Mission: To provide quality summer recreation to deserving children.
Programs: Camp - summer camp is operated during the months of july and august. The camp provides educational and recreational activities for children during its two and three week programs. Recreational activities include arts and crafts and sport programs; e. G. Soccer, mini-golf, baseball, fishing, swimming and boating; as well as hikes on the camp grounds. Since most of the children come from suburban and urban areas, this allows them to spend time in a rural setting to enjoy the fresh air and countryside not normally accessible where they live.
farming - a working farm is operated by the organization as an educational tool for the children. The working farm includes both crops and animals and allows children to observe how a farm is operated first hand, especially for those children who live in suburban and urban areas and are unable to witness a working farm in practice.
scholarships - scholarships are provided to college bound counselors as educational assistance to those that demonstrate extraordinary aptitude and outstanding character.
One of the finest moments of my life during the 1960's. The camp has been tremendously modernized since those times but I will never forget the old barn and the mud under my feet in the "creek"...The Beaver, Jim Khani
The idea was original in 1919, to select a small group of bright, worthy children from the inner city where they lived in crowded tenements with a lack of fresh air and play space and bring them to the country where there were trees and flowers and green grass and clean, fresh air and plenty of room to roam and play. There they would have an opportunity to spend a few weeks of fun and relaxation together away from the pressures of home and city life.
For nearly 100 years Tranquillity has carried on its mission for providing scholarships and affordable tuition for a fresh air summercamp experience to children of all backgrounds. It is a beautiful and amazing place- a one of a kind magical environment in every sense of the word. I was fortunate enough to attend as a child and now my children also go however we happily pay full tuition as well as donate to the camp so that deserving children are able to receive assistance to attend, keeping Tranquillity's mission alive.