Summer Programs for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Teens (Age 13-17), Youth (Age 6-12)
Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, Queens County Farm Museum, Sam Field Center
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Commonpoint Queens is proud to offer programs specifically designed to meet the social, emotional, educational, and recreational needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. An individual interview is required for each of these programs so that our professional team can welcome your child and assist in the selection of programs that would be most successful

Pathfinders Program at Island Quest Day Camp

At Island Quest Day Camp, we empower children to experience adventure, create lasting connections, and uncover new passions, and we firmly believe that all children are entitled to all of the above. With this core belief at heart, we strive to make those luxuries accessible for everyone, and set campers with developmental disabilities up to adapt and thrive in the caring, safe, and especially engaging environment that we’ve carefully created.

Our day camp specialize in serving children 5-21 who have developmental disabilities. Campers have the adventure of full day summer camp experiences at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds with occasional field trips.

For more information, please contact Natalie Palermo at 718-225-6750 ext. 262 or

Farm Camp at the Queens County Farm Museum

Farm Camp at the Queens County Farm Museum allows young people ages 5-13 (Rising Kindergarteners to Rising 8th Graders) the opportunity to explore the natural outdoor setting and take part in daily lessons about farm-centered activities provided by expert staff. Campers enjoy exciting and specialized activities such as Nature Walks, Farming, and Scavenger Hunts as well as traditional summer camp programming like Arts & Crafts, Sports, Theme Days and Games. Campers will also have the opportunity to swim weekly at Commonpoint’s Tanenbaum Family Pool Facility just one mile down the road from the Queens County Farm Museum! For more information please contact Abel Vigo at

Summer Respite

This youth summer after school program serves children with developmental disabilities ages 5 – 21. Children participate in an array of educational, recreational and socialization activities following their summer school program including swimming, creative arts, culinary arts, STEM, physical fitness, theme days, and more.

For summer 2023, join us at our Sam Field Center (58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck) from July 3 – August 18. The summer program is offered 2-6PM daily.

For more information, please contact Marianna Albines at or 718-225-6750 ext. 262.

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For more information, please contact Natalie Palermo at 718-225-6750 ext. 262 or

Did you know?

Our wide variety of programs are available throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area! Browse our list of facilities to learn more about our core locations and program sites.