Rising Treetops and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Rising Treetop at Oakhurst’s overnight respite, after school respite and summer camp services have been significantly impacted of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of March 20, we suspended our planned overnight respite and after school respite programs, and have since extended the suspension of services to include all summer camp programs originally scheduled to run through September 4 and have now suspended all overnight respite (the exception being our overnight Emergency Respite program) and after school program services through February 28, 2021. We will decide on or about January 15 whether we will resume these services on March 1, 2021. 

At this time, we cannot resume these services because of the current availability and reliability of testing for COVID-19, the lack of a vaccine for our clients and direct care staff, the inability to ensure safe social distancing at our facility with large client populations, and the lack of availability of live-in direct care staff. Please know that the safety and health of our clients, campers and staff is always the highest priority at Rising Treetops.  

The service we have continued and are committed to providing during the COVID-19 pandemic is our emergency respite service. While planned overnight respite, after school respite services and day and sleepaway camp sessions have now been cancelled through February 28, 2021, Rising Treetops has continued throughout the pandemic to provide services to a limited number of vulnerable individuals with developmental disabilities on a long-term emergency basis. COVID-19 has impacted our usual protocols and criteria for accepting and serving clients with development disabilities on an emergency basis. See the Emergency Respite services section of this website, email respite@risingtreetops.org or call 732-531-0215 for more information.

We hope you and your loved ones are as healthy and safe as possible.

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