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    • Camp Ohr Lanu Family Camp - A camp for Children with Disabilities

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 261-1691
    • Description: December 2 4, 2022 Special kids and their families deserve a special week. Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole ...read moreDecember 2 4, 2022 Special kids and their families deserve a special week. Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, support, and fun in the beautiful hills of the Ojai Valley. Children with special needs ages 4 to 14, along with their parents and siblings, will enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive environment. Ohr Lanu’s warm, caring staff includes trained special educators, behavior, and family education specialist, and individual counselors paired with each family. All campers will experience the fun of summer camp by participating in activities such as drama, dance, music, and art and siblings will participate in their own group activities, helping create bonds in a supportive environment. Parents will engage in texts, networking, and relaxation. Together families will enjoy everything Camp Ramah offers: an Olympic size swimming pool, ropes course, hiking trails, and more. For Parents: Shabbat services and study Support and discussions based on Torah study and spirituality Opportunities to meet other families with similar challenges and to exchange ideas and resources Opportunities to network and create connections with other local organizations and professionals For the Entire Family: Shabbat services, activities and Havdallah Our annual talent show! Daily family time to enjoy camp activities such as swimming, hiking, and ropes course Daily fun evening activities planned by our counselors For Special Needs Children and Siblings: Scavenger hunts and games Drama games and singing Discussion/Storytelling Sibling workshops Daily focus activities (art, drama, dance, music) led by trained professionals Accommodations: Family accommodations include hotel-style rooms with individual climate control and private baths. About the Program Leader, Elana Naftalin-Kelman Elana has been a member of the Ramah family since she was a “staff kid” in the Gan, and was a camper, counselor, and Rosh Edah. Her connection to the Tikvah program started when she was a Tikvah buddy as a camper in Machon. She then went on to be a Tikvah counselor for two summers and the Rosh Edah for the now-re-named, Amitzim, for two summers. She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and studied in Israel for several years. She holds a Master's Degree in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education and a Master's in Social Work from Columbia University. She has taught in the NYC public schools and in LA Unified and has worked as a supervisor for a behavior intervention agency in Los Angeles. She helped to create and start the Ezra program (it was her master’s thesis for Bank Street) as well as several synagogue special education programs in the Los Angeles area, such as the Koleinu Shabbat minyan at Temple Beth Am. She now resides with her husband Adam and their three children in Berkeley, CA, but loves coming back to Ojai each summer! For Elana, being the director of the Tikvah program is like coming home. read less
    • Camp Ramah Special Needs Family Camp - Camp Ohr Lanu

    • Location: Ojai
    • Address: 385 Fairview Road Ojai, CA, 93023
    • Age Group: 4-14
    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (888) 226-7726
    • Description: December 2-4, 2022! Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, p ...read moreDecember 2-4, 2022! Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, support, and fun in the beautiful hills of the Ojai Valley. Children with special needs ages 4 to 14, along with their parents and siblings, will enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive environment. Ohr Lanu’s warm, caring staff includes trained special educators, behavior and family education specialist, and individual counselors paired with each family. All campers will experience the fun of summer camp participating in activities such as drama, dance, music and art and siblings will participate in their own group activities, helping create bonds in a supportive environment. Parents will engage in texts, networking, and relaxation. Together families will enjoy everything Camp Ramah offers: an Olympic size swimming pool, ropes course, hiking trails and more. For Parents: Shabbat services and study Support and discussions based on Torah study and spirituality. Opportunities to meet other families with similar challenges and to exchange ideas and resources Opportunities to network and create connections with other local organizations and professionals. For the Entire Family: Shabbat services, activities and Havdallah. Our annual talent show! Daily family time to enjoy camp activities such as swimming, hiking, and ropes course, Daily fun evening activity planned by our counselors For Special Needs Children and Siblings: Scavenger hunts and games, Drama games and singing, Discussion/Storytelling, Sibling workshops, Daily focus activities (art, drama, dance, music) lead by trained professionals Accommodations: Family accommodations include hotel-style rooms with individual climate control and private baths. read less
    • Camp Alonim's Family Camp

    • Address: 1101 Peppertree Lane Brandeis, CA
    • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Description: We look forward to welcoming families back to Camp Alonim in Spring 2023 — March 17-19, 2023. Come be a part of ...read moreWe look forward to welcoming families back to Camp Alonim in Spring 2023 — March 17-19, 2023. Come be a part of the Alonim family! Alonim’s Family Camp provides a wonderful opportunity to break out of your family’s typical routine and spend quality time with your family at Alonim. From relaxing and enjoying the peaceful setting, to scaling the Alpine Tower, to learning from our engaging Jewish educator, Family Camp has something to offer every member of your family. Family Camp is about creating fun and connection for adults and for children up to 7th grade. We welcome people of any level of Jewish knowledge, observance, and engagement. Wherever you are on your Jewish journey, we invite you to join us for this unique weekend experience. read less
    • Be’chol Lashon Family Camp

    • Address: 1700 Marshall Petaluma Rd, Petaluma, , 94952
    • Contact Phone: (415) 386-2604
    • Description: Create your diverse Jewish community. The Annual Bay Area Be’chol Lashon Family Camp Shabbaton Retreat has been h ...read moreCreate your diverse Jewish community. The Annual Bay Area Be’chol Lashon Family Camp Shabbaton Retreat has been held at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma, CA since 2004. It begins with Friday night Shabbat dinner and Saturday morning Shabbat services, followed by adult workshops and supervised activities for children. The program format creates a welcoming environment for new members to celebrate Judaism, learn together, and continue to build the diverse Bay Area Be’chol Lashon community. Be’chol Lashon programming fosters a safe environment where individuals can express their Judaism. An atmosphere of inclusiveness while celebrating holidays or special events helps everyone feel part of the Jewish community. Be’chol Lashon activities are community-building, infused with teaching about Judaism, including the history of diversity of the Jewish people. Evaluations consistently indicate that participants “had a great time” at Family Camp and “enjoyed learning with new friends.” read less