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Best 2018 Special Needs Summer Camps in Massachusetts

Many of our Massachusetts Special Needs Camps are still adding to their info on their 2018 Summer Camps, Programs, Activities & Classes.

You can contact each camp you are interested in to get the latest info on all their 2018 Summer Special Needs Programs for Teens and Kids.

Early-Bird & Multiple Camper Discounts at Massachusetts Special Needs Camps for Summer 2018

Some of the Best 2018 Special Needs Camps in Massachusetts offer "Early Bird" and/or Multiple Camper Discounts if you enroll in camp before a certain date, or if you are enrolling more than one camper -- check each camp's listing & website for more info, and for info on any available Special Needs Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Summer Special Needs Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Massachusetts are Starting in June, 2018

Many of our Massachusetts Special Needs Camps offer Summer Special Needs Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in June, 2018.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Special Needs Camp you're interested in a call to check on Summer dates, times and availability.

Summer 2018 Special Needs Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Special Needs Camps will be hosting Summer Reunions for their previous campers, and Summer Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for June, 2018.

Best Massachusetts Summer Special Needs Day Camps Starting in June, 2018

Looking for a Great Massachusetts Special Needs Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Massachusetts Day Special Needs Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Massachusetts Year-Round
Special Needs Camps, Classes & Special Needs Programs

Many of our Best Massachusetts Summer Special Needs Camps also offer Year Round Special Needs Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Special Needs Programs, too.

Best Massachusetts Summer Special Needs Camp Jobs

Searching for Massachusetts Special Needs Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Special Needs Camps are now listing their 2018 Summer Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Summer Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Special Needs Camps in the Northeast are here in Massachusetts.

Ku's Taekwondo Academy
Woburn, Massachusetts

Visit Our Ku's Taekwondo Academy Website
781-935-3773
afterschoolprogramKTKD[AT]gmail.com
kustaekwondo[AT]gmail.com
135 Main Street
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
135 main st., woburn

CAMPER AGES: 4-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Ku's Taekwondo Academy Summer Camp is an exciting experience that teaches campers respect, determination, and focus, all while having fun! Daily Taekwondo classes provide an engaging and athletic experience where campers can learn valuable skills in balance, speed, agility, and more! Weekly field trips are a fun way for campers to experience new things while our highly skilled staff provides a safe and nurturing environment. Our focus on academics prepares campers for a new school year. We look forward to seeing you in Summer 2015!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We will make accommodations for all Special Needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. Taekwondo

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 10 miles from Boston, MA. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos, videos, and information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do accept MA vouchers.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have Summer camp, black belt camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Taekwondo classes, after-school program and summer program

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Real Jams Musical Theater
Andover, Massachusetts

Visit Our Real Jams Musical Theater Website
978 475 1223
stephanie.moreybarry[AT]therealschoolofmusic.com
The Real School of Music
3 Dundee Park
Andover, Massachusetts 01810

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Real Jams Musical Theater Video

CAMPER AGES: Grades K-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9am-4pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: In Real Jams Musical Theater, students will collaborate with a scriptwriter and songwriter to write an original musical. In just one week, students will write the musical, stage it, record the songs in our state-of-the-art recording studio, and perform it. A fantastic program for the highly creative and musically-inclined actor. This program is offered for two age groups: grades K-6 and grads 6-12. Space is filling fast, email Stephanie Morey-Barry or call for more info!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: This program has the facility and staffing to adapt and modify for all performers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Academics, and more. Songwriting.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located just 30 minutes north of Boston, Massachusetts.

CAMP FACILITIES: The Real School of Music takes pride in its facility. We have a 100+ seat live performance venue, 20 private lesson studios equipped with macs, 3 fully-equipped ensemble rooms, a professional recording suite, and a comfortable cafe area with free wifi for guests.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Real School of Music is passionate about changing the way music education is delivered. We are a community of people learning, sharing, playing and talking about music. Real School is a cutting-edge teaching institution dedicated to helping students achieve their musical potential. We believe that the best education possible comes from teachers with both academic training and real-life experience in their field. That's our teachers are driven to make students not only musicians or performers, but artists.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The Real School of Music is open all year round for private lessons, ensembles, and more! To sign up for a free trial lesson visit Our Camp Website Link: www.therealschoolofmusic.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
In Our Andover Location:
July 6-10: Music & Theater-Teen
July 13-17: Music & Theater-Children
August 3-7: Music & Theater-Teen
August 10-14: Music & Theater- Children

In Our Burlington Location:
July 20-24: Music & Theater- Teen
July 27-31: Music & Theater- Children

Member Price: $349
Non-Member Price: $399

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Real Jams Musical Theater

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Special Needs Camps in MA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Massachusetts Special Needs Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Massachusetts Special Needs Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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The Bridge Center
Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Visit Our The Bridge Center Website
508-697-7557
AWood[AT]thebridgectr.org
470 Pine Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02324

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CAMPER AGES: 4-22

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The mission of The Bridge Center is to support families by providing children, teens and adults with special needs the opportunities to build social, emotional, & physical skills so they may participate fully in their communities. We are committed to providing the supports that all families and children need to enjoy happy, healthy & productive lives. Our programs and services are designed to meet the needs of all individuals regardless of the nature or the severity of their disability, and our 20-acre campus is accessible to all participants.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: The Bridge Center specializes in affordable, year-round therapeutic recreation and equine-assisted therapy programs for individuals with disabilities. All programs are instructed by skilled staff and are designed to meet the social, emotional, and physical goals of participants, regardless of the nature and severity of their disabilities. Through innovative programming, The Bridge Center encourages independence and seeks to improve participants’ quality of life.

