Open House at JCC Summer Camp for Children with Special Needs – Sunday, June 26th, Noon – 2 p.m.

The Staten Island JCC is pleased to invite parents and children to our camp open house at the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds (1131 Manor Rd.) on Sunday, June 26 from 12:00PM-2:00PM.Please keep in mind that children must be ambulatory and toilet trained for enrollment.

Fee: $330 per week

Contact: Brian Faughnan, 718-475-5200 ext 1186,

The JCC’s Marvin’s Camp is a six week program that features
individualization while creating a socially and emotionally safe
environment. The children participate in a traditional camp setting in an
inclusive environment with additional staff supporting their needs. Located
at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds (1131 Manor Rd.) in Staten Island, our
program fosters success, confidence and self worth by implementing research
based strategies to engage children in exceptional socially developmental
opportunities. An exploration of social skills is the pervasive component
of our program. Through one period each day of social skills intervention
and reinforcement throughout the rest of the day’s activities, our children
are able to show recognizable growth in a very short period of time.
Marvin’s Camp features two 40 minute swim periods each day, including one
period devoted to swim instruction provided by the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim
Academy. Under the direction of four-time Olympic gold medalist, Lenny
Krayzelburg, instructors provide small group (<6 campers) aquatics
