Camp Xtra

Camp Xtra is an inclusion-based summer day camp that provides specialized support for children with developmental disabilities within the general H.E.S. Summer Camp.

Campers explore an array of safe and fun sites and community-based activities with all children in non-restrictive settings. In addition, specialized activities and trips are conducted to provide the participants an opportunity to de-compress, be empowered, and as well as explore new experiences tailored for them. To promote each Camp Xtra camper’s ability to have a successful summer, the appropriate level of assistance is assessed for each child based on their individual needs, from a group setting to a 1:1 camper/staff ratio. Transportation from local areas, breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Child must be between the ages of 5-17
  • Child must have an IEP
  • If a child has received OPWDD Waiver Services, the Care Manager must provide their Level of Care (LOC), Life Plan, Notice of Decision (NOD), Psychological and Psycho-social evaluations
  • Children, 7+ must be toilet trained

Please note, an intake/family support meeting is a required enrollment step to confirm eligibility for this service. Each child must engage in an intake meeting with the Director of Disability Services prior to being admitted to the program.

Need assistance registering? Check out our Registration Assistance page or contact H.E.S. Registration by calling (718) 241-3000 ext. 131 or contact [email protected].

For more Summer Camp information by phone, call Ericka at (718) 241-3000 ext. 133 or Javier at (718) 241-3000 ext. 143. You can also email [email protected].