This website is maintained by Anchor Program Fund, Inc. which is the non-profit organization that receives voluntary contributions to maintain and further support the programs offered under the Town of Hempstead's Camp A.N.C.H.O.R. Program.
ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation) is a year-round recreation program operated by the Town of Hempstead, acting through its Department of Parks & Recreation.
The program is dedicated to children and adults with special needs who reside in the Town of Hempstead. The Town of Hempstead's Camp Anchor Program provides programs after school and on Saturdays in various locations throughout the township during the Fall, Winter and Spring. 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. There are also 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 Town of Hempstead 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*