Funding Made Possible by US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, a Longtime Supporter of Ohel, Will Support the Maintenance of the Camp Kaylie Campgrounds

Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services announced the approval of a $495,000 grant to support the organization’s Camp Kaylie, located in Wurtsboro, New York. The funding was secured by US Senator Majority Leader Charles Schumer in the 2022 federal budget.

Founded in 2013, Camp Kaylie offers all campers, including those with disabilities, an exciting and memorable summer camp experience. The inclusive program encourages all campers to flourish and engage in a wide variety of meaningful programming within a community defined by kindness, sportsmanship, personal responsibility, and mutual respect.

“Camp Kaylie is a remarkable, fully-integrated experience that promotes individualization and acceptance of all campers,” said David Mandel, CEO of Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services. “We express the utmost gratitude to Senator Schumer as this funding will fuel maintenance updates throughout the campgrounds and provide campers better onsite experiences.”

Senator Schumer noted, “Ohel’s Camp Kaylie is exactly the kind of project that this process was designed to support. The positive impact of Camp Kaylie is priceless, and I’m pleased to support Ohel in their important work providing social and emotional services to campers and their families in New York.”

The funding will impact two significant areas of Camp Kaylie: the installation of new generators and an upgraded infirmary. New generators will ensure that the camp sustains 24/7 power while preventing interruptions among vital equipment. As Camp Kaylie has grown, the demands on the infirmary have also grown. These funds will allow the renovation of the infirmary, enhancing the camp’s ability to provide optimal care to all campers, including those who require medications.

Senator Schumer added, “All of the upcoming improvements are designed to support the physical and emotional health of Camp Kaylie campers. I look forward to Camp Kaylie having another wonderful summer.”

Learn more about Ohel’s Camp Kaylie by visiting For more than 50 years, Ohel has provided transformative social services and mental health services. Beginning as a small foster care agency for Jewish children, today Ohel cares for thousands of individuals through a broad range of programs, including mental health services, housing and programs for people with disabilities, older adult services, outpatient counseling for everyday people with everyday problems, and trauma resources for communities in New York and across the country. Camp Kaylie is a flagship summer camping program. To help us continue our essential services, donate at