Respite Camp

Overnight fun in the Poconos

It’s like a weekend of summer camp!
Our respite program is modeled 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, music, birdwatching, nature hikes, animal tracking, 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 2023: October 13 - 15
Spring 2024: dates to be announced
Friday drop off: 3:00pm
Sunday pick up: 3:00pm

Waiver Eligible Funding through the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). FSS and private pay accepted. No scholarships.

Register early - limited spots (12) available.
Register by contacting Emily at or leave a message at 610-289-0114 x209. 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

For more information, contact:
Emily Gonda
610.289.0114 x209

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