Inclusion

Camp is an inclusive and joyful community, where all are welcome in our great big Open Tent.

Open Tent Judaism is an approach to Jewish community based on the story of Abraham and Sarah’s tent, which was open on all four sides to welcome all who approached, regardless of prior knowledge or background. Our New Country Day Camp tent is open to and provides access to campers of all need and ability.

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We meet young people where they are, from those who identify as neurotypical to neurodivergent youth with or without diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, and other disabilities, as well as sensory, behavioral, and other mental health needs.

Since 2014 we have worked with families to create ICPs (Individualized Camper Plans) that allow their campers to flourish in a supported camp environment. Campers who benefit from inclusion services are fully integrated into our camp program and receive support in a 1:3 ratio from our wonderful Support Specialists who are passionate about working with children and have experience with social work, special needs education, or other mental health fields.

To learn if we might be able to appropriately support your child, please get in touch with the camp team directly at (646) 395-4357 or email newcountry@14streety.org

Our inclusion services are generously supported by the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation.