It is with deep sadness that we make the following announcement: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Ramah Darom 2020 summer programs are currently canceled. Please visit our Summer 2020 Cancellation Resource page for more information.
For Jewish families with children with autism spectrum disorder
Camp Yofi is a nationally-recognized, one-of-a-kind program for Jewish families with children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 6 and 13. Parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to attend and all Jewish families, regardless of denomination or synagogue affiliation, are welcome!
“Camp Yofi was able to provide comfort, fun, security, attention and most important 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, so independent, surrounded by other brothers and sisters that face the same world full of challenges. They were supported by an incredible team. It gave them that special connection and bond with new friends.”
Dates & Rates
2020 Dates 2020 Rates Aug. 5-9 $900/Family
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.
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.
To participate, families must complete the online registration form and submit it along with your full payment. No refunds are given after July 1.
Upon receipt of your registration form and your deposit, we will acknowledge your registration and send you 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.
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 $900 per family, which covers 25% of the $3,600 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.
“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.”
If you have any question please contact:
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.
We are also seeking highly qualified, compassionate, and energetic disabilities specialists to be part of our summer staff.