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Katy Isaacson Elaine Gordon Lodge

An innovative summer resort for adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities, located in New York

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The Katy Isaacson and Elaine Gordon Lodge is an alternative to traditional summer recreation programs for adults and teens with mild or moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities. In a non-restrictive, yet supervised environment, guests are treated with respect, making their own decisions on how to spend their time. They are offered the opportunity to relax and enjoy a true vacation at a summer resort.

The Lodge is the only program of its kind in New York State. It offers five, eleven day vacations, including one session for young adults, (ages 18 to 29) and one session for teens, (ages 13 to 17). Each session accommodates up to 70 guests, and the guest to staff ratio is three to one, sufficient to assure personal attention to each participant.

Staff provide gentle guidance and direction within the framework of a relaxed vacation atmosphere in the Catskill Mountains.

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Activities include:

  • Swimming is our most popular activity at camp. Swimming is offered everyday and our heated pool is safely guarded with American Red Cross trained lifeguards at all times. Activities in the pool include swimming lessons by our in house WSI (Water Safety Instructor), water sports, polo and more.
  • Boating - Pontoon boat rides on Lake Capra to enjoy the beauty of the Catskill mountain scenery. Relax and enjoy as the Lifeguards take you on a tour of the magical lake. We also have pedal boats and remote control speed boats to enjoy at the lakefront.
  • Dance - Lessons by our experienced dance instructors including hip hop, salsa, contemporary and many more. Lessons are led by our staff and are easy to follow for all levels and abilities.
  • Creative Arts - The show is performed on the last day of session for all other guests and staff. Learn lines, dances, create back drops and help with costumes as the magic of a Broadway show comes live to Upstate New York.
  • Music
  • Sports - We offer many sporting activities including basketball, baseball, volleyball, races, Olympic days and much more. All sports are adapted to each guest to ensure maximum participation and total inclusion. 
  • Horse Riding  - Our resident ponies are available for grooming and pony rides. With our onsite skilled equestrian staff, guests have the opportunity to ride our ponies around a paddock and learn about how to groom and take care of them.
  • Evening Activities - Geared towards socialization, evening activities at The Lodge can vary from Games Night, Themed Dances, Shows, Barn Dances, Carnival, Fashion Shows, Talent Shows and many more. It’s the last activity of the day where the whole camp comes together until the stars come out.

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Employment at the Isaacson Gordon Lodge
As a staff member you will be challenged to promote the camper’s ability to communicate, interact and increase independence in daily living skills through participation in carefully supervised traditional summer camp experiences. These include arts and crafts, boating, dance, music, nature, sports, swimming, and other camp wide events.
If you are ready for the toughest job you’ll ever experience, and willing to give unconditional love and understanding working with people with disabilities, this may be the place for you to find the most rewarding time of your life.

 

Employment at the Isaacson Gordon Lodge As a staff member you will be challenged to promote the camper’s ability to communicate, interact and increase independence in daily living skills through participation in carefully supervised traditional summer camp experiences. These include arts and crafts, boating, dance, music, nature, sports, swimming, and other camp wide events. If you are ready for the toughest job you’ll ever experience, and willing to give unconditional love and understanding working with people with disabilities, this may be the place for you to find the most rewarding time of your life.

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