Summer Respite and Recreation Program

A lifetime of memories and friendships are made each year at Mainstay Life Services’ Summer Respite and Recreation Program. This program offers unique opportunities for recreation and socialization over a one or two-week period in July. It also provides an often much-needed respite for families and caregivers. Although this year’s program is has been cancelled, we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021.

Participation is open to adults age 18 and older who live with families and caregivers.

Summer program participants stay on a Pittsburgh university campus – living, eating and using the college recreational facilities – and enjoy daily trips to a variety of locations and events around the region. The program is staffed 24-hours a day by skilled professionals whose full-time jobs are in the education and developmental disabilities fields. Some are college students who are planning to enter those professions.

The program culminates in a celebratory send-off where participants dance the night away with friends – new and old – while already planning to return for more fun the following July.

View the Summer Respite and Recreation Program Brochure.

For More Information
To learn more about our Urban Camping Summer Respite and Recreation Program, contact Barbara Dyer, Community Services Coordinator, at 412.440.9050 X221.

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