Foundation for Jewish Camp serves as an advocate and resource for nonprofit Jewish camps. Through their advanced search option, you can find information about camps throughout the country that have inclusion opportunities.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Camp Ambassador provides free, personalized guidance and scholarship opportunities to Atlanta families considering Jewish overnight camp. You can also find more information about Jewish camping online.
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Greater Atlanta (MJCCA) has a comprehensive Inclusion Program in their day camps.
There are also a few overnight programs in the Greater Atlanta area specifically for children with disabilities.
- Camp Barney Medintz offers the Chalutzim Program for campers ages 10-20 with special needs (offered first session only).
- Camp Coleman is an inclusive setting for children with disabilities to enjoy overnight summer camp in a Jewish environment. They have a social worker on staff to help include all types of children.
- Camp Judaea is an inclusive camp that strives to serve all children, including those with a wide range of disabilities in a mainstream setting.
- Camp Living Wonders offers a safe, loving overnight camp experience for high-functioning Jewish children, ages 7-21 years old with developmental disabilities, regardless of affiliation or background.
- Camp Ramah Darom offers a Tikvah program for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The National Ramah Network offers other Tikvah camps for children with a variety of disabilities.
- Camp Yofi also takes place at Ramah Darom and is an award-winning, one-of-a-kind program for Jewish families with children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of six and 13.