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Camp Tikvah

Juniors  Ages 5-9 (must be 5 by 6/1/20)
Tweens Ages 10-13 Special attention is given to life skills training as well as academic enrichment.

Campers with communication, social, and learning disabilities participate in a diverse camp program, within a 1:3 staff to camper ratio. 
The campers enjoy a full day of activities including  adaptive sports, arts and crafts, music, both instructional and recreational swim, water-park, live entertainment, playground time, carnivals, Judaic programming and more.
Half-day afternoon (1-4 pm) option available for campers who attend 11 months of schooling (ESY).  Registration options include 4 to 8 weeks. 

An intake assessment is required for all new potential campers. Group sizes range from 5 to 8 campers staffed by a minimum of two caring and qualified counselors.


Monday - Friday   6/22-8/14, 2020    9 am-4 pm

Please call for rates
For more information please contact Liz Church, Program Director  LChurch@jccotp.org

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For information, please call 201.408.1489.

Tikvah Teens

Ages 14-21

This is an 8-week life skills, pre-vocational and recreational program for teens and young adults who have sufficient skills to independently participate within a 1:4 staff to camper ratio. Campers gain the skills needed to become self-sufficient in important activities of daily living.
Activities include life skills instruction, job sampling and volunteering around the JCC, weekly community based outings and field trips, sports, swim, music and more.

An intake assessment is required for all new potential campers. Group sizes are no more than 8 campers to meet individual camper needs.
Tikvah Teens can be offered as an alternative to Extended School Year.


Monday - Friday   6/22-8/14, 2020    9 am-4 pm

Please call for rates
For more information please contact Liz Church, Program Director  LChurch@jccotp.org

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For information, please call 201.408.1489.

On Our Own Adults

Ages 21+

A 7-week life skills, pre-vocational and recreational program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, with self-help skills to independently participate within a 1:4 staff to camper ratio. Participants gain the skills needed to become self-sufficient in important activities of daily living.
Activities include life skills instruction, pre-vocational activities including jobs around the JCC, sports, swim, music therapy, yoga and monthly community based outings.

An intake assessment is required for all new potential participants.


Monday - Friday   6/22-8/14, 2020    9 am-4 pm

Please call for detail and rates
For more information please contact Shelley Levy, Director of Special Sercices  SLevy@jccotp.org

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Camp Haverim

Ages 3-21

Camp Haverim is a two-week camp for children and teens who attend 11 months of schooling (ESY). A high level of supervision is provided by professionals and trained volunteers. Campers participate in a diverse full-day program including social skills, swimming and water park activities, sports, yoga and adaptive physical education, academic enrichment, music therapy, art and therapy dogs.

Space is limited. Group sizes are between 4 and 8 campers. Priority is given to returning campers, participants in Special Services programs, and JCC members.

An intake assessment is required for all new campers.

We offer a $50 discount on tuition if payment is received IN FULL on or before April 1.

State funding and scholarship assistance is available. Click here for more information.

Sponsored in part through the MindWorks Charitable Lead Trust, the Hana and Dr. Stanley Goldberg Endowment Fund for Camp Haverim and the Ronald L. and Meryl Gallatin Camp Haverim Scholarship Endowment Fund.


Monday - Friday   8/10-8/21, 2020    9 am-3:45 pm

For more information contact Colleen Lofaro, Camp Coordinator 201.569.7900, ext. 602 | CLofaro@jccotp.org.

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Inclusion at Camp

The Neil Klatskin Day Camps at the JCC offers campers with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a fully-inclusive camp experience. We offer a flexible range of support for campers to ensure a successful summer. Levels and types of supports are initially determined at the required intake meeting and are then reviewed throughout the camp season. Levels of support may include:
Full Inclusion without support:
     Full day / Three-quarter day / Half day
Full inclusion with support (Inclusion Support Staff):
     Full day / Three-quarter day / Half day
Half Day Inclusion / Half Day Camp Tikvah
Half Day Camp Tikvah / Half Day Inclusion

Inclusion Support Staff are camp staff who provide one-to-one assistance to facilitate the successful inclusion of campers with disabilities in all camp activities. Our Inclusion Support Staff may range from professionals in the field to college students and/or high school students and are required to participate in an intensive training program.

FOR MORE INFO:
Contact Dania Lauer, Inclusion Coordinator, at 201-569-7900 x 435 | DLauer@jccotp.org   to schedule an intake assessment to ensure appropriate placement and support.

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For information, please call 201.569-7900 ext. 435.