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Wagon Road Camp

Discovery, Community, Fun!

About Us

All the activities that children love and the chance to share them with friends.

Three kids at Wagon Road

At Wagon Road Camp, we do all the activities that children love:

  • Swim
  • Ride Horses
  • Climb the Ropes Course
  • Create Art
  • Enjoy Games, Activities, Sports

Relationships are at the center of all this fun. Relationship are

  • The way we grow,
  • Our joy in life,
  • The hope for a better future,
  • The most important part of fun,
  • How we create safety.

Located on 52 acres of beautiful wooded grounds, we have programs that feature great activities with a focus on fun, safety and friendship.

Contact Information

Wagon Road Camp
431 Quaker Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514

914-238-4761
cayala@childrensaidnyc.org

 

Summer Day Camp

At our beautiful, forested campus, kids make friends, do exciting activities, and have great fun.

WRC Swimming

The Summer Day Camp operates from July to mid-August each year. Campers are bused to and from Wagon Road each day from the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester in air-conditioned school buses. Our facilities include:

  • 2 heated outdoor swimming pools
  • Athletics facilities for basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, GaGa and other field games.
  • Adventure Ropes Course, including a Zip Line
  • Riding Corrals for horsemanship
  • 9 building that provide indoor space for rainy day activities.
  • An air-conditioned infirmary
  • Trails through 30 acres of woods and marshland

Campers are grouped according to age with two counselors to lead them through a full day of activities: swim, sports, art, adventure, cooking, horsemanship, and many other things.

Swim instruction is provided by Red Cross trained Water Safety Instructors regularly throughout the summer.

Each day campers are provided with a light breakfast, hot lunch, and snack.

 

Contact Information

Wagon Road Camp
431 Quaker Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514

914-238-4761
cayala@childrensaidnyc.org

Download

Summer Day Camp Enrollment Form (2020)

 

Overnight Respite

Developmentally delayed children & youth enjoy camp activities throughout the year on weekends and holidays.

Horse riding at Wagon Road

The Overnight Respite program is a Medicaid Waiver Service offered for developmentally delayed children and youth ages 7-17 and authorized by the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

We provide a unique overnight program offered eight times each year on weekends and holidays. Our program combines 24 hour childcare with a camp setting. This allows our participants to experience outdoor activities during all the seasons of the year, while their families get the break they need.

Contact Information

Wagon Road Camp
431 Quaker Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514

914-238-4761
cayala@childrensaidnyc.org

Download

Overnight Respite Application 2022-23 (English)
Overnight Respite Application 2022-23 (Spanish)
Overnight Respite Calendar 2022-23

Calendar 2022-2023

Date/Time Days Notes

Thursday, August 18, 2022 — Wednesday, August 24, 2022 

6 Summer Program

Friday, October 7, 2022 — Monday, October 10, 2022

3 Columbus Day

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – Sunday, November 13, 2022

3 Veteran's Day

Monday, December 26, 2022 – Friday, December 30, 2022

4 Holiday week

Friday, January 13, 2023 – Monday, January 16, 2023

3 MLK Day

Tuesday, February 21, 2023—Sunday, February 26, 2023

5 President's Day

Friday, March 17, 2023 – Sunday, March 19, 2023

2 Spring Weekend

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – Saturday, April 8, 2023

3 Spring Holiday

Friday, May 19, 2023 – Sunday, May 21, 2023

2 Late Spring Weekend

Adventure Team Building

Adventure Team Building features fun, engaging group activities that bring out the best in people.

WRC Adventure Team

Wagon Road’s Adventure Team Building features fun, engaging group activities that bring out the best in people. Our teamwork challenges offer participants practice in the critical social and emotional skills that build achievement: clear & honest communication, perseverance, caring, reflection, conflict management, etc. High ropes climbing gives participants the chance discover their strength as they work to accomplish remarkable feats in the context of encouragement and safety.

Skilled facilitators guide participants through activities sequenced so that their learning builds throughout the program. Some of the themes participants engage are:

  • Experiential Learning: try, pause to reflect, make improvements, and try again.
  • Challenge: attempting activities that are hard in an effort to grow.  
  • Perseverance: maintaining effort in the face of frustration and difficulty.
  • Brainstorming: generating ideas, sharing perspective, creating innovation.
  • Leadership Roles: directive, supportive, encouraging, facilitating.
  • Communication: clear and honest statements, checking for understanding, verbal and non-verbal.
  • Conflict Resolution: honesty, respect, curiosity, understanding, emergent solutions, team growth.

Our facility has a full low ropes and high ropes course, including a zip line. We have also have indoor facilities so our program can operate rain or shine.

Programs are designed to emphasize the themes the client wishes to address. Fees are based on a program of up to 6 hours, from 9:30am to 3:30pm for example.

Fees:

  • School/Youth Groups: $64/student
  • College Groups: $74/student
  • Non-Profit Adults: $84/participant
  • For-Profit/Business: $110/participant

For more information call Nancy Gurman at 914-238-4761 or e-mail her at nancyg@childrensaidnyc.org.

Contact Information

Wagon Road Camp
431 Quaker Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514

914-238-4761
nancyg@childrensaidnyc.org

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