Summer Camp (for youth and adults)

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 subsequently cancelled all respite and summer camp services through February 28, 2021.


We will continue to update this website and send out email communications about our 2021 Summer Camp sessions as we get closer to January 2021.


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 usual summer camp description (through summer 2019 and again after we resume summer camp services in the future):


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 1, 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.


See our Registration section for application and session registration information.