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Yachad – Our Inclusion Program

“Yachad” means “together” in Hebrew!

Yachad is our inclusion program that allows campers with varying needs the opportunity to fully enjoy the Camp J experience. Campers who need extra assistance will work with advocates to personalize the camp experience to meet the individual needs of the camper. If you think your child may need assistance with daily camp activities please contact the camp office. We talk to all families who are interested in our Yachad program to be sure that Camp J is a good fit for the campers and get all the information we need to set your camper up for success.. If your child has any form of an IEP or other documentation please reach out! We have busy days at camp with lots of activity and transitions so the more information we have the better prepared we can be. 

If deemed necessary by our Camp Team, you may be asked to do the following:

  • Provide a copy of the summary page from your child’s most recent IEP.
  • Schedule an Intake meeting with our inclusion team so we can get to know you and your child. 
  • If your child receives additional services in or out of school, we may ask permission to contact them for more information. For example, if your child has a behaviorist, it would be very helpful to discuss positive tools used for helping your child meet their goals and adapt to camp life.

Spots in Yachad are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to email campj@jewishlouisville.org soon!

The video below is from 2016, but our mission is the same as ever- to make sure that children have the opportunity to enjoy their summer camp experience to the fullest!

*Please note that we very rarely offer one-on-ones now as we have found that our campers are better able to enjoy their experience without that dynamic. We still will place an advocate in the group but your camper will not know that staff member as “their” advocate or shadow. 

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Contact the camp office at 502-238-2728 or campj@jewishlouisville.org with questions.

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