Why Overnight Respite at Camp Oakhurst?
Family care givers who are caring for a relative with disabilities in their own home need periodic breaks. They can get one, while their disabled relative enjoys a weekend or a week’s stay at Camp Oakhurst. Respite breaks are scheduled throughout the year. See the calendar section of this website for details.
What Will Happen at Camp?
Respite clients stay in barrier-free heated cabins with age appropriate groups. Round the clock care and supervision from a caring staff that live on site is provided. Clients will have access to a full program of adapted recreational activities, including trips off Camp grounds.
Does My Family Qualify for Respite?
If you live in New York City or New Jersey and have a physical or developmental disability, you may qualify for State-supported respite at Camp Oakhurst. Registration starts with an application and includes a personal interview with a Camp professional.
How Long Are Respite Periods and How Can I Get There?
There are separate sessions for children and adults. Registered families receive a yearly calendar of scheduled respite periods. See the Calendar section of this website for more details. Respite sessions vary in length from 3, 4, 5 and 7 days. Some families get to and from Camp Oakhurst on their own, others receive door to door or central site transportation from NYC in lift equipped vehicles.
What Does It Cost?
There is no fee for families who qualify for State supported respite. Others pay a fee that is scaled according to income and family size. Please call the NJ office at 732-531-0215 for more information on fees.
When Should I Apply?
Applications are received throughout the year. Confirmation for a particular respite period depends on space, transportation needs. Call the NJ office at 732-531-0215 or the NY office at 212-533-4020 for applications or download one in the Apply for Services section of this website.