Camp Ramapo Ramapo for Children

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Contact Information

Ramapo for Children
Contact: Matthew McKnight, Camp Director
Email Address:
Phone: 845-876-8403
Fax: 845-876-8414

Route 52 Salisbury Turnpike Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Area Served: Out of State

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Camp Ramapo is a residential summer camp serving children ages 6-­16 with a range of emotional/behavioral challenges, including children on the Autistic spectrum. This summer camp is ideal for youth who benefit from increased structure & supervision. The program is focused on the development of positive social & self­ help skills, forming productive relationships, & having fun in a safe & well cared for environment.

 Camp Ramapo is an inclusive environment purposefully designed for children having difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults. The daily program and activities are carefully structured to meet the needs of children who can benefit from a higher ­than ­average level of supervision, an engaging environment, and a character-building curriculum, all of which Ramapo provides.

 Ramapo also serves high ­functioning children with autism spectrum disorders who can successfully navigate the camp environment. This includes children with Asperger, Tourette, and Angelman Syndrome.

 Ramapo for Children provides many challenging activities designed to promote confidence and build trust:

• Athletics including high and low ropes courses; hiking, orienteering and backpacking trips; swimming; canoeing and kayaking
• Arts and crafts, such as woodcraft and ceramics
• Additional activities including a reading, technology and art center, miniature golf, a discovery center (science and nature) and chess

Population: Youth with autism & similar pervasive developmental delays, Learning Disabilities, emotional & behavioral challenges, & attention deficit disorder.

Fees: Varies

Service Types

  • Camps-Residential
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Tourette Syndrome

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: ACA
  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: Dutchess County Department of Health