The Reece School, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade, is one of the oldest non-profit special education schools in New York City. The school was founded in 1948 by Ellen S. Reece and housed for nearly 60 years in the home she owned on East 93rd Street in New York City. In 2006, after decades of continual growth, the Reece School moved from its original home into a modern, high-tech new building located at 25 East 104th Street, next to the famous Museum Mile and Central Park.
Now, in 2016, Reece is launching a Residential Summer Camp at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. We serve children who are psychologically fragileand may also have learning disabilities, emotional dysregulation or speech and language impairments. In addition to the variety of traditional summer camp programs, Camp Reece stresses the development of social skills to help children function successfully in a myriad of other settings.
Together with staff in the fields of reading, speech and language, counseling, physical and occupational therapy, the camp counselors will provide services tailored to the individual strengths, needs and developmental levels of the children. In Camp Reece’s supportive environment, campers work hard to developsocial, emotional and other necessary skills, enabling them to thrive in the larger community.