Please note our abridged hours: On Monday, July 4, the outdoor pool is open from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and the indoor pool and Zaban-Blank building are open from 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Please see our holiday schedule.
MJCCA Day Camps’ Inclusion Program provides accommodations and facilitators for youth who require additional support so that they may access the transformative opportunities available through MJCCA Day Camps. Many families of children with special needs face financial barriers with supportive programming because of the huge annual financial strain felt through existing therapy, special school programs, tutors, specialists, and facilitators that are often not covered by insurance. The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program subsidizes these additional costs for our programing, ensuring children can successfully participate in camps.
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Meet some of the kids benefiting from inclusive day camps at the MJCCA!
The Carrithers family has been thrilled by the impact MJCCA Day Camps has had on both of their daughters, one of whom has Down Syndrome. With the help of a trained, one-on-one facilitator, their daughter is able to participate in a camp group with other typically developing children, allowing both siblings to participate in the same camp activities alongside their friends. “Our family is so thankful for the MJCCA Day Camps,” their mother shared. “We benefit so greatly from the Inclusion Program. Without it, my daughters would not be able to attend camp together!”
Grant loves swimming, but the cochlear implant processors he wears to hear cannot get wet. “We struggled to find an environment where accommodations could be made for him at a pool,” shares his mom. They learned about the MJCCA Day Camps inclusion program through a camp fair and a facilitator met him each day at swim to secure his processors and visually notify him when it was time to get out. The experience ignited Grant’s confidence and he went on to join the MJCCA Zaban Sharks swim team. “The MJCCA represents what diversity and inclusion are all about,” his mom said. “We are not Jewish, but have always felt welcome here. The MJCCA sets a high standard as a place where people of all abilities and religions are accepted and included.”