Rising Treetop at Oakhurst’s overnight respite, after school respite and summer camp services have been impacted by COVID-19.
There are three important things to consider when applying for 2023 Summer Camp Sessions:
1) All campers must be fully COVID-vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving for a session. In addition, all campers must also have received a COVID-vaccination booster shot, if booster shot-eligible, before arriving at the camp.
2) Limited scholarships are available for all sessions. You must request a Scholarship Request Form and submit it with supporting documents no later than April 30.
3) New for Summer 2023: After applying and a placement is confirmed in a camp session, all private pay camper families must pay a $200 deposit for each camp session confirmed in order to hold their spot in the session. In addition, all camp fees must be paid in advance or a payment plan arranged prior to a camp session arrival day. The only exception is for balances due that have confirmed state family support funding or private third-party funding.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main camp office at 732-531-0215. We look forward to receiving your application materials soon so we can reserve a space in the session(s) that best meets your needs. See the Registration section of our website for our downloadable application and other camp registration documents.
Please know that the safety and health of our clients, campers and staff is always the highest priority at Rising Treetops. We will continue to work closely with our local public health department and our partners at New York’s Office of People with Developmental Disabilities and New Jersey’s Department of Human Services to maintain safe and effective protocols to resume our vital services at Rising Treetops.
What follows is our pre-pandemic summer camp description (not in effect in summers 2020, 2021 and 2022):
Summer camp at Rising Treetops at Oakhurst is for children and adults ages 8 and up (we have separate sessions for children, young adults and adults).
Children and adults attending summer camp sessions must have a basic level of expressive communication and be able to reside in communal living environments with others.
Campers stay in barrier-free cabins with age appropriate groups. 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.
Cabins can fill quickly. After January 15, call either of our of our offices and we’ll email or mail you an application or go to the Registration section of this website to download an application for services. Summer camp sessions vary in length, ages and population. See our Calendar for details.
The full fee per session may 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 by state funding. 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.