Atzma’im / Inclusion

From inception, Capital Camps has had an abiding commitment to the concept of ‘camp for all’. We offer an array of support designed to provide a meaningful immersive Jewish Camp experience for children with a range of abilities. All campers live in traditional cabins and are part of our caring and inclusive community.

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 Atzma’im (Independence) program, currently available to rising 3rd through 10th grades, provides direct 1:1 support for campers when needed. We strongly believe that the 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. Please be in touch with us directly for more information.

Lisa Handelman, Camp Director:

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