Special Needs Camps
Camp Kadima & Camp Chaverim
INCLUSION AT JCCNV SUMMER CAMPS: We support the inclusion of all children in camp. We follow the model that all people deserve to be included into society no matter one’s physical, social, or emotional barriers. Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! We encourage everybody to experience camp sometime in their life. If your child needs additional support to successfully participate in Camp Achva, we can arrange for a shadow that would be a good fit for your child. A shadow is an additional $10/hr. We look forward to supporting you and your child to encourage a successful and fun-filled summer! Please contact Jessica Tischler, Special Needs Director, at JessicaT@jccnv.org or (703) 537-3031 to arrange for a shadow or other accommodations.
Admission Process: Each child who submits an application to Camps Kadima and Chaverim must be interviewed. Applications are dated and time-stamped.
Rising 1st–3rd graders
June 24–July 19 (no camp July 4)
Rising 4th–6th graders
July 22–August 16
Special overnight trip to Capital Camps!
Kadima is a fun, social skills therapy camp for children with Asperger’s, ADD/ADHD, and related disorders. Kadima means “forward” or “let’s go!” which is meaningful as the goal of camp is to provide positive experiences for children to absorb life skills to move forward in making individual progress. 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, self-awareness, and to foster positive friendships. Campers learn and grow dynamically as the camp is designed for social success in an inclusive environment.
The camp day includes social skills therapy in conjunction with typical camp activities such as swim, sports, arts and crafts, and music.
Social Skills curriculum includes but is not limited to:
- Team-building and teamwork
- Impulse control
- Coping strategies
- Anger management
- Friendship building
- Conversation skills
Rising 7th–9th Graders
Week 9: August 19–23
Chaverim is a camp for teenagers with any special need. Join us for a week of fun and excitement as we enjoy special events, swimming, arts and crafts, venture on field trips,
Cost per week: $650
Discounted JCCNV membership rate: $525
Need accommodations? No problem! Accommodation requests and registration must be submitted by August 5.