Ramapo for Children
Founded in 1922, Ramapo for Children is built around the simple belief that all people want the same things: to learn, feel valued and experience success.
Our mission is two-fold:
1) To keep young people from being relegated to the margins of their schools, programs, families or communities because of challenging behaviors, cognitive disabilities or other differences; and
2) To teach adults how to create environments in which young people facing challenges can align their behaviors with their aspirations.
We do this by offering the adults in their lives a new lens through which to view challenging behaviors, and presenting a set of techniques and tools that, when mastered, enable adults to meet young people’s needs and create environments in which all young people can thrive.
Ramapo’s unique approach to promoting skill acquisition, positive behavioral change, learning and personal growth is codified in the practical skills and strategies that make up our Toolbox for Creating Environments that Support Success. This approach is at the foundation of all of Ramapo’s direct service and training programs, which collectively serve 25,000 people each year through workshops, coaching, retreats, summer camp experience, and a transition-to-independence program.
Residential Summer Camp