This website is maintained by Anchor Program Fund, Inc. We are the non-profit organization affiliated with the Town of Hempstead's ANCHOR Program.
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 Acting Coordinator, Mary Ann Hanson. 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 call the ANCHOR Office at (516) 431-6946.
*Please note there is a wait list at this time*
*You must be a Town of Hempstead Resident to be eligible to apply*