Activities include swimming, sports and games, paddle boats, archery, cooking, music, drama, arts and crafts and horseback riding.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Ropes Course
Fishing
Paddle Boating
Archery
Track
Accessible Playground
Splash Pads
Accessible Pool

CAMP LOCATION: We are minutes off of 495N/S and Rt 24 in MA

CAMP FACILITIES: The Bridge Center is a fully-accessible 20+ acre campus located in Bridgewater, MA that offers Year-Round, Summer Camp, and Equine Assisted Programs designed for children, teens and adults with special needs. We have a pool, splash pads, a pond, ropes course elements, sports fields, and more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO:
OUR MISSION
The mission of The Bridge Center is to support families by providing children, teens and adults with special needs the opportunities to build social, emotional, & physical skills so they may participate fully in their communities. We are committed to providing the supports that all families and children need to enjoy happy, healthy & productive lives. Our programs and services are designed to meet the needs of all individuals regardless of the nature or the severity of their disability, and our 20-acre campus is accessible to all participants.

BUILDING BRIDGES
We serve hundreds of children, teens and adults year-round through our Summer Camp, Year Round and Equine Assisted Programs. Children learn valuable life, social, and leisure skills through programs such as swimming, horseback riding, music, basketball, dance, soccer, drama, cooking, archery, nature walks, arts & crafts, boating, and fishing. The Bridge Center offers fun and growth for everyone!

Building Bridges to Play
Fun and play must be accessible to individuals of all ages. They provide opportunities to make friends, share experiences, discover abilities, and uncover talents. At The Bridge Center, we work to ensure that all children have the necessary supports to push their boundaries while having fun!

Building Bridges to Learn
The Bridge Center provides hands-on experiences in a safe, nurturing environment that empowers children, teens and adults to acquire meaningful skills they will use throughout their lives. In all aspects of our programs, participants and families learn to trust themselves, adapt to new situations, respond to challenges, and take pride in their successes. Our trained staff work with participants one-on-one and in small groups to ensure that learning is an integral part of every experience.

Building Bridges to Grow
Supportive experiences have the power to shape the way our participants identify their place in their ever-expanding worlds. Here at The Bridge Center, we help individuals develop the confidence, awareness, and insight that enables them to draw on their prior experiences for active participation at home, in school and throughout their communities.

ACA Accredited Camp
PATH Certified Riding Program
Low ratio camper to staff

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our VIP PROGRAM is a program for teenagers who are interested in developing leadership skills. They will have the opportunity to engage in a supervised and structured camp experience learning skills and exploring a possible job or volunteer opportunity. The VIPs spend part of the day developing the skills necessary to lead younger campers in daily activities such as sports and cooking. For the remainder of the day they enjoy recreation activities within their group focusing on teamwork, communication, and social skills

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid/scholarships are available based on demonstrated need.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The Bridge Center is a fully-accessible 20+ acre campus located in Bridgewater, MA that offers Year-Round, Summer Camp, and Equine Assisted Programs designed for children, teens and adults with special needs.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Extended Day - Campers have additional indoor and outdoor camp activities such as swimming, sports, and art. Campers from all camp programs will attend extended day activities together. Available Monday-Thursday from 3pm-5pm for $25/day.

Early Drop Off - Camp starts each day at 9:00AM with drop off starting at 8:45AM. If you need to drop your child off earlier than that, you can register for our early drop program and drop your child off between 8:00AM-9:00AM. Available Monday-Friday for $15/day.

A bus picks up in Canton, Dorchester, Braintree and Avon Daily. For more information, call 508-697-7557

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
CAMP CONNECT
Camp Connect is a 3 or 6 week summer camp for campers ages 4-22 designed to meet the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of children with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and related disorders.

Full Session: 1-6 Price: *$3,750 Ratio: 1:3
Lite Session: 7-9 Price: *$1,875 Ratio: 1:3

CAMP DISCOVER
Camp Discover is open to all children ages 4-22 regardless of the nature or severity of their disabilities. Campers enjoy therapeutic recreation and traditional playtime activities in a supportive, small group environment!

Sessions: 1-9 Price: *$525/wk Ratio: 1:1


CAMP SUNSHINE
We want everyone to come and enjoy our beautiful 22 acre campus! Camp Sunshine is for campers without disabilities who are looking for an active and eventful summer camp! Campers will fish and boat on the pond, explore our nature trails, play on our soccer and baseball fields, swim in the pool, and more! During each session, staff will assure campers have fun in the sun while developing tolerance, positive peer relationships and more.

Sessions: 1-2 Price: *$525/wk Ratio: 1:5


CAMP STEPPING STONE
Camp Stepping Stone is a one week summer camp designed to meet the developmental, social, and behavioral needs of Adults, ages 22+, with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, or other related disorders.

Sessions: 3-4 Price: *$525/wk Ratio: 1:1

CAMP ENDEAVOR
Camp Endeavor is open to children ages 4-22 diagnosed with Neuromuscular Diseases and other related disorders.

Session: 5 Price: *$525/wk Ratio: 1:1

CAMP SUMMIT
Camp Summit creates opportunities for success among campers with emotional and psychiatric disorders that exhibit aggressive behaviors, impulse control, the ability to irritate others, and an inability to self-regulate.

Sessions: 6-9 Price: *$575/wk Ratio: 1:1

VOLUNTEERS IN PROGRESS (VIP)
VIP is a weekly camp for teens and adults with high functioning disabilities that are interested in developing self-confidence and leadership skills that wills strengthen their readiness for volunteer and or work positions.

Sessions: 1-9 Price: *$500/wk Ratio: 1:4

HORSE CAMP
Horse Camp is designed for those campers ages 8-16 that love the barn, animals and especially horses!

Sessions: 1-9 Price: $500/wk Ratio: 1:5

FEES:
1-9 weeks of camp starting June 29-August 28. Visit our website for more information at: Our Camp Website Link: www.thebridgectr.org.

