Cradle Beach Camp serves the needs of disabled and disadvantaged children from Western New York. We provide a healthy environment and organized activities to promote socialization, self-worth, and decision making, in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.
Summer camp is the signature program of Cradle Beach, but we continue year-round with weekend respites and we also share our facility with schools and other community organizations who need a great place for a retreat, innovative programming for youth, or both.
Our entire program is focused upon the 40 Developmental Assets as recognized by the Search Institute. The Developmental Assets are the building blocks of healthy development that all children need to grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible adults.
Research demonstrates the more assets a child has in his or her life, the greater the likelihood that they will avoid high-risk negative behaviors, while at the same time choose more positive attitudes and behaviors. Specifically, asset development programming promotes an increase in academic achievement, a value for tolerance and diversity, good health and delayed gratification.