Summer Programs

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summer days

Our Summer Extended Day programming is designed to provide a summer camp experience for children and teens who need therapeutic support in a small group setting and/or 1 on 1 support throughout their days. Summer programming makes full use of the school’s campus which includes a farm, a working dairy, gardens, forests, a swimming pond and more, providing ample opportunities for artistic, practical, engaging, vocational and educational programming. Daily activities may include art, swimming, games, farming, culinary skills, wood shop, handwork, nature programming, and music.

Summer students will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in enriching educational  and vocational activities

  • Experience the unique seasonal activities of outdoor education in summertime

  • Improve peer relationships

  • Increase communication skills

  • Feel more confident and self-reliant

  • Strengthen independent living skills

  • Try new things and experience success

  • HAVE FUN !!

Organic lunch is provided, often made with the help of the students. Dietary restrictions are accommodated. Children can bring lunch from home if preferred.

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Session dates/times

The program will run from 9am-3pm.  Extended hours are available on an individual basis for an extra cost.

Session A - Monday June 17  - Friday July 5

Session B - Monday July 8 -  Friday July 26   

We will offer an additional two week  Linger Longer special session if there is a minimum enrollment of 6 students.

Linger Longer in Summer Days – Monday July 30 through Friday August 10th

Summer Tuition

Includes food and all related costs for one on one assistance,  therapeutic services, educational and seasonally based activities, materials, etc.

Session A: $6800

Session B: $6800

Sessions A and B: $12,600

Linger Longer in summer days

Week 1: $2500

Week 2: $2500

 Weeks 1 and 2: $4000           

To register

Enrolled Otto Specht Students, please skip to step 3!

Step 1: Call or email (845)352-5020 ext. 130 info@ottospecht.org to see if this program is right for your child.

Step 2: Come visit!

Step 3: Complete the summer registration form and submit $750 non-refundable deposit by March 29th 2019 to hold your child’s spot

Registration due by March  29th 2019!

Young adult programming

Young adults enrolled in our summer programming will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of vocational skills including culinary arts, farming, bookbinding, and more. They will build social skills, working together with mentors and volunteers, and leading activities for the younger summer students when appropriate.