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 acceptance, 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 with their camp group and are supported by an Inclusion Counselor who provides social, emotional, and behavioral support. Inclusion Counselors provide individualized support and modifications to ensure your camper has a successful summer. 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. We offer 1:1 or 2:1 support for inclusion campers based on each child’s specific needs. Tina Edwards, Kehillah Director, and Sarah Goldstein, Inclusion Camp Coordinator, are happy to discuss the various support options with you to help find the best fit for your child. 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.
Camp registration for the 2021 season opens on April 14, 2021.
Start your payment plan now, discounts for pre-payment. Scholarships* are available on a need basis.
Inclusion Camp Process
Before registering on CampDoc (J-Camps’ online registration) make sure you’ve completed the steps below:
- Contact Tina Edwards, Kehillah Director, 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 Edwards.
- Schedule a Tour!
*If you are applying for scholarship or having a family support agency cover camp tuition, please check with Tina Edwards before registering online on CampDoc.