Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

The “Camp” Day Habilitation program is located in Center Moriches on the grounds of Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a summer camp for handicapped children run by the Moriches Rotary Club. This program has 12 individuals and is supervised by three-day habilitation specialists. The main purpose of this program is to care for the camp’s petting zoo, which consists of goats, horses, sheep, chickens, peacocks and rabbits.

The individuals learn the proper feeding procedures for these animals as well as animal maintenance routines such as racking, shoveling and teamwork skills. Community integration trips are planned around the animal needs to places like Agway, King Kullen and farm stands. The individuals have learned that their contribution is essential to the well-being of the farm’s inhabitants. This group also works at the IGHL Organic Farm as a paid work experience. The Organic farms produce produced is distributed to the IGHL residential programs to subsidize the food budgets.