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DAY CAMP & VIRTUAL CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

DAY CAMP & VIRTUAL CLASSES FOR
CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

special needs camp

Our goal is to create a fun, nurturing and supportive environment with typical day camp activities, both in-building at the MIYJCC and SYJCC and at our Offsite Camp, where campers are assisted by our professional staff to develop skills, build self-confidence and make lasting friendships.

Programs Include…

  • Full Inclusion or Shared Camp placement options
  • Camp placement based on social, emotional and cognitive abilities
  • Specialized counselors trained by qualified staff, including special education teachers
  • Progress reports with evaluations
  • Low child-to-counselor ratio
  • Consultations with related service providers
  • Camp activities include sports, rock wall and zip line, music, art, nature hikes and more
  • Special education swim instruction led by Red Cross certified instructors
  • Daily lunch is nutritious, kid-friendly, kosher, peanut/tree nut-free and includes pizza Fridays

Designed for campers who have had success in partial or full-inclusion environment with shared support.

School-Age Inclusion:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Entering Grades K-6

For more information or to register, please email Lauren Watling at lwatling@miyjcc.org

Tween Camp:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Entering Grades 7 & 8

For more information or to register, please email Lauren Watling at lwatling@miyjcc.org

Summer Camp Achieve at Camp Wonderland:
Achieve at Camp Wonderland offers daily swim instruction, sports, music, arts & crafts, social skills, specialized activities, outdoor fields and playgrounds.
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Programs for School-Aged Children
* Before and After Care Available

For more information or to register, please email Scott Zlochower at szlochower@syjcc.org

Aces:
A self-contained program in a shared camp environment. Includes visual schedules, fewer transitions and smaller group sizes than the inclusion program. For campers who need a structured setting, but would like to be part of a true camp experience.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages 5 – 12

For more information or to register, please email Lauren Watling at lwatling@miyjcc.org

Teens at Camp:
Designed to foster peer interaction, communication, and relationships. Campers develop essential self-advocacy and vocational skills, and focus on health, fitness, and nutrition. Includes swim, day and overnight trips, community service and inclusion opportunities.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For Pre-Teens & Teens

For more information or to register, please email Lauren Watling at lwatling@miyjcc.org

Helpers at Camp:
Campers are trained to work in the camp environment with the support of our Adler staff. Placements may include working with campers, maintenance of campgrounds, supply distribution, food service and more!
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For Pre-Teens & Teens

For more information or to register, please email Lauren Watling at lwatling@miyjcc.org

Vocational Achievement Camp:
Designed for teens and young adults who are beginning to explore the “world of work.” Campers work with Adler “job coaches” at the campgrounds as well as have placements with local businesses 2-3 days per week. On remaining days they experience the “fun” at camp.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For Teens & Young Adults

For more information or to register, please email Lauren Watling at lwatling@miyjcc.org

August Gap Camp:
Campers enjoy a large swim area with four pools, various outdoor fields, and playgrounds, and a nature center. Activities may include swimming, arts, crafts, sensory activities, music, rock wall and much more!
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00pm
Ages 3-17

For more information or to register, please email Lauren Watling at lwatling@miyjcc.org

Sunday Summer Selections:
Your children will love this social/recreational program designed to build self-esteem and language skills while fostering friendships. Activities include art, adaptive sports, and music!
Sundays, 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Ages 3+

For more information or to register, please email Lauren Watling at lwatling@miyjcc.org

Summer Camp Achieve at Camp Wonderland:
Achieve at Camp Wonderland offers daily swim instruction, sports, music, arts & crafts, social skills, specialized activities, outdoor fields and playgrounds.
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Programs for School-Aged Children
* Before and After Care Available!

For more information or to register, please email Scott Zlochower at szlochower@syjcc.org

Community Classes
Grow 2 Discover, 18 years through adulthood

Theater: Wednesday 1:00-1:30 pm
Learn the fundamentals of theater with all aspects of performing through acting out monologues, working on voice inflictions through reading and song, enhancing vocabulary by acting
out words, and more!

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Arts U, Art: Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 am
Learn the fundamentals of art, including STEM type of creative arts, painting and drawing

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Arts U Music: Wednesdays 10:30-11;00 am
Learn the fundamentals of music, including different genres, learn and review instruments and instrumental sounds, and more!

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Web Design: Learn the ins and outs of everything we design by building your own website and creating work through Microsoft, and more!

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Nutrition w/ Cooking: Learn how to prepare light meals in your own kitchens, how to use appliances and the health benefits of ingredients!

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Social Sharpener: Learn how to become more creative, improve focus, and build and maintain effective communication

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Fit-tastic: 18 years through adulthood
Exercise classes that teach about a healthy lifestyle and exercises physical strength, flexibility, posture and enhance general awareness

Fitness w/ Arnie: REGISTER NOW

Full Body Workout: REGISTER NOW

YogaREGISTER NOW

After School Program: Ages 13 – 18 years
A virtual social gathering of attendees participating in the Butler Center’s after school program

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Self-Advocacy Group Positive Power Coffee Talk: Tuesdays 10 am; open to all special need communities and typically ages 21+.

Young adults working together to advocate for change in issues they may find in day to day life.

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Friday Night Lights Dance Party:
Dance along to your favorite music while being able to sing along with the lyrics on the screen!

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Dance for Adults:
Let’s get grooving during this fun and interactive dance class!
Tuesday and Thursday . 12:00-12:45 pm

For more information or to register, please email lwatling@miyjcc.org

FIT-TASTIC for Adults:
Learn to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Tuesday and Thursday . 2:00-2:45 pm

For more information or to register, please email lwatling@miyjcc.org

Movement for Adults:
Improve your strength and endurance in this low impact exercise class using basic movement activities.
Wednesdays . 3:00-3:45 pm

For more information or to register, please email lwatling@miyjcc.org

Meditation & Stress Release for Adults:
Learn to be self-aware, train your mind to refocus and redirect your thoughts to reduce stress using meditation strategies and find the one that is right for you!
Wednesdays . 4:00-4:45 pm

For more information or to register, please email lwatling@miyjcc.org

Music for Adults:
Tap into your creativity and express yourself through music. Learn new songs and harmonize together!
Tuesday and Thursday . 3:00-3:45 pm

For more information or to register, please email lwatling@miyjcc.org

Yoga for Adults:
Improve flexibility, build strength and increase muscle tone while gaining a greater sense of self confidence.
Tuesday and Thursday . 4:00-4:45 pm

For more information or to register, please email lwatling@miyjcc.org

Health & Wellness For Adults:
Manage your health by learning the basic principles of nutrition and how to optimize your well-being.
Wednesdays . 2:00-2:45 pm

For more information or to register, please email lwatling@miyjcc.org

Game Strategies for Adults:
Learn fundamental strategies and rules of popular games.
Mondays and Fridays – 3:00-3:45 pm

For more information or to register, please email lwatling@miyjcc.org