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, and sports

Relationships are at the center of all this fun. Relationships 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


Please review details of our programs on their corresponding tabs above, Summer Day Camp, Overnight Respite, and Adventure Team Building

Summer Day Camp

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

WRC Swimming

Wagon Road Summer Day Camp operates from July to mid-August each year.

Wagon Road Camp  fulfills part of Children’s Aid's mission by providing families of limited means an enriching country day camp experience.  As a result, most of the campers enroll through the agency’s community centers and community schools in Manhattan and the Bronx.  

This program is designed for typical children, ages 6 through 13.  Families who are currently involved and enrolled in Children’s Aid programs are given priority. We do have a limited capacity to make reasonable accommodations for children with special needs who can engage with typical children in our activities.

  • Campers are driven in air-conditioned school buses to and from our camp, from Children’s Aid’s centers and schools in the Bronx and Manhattan. Please refer to the Children’s Aid Summer Camp List  for location details on the sites operating as Pick-Up Locations.  If you would like your child transported to Wagon Road from one of the Pick-Up Locations, you should contact the site directly to enroll.
  • For parents who choose to drive their children to camp in Chappaqua, you may enroll by completing the forms below and submitting via email or fax to 914-238-0714.
  • For parents whose children aren’t currently enrolled or involved in any Children’s Aid programming, please refer to the Fee Schedule for rates.

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
  • 9 buildings 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, and more.

We provide progressive swim instruction by trained Water Safety Instructors regularly throughout the summer.

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

Positions are available for Counselors and Specialists - if interested you may email Wagon Road Summer Camp Jobs.
**Must be 16 years of age and older

Contact Information

Wagon Road Camp
431 Quaker Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514



Summer Day Camp Enrollment Form (2024) - English
Summer Day Camp Enrollment Form (2024) - Spanish

Wagon Road Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp Flyer (2024)



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.

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



Overnight Respite Application 2023-24 (English)
Overnight Respite Application 2023-24 (Spanish)
Overnight Respite Calendar 2023-24

Wagon Road Overnight Respite Camp

Overnight Respite Camp Flyer (2024)



Calendar 2023-2024

Thursday, August 17, 2023 — Wednesday, August 23, 2023 6Summer Program
Friday, October 6, 2023 — Monday, October 9, 20233Indigenous People's Day
Friday, November 10, 2023 – Sunday, November 12, 20232Veteran's Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 – Saturday, December 30, 20234Holiday Recess
Friday, January 12, 2024 – Monday, January 15, 20243MLK Day
Friday, February 16, 2024—Monday, February 19, 20243Midwinter Recess
Friday, March 22, 2024 – Sunday, March 24, 20242Early Spring Weekend
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – Sunday, April 28, 20244Spring Recess
Friday, May 17, 2024 – Sunday, May 19, 20242Late 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 with 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 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 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for example.


  • 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

Contact Information

Wagon Road Camp
431 Quaker Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514



Wagon Road Adventure Building

Adventure Team Building Flyer (2024)


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