Overnight Respite (for youth and adults)

As of September 29, 2021, Rising Treetops resumed its overnight respite program with some modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the recent surge with the COVID-19 Delta variant, the emergence of breakthrough cases and the need for booster shots for many of our clients and staff, as well as having significant challenges hiring vaccinated direct care workers willing to quarantine and live at our facility, we will be holding only 12-night and 7-night overnight respite sessions from September 2021 through early June 2022.  All ages and disabilities will be considered for placement. Please see the Registration – Calendar section of this website for details.


Respite sessions have limited slots and will be filled on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those not able to attend our modified 2021 summer program sessions. Please contact Donna by email at respite@risingtreetops.org or by phone at 732-531-0215 for more information.


Please know all staff at Rising Treetops are fully COVID-vaccinated and as of January 31, 2022 all staff eligible for a COVID-vaccine booster shot has received them. Since June 2021 we have required all clients at Rising Treetops to also be fully COVID-vaccinated. In addition, as of February 12, 2022, all clients must also have received a COVID-vaccination booster shot, if booster shot-eligible, before arriving for a respite session. 


What follows is our usual overnight respite description (through March 2020 and again after we resume regular overnight respite services in the future):


Ages 8 and up (separate sessions for children and adults)


Care and supervision is provided 24/7 from a caring and trained staff that live on site. Clients will have access to a full program of therapeutic recreational activities, including occasional offsite trips.


Family caregivers who are caring for someone with special needs in their own home need periodic breaks. They can get one while the individual with special needs enjoys a weekend or up to a one week stay at Rising Treetops at Oakhurst. Respites are scheduled throughout the year and vary in length.  See our Calendar for details.


The full fee per session can be adjusted according to family size and income through a limited scholarship program.  For individuals who still live with a family caregiver and qualify for state-supported respite services, a portion of fees may be covered.  Please contact our New Jersey office at 732-531-0215 for more information on fees and scholarships.


Some clients get to and from Rising Treetops through their families, and others receive central site transportation from Rising Treetops at Oakhurst from New York City in lift-equipped vehicles.


See our Registration section for application and session registration information.