2020 Respite Dates
February 21 – 23
March 27 – 29
April 17 – 19
May 1 – 3
May 29 – 31
September 25 – 27
October 9 – 11
October 23 – 25
November 6 – 8
November 13 – 15
December 4 – 6
December 11 – 13

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.

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.

Meat Raffle to Benefit Cradle Beach

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Time: 6PM

Location: Cradle Beach

Tickets are $7 which includes pop, water & pizza. BYOB – Beer & Wine – 21 years of age & older only. Tables of 8 – $50. Our Meat Raffle will also feature a 50/50 and theme basket auction! Get your coolers, snacks & dollar bills ready! Tell your family and friends to “meat” you there!

To purchase tickets or reserve a table of 8, contact Felicia Grassia at 716-549-6307, ext 218 or click the button below.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets or Reserve a Table

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Cradle Beach Provides Services All Year-Round
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