Give kids the gift of summer camp.

We're Concrete Safaris

Since 2008, Concrete Safaris has prepared youth in East Harlem and beyond to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement.

City Surfers

Our outdoor, year-round classrooms foster each child's potential by giving them a place to dream and do within a safe and natural environment, which they help create.

Green Exercise Days

Green Exercise Days are an outdoor field trip opportunity serving K-12. Register your classes for trips this school year.

Outdoor Leadership Academy

An internship program for 14-24-year-olds divided into three cohorts -- gardening, outdoor play, and health promotion. Interns may start working with Concrete Safaris during the school year or summer time.

Youth Transforming The World Starting In Their Own Backyards

We have over



Youth Across 4 programs

Since 2008

We involve



Since 2008

(1,100+ in 2019)

We utilize


Days of Outdoor Play

in 2019

Outdoor Leadership Academy - SYEP 2021

We're accepting two hundred 14-15-year-olds for this summer's program, which will run from July - August, 2021.

Upcoming Events

Jefferson Gardens, Volunteer Session – 10/31/20

Oct 31, 2020 10:00AM—1:00PM

Meet at 300 East 115th Street just east of Second Avenue outside of the Jefferson Houses Management Office. If you arrive after the start time for this event and do not see anyone, meet us in the gardens around the basketball courts just south of this office between First and Second Avenues and 115th and 113th Streets. These gardens cannot be seen from the meeting point.

Garden Volunteer Session, Mad Fun Farm: 11/7/20

Nov 07, 2020 10:00AM—1:00PM

Meet outside 1775 Third Avenue at 98th Street and Third Avenue just east of the flag pole within Washington Houses. If you arrive after the start time for this event, meet us in the gardens just south of the flag pole between 98th and 97th Streets and Third and Second Avenues. These gardens can be seen from the meeting point.

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