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Camp Experiences for Individuals with Special Needs

With strategic programming specially designed for individuals with special needs, our community’s camps provide meaningful and engaging experiences that support healthy lifestyles — physically, socially, and emotionally. Through Jewish overnight camp, Jewish day camp, and family camp weekends, those with special needs are made to feel that they have a place and a voice in our community — and that they truly belong.

Camp Ramah group picture

Camp Ramah

Ohr Lanu Family Camp provides an overnight, weekend camp experience in the Ojai Valley with supportive programming for children with special needs and their families.


One Happy Camper

One Happy Camper is a partner of The Jewish Federation that offers a generous incentive award to offset costs for campers with special needs.

Shemesh Farm employ teaching farming skills to a specially abled boy

Shemesh Family Camp

Shemesh Family Camp is for teens and young adults (ages 13-25) with special needs.

Special Needs man Smiling with Friend

Camp Ohr Lanu

Camp Girl Teaching Teenaged Boy to Play Basketball

Summer @ ETTA

A social and life skills summer day program for teens and young adults with various intellectual and developmental disabilities that promotes confidence, self-esteem, and independence in a fun and inclusive environment.

A smiling boy at the camp

Friendship Circle of Los Angeles – Winter & Summer Camps

Provides social and recreational opportunities, like winter and summer camp experiences, for children and teenagers with special needs and their families. Featured activities are similar to those available to their typical peers and include sports and field trips.