.R. Program is run by Coordinator, Joseph Lentini. He is celebrating his 46th anniversary with ANCHOR this year! We also have 2 very dedicated camp directors. Jeff Smith, Senior Camp Director, who has been at ANCHOR since the very first day in 1968 and Sandy Braun, Junior Camp Director who has been with ANCHOR since 1973!

To request a camper application to the ANCHOR Program please fill out the "receive an application form" listed under the "Anchor Forms" tab.
*Please note that at this time the wait list is about 7 years*
*You must be a Town of Hempstead Resident to be eligible to apply*

ANCHOR Office: (516) 431-6946
Email ANCHOR at