1976 Camp Ramapo
Camp Ramapo, New York (Summer 1976 & 1977)
Kathleen spend two very special summers teaching inner city children with special needs at beautiful Camp Ramapo in Rhinebeck, New York.
Founded in 1922, Ramapo for Children is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization serving children with special needs. Ramapo’s mission is to serve children with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities in a dynamic and stimulating outdoor environment, providing educational and recreational experiences that promote social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth.
Ramapo’s specific focus is to provide adventure-based, experiential learning programs that promote positive character values, build social and learning competencies, and enhance self-esteem in children from preschool through late teens.
In addition, Ramapo Training provides professional development training, program support and ‘coaching’ for educators and youth service workers serving children with disabilities.
For over 85 years, Ramapo has kindled a spirit of hope in exceptional children. From anxious and fearful young girls and boys with functional disabilities to teenagers caught in a web of emotional and learning problems, Ramapo strives to offer youngsters opportunities for healthy growth and normal development. We stress the importance of showing concern for others, accepting personal responsibility, addressing issues openly and honestly, accepting help, and most important – a commitment to do one’s best.