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, equipping them to grow into adults who are spiritually grounded, economically self-sufficient, have healthy relationships and positively contribute to their communities.
Mont Lawn City Camp is a program of The Bowery Mission. Since the 1870s, The Bowery Mission has served generations of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty. Our mission is to see lives transformed – delivering hope and healing through the power of Jesus Christ.
Children and Youth
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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.

Mentoring with MLCC has been such a treat. To be honest, sometimes I wonder who's getting more out of it! My mentee has definitely brought a ray of sunshine to my life. And in turn, I’m someone she can go to that she can trust, someone she can talk to about whatever she needs.

The Bowery Mission-Vanessa mentee
Vanessa, Mentor


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! 
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
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.