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Special Needs Camps in Fairfax, VA

Camp Kadima

Admission Process: Each child who submits an application to Camp Kadima in Fairfax, VA must have an interview. Applications are dated and time-stamped as space in the camps is very limited.

INCLUSION AT J SUMMER CAMPS: We support the inclusion of all children in camp. We follow the model that all people deserve to be included in society, no matter one’s physical, social, or emotional needs. Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! We encourage everybody to experience camp sometime in their lives. If your child needs additional support to successfully participate in Camp Achva, for an additional fee we can arrange for an Inclusion Support Specialist that would be a good fit for your child. We look forward to supporting you and your child in a successful and fun-filled summer! Need accommodations? No problem. Please contact Jessica Tischler, Special Needs Director, at or 703.537.3031.


Kadima 2017

Camp Kadima is a recreational social skills camp for children with high functioning autism (formerly known as Asperger’s), ADD/ADHD, and related disorders. Kadima’s mission is to improve social and emotional skills in a safe and nurturing environment. The camp is designed to provide opportunities to build self-esteem, social competence, independence skills, self-awareness and to foster positive relationships. Campers learn and grow dynamically as the camp is designed for social success in an inclusive environment. Weekly parent meetings provide the opportunity to receive feedback on their children as well as a forum for questions and building camaraderie with the other Camp Kadima families. The camp day includes social skills therapy in conjunction with general camp activities such as swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, all-camp activities and much more! Rising 1st–3rd graders receive swim lessons during the day and 4th–6th graders have free swim. Both groups go on a field trip once a week, and week 7 (for rising 4th–6th graders) includes a 3-day, 2-night overnight trip!

Social Skills curriculum includes but is not limited to:
Team-building and teamwork ● Winning/losing ● Flexibility ● Impulse control ● Coping strategies ● Anger management ● Friendship building ● Conversation skills ● Personal awareness

Admission Process: Each new child who submits an application to Kadima must have an interview. Applications are dated and time-stamped with placement on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited!


A 10% discount will be given to campers attending all 7-weeks

Rising 1st–3rd Graders

Session 1 (weeks 1–4): July 3–28 (J Camps closed July 4th)
Cost per 4–week session: $2,700
Discounted member rate: $2,200

Session 2 (weeks 5–7): July 31–August 18
Cost per 3–week session: $2,025
Discounted member rate: $1,650

Rising 4th–6th Graders

Session 1: (weeks 1–3): July 3–21 (J Camps closed July 4th)
Cost per 3–week session: $2,025
Discounted member rate: $1,650

Session 2: (weeks 4–6): July 24–August 11
Cost per 3–week session: $2,025
Discounted member rate: $1,650

Optional Week

Week 7: August 14–18
Campers from either session may register for this optional week that is dedicated to an overnight trip to Capital Camps in the breathtaking mountains of Waynesboro, PA. We will be at sleep-away camp from August 15–17 to enjoy everything that Capital Camps has to offer, including rock climbing, zip lining, swimming in the lake, a mud obstacle course, and so much more!
Cost for Week 7: $675
Discounted member rate: $550

Click here to view the 2017 camp brochure.



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