Mont Lawn City Camp (MLCC) is a faith-based mentoring and enrichment program for children in the South Bronx and East Harlem. City Camp helps children build resilience and thrive, with the goal that they grow into adults who are spiritually grounded, economically self-sufficient, have healthy relationships and positively contribute to their communities.
The Bowery Mission ministers in New York City to men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and sees their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus Christ.
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
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Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
Our volunteers support youth in their personal, social, and academic development by providing mentoring and tutoring for students.
Making Grants To Fund Programs
Our funding helps to support the MLCC's expansion of their mentoring programs, enrichment activities and field trips, retreats and leadership development opportunities for youth.
Training And Consulting
Our capacity building support has helped MLCC consider its outcomes metrics to monitor impact and effectiveness of their at-risk youth programs.

I am grateful I took the risk to volunteer.  God has changed me through this gift of service. I have realized that all we need to serve is to trust God and to love others.

Leslie, Volunteer


Aug 08.03.2020
Hope for New York volunteers are used to getting proximate in person with our affiliates, and the communities they serve. But when everything changed during COVID-19, our volunteers found new ways to serve! 
May 05.31.2017
Max is a high schooler in the South Bronx. He grew up feeling overwhelmed by the negativity in his neighborhood. But last summer, Max went to Mont Lawn Camp in Pennsylvania, and God worked through his counselors to help him see his relationship with Jesus in a new way—and that
Jun 06.26.2016
The last day of school for NYC public school students is on June 28, and every child’s dream of summer break is about to come true. With school no longer in session, the needs of children and youth in NYC begin to look a little different.