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Teen Special Needs Camps in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Special Needs Camps for Teens sometimes include lots of individual attention, specific therapies for each camper's special needs, and other therapeutic activities. Teen Special Needs Camps in MA many times also include other traditional summer camp or special interest camp activities, ranging from outdoor adventure, to overnight trips, to music, to sports.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Computer Kids Club
Online Camp

Visit Our Computer Kids Club Website
302-834-2247
ckcdirector[AT]verizon.net
Delaware
P.O. Box 246
Bear, Delaware

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Southern Chester County, PA
Southern New Jersey
Northern Maryland, next to the Delaware line

CAMPER AGES: Ages 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Online. Summer M-F 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: WEEKLY SUMMER CAMP: June 26-Sept. 1 2017, M-F 8:45-12:00 at local DELAWARE SCHOOLS. Microsoft McCaws, Engineering Eagles, Coding Cardinals, Mac & Math Meerkats, see site for details and locations.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs are welcome.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: All summer camps will be held in New Castle County schools

CAMP FACILITIES: The camps will be held in New Castle County schools in their computer lab.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Individual Tutoring By appointment. Perfect for Homeschool students. This enrichment program in technology will help your student in Math, Reading, Grammar, Typing, and the Microsoft and MAC programs. Ages 5-12. Schools-Schedule a FREE 1 hour trial session for the before/after school program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer Camps will be held M-F from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at local Delaware Schools. The FEE is $165.00 per week.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Seeking Part-time, flexible, technology teachers to follow program curriculum working with up to 20 students in a computer lab.

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The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes (Camp Jack)
Rehoboth, Massachusetts

Visit Our The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes (Camp Jack) Website
774-627-2506
90 Pond St.
Rehoboth, Massachusetts 02769

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
4 South Main St. 
Fall River, MA 
02721

CAMPER AGES: 5-14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes is a friendly place where youth with diabetes, their siblings and friends benefit from hands-on learning experiences in diabetes management and support within a fun and welcoming environment. Come have fun in the sun! Archery, Nature, sports, fitness, arts & crafts, special guests and themes and great field trips are just a few of the great activities we offer!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Diabetes Self Management Education and Nutrition Classes

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery&, Arts & Crafts, Nature, & Nutrition/Diabetes Management.

CAMP LOCATION: The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes is held at the beautiful Camp Buxton, located at 90 Pond Street in Rehoboth, MA.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have plenty of open space for sports and field activities, beautiful nature trails and river for exploration, an amphitheater and pavilion as well as our famous Gaga Pit (dodge ball pit).

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes is a friendly place where youth with diabetes, their siblings and friends benefit from hands-on learning experiences in diabetes management and support within a fun and welcoming environment.

Our mission is to foster friendships among children with diabetes, their siblings and friends through a safe, active program while enabling them to learn about and face the common challenges of diabetes.

Camp Jack is Accredited by the American Camp Association and is a member of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association. We have a Registered Nurse on site at all times and each of our staff are trained by a Certified Diabetes Educator. The program’s small enrollment and staff-to-camper ratio ensures a quality camp program in which the campers receive plenty of supervision from exceptional role models, take part in a variety of camp experiences and learn something new every day.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Positions Available

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Assistance Available

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Every Friday we have "Family Friday." Parents are encouraged to visit camp for a cookout and fun activities.

OTHER CAMP INFO: -Registered Nurse (RN) on Site
-Local Pediatrician as the Camp Health Care Consultant
-Staff Who are Trained by a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
-Staff Members Certified in CPR and First Aid
-Policies and Procedures in Compliance with the MA Department of Public Health
-Designated Blood Glucose Testing Time and Location
-Diabetes Regimen Followed
-Appropriate Snacks and Drinks Provided
-Accredited Member of the American Camp Association (ACA)
-Member of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA)

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.facebook.com.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp Jack will run from July 6th-August 14th 2015.
Please refer to our website for full registration packet and parent handbook.

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International Special Needs Camps in Massachusetts

Some of our Massachusetts Special Needs Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each Massachusetts Special Needs Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Special Needs Programs for International Campers.


Camp Emerson
Hinsdale, MA

Visit Our Camp Emerson Website
800-782-3395
hello[AT]campemerson.com
212 Longview Avenue
Hinsdale, MA 01235

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Emerson Video

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight, Family Camp, Women's Getaway Weekends

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Emerson campers design their own programs from 50 activities: athletics, visual arts, performing arts, watersports, swimming (heated pool), wilderness and our Step Beyond Program – cooking, science, engineering, woodworking and more! Located on 170 acres in the Berkshires. 2, 4 or 6 week sessions.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We are Food Allergy Specialist and support safe eating for all food allergies, celiac disease, vegetarians and special dietary requirements.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Math, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Science, Fencing, Cooking, Fashion Design, Sewing, Improv, Volleyball, Rock Band

CAMP LOCATION: 3 hours from NYC and Boston in Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. 170 acres along the Appalachian Trail.

CAMP FACILITIES: Heated Pool, 2 lakes, wood cabins, Theater, Science Center, Gymnastics Center, 10,000 sq ft dining hall and cooking classes. Beautifully maintained.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Emerson is a premiere, overnight summer camp for girls & boys age 7-15. Campers design their own programs from 50+ activities including: watersports, swimming in a heated pool, visual arts, performing arts, athletics, wilderness and the Step Beyond Program - cooking, science, movie making, rocketry, CO2 race cars, engineering and More! Camp Emerson is known for the personal attention given by its skilled and passionate staff.

Emerson campers describe themselves as creative, intelligent and kind. Extensive menu that supports all food allergies. Family owned since 1968. 2, 4 or 6 week options. Your child will gain independence, make lifetime friends and have tons of fun! Choosing a camp is a very personal decision. Sue Lein, Director, meets you so that you know who you are trusting your child to and to learn what is important to you and your child.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We offer a Family Camp and Women's Getaway Weekends in August.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
See our website for Dates and Fees - 2, 4 and 6 week sessions.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Emerson is looking for instructors with teaching experience in activity areas. See the Jobs Section of our website for the current summer job openings and how to apply.

