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Respite Program

STRIDE gives families/caregivers 3 hours responsibility free time, while we provide activities and dinner for youth with special needs! Whether parents decide to do some shopping, go out with friends, or just stay home and relax, we would love to provide that opportunity for you!

The schedule of events will include:
a fun fitness activity, a healthy snack prep activity, dinner, an arts and crafts activity, and a movie – something for everyone!

6:00pm – 6:10pm
Drop off

6:10pm – 7:00pm
Fitness activities in the gym

7:00pm – 8:00pm

8:00pm – 9:00pm
Either craft activity OR movie – kids choice!


Pick up

No cost for the program,but donations are encouraged, you can do that by clicking here!

Interested in volunteering for the respite program? Wonderful! Contact STRIDE Program Director Camille Pawlowski to express interest:

2022 Schedule

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

April – 4/1, 4/29
May – 5/6, 5/13
June – 6/10, 6/17
July – 7/8, 7/22
August – 8/5, 8/19
September – 9/2, 9/16
October – 10/7, 10/21
November – 11/4, 11/18
December – 12/2, 12/16

Where: 4482 NY Highway 150 West Sand Lake, NY 12196 Building 2

Ages: 4 – 30


10 participants will be accepted for each date. You will receive an confirmation email each Wednesday before your respite date with the dinner menu, fitness and craft activity. To enroll you MUST complete the following:

1.) Have an up to date STRIDE registration form – click here to fill out out! 

2.) Have up to date STRIDE liability waivers – click here to fill these out!

3.) Fill out the reservation request form – click here to do that!  

Feel free to email Camille to see if you need an updated form before filling one out. Registration and waivers are valid for 365 days.

Meet Our Program Leader:   Lori Buno-Taylor

Although Lori is new to the West Sand Lake area, working with others is not new. She served students and families in the Malone Area of Northern New York for three decades, as a special education teacher and preschool coordinator.  After retiring in 2020 from education, she was appointed to serve the West Sand Lake Community as pastor for Church of the Covenant in Averill Park. The STRIDE Center and programs have become a place of joy and connection for our new Volunteer Respite Leader.




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