Camp Kehilla, a Sid Jacobson JCC experience, is uniquely designed to provide a typical camp experience to children and young adults aged 5-21 with developmental disabilities, Autism spectrum disorder, and other neurodevelopmental conditions. This camp emphasizes customization, ensuring that each camper enjoys a summer tailored to their needs and strengths.
Integrating standard camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, and sports with evidence-based social facilitation techniques, Camp Kehilla offers a setting that mirrors a neurotypical camp environment. This approach enables campers to develop social skills and forge friendships in a supportive setting.
The camp's flexible structure is key to its success, allowing the individual strengths of each camper to shine. This adaptability ensures that every attendee receives a personalized experience, making Camp Kehilla an exemplary model of inclusive and specialized summer programming.
Blog posts by Abby Barber, Noah Naftulin, Josh Naftulin, and Kiana Kim