The Cradle Beach Respite program offers just that - a reprieve from the daily tasks associated with caring for a loved one who needs special attention. Each year Cradle Beach offers 4 weekend respites in the spring and 4 more throughout the fall season.
Our camper 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 has worked as Cradle Beach summer camp counselors and are experienced, skilled, and trained in working with individuals with disabilities. Their warmth and spirit assure a safe, fun weekend for all.
Respite attendees arrive at Camp on Friday by 7:00 p.m. and depart on Sunday and are driven to and from camp by their families.
The weekend agenda is based upon our camp program, offering arts and crafts, culinary arts, music, dance and a general good time for all. The program is a relaxed combination of indoor and outdoor activities including music, arts and crafts, and a campfire on the beach. All meals are provided in our dining room.
All applicants must be 8 years old or older and have a developmental disability. They must live at home with family and NOT in a group home or other situation. To qualify for the Cradle Beach Respite Weekend program, applicants must live in one of the seven counties of Western New York; Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, or Orleans County.
The program is supervised by our Director of Campus Based Programs and all of our staff is fully trained, background checked and fingerprinted.
Cradle Beach - 8038 Old Lakeshore Road - Angola - NY - 14006
Ph: 716-549-6307 Fax: 716-549-6825