Special Needs

Entering grades K through 26 years old in Fall 2019
See descriptions below for age ranges & pricing

Children & Young Adults with Special Needs

Special needs counselors receive extensive training and certification prior to the start of camp including, but not limited to, nonviolent crisis management, CPR/First Aid, epilepsy, behavior management, introduction to autism, inclusion and socialization. JCC Day Camps strive to accommodate campers with special needs who are ready for group camp experiences. For further information, please contact Stephanie Zoltowski at 248.432.5457 or Dave Sexton at 248.432.5460.

Look for the two-hearts icon to find activities available for campers through K AT: Kids All Together Special Needs 1:1 Inclusion program.


Grades K–9; S1/S2: $1,500 MEM/$1,880 NON-MEM

KAT is an inclusion program incorporated within the Camp Kehilla program. KAT gives campers the opportunity to feel included and valued, build self-confidence, increase independence and make new friends as they participate in the social, physical and fun activities of traditional camp. Each camper is supported by an inclusion counselor who has been trained to provide support and/or assistance as well as help children develop social connections with peers. KAT campers will participate in activities like fishing, canoeing, arts & crafts, cooking and swimming. Limited spaces available. New campers will require an evaluation meeting with the Director of JCC Special Needs Department.



Ages 10–26; S1/S2: $1,680 MEM/$2,100 NON-MEM

SNAP is for campers who do not require 1:1 support. Campers are divided by age group and a combination of on-site camp fun with off-campus field trips. In a safe environment, campers are encouraged to explore new places and enjoy new experiences. Additionally, campers will take part in healthy eating workshops as well as exercise classes throughout the session.



Ages 15–26; S1/S2: $1,680 MEM/$2,100 NON-MEM

This program provides young adults with the chance to participate in summer activities and explore our community while learning vocational and life skills. Campers volunteer at local organizations with trained staff who serve as job coaches as they develop “soft skills” like communication, teamwork and leadership, as well as practice technical/hard skills through community based instruction. Potential Job Sites: Play-Place for Autistic Kids, MSU Tollgate, Greening of Detroit, JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®, and Forgotten Harvest.