Our Inclusion Program is created so that campers with disabilities can receive individualized support while having their best summer ever at JCamps! This program is for children with learning, developmental, social, emotional, and/or physical disabilities. Depending on the need, campers will be paired 1:1 or 2:1 with an Inclusion Counselor who will provide ongoing support throughout the camp day! Inclusion campers will be integrated into a bunk of roughly 15 other campers for all camp activities.
The Inclusion Program is only available for Sessions A-D for Classic Camps (Chamudim, Noar, Kochavim, Giborim)! When filling out your camper application for your camper, please indicate your interest in the Inclusion Program when you apply. Spots are limited!
Interested in learning more before you register for camp? Contact Malka Miller at Malka.Miller@shalomaustin.org to learn more!
Safety is our number one priority at camp. Our goal is to ensure that your camper is set up for success. Once your camper application is completed, we will contact you to learn more about your child and ensure we can provide the level of support needed.
In addition, it is important to note that while our Inclusion staff are not therapists or licensed professionals, they are intentionally paired with campers that fit within their previous experience, temperament, and educational background. Inclusion Counselors receive pertinent training during orientation and have continuous supervision and guidance throughout the summer.
Interested in working with children in the Inclusion Program as a 1:1 or 2:1 counselor? We are hiring Inclusion Counselors now!
I was paired with the same camper the entire summer at JCamps. This really gave me the opportunity to form a strong connection with him and his family. It was by far the most rewarding job I have ever had. Being an inclusion counselor allows you to see camp from a whole new perspective. Every day is different, you are an advocate and a friend to your camper. You are able to form a meaningful relationship with your camper and help ensure they have a fun and safe time at camp. I always left camp feeling like I had truly made a difference. If you are interested in being an Inclusion Counselor know that it will be a challenging yet extremely fulfilling job. I was able to spend the summer with the best kid ever and I learned more than I ever expected.
Sarah, Inclusion Counselor