• Cradle Beach was founded in 1888 as The Fresh Air Mission with the sole purpose of serving underprivileged children from the city of Buffalo.
  • In 1946, after many years of serving only underprivileged children, the summer camp program took its first group of children with special needs, financed by the Buffalo Rotary Club.
  • As the needs of the children served by Cradle Beach Camp expanded, the need for a larger, more easily accessible camp was realized. In 1996 the camp was moved to its current location, 8038 Old Lakeshore Rd.
FAQ’s- Summer Camp
  • The move to a larger year-round facility enabled Cradle Beach to expand the programs it offers to children with disabilities and children from low-income families.
  • Our Summer Camp Program is for everyone! We specialize in working with children with disabilities and children from disadvantaged backgrounds, but all children are welcome!
  • The cost to send your child to Summer Camp is based on a sliding fee scale, which means enrollment fees will be based upon income, household size and other factors! We do offer financial assistance.
  • Children ages 8-16 may attend Summer Camp at Cradle Beach.
Fun Facts
  • The Cradle Beach Campus is a year-round facility.
    • During the fall and spring we offer Respite Weekends for individuals with disabilities whose family member is their primary care-taker.
    • During the winter months we open our facilities to rental groups such as Canisius High School and College as well as other school, church and community groups.
  • Looking for a way to get involved? We have a variety of opportunities!
    • Participate in one of Cradle Beach’s yearly events.
    • Host your own event to benefit Cradle Beach- dress down day, chicken BBQ, basket raffle, etc.
    • Volunteer! We are always looking for individuals to volunteer at events as well as at our campus in Angola.
  • Are you a past or current staff member that is looking to be more involved? Join our Cradle Beach Staff Alumni Association!

Cowboys’ Spring Ball

Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Location: Cradle Beach Camp

The Cowboys’ Spring Ball is back again this year! This western extravaganza hosted by Dave Galuszka and sponsored by Stagecoach West provides an evening full of live music, dancing, raffles, contests and more! All proceeds benefit Cradle Beach!

For more information contact Felicia Grassia at fgrassia@CradleBeach.org.

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