About Cradle Beach


What We Do

Cradle Beach serves the needs of children with disabilities and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them reach their full potential. We provide a healthy environment and organized activities to promote socialization, self-worth, and decision making, in an atmosphere of love and acceptance through all four of our programs. 



Summer Camp

Residential Summer Enrichment Program
The Residential Summer Camp Program has long been staple of the programming offered at Cradle Beach. Offered every summer, nearly 800 children with disabilities and those who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds participate in our Residential Summer Enrichment Program at our campus located in Angola, NY. Campers ages 8-16 enjoy 7-10 days of experiential learning in an inclusive setting. Click here to learn more. 



The Cradle Beach Respite Program provides a weekend getaway for individuals with a developmental disability. Individuals spend the weekend at Cradle Beach and enjoy programming that  is a relaxed combination of indoor and outdoor activities. Staff members  are experienced summer staff and are trained to work with people with special needs. For more information please click here.


Project S.O.A.R.

Project S.O.A.R. (Success, Opportunity, Achievement, Responsibility) provides tutoring, mentoring and academic support  throughout the school year by tutoring and mentoring 230 students in five Buffalo Public Schools. Additional programming is provided to these students through weekend retreats, attendance at our Summer Camp Program and programming for the additional six weeks of summer. For more information click here


Living Classrooms

Through the Living Classrooms Program, Cradle Beach continues to serve Western New York children by providing informal STEM-focused programming that engages individuals to build upon existing STEM knowledge, develop creativity, and gain critical thinking skills. We work with community schools and organizations to create a fun and authentic learning environment, whether the programming is at our Campus in Angola or around Western New York.  For more information click here


Cradle Beach is a 501 C 3 Non-Profit Organization.  Please click the link below to visit Guidestar to review our most recent IRS Form 990 and Annual Report. Our 2015 IRS Form 990 is available here.