Respite Camp

Respite Camp

Overnight fun in the Poconos

It’s like a weekend of summer camp!
We are pleased to once again offer respite services for families. We have modeled the program after our successful overnight summer camp allowing us to provide two days and nights of respite for families. This is also a great opportunity to experience camp on a smaller scale before committing to a full week away from home.

Join us for overnight fun on the beautiful campus of the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) where we hold Growing Green, one of our summer camps. Activities include fall and nature inspired arts & crafts, birdwatching, nature hikes, animal studies, foliage exploration and more. We promise an experience that engages, entertains and educates in a safe, nurturing environment staffed by Easterseals trained staff. You can rest easy knowing you are in the care of compassionate, qualified individuals. For ages 10 to adult. Staffing ratio 1:3. TSS and other staff welcome.

View our Frequently Asked Questions about Respite Camp.

Fall 2022: Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16
Spring 2023: dates to be announced
Friday drop off: 3:00-5:30pm
Sunday pick up: 1:00-3:00pm

Waiver Eligible Funding through the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).

Register early - limited spots (12) available.
Register online using CampDocs, our easy, secure online system. You need to use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge (not Explorer) as your internet browser to access the system. Staff are available to assist you with the online process. See contact information below. All required forms and documents must be completed in full prior to the weekend.

538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA (view on Google Maps)
View a map showing the drop-off location

View site photos here
PEEC is situated in the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and features:

  • Modern, accessible lodges for sleeping
  • Beautiful, full-service dining hall
  • Extensive hiking trails
  • Ponds and streams
  • Organic gardens
  • EcoZone
  • Sports facilities

Sample of daily schedule

Respite sample schedule

Special COVID precautions will be in place and are outlined here. Staff are vaccinated. We strongly encourage all participants to be vaccinated.

For more information, contact:
Emily Gonda
610.289.0114 x209

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