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Disabilities & Inclusion

Ramah Darom is an open, supportive and inclusive environment, welcoming campers, staff, families and friends with diverse abilities, backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender/sexual identities.

Ramah Darom’s Henry and Annette Gibson Tikvah Support Program supports campers with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, communication disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders and other disabilities. The program is focused on providing a traditional, immersive, Jewish summer camping experience to Jewish children with disabilities.

Ramah Darom’s Tikvah Vocational Program (TVP) is designed to provide former Ramah Darom campers who require extra support the opportunity to return on staff among their peers and develop their vocational skills at Camp. The program begins in Gesher and ensures that all campers have CIT placements that foster growth.

Camp Yofi is a one-of-a-kind program for Jewish families with children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 6 and 13.

For additional information about disabilities and inclusion support at Ramah Darom please contact:

Dr. Audra Kaplan, Associate Camp Director and Head of Community Care & Tikvah Support
Becky BirchAssistant Tikvah Director
Susan Tecktiel, Director of Camp Yofi

Interested in working on our summer camp disabilities and inclusion support staff? Click here to learn more.

The Henry and Annette Gibson Tikvah Program at Ramah Darom is supported by generous grants from The Ruderman Family Foundation, The Foundation for Jewish Camp, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The Greater Atlanta Jewish Abilities Alliance and individual donors. All size donations are appreciated.

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