Founded in 1922, Ramapo for Children is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization serving children with special needs. The Ramapo For Children mission is to inspire children with emotional, social and developmental challenges to experience success, develop healthy relationships and learn necessary life skills. Ramapo For Children achieves this through residential camp programs, adventure-based retreats and innovative training for adults who empower children to reach their full potential.
Based on our 250-acre campus in Rhinebeck, New York, Camp Ramapo is a residential summer camp that serves children ages 6 to 16 who are affected by social, emotional, or learning challenges, including children affected by autism spectrum disorders.
Camp Ramapo provides a traditional summer camp experience for children who have difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults and who would struggle in a less supportive setting. The program is carefully structured to help children with special needs learn to live within a group, form healthy friendships, make good choices, develop self-confidence, and experience success.