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Special Needs Winter Retreat 2020January 2nd - January 4th, 2020

Special Needs Winter Retreat 2020

A retreat for persons (ages 15-65) with mild- to moderate-developmental disabilities needing minimal-to-no assistance with daily living skills. Enjoy outdoor and indoor winter activities like hiking, singing, worship, crafts, jigsaw puzzles, talent show, sledding, making snow angels, and more!

Sky Lake is owned and operated by the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We have been serving guests since 1947 and first developed our Special Needs program in the 1960s. We believe our natural surroundings at Sky Lake to be the handiwork of God and do our best to make the great outdoors accessible to all of our special needs campers, at a pace that allows them to fully appreciate it—after all, time at Sky Lake is vacation for many of our campers!

Through all that we do we strive to provide our friends with special needs with a time and place in which they can experience a supportive, loving, and safe Christian community that honors, respects, and promotes each individual’s personhood. Our caring volunteer program staff will make sure each participant has a great time! A registered nurse will care for medical needs.

We welcome participants regardless of gender, race, and religion, but please note that we are unable to accommodate participants needing one-on-one care. Independent toileting and self-mobility skills are required as well.


Riley Lodge on the East Shore at Sky Lake


3:00-4:00 PM on Thursday, January 2


1:00 PM on Saturday, January 4


$280.00 per person (includes two nights lodging; six meals; snacks; & program fee)

Download a copy of the Sky Lake Special Needs Winter Retreat Registration Form

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Posted by Matthew Williams


We'd love to answer any questions you have about events or retreats at Sky Lake. Please contact us at 607.467.2750 or through our contact form.


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