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Inclusion (Atzma’im)

From inception, Capital Camps has had an abiding commitment to the concept of ‘camp for all’.  We welcome campers of all backgrounds, denominational affiliation, gender, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, including those with a range of intellectual, emotional, and physical abilities.  

We offer an array of support designed to provide a meaningful immersive Jewish Camp experience for children with a range of abilities. Campers through grade 9 live in traditional cabins and are part of our caring and inclusive community. Campers going into 10th grade live in six person tents down by our lake and stream and our 11th and 12th graders live in our Leadership housing.

We are proud that we are one of the few quality Jewish residential camps to offer a full array of support for campers with and without disabilities.  Campers receive support based on their need for support, not based solely on disability.  We provide additional daily living and social/emotional support for campers with medical conditions, physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, ADHD, learning disabilities, speech/language disabilities, Tourette syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, mental health issues and for campers without disabilities.   All new campers participate in pre-camp screening prior to enrollment to establish expectations that are appropriate for each individual camper.

We have an ADA compliant facility, talented supervisory staff, and specially trained counselors.  In addition, our Inclusion (Atzma’im) program, available to rising 3rd through 10th graders, provides direct 1:1 support for campers. Our goal of support is to facilitate independence.

We truly believe that our entire community benefits from being part of an inclusive community as we live, play, laugh and dream alongside one another.