Cradle Beach unites individuals and families, with a focus on empowering children with special needs and the underserved to become their best selves. We create opportunities for life-changing experiences in a safe and inclusive environment.
Where Children’s Spirits Soar
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Project S.O.A.R.

On a daily basis we bring mentoring, tutoring and academic support program to 230 children in four Buffalo Public Schools. Learn More

Summer Camp

We provide a healthy environment and organized activities in an atmosphere of love and acceptance. 2020 Summer Camp Dates & Camp Applications are now available. Learn More

Living Classrooms

Living Classrooms serves children ages 5-18 to provide informal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) focused programming. Learn More

Respite Weekends

Our staff provides a fun filled weekend getaway for individuals with special needs. Respite weekends are offered in the Fall and Spring. 2020 Respite Dates & Applications are now available. Learn More

Our Vision

A community where everyone’s abilities are limited only by their dreams.

Our Core Values

We uphold these core values in our own work; they represent what we believe in, what we stand for, and how we approach everything we do.

In 1888, Cradle Beach created an environment where “every child, even the most small and deprived, has importance and dignity.” We continue to expand this ideal of inclusion, which remains our brand.
We promise honesty, fairness, and the utmost ethical behavior to our coworkers, to our community, and to those we serve.
We respond to the ever-changing needs of our community through organizational learning and continuous improvement.
We are united by compassion and cooperation.
Families trust us. Everyone is secure and safe.
Cradle Beach brings people together. We know and value each other’s gifts and differences.

Family Camping Weekend Giveaway

For every $25 donation, you will be entered to win a family-friendly camping weekend at Cradle Beach!

Dates: Friday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 4th

Winner will be drawn Friday, September 25th at noon. We will be posting the winner on social media as well as contacting them directly.

Package Includes
  • Weekend stay for up to 10 people in our GEICO Woodland Lodge.
  • Fall themed activities (pumpkin carving, crafts, etc.)
  • Movie Night complete with snacks & refreshments.
  • Bon-fire with S’mores bar.
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Pasquales.
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Chiavetta’s.
  • All other Cradle Beach Amenities (playground, nature trails, beach access, etc.)
Giveaway Details & Guidelines
  • Winners must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Winners must sign License Agreement & COVID-19 Waiver.
  • Check-in is from 3-6pm. Check out is at 11am.
  • Guests will need to provide bedding (twin sized).
  • Guests will be responsible for providing additional food, beverages, and necessities.
  • Alcohol & drugs are prohibited on the Cradle Beach campus.
  • Boating, swimming, and other activities in Lake Erie are prohibited.
  • GEICO Woodland Lodge features full living room with TV & WiFi, kitchen complete with dishes/supplies, full bathroom complete with necessities, sitting room with fireplace, and dormitory-style sleeping arrangements.

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Cradle Beach is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Cradle Beach Provides Services All Year-Round
Questions? Contact Us