The Keshet Summer Programs serve campers with varying disabilities, integrating into various camp programs along-side their typically-developing peers.
Camps are held at host site camps in Chicago and its northern suburbs. Campers register through Keshet who then hires, trains, and supervises staff to work with the children within the larger camp group setting. All activities are adapted as needed.
Careful planning, disability awareness programs for typical campers and counselors, and on-going problem-solving with host site staff allow full integration of Keshet campers.
Summer programs are integrated into the programs offered by the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago at the Z Frank Apachi Day Camp in Northbrook and Apachi South at the University of Illinois-Chicago, the Mayer Kaplan JCC in Skokie, the Bernard Horwich JCC in Chicago, the Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook, the Northwest Suburban JCC, and Camp Ramah Day Camp.
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