Sign up for Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Annual Winter and Spring Respite Weekends

Monday, November 18, 2013

(Center Moriches, New York) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck recently announced that they will be offering their winter and spring respite weekend programs beginning on the weekend of January 17, 2014. Registration begins now for the respite programs.

During the respites, children and young adults with special needs stay at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck from Friday through Sunday afternoons throughout the winter and the spring. Each weekend is themed to make it more interactive for the campers. They will have the opportunity to participate in various events throughout their stay, which include arts and crafts, games and culinary activities.

The following dates are available for registration:

  • January 17-20, 2014
  • January 24-26, 2014
  • February 7-9, 2014
  • February 21-23, 2014
  • March 7-9, 2014
  • March 21-23, 2014
  • April 11-13, 2014
  • April 25-27, 2014
  • May 9-11, 2014
  • May 23-25, 2014

“This program gives children a fun place to be on the weekends as well as an opportunity to engage in activities with their peers. In addition, the program gives families some time off from full-time care giving,” said Camp Director Bridget Costello. “This gives children a fun place to visit on the weekends and an opportunity to learn more about their favorite hobbies.”

The cost of the camp’s fun-filled weekends will be $350 per session, $450 for the January 17-20 session. All campers are asked to bring their own sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, and toiletries. The camp is allowing up to 20 campers enrolled in each sessions with ten camp counselors available at a time, depending on how many campers register.

For more information or to register your child, call (631) 878-1070 or visit



Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded entirely by donations and is a special place where children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. They participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for those who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.