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Camp Kehilla

Wheatley Heights, NY • Established 1994

Camp Kehilla Details

Summer Address
75 Colonial Spring Road
Wheatley Heights, NY 11798

Winter Address
300 Forest Drive
East Hills, NY 11548

516-484-1545

Camp Kehilla's Website

Affiliated with Sid Jacobson JCC

Day Camp

Our camp has a special needs inclusion program in which children are mainstreamed.

Session Lengths: 2 Weeks, 3 Weeks, 7 Weeks

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The Camp Kehilla Story

Welcome Families to another Great Year at Camp Kehilla! Camp Kehilla has been a pioneer in Special Needs Day Camp Programming for Over 20 years! During that time, we have continued to bring new opportunities and experiences while maintaining the integrity and passion you have come to expect. Program features include:
  • Catering to youth and young adults with a variety of special needs.
  • Core focus on building social skills, lasting friendships and self-esteem.
  • Individually tailored to grow with campers at each stage of development.
  • Comprehensive Vocational Experiences for older participants.
  • Free transportation from Nassau, Suffolk and Queens
  • Newly built air conditioned sports complex, outdoor fields for all sports, nature trails, multiple playgrounds, and
  • 4 Olympic sized swimming pools at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds.
We offer four Division Options: Division 1: Ages 4-9
  • Daily Activities including Adaptive Sports, Music, Drama, Arts and Crafts, Tae Kwon Do, and more!
  • Red Cross Certified Swim Instruction
  • Weekly Field Trips
  • Sensory Integration
  • Social Skills Groups
  • PT/OT available through district partnership
  • 3:1 Camper-to-counselor ratio
  • Inclusion Opportunities
Division 2: Ages 10-15
  • Daily Activities including Adaptive Sports, Music, Drama, Arts and Crafts, Tae Kwon Do, and more!
  • Red Cross Certified Swim Instruction
  • Two Weekly Field Trips
  • Sensory Integration
  • Team Building Activities
  • PT/OT available through district partnership
  • 3:1 Camper-to-counselor ratio
  • Club Period
Division 3: Ages 16-21
  • Activities including Adaptive Sports, Music, Drama, Arts and Crafts, Tae Kwon Do, and more!
  • Daily Free Swim
  • Two Weekly Field Trips
  • Community Service Projects
  • Team Building Activities
  • 4:1 Camper-to-counselor ratio
  • City Adventure
  • Club Period
Vocation Experience: Ages 16-21
  • Life skills and Vocational Training
  • Full integration at multiple on and offsite internships
  • Weekly Field Trips
  • Daily Free Swim
  • Camp activities including adaptive sports, music, drama, arts and crafts, and more!

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"Hosting Shlichim during the summers remains a wonderful experience for our family. Each year we meet dynamic and fascinating young Israelis with whom we maintain contact long after the summer has gone. Our kids are the greatest beneficiaries of the experience, finding in the Shlichim individuals who they come to regard as older siblings. It is an event we look forward to every year with good reason and plan on continuing for years to come."

- Soberman Family, The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp, Prosserman JCC

Connecting with Israel

“Although it was so new, Israel brought upon me a familiar sense of belonging much like what I feel at Camp Chi every summer. The ability to be in a place where one feels so free and proud to be a Jew is a feeling that makes me so proud to be involved in my Jewish heritage.” - Joshua Krawitz, 17, Camp Chi, JCC Chicago