Camp Arye

For campers with special needs ages 5-22

Campers will be placed at JCC East or JCC Hoover based on developmental and social skills. JCC staff will meet with camp families to properly place your camper in the appropriate camp setting.

Arye East side For campers 5-22
Campers will travel to daily traditional summer camps activities. Each camp day consists of consistent, concrete activities designed specifically with the campers in mind. Groups will be formed based off of development, social skill levels and age.

Arye Hoover For campers 10-14
Campers enjoy a fully inclusive rustic and intensive camping experience at Camp Hoover. Which includes exploring the Hoover Reservoir, biking, hiking, canoeing, zip lining, paddle boarding, and participating in a high ropes adventure course. Campers also enjoy overnights, late nights and field trips. Campers travel throughout daily activities in a fully inclusive setting in groups based off of grade level and developmental and social skill levels.

Mainstream Campers Available for campers entering Kindergarten through 8th grade
Mainstreamed campers have the flexibility of being included with their typically developing peers.  This inclusion takes place within Camp Chaverim and Camp Hoover based on age. Special consideration is given to matching the personality types of the campers, as well as the primary counselor, to ensure the most successful experience while continuing to ensure our 1:3 ratio. Mainstreaming may be based on year round school experience.

Fun Facts about Camp Arye

  • A summer camp experience for children, teens, and young adults between the ages of 5 and 22 with special needs, including physical, cognitive, emotional, developmental and learning disabilities.
    A staff that embraces each participant’s individuality, and supports campers in an effort to focus on their abilities and to challenge themselves to achieve both new and existing goals. New campers are assessed through the cooperative efforts of the Camp Arye Director and parents or guardians, along with input from school or private service providers.
    A staff to camper ratio of 1:3. Our low ratios give our campers the opportunity for adventure and accomplishment with the safest supervision standards. Families may also provide their own aides if they feel their camper will benefit from a one to one ratio. Click here for the one-on-one rules and regulations

    Days filled with traditional summer camp activities like adaptive physical education, music, art, nature, movement, free swim and socialization. Field trips and themed days are planned throughout the summer including Israel, Animals and Carnival Days as well as a Color run.