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Massachusetts Special Needs Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some Massachusetts Special Needs Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Camp JCC Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts

Visit Our Camp JCC Springfield Website
413-739-4715 x 322
llasko[AT]springfieldjcc.org
1160 Dickinson Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01108

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CAMPER AGES: Pre-k- high school

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 9 am to 4 pm, with an extended day option from 7:30-9 am, and from 4-6 pm.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: The JCC inclusion camp weeks:
June 24 - June 28, July 1 - 5 (with no camp on July 4), August 5 - 9, and August 12 - 16 are for campers who have success in a partial or full inclusive environment with supports.

The staffing ratio plan is for 2 inclusion campers to one staff member. Campers will receive daily swim instruction, participate in cooperative games, crafts projects, build social skills and learn self advocacy
techniques. An intake and interview are required prior to registration. Inclusion campers that require a 1:1 must provide their own or pay an additional fee.

The special needs department will run a substantially separate camp August 19 - 23.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Computers, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. High & Low Ropes Course, & Archery.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the property of the Springfield JCC with a beautiful outdoor and indoor facility, including a pool, ropes course, field, and archery range.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have outdoor picnic groves, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, a baseball diamond and soccer field. Through the woods there is a high and low ropes course and an archery range. Our pool allows us to swim rain or shine, and we have a large gym, several racquetball courts, and an indoor climbing wall.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Youth who are eager to learn, develop and enhance their leadership skills in the camp setting, apply to be C.I.T.s. These future counselors train in daily sessions: covering many areas such as effective listening, peer relationships, role modeling and programming.

C.I.T.s work with different age groups learning developmental stages and finding their preferred age group. As a group project, the C.I.T.s will plan and implement a camp-wide carnival.

The C.I.T. program includes a 5-day, 4-night recreational trip to Club Getaway in Kent, CT, from July 15 - July 19. Teens will bond as a group and enjoy boating, rock climbing, group challenge activities, trapeze, giant swing and evening socials. Each applicant is interviewed after registering.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available. Please contact Jeff Rembrandt, Assistant Executive Director, for more information. Jeff can be reached at jrembrandt[AT]springfieldjcc.org.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for more information.

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Camp JCC Springfield

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Second Nature Center Inclusion Camp
Massachusetts Location(s)

Visit Our Second Nature Center Inclusion Camp Website
508-747-2663
info[AT]secondnaturesocialskills.com
76 Ferry Hill Rd
Marshfield, Massachusetts 02050

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Plymouth, MA 02360 (community based camp-homogenous groupings)

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
15 Main St. Ext
Unit 7
Plymouth, MA  02360

CAMPER AGES: camper 7-14 (CIT openings for teens and young adults)

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9am-3pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Located at the Cambridge YWCA-Marshfield branch. This is an inclusion camp for children and teens with ASD and related challenges. 

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our inclusion camp located within the YWCA camp offers swimming, archery, crafts, group games, nature activities, drama and new this year an organic gardening program. The setting includes a historic barn, swimming pool, basketball court, organic gardens, an open field with views of Humarock and nature trails all located on the banks of the pristine North River salt marsh. Spaces fill fast, so call or email today for more information.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: This is a specifically designed social skills inclusion program for children and teens with ASD and related disorders to be successfully integrated within a traditional camp setting.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, and more. For Special Needs Campers.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program for teens and young adults.

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Camp Kaleidoscope
Newton, MA

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617-558-6523
kaleidoscope[AT]jccgb.org
333 Nahanton St.
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Newton, MA 02459

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CAMPER AGES: Campers: entering grades K-8; CITs entering grades 9-11

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Children and teens discover their creativity while enjoying the arts, sciences, swim, boating and sports. Older campers enjoy evening activities; all enjoy Arts Nites twice a summer.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. JCC Camps are open to all.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Kaleidoscope provides 8 weeks of theater, art, music, science, sports, swimming and special activities, taught by professionals, in a creative, nurturing atmosphere. Each 4-week session (with flexible registration) culminates in Arts Night, where campers share accomplishments through performances and a multimedia art and science exhibit. Younger campers participate in a balanced variety of activities with their counselors; older campers choose their own schedules every two weeks.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All campers who require special services at camp will be evaluated to ensure the best placement possible. Please contact the camp director to set up an interview. Campers with mild special needs may be included in camp activities with their bunk, where personal attention is given to each child in a warm, supportive setting. Families may provide a one-on-one aide if appropriate. Camp Kaleidoscope has a clinical psychologist on staff.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Academics, and more. Other Activities Include Cooking, Film Making & Newscasting, Gaga Ball, Fashion Design, Knitting & Sewing, Jewelry-making, Fencing, Animation, Costuming, Set Design & Canoeing.

Camp Kaleidoscope  is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Newton Massachusetts offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Theater, Musical Theater, Basketball and more. Camp Kaleidoscope  is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: Campers: entering grades K-8; CITs entering grades 9-11.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Newton, and enjoy the beautiful Jewish Community Center's Gosman Campus including indoor and outdoor pools, fields, and the nearby Charles River. Busing is available from Brookline, Wayland, Framingham and Jamaica Plain and Roslindale.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers enjoy the JCC's air-conditioned, professional theater, art and dance studios, science classrooms, an indoor pool for lessons, and a zero-entry outdoor pool for free swim. Additionally, campers enjoy a dedicated gaga pit, outdoor ping pong and foosball tables, tennis courts, fields, woods, trails, and access to the Charles River. Campers may bring a vegetarian or fish lunch, or pre-order lunch from our on-site kosher caterer.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Kaleidoscope is dedicated to making camp a fun, nurturing, educational experience for each camper. Staff include well-trained bunk counselors ages 18 and up who work with groups of campers daily, and professional teachers who lead classes. Programming is organized into two four-week sessions, with flexible registration options. Registration minimum is two weeks.

