2021 Respite Dates
February 5 – 7
February 19 – 21
March 12 – 14
March 26 – 28
April 9 – 11
April 23 – 25
May 14 – 16
September 24 – 26
October 8 – 10
October 22 – 24
November 5 – 7
November 12 – 14
December 3 – 5
December 10 – 12

 

All 2020 Respite Dates are full

2021 Respite Applications will be available November 2020


Through our Respite Program, Cradle Beach provides a reprieve to parents, caretakers, and guardians from the daily tasks associated with caring for a loved one who needs special attention. Each year Cradle Beach offers respites in the spring and fall season.

Our individual-to-counselor ratio of less than two-to-one enables our staff to serve a variety of people with special needs. All Respite Program staff are fully trained, background checked, and fingerprinted, as well as experienced, skilled, and trained in working with individuals with disabilities. Their warmth and spirit assure a safe, fun weekend for all. The Respite Program improves socialization skills to increase confidence and independence in the individuals we serve.

Respite attendees arrive at Camp on Friday by 7:00 p.m. and depart on Sunday between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. and are driven to and from camp by their families.

Individuals who attend Respite enjoy a weekend filled with:

  • arts & crafts
  • culinary arts
  • music & dance
  • movie nights
  • campfires
  • therapy dog visits

The program is a relaxed combination of indoor and outdoor activities providing a general good time for all.

To qualify for Cradle Beach Respite, applicants must:

  • Be 8 years old or older
  • Live at home with family – not in a group home or other situation.
  • Live in one of the seven counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, or Orleans County.)
  • Be enrolled into the NYS Home & Community Based Waiver System and have a documented developmental disability.

Cowboys’ Spring Ball

Date: Cancelled

We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the planning process and regret not being able to see it come to life this year. We appreciate all of the hard work and time you’ve put into The Cowboys’ Spring Ball. Our hope is that ticket holders and sponsors will consider donating their purchased ticket or sponsorship back to Cradle Beach. Your donation will make a huge difference in our efforts of serving children throughout WNY. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s event.

For more information please contact Dave Galuszka, Event Director at 716-903-6992

Thank You.

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Cradle Beach Provides Services All Year-Round
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