Through direct service youth programs and highly regarded
training programs for adults, Ramapo works on behalf of children who face
obstacles to learning, including children with special needs, enabling them to
succeed in the classroom, at home, and in life.
At the heart of our work is the conviction that all children
seek the same things: to learn, feel valued, and experience success. Ramapo
helps young people learn to align their behaviors with their aspirations.
Our programs include:
- Camp Ramapo, a residential summer camp serving children with a range of cognitive disabilities and behavioral challenges, including autism spectrum disorders
- Ramapo Training, empowering educators, parents and other youth-service professionals with practical tools to promote positive behaviors and foster environments that support success for all children
- Ramapo Retreats, short-term, adventure-based experiences for youth, educators and community-based organizations that give participants a greater appreciation of their own potential, and strategies for successful communication, teamwork and leadership
- Staff Assistant Experience, a residential transition-to-independence program for young adults with social, emotional, or learning challenges that helps participants to practice vocational and life skills within an inclusive community