Camp Yofi

Camp Yofi is a nationally-recognized, one-of-a-kind, 5-day program for families with children on the autism spectrum between the ages of 6 and 13. Parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to attend and all families, regardless of denomination or affiliation, are welcome!

2024 Dates Rates
July 31-Aug 4 $1,000/Family


Please reach out to Camp Yofi Director Susan Tecktiel with any questions.

“Camp Yofi provided comfort, fun, security, attention and most importantly, love to our son and we couldn’t be more grateful. For our typical children, it was also an amazing experience. They both felt so free and independent, surrounded by other brothers and sisters facing the same world full of challenges, and they made special connections and bonds with new friends.”

Space is limited and this program fills fast. Please reach out to Susan Tecktiel with any questions.

About the Program
The mornings at Camp Yofi offer something for everyone, with separate tracks for 1) children with autism spectrum disorder, 2) siblings, and 3) parents. During the afternoon, we offer a variety of programs the entire family can enjoy. In the evenings, the Camp Yofi community comes together for campfires, guitar sing-alongs, s’mores and other family programs. After the children go to sleep and are under the care of our specialty-trained staff, adults get together for engaging programs.

Each Camp Yofi family receives a chaver (a special friend) who spends mornings and evenings with the same family throughout the week, providing a helpful, supportive and consistent presence.

Check out this Camp Yofi Sample Schedule.

This 5-day, 4-night program begins on Wednesday afternoon and ends on Sunday morning.

Participation in Camp Yofi is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 families.

Questions? Contact Us!

Registration Details

To participate, one member of each family must complete the online registration form and submit it along with your full payment.

All families, who haven’t already, will need to create a login and password in CircuiTree, our registration and account portal system, before continuing to the registration information.

Upon receipt of your registration form and your deposit, we will acknowledge your registration and send you a link to forms requesting information about your children and your family. We will use the information we receive from you to train the staff and the family chaver that will be supporting you and your family and to plan strategies based on knowledge of what has proved effective in working with your children in other environments and programs.

Questions? Contact Us!

Vaccination Policy & Covid Prevention Protocols

Vaccination Policy & Covid Prevention Protocols

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result in the days leading up to the retreat and are unable to attend, we are unfortunately not able to refund your payment due to upfront costs. Therefore, we highly recommend purchasing Trip Protection Insurance.

Cancellation & Pet Policies

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made by June 20, 2023, are eligible for a 100% refund. Cancellations made by July 1, 2023, are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after July 1, 2023. This policy includes cancellation due to quarantine after exposure or the result of a positive COVID test. Therefore, we strongly encourage Trip Protection Insurance.

Pet Policy

Please note that NO pets may join you for your stay on site. Please contact Susan Tecktiel if you have a service or support animal.

Tuition Information

Thanks to generous sponsoring foundations and individual donors our goal has always been to make Camp Yofi affordable to any family who wishes to come. Tuition for the program is $1,000 per family, which covers approximately 25% of the cost of the program. The rest of the cost is subsidized through donations and grants. For those families needing additional assistance to participate in the program, a limited number of scholarships are available.

Since the tuition only covers a portion of the cost of camp, we ask each family to consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the actual cost of this and future programs. While a donation is not required, your contributions will help us to continue offering Camp Yofi and to make it accessible for any family, regardless of financial circumstances. Every donation – big and small – makes a big difference.

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Yofi at Home Fun

Yofi Shira (Singing): Driving in My Car

Yofi Shira (Singing): Sing-along with Matt

Yofi Rikud 1: Jungal

Yofi Rikud 2: Kiss-Kiss

Yofi Ooey-Gooey-Sticky: Oobleck (Recipe)

Yofi Ooey-Gooey-Sticky: Moon Sand (Recipe)

Challah Baking with Susan

  “I still can’t quite put into words what Camp Yofi meant to me but I will try. It’s a place where you feel like you truly belong. Those of us in the special needs world understand how rare that is. We were definitely a part of something bigger than ourselves.”

How Camp Saved my Children’s Yiddishkeit

If you have any questions, please contact:

Susan Tecktiel
Director, Camp Yofi

Tuition only covers a portion of the cost of Camp Yofi. Your contributions will help us to continue offering Camp Yofi and to make it accessible for any family, regardless of financial circumstances. Every donation – big and small – makes a big difference.

Donate Today!

We are also seeking highly qualified, compassionate, and energetic disabilities specialists to be part of our summer staff.

“My daughter had the time of her life! She engaged in so many new and exciting activities that she otherwise would not have been afforded the opportunity to do; from archery, volleyball, swimming in the lake and tubing to an incredible Jewish experience.”