In 1996, after many late night conversations on their front steps, Drs. Saul Lieberman and David Cooper, a child psychologist and a college professor, respectively, hatched a dream into a viable idea. Camp Attaway was designed to provide a summer camp experience for children with emotional and behavioral problems. Future campers would be ones who were unable to enjoy traditional camp experiences providing carefree summers with peers, learning to swim, exploring nature, creating crafts and forging bonds of summer friendship that many children cherish throughout their lives.
The Camp’s mission was simple: A place for children with severe behavioral and emotional challenges to have fun. Its values clear: All programming would be designed for success and no one would be turned away for an inability to pay. Over two decades later, Camp Attaway continues to meet its mission.
Dr. Lieberman served as clinical director of Camp Attaway from 1996 – 2019. Although Dr. Lieberman stepped down from his role as clinical director at the end of 2019, he serves on Attaway’s Advisory Board and remains an integral part of the Attaway family by consulting at camp on various clinical topics and is also
devoted to helping raise funds to ensure Attaway programs will continue to thrive and grow into the future.