Tikvah At Day Camps


Chicago area

Wheeling, IL

Lori Stark
Director
(312) 606-0444

In partnership with Keshet, a Chicago-area program for Jewish children with special needs, Ramah Day Camp hosts a day camp experience for children ages 5-11 with a wide range of disabilities. Campers enroll through Keshet, but are fully integrated with Ramah campers. Children may attend camp for a four-week or eight-week session. 


Nyack

Nyack, NY

Rabbi Ami Hersh
Director
(212) 678-8884

Ramah Nyack is committed to the value of inclusion, founded in the Jewish ideal that teaches that we are all created B’tzelem Elohim, in God’s image. Ramah Nyack is committed to providing a Jewish summer camp experience to all children, including those with disabilities. Campers with disabilities follow the regular camp schedule with support and accommodations as needed. Ramah Nyack has a camper care team on staff led by a school psychologist and social worker who work closely with camp staff to provide the needed support to all campers. Enrollment of campers with disabilities is made on an individual basis to ensure that children can successfully be accommodated in the program.


Philadelphia

Elkins Park, PA

Elana Rivel
Director

Eileen Graub
Assistant Director
(215) 885-8556

Ramah Day Camp in Philadelphia is committed to providing a Jewish summer camp experience for campers ages 4-13 with social and developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning and processing differences, and anxiety disorders. Campers with disabilities follow the regular camp schedule with their peer group with support and accommodations as needed. Ramah Day Camp's camper care team consists of educators, special educators, and psychologists who work closely with camp staff to provide the needed support and accommodations to all campers. These supports include social stories, picture schedules, behavior incentive plans and modeling. We maintain ongoing and consistent communication with the parents as an integral part of our team. Goals for each camper come from parent input and existing IEP information. Enrollment of campers with disabilities is made on an individual basis to ensure that children can successfully be accommodated in the program.


Greater Washington, D.C

Germantown, MD

Sharon Safra
Assistant Director
(301) 500-8251

In keeping with Camp Ramah in New England’s longstanding commitment to inclusion, the Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, D.C. works with families to accommodate campers with disabilities. Enrollment of campers with disabilities is made on a case by case basis to ensure that we can successfully accommodate the child within the camp program. As the day camp grows in years to come, Ramah Day Camp is committed to expanding opportunities for campers with disabilities.


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