Summer Special Needs Camping
Everyone is welcome at the J!
We make an intentional and active commitment to embrace differences and create a sense of belonging for children, teens and adults with different abilities. This requires more than just tolerance, acknowledgement and an awareness of differences – it requires actions to make every opportunity available for every child that comes to J-Camps.
Inclusion campers attend all camp activities just like any other camper. They are supported by Inclusion Counselors that act as facilitators of self advocacy, social interactions and activity modification for each inclusion camper as needed. Our emphasis is that every camper comes to camp for the same reason, to have fun and make friends.
An intake and interview are required prior to registration for all new inclusion campers. Each of our Inclusion Counselors are assigned to two campers within a camp age group. Campers who require 1:1 staffing can register for that support level. Inclusion Camp works well for campers who have had success in a partial or full inclusion environment with shared support, but we have had success introducing an inclusion environment to children who are in substantially separate programs during the school year.
Start your payment plan now, discounts for pre-payment
**Scholarships are available on a need basis.
Inclusion Camp Process
*Before registering on CampDoc (the J’s online registration) make sure you’ve completed the steps below!
- Contact Tina Edwards, Director of Kehillah, 413.739.4715 to discuss your child’s needs, and to receive an intake form.
- Read through the FAQ’s below
- Fill out and return the Intake Form to Tina
- Schedule a Tour!
Camp Registration opens on February 1st – Start a Payment Plan in February!
Scholarships available on a need basis. *If you are applying for scholarship or having a family support agency cover camp tuition, please check with Bethany before registering online on CampDoc.
JCC Inclusion Camp and Camp Kehillah