March 27 – 29
April 17 – 19
May 1 – 3
September 25 – 27
October 9 – 11
October 23 – 25
November 13 – 15
December 4 – 6
December 11 – 13
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 weekend 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. Respite weekends improve 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.
- arts & crafts
- culinary arts
- music & dance
- movie nights
- therapy dog visits
The program is a relaxed combination of indoor and outdoor activities providing a general good time for all.
- 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.