All campers swim daily, with lessons offered twice weekly with our professional aquatics staff, utilizing the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy methods. Each session culminates in "Arts Night," including art and science exhibits, musical performances from lower and middle camp groups, and a fully realized musical from upper campers.

Lower campers entering grades K & 1 enjoy a balanced day of arts, science, and sports activities with caring, inclusive counselors and specialists. Middle campers entering grades 2 & 3 follow a schedule of diverse activities with their groups and enjoy "choice times" when they individually choose activities. Upper Campers in grades 4-8 design their own programs, choosing activities weekly, including theater, art, music, dance, boating and more. Upper Campers who elect to be in the musical attend for a full, 4-week session. All campers attending weeks 4 and/or 8 participate in "Arts Night", showcasing their art and science projects, and performing for parents and friends.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CITs in grades 9-11 are an integral part of camp, providing leadership and receiving training while also pursuing their own interests. They create their own schedule under the guidance of dedicated CIT staff. They spend approximately half the day assisting camper groups or activities, and half the day pursuing their own interests. CITs pay a reduced rate.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid is based on need and may cover up to 50% of tuition. Financial aid applications are due by April 1. Aid is awarded by April 15. Applications received after April 1 may be awarded if funds are still available. Forms are available at bostonjcc.org/kaleidoscope.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Camp Kaleidoscope offers campers a warm and nurturing place where campers make friends, learn skills, and spread creative wings, all through a Jewish lens. CITs entering grades 9-11 create their own schedule under the guidance of dedicated CIT staff. They spend half the day assisting camper groups or activities, and half the day pursuing their own interests. CITs pay a reduced rate. Open to the entire community.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
The camp season runs June 25-August 17, 2018, 9am-4pm, with early drop-off and extended day from 8am-5:45pm. Minimum registration is 2 weeks, with registration by the week. See Our Camp Website Link: www.bostonjcc.org for fee information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Kaleidoscope
Love kids? Want to work in a creative, supportive environment? Camp Kaleidoscope is looking for staff for the summer. Staff must be available for full camp season including orientation dates unless otherwise agreed upon. Camp dates: June 25-August 17, 2018, 8:30-4:10pm, Monday through Friday. Orientation dates: June 20, June 22 and June 24. Although camp is not easily accessible by public transportation, buses are available from Brookline, Framingham, Wayland and Jamaica Plain/Roslindale.

Please send in cover letter, employment application and three written references to address below. Application available at Our Camp Website Link: www.bostonjcc.org

Betty Lehrman
Director, Camp Kaleidoscope
333 Nahanton St., Newton, MA 02459
kaleidoscope[AT]jccgb.org
617 558-6523

Specialists
Seeking specialists in Art, Science, Music, Cooking and Dance (Choreographer).
Specialists teach classes daily culminating in art and science exhibits and performances at the end of each four-week session. Specialists are college graduates or rising seniors with teaching and/or other relevant experience. Competitive salary. Parents on staff full-time send their children to camp for free!

Counselors
Seeking mature, reliable, patient people who understand what it takes to make a camper's day a wonderful experience. JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp is a pluralistic camp welcoming the entire community. While camp is not easily accessible by public transportation, bus counselor positions are available from Framingham and Brookline. Counselors must be 18 years of age or older or high school graduates with demonstrated leadership skills and experience working with children. All counselors must be available for the full eight-week season.

Lower and Middle Camp Counselors work in pairs or groups of three and are responsible for a group of 10-15 campers entering grades K-3. They support and nurture campers throughout the day as campers attend activities in the arts, science, sports and swimming. Middle camp counselors may also assist in other areas throughout camp.

Upper Camp Counselors work with campers entering grades 4-8. They teach or assist in classes, activities and theatrical productions. Positions include: tennis and other sports teachers, costumer, assistant tech director for shows, guitar and piano teachers, boating specialists (lifeguard certification required), and crafts teachers. Upper Camp teaching counselors should have completed at least one year of college.

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Wachusett Theatre Company
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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978-602-6288
wachusett.theatre[AT]gmail.com
P.O. Box 431
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-0004

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 431
Fitchburg, MA 01420-0004

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: WTC is a great opportunity for budding and seasoned actors to experience the excitement of a musical production from the audition process to showtime! We have two camps to choose from. Our Youth camp is for campers entering grade 2 to grade 7. Our Teen camp is designed for teens entering grades 8 until recently graduated. Each camp puts on a full musical in only 3 weeks time. We conduct camp out of Worcester State University's campus, with air-conditioned classrooms, full buffet cafeteria and more!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We can accommodate students with disabilities and food allergies. We have a MA certified Special Ed. teacher on staff. Worcester State's cafeteria is able to accommodate for all food allergies.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located at Worcester State University in Worcester MA.

CAMP FACILITIES: The camp facility is air conditioned. Lunch is provided in the Worcester State Cafeteria.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: WTC is divided into two camps. Youth camp is for grades 2-7 and Teen camp is for grades 8-recent high school graduate. Each camp will perform a musical consisting of two shows on the final weekend of camp. For more information visit Our Camp Website Link: www.wachusetttheatre.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For Dates and Fees go to Our Camp Website Link: www.wachusetttheatre.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are always looking for qualified camp counselors! This year we are also looking to fill the position of a Set/Tech Director.

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Newman YMCA Camp Wamsutta
Seekonk, Massachusetts

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(508) 336-7103
472 Taunton Avenue
Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771

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CAMPER AGES: K - 8th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 8:30am - 6:00pm (before care optional)

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Trailblazers - are integrated into our day camping program and facilitated by trained passionate staff who lead campers through activities such as swimming, archery, sports, nature and low ropes course activities.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Math, Science, Adventure, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are centrally located in Seekonk Massachusetts just minutes from the Rhode Island boarder. Our camp and full facility YMCA are on a rustic and wooded area. Campers get a dynamic experience that includes both outdoor and indoor environments.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have vegetable gardens, open fields dense woods, pool, gym, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, pavilions, playgrounds, and hiking trails.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are an accredited camp through the American Camp Association (ACA). All staff are highly trained and certified in First Aid/ CPR, child abuse prevention, behavior management and inclusion, Education, Archery, and Ropes Course.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Youth will have leadership opportunities through Leader in Training and Councilor in training programs. These skills will be prepare participants for

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We remain open and accessible to all through our Financial Assistance program.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Vacation Camps in December, February, April.

Out of School Time programs; school year Monday-Friday school release time until 6pm serving schools in Rehoboth, Seekonk, and East Providence.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Weekly Sessions late June - August

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Please see Our Camp Website Link: www.gpymca.org for Camp Jobs Posting.

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Urbanity Dance Youth Summer Camps
Boston, Massachusetts

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617.572.3727
ask[AT]urbanitydance.org
1180 Washington Street Suite #100
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

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CAMPER AGES: 2-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Urbanity Dance offers one-week or multiple-week dance class sessions for campers ages 2-17. Led by Urbanity faculty members, students will learn contemporary, hip hop, ballet, acrobatics, and improvisation. The camp curriculum is tailored to each age group. Each day of camp includes choreography, improvisation, “dance chats”, and craft time. Benefits include cardio exercise, strength and flexibility, problem-solving skills, the ability to work in teams, musicality, a heightened mind-body connection, and increased confidence. Class includes snack time - please bring your own snack (no nuts please!).

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special needs campers are welcome to apply. Enrollment would occur on a case-by-case basis--orientation would include a meeting between camper's caregivers and Urbanity staff to ensure child's needs can be met and that adequate support is available.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Both of our dance studios are located in Boston's historical South End.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our main dance studio can hold two classes at a time. There is a waiting room for parents and families, and there is a park just across the street for siblings' enjoyment.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Urbanity Dance exists to engage, inspire, and empower individuals and communities through the art of dance and movement. Camp classes are taught by Urbanity faculty--seasoned dancers, choreographers, and teachers with years of experience and so much to give. Many of our faculty are also members of Urbanity's professional dance company. Urbanity strives to provide campers with a safe space for self-expression, exploration, and connection.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We encourage any and all families to apply for financial aid. Please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.urbanitydance.org to download the application.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Urbanity also offers year-round dance classes, both 10-week sessions and drop-in classes. Programs are available for everyone ages 6 months and up. Urbanity also does in-school residencies, workshops, and community programs. Contact community[AT]urbanitydance.org for more information or visit our website, Our Camp Website Link: www.urbanitydance.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
See Our Camp Website Link: www.urbanitydance.org for fees, dates, and schedules.

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The Bridge Center
Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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1-508-697-7557
Awood[AT]thebridgectr.org
470 Pine Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02324

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CAMPER AGES: 4-22+

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Monday- Friday 9:00-3:00pm; Early Drop off Monday- Thursday 8:00-9:00am; Extended day 3:00-5:00pm Monday-Friday

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summer is just around the corner and The Bridge Center is excited to share information about our 2016 Summer Camp opportunities!

Visit our website (Our Camp Website Link: www.thebridgectr.org) to learn more.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Summer camp is just around the corner and The Bridge Center is excited to share information about summer camp opportunities in 2016!

REGISTRATION FOR ALL CAMPS WILL OPEN ON Wednesday February 3, 2016 AT 9:00am

Session 1: June 27-July 1
Session 2: July 5-July 8 *No Camp July 4
Session 3: July 11– July 15
Session 4: July 18-July 22
Session 5: July 25-29
Session 6: August 1-August 5
Session 7: August 8-August 12
Session 8: August 15-August 19
Session 9: August 22-August 26

ALL CAMPS RUN FROM 9:00AM-3:00PM

Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.thebridgectr.org for extended day, early drop off and transportation information.

CAMP CONNECT
Camp Connect is a 3 or 6 week summer camp for campers with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and related disorders. This camps is designed to meet the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of campers while participating in a variety of activities, daily. All campers participate in one therapeutic riding lesson per week.

Full Session: 1-6
Price: $3,625
AGE: 4-22
Ratio: 1:3

Lite Session: 7-9
Price: $1,875
AGE: 4-22
Ratio: 1:3

CAMP DISCOVER
Camp Discover is open to all children regardless of the nature or severity of their disabilities. Most campers in this program require a 1:1 aide. Campers enjoy therapeutic recreation and traditional playtime activities in a supportive, small group environment! Campers will par-ticipate in 1 therapeutic riding lesson per week.

Sessions: 1-9
Price: $525/wk ($420 Session 2 only)
AGE: 4-22
Ratio: 1:1

CAMP SUNSHINE
Camp Sunshine is for campers without disabilities who are looking for an active and eventful summer ! Campers will fish and boat on the pond, explore our nature trails, play on our soccer fields, swim in the pool, and more! During each session, staff will assure campers have fun in the sun while developing tolerance, positive peer relationships and more. Campers will participate in 1 therapeutic riding lesson per week.

Sessions: 1-9
Price: $525/wk ($420 Session 2 only)
AGE: 4-16
Ratio: 1:5

CAMP STEPPING STONE
Camp Stepping Stone is a two week summer camp program designed to meet the developmental, social, and behavioral needs of adults, with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, or other related disorders. Campers will participate in 1 therapeutic riding lesson per week.

Sessions: 3-4
Price: $525/wk
AGE: 19-35
Ratio: 1:5

CAMP ENDEAVOR
Camp Endeavor is open to children diagnosed with Neuromuscular Diseases and other related disorders. Campers will explore all the fun of summer camp in a supportive, small group environment with like peers.

Session: 5
Price: $525/wk
AGE: 4-22
Ratio: 1:1

VOLUNTEERS IN PROGRESS (VIP)
VIP is a weekly camp for teens and adults with high functioning disabilities that are interested in developing self-confidence and leadership skills that will strengthen their readiness for volunteer and/or work positions. This program includes one off campus field trip per week. Campers do not participate in therapeutic riding.

Sessions: 1-9
Price: $525/wk ($420 Session 2 only)
AGE: 14-18
Ratio: 1:4

HORSE CAMP
Horse Camp is designed for campers ages 8-18 that love the barn, animals and especially horses! Campers in this program also participate in daily riding lessons.

Sessions: 1-9
Price: $525/wk ($420 Session 2 only)
AGE: 8-14
Ratio: 1:4

BRING YOUR SIB TO CAMP DAYS
Siblings of campers that attend ANY of our Bridge Center camps are welcome to come and participate in a day of camp! Kids will do activities with their sibling for a portion of the day and then transition into group activities with other siblings!

Dates: Friday July 8, 15, 22, 29
Price: $50/Friday
AGE: 6-14
Ratio: 1:4

New to our camps or interested in learning more? Schedule an assessment with Jennifer Stark, Program Coordinator, at

508-697-7557 ext. 12

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Wilderness/Nature, and more. All Riders, With Physicians Permission, Will Participate In One Therapeutic Riding Lesson Per Week. This Is Included In The Camp Fee.

Horse Campers Will Ride Daily.
VIP Does Not Ride But Instead Goes On Weekly Fieldtrips.

CAMP LOCATION: Located in Bridgewater, MA and convenient to Route 24 and I-495, The Bridge Center’s beautiful and fully accessible campus offers 20+ acres of open space for your child to enjoy fresh air and nature while getting the support needed to assure that they can successfully navigate the day.

We are about 50 minutes south of Boston and 45 minutes west of Cape Cod.

CAMP FACILITIES: The Bridge Center offers a 20+ acres of open space for your child to enjoy playing on our accessible playground, participate in various sports activities on our recreation field, baseball field or basketball court. The Bridge Center also has an indoor gym space, large accessible swimming pool, splash pad, pond and waterfront access, nature trails, an up to date building designed for cooking, music, arts and crafts and other various activities. The Bridge Center also has a barn for all our equine therapy and carriage driving programs, which is used year round.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACA Accredited Camp.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships applications are available upon registration and are offered on a limited basis. For more information on payments and scholarship information, please call Karen Ellis, Finance Coordinator, at 508-697-7557 ext. 10.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): CAMP SUNSHINE
We want everyone to come and enjoy our beautiful 22 acre campus! Camp Sunshine is for campers without disabilities who are looking for an active and eventful summer camp! Campers will fish and boat on the pond, explore our nature trails, play on our soccer and baseball fields, swim in the pool, and more! During each session, staff will assure campers have fun in the sun while developing tolerance, positive peer relationships and more.
Sessions: 1-9
Price: *$525/wk
Ratio: 1:5

We also offer "Bring your sibling to camp day", which happens every Friday over the summer!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year round programs at The Bridge Center offer incredible opportunities for children, teens and young adults to enjoy recreational and skill building activities in a supportive and nurturing environment that is accessible to all. We offer a wide variety of programs to meet their interests & needs and our professionally trained staff ensure that everyone in attendance is engaged, having fun and making friends! Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.thebridgectr.org to view a list of our year-round recreational and equine therapy programs!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1: June 27-July 1
Session 2: July 5-July 8 *No Camp July 4
Session 3: July 11– July 15
Session 4: July 18-July 22
Session 5: July 25-29
Session 6: August 1-August 5
Session 7: August 8-August 12
Session 8: August 15-August 19
Session 9: August 22-August 26

For fees, see our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.thebridgectr.org.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Open Summer Positions:

Camp Directors
Group Leaders
Camp Counselors
Lifeguards
Nurse
Outdoor Adventure Specialist
Sports/Archery Specialist
Movement Specialist
Art Specialist
Cooking Specialist
Music Specialist

Resumes for any and all of the above positions should be sent to Anna Wood at AWood[AT]thebridgectr.org.

For more updated information on jobs, please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.thebridgectr.org.

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JCC Grossman Camp
Dover, MA

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Winter - 617-244-5124
Summer - 781-329-9300

sgreen[AT]jccgb.org
grossman[AT]jccgb.org
294 Powissett St
Dover, MA 02030

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459

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CAMPER AGES: 4 1/2 -15 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. Everyone welcome

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Grossman’s inclusive program offers campers with mild to moderate disabilities a regular camp program under the guidance of experienced counselors. There is also the opportunity for inclusion with extra support. A limited number of spaces are available for this program and interviews are required.

Please contact the JCC Camp Grossman Special Needs Director at 617-244-5124 or contact grossman-special-needs[AT]jccgb.org for more information on this program.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wrestling, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Archery, Batting Cages, Board Games, Climbing Wall & Tower, Cooking, Dance, Drama, Football, Guitar, Gymnastics, Jewelry Making, Jewish Culture, Kickball, Knitting, Mountain Biking, Nature, Newcomb, Photography, Ropes/challenge Course, Sewing, Soccer, Softball, Street Hockey, T-ball, Video Production & Volleyball.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located just a short distance from the Greater Boston Area on 75 wooded acres on the Hale Reservation.

From the Intersection of Routes 128 and 109 Westwood, (exit 16B, Rte. 128). Follow 109 West to Dover Road. Turn right on Dover Road and follow about 1-1/2 miles to camp entrance on right. Follow the camp access road to the parking lot.

CAMP FACILITIES: Grossman Camp is located on 75 acres in the Hale Reservation in Westwood, Massachusetts. This natural, rustic setting affords many opportunities to observe and learn from the environment as we go about the camp day. Grossman’s modern, well-maintained facilities include:

- Fully equipped waterfront for swimming, fishing and boating
- Large playing fields and courts
- Lodge and shelter buildings
- Street hockey rink
- Ropes/challenge course
- Climbing walls and zip line
- Amphitheatre
- Arts & crafts complex, housing arts & crafts, jewelry-making, sewing and ceramics
- Wrestling center
- Strictly kosher food service provided for overnights and special events

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Grossman campers have varying interests and abilities, and at camp they have lots of choices.

Once they arrive, boys and girls participate in the program at a pace appropriate to their age. As they mature, they have more elective choices. Everyone receives Red Cross-approved instructional swim and participates in free swim under the supervision of trained instructors and lifeguards.

Leadership:

Stuart Silverman, Assistant Vice President, Camping Services

Stuart Silverman directs JCC Grossman Camp and also oversees JCC Camp Kingswood and JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts + Science Camp. He began his career at Grossman in 1977 as a counselor, then moved on to Unit Head and Assistant Director before being promoted to the Director position in 1990. Stuart retired as a veteran guidance counselor at Lexington High School in 2009 to devote himself full time to the JCC camps. He received a BA in History from The George Washington University; a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Springfield College; and an MA in Educational Administration from Boston College.

Sue Green, Assistant Director of Camping Services

Sue Green has been at Grossman for more than 25 summers; during the cooler months she works in the JCC Camping Services office and is also responsible for the JCC School Vacation Programs. At camp, she supervises the Lower Camp, the Kehillah Unit, and Jewish programming. In addition, Sue teaches hebrew school at Temple Emanuel. She received her BA's in Sociology and Education from Clark University and an MSW from Boston College. A Jewish educator at heart, she spent many years as the principal of a synagogue religious school.

Leslie Hochstein, Assistant Director

Leslie Hochstein has been at Grossman since 2007 when she started as a Unit Head. In 2009 she was promoted to Specialist Supervisor and in 2011 Leslie joined the JCC year-round as the Coordinator of Special Events and Recruiting for JCC Camping Services before becoming an Assistant Director in 2012. Leslie now supervises Intermediate Village and the Kibbutz program, as well as all of the camp Specialists. She is also responsible for coordinating Empow Workshop at the JCC. Prior to working at Grossman, Leslie stayed home with her young children after retiring from her first career as a criminal defense trial attorney with The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in Politics from Mount Holyoke College and a JD from Boston College.

David Wolf, Assistant Director

David Wolf joined the Grossman staff in 1983 and currently oversees Upper Camp. He is often better known as "Mr. Maccabiah". In the off-season, he works at the Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton, where he teaches fifth grade and is the head of the Intermediate Division. He received a BA from Trinity College.

Sharon Lane, Transportation Director and Business Manager of Camping Services

Sharon Lane joined the summer Grossman staff in 2009. In 2012 she became Assistant Director of Transportation and then assumed the position of Director of Transportation in 2013. In addition, she joined the JCC year round as Business Manager of Camping Services in the fall of 2012. She received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UMass, Amherst and an MBA from Bentley University.

Diane Saltzberg, Special Needs Director

Diane Saltzberg has been involved in camping for more than 25 years, and has been Special Needs Director at Grossman for more than 15 summers. Diane retired from the Weston Public Schools after 40 years as a School Adjustment Counselor and more recently retired from Striar Hebrew Academy in Sharon. In the off-season she is taking some well deserved time off.

Josh Shapiro, Waterfront Director
Josh Shapiro has overseen the Grossman waterfront for more than 40 summers. When he’s not swimming, Josh teaches seventh grade at the Dexter School in Brookline.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselors in Training (CITs), for boys and girls entering grade 10, learn the tools necessary to become counselors at Grossman Camp, while building personal leadership and communication skills, doing community service work, and participating in Maccabiah, a summer-long, lightly competitive activity that includes athletic and non-athletic challenges. CITs are assigned work with groups of campers, under supervision, in addition to their own recreational activities and skill sessions. Most Grossman Camp Junior Counselors are graduates of the CIT program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The JCC, together with generous individual and foundation donors, offer some financial assistance for campers on the basis of financial need only. For more information and a confidential conversation, please contact the Camp Office at 617-244-5124.

To access the financial form, click on: Our Camp Website Link: bostonjcc.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
JCC Grossman Camp

SUMMER 2014 DATES AND FEES

DATES
1. June 23-June 27
2. June 30-July 3 (no camp on July 4)
3. July 7-July 11
4. July 14-July 18
5. July 21-July 25
6. July 28-August 1
7. August 4-August 8
8. August 11-August 15
9. Special Week August 18-August 22 (alternate transportation applies)

For more information please visit: Our Camp Website Link: bostonjcc.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Nurse
Specialists : Basketball, Boating, Climbing Wall, Dance, Jewelry Making, Waterfront and Wrestling

For application visit: Our Camp Website Link: bostonjcc.org

Contact Sue Green at sgreen[AT]jccgb.org for additional information

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Massachusetts Boy Scouts Camps
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http://www.bsaboston.org/
Boston Minuteman Council, BSA
411 Unquity Road
Milton, MA 02186
617-615-0004

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YMCA of Greater Boston
http://www.bostonycamps.org/
PO Box 10
Mirror Lake, NH 03853
603.569.2725
campingservices[AT]ymcaboston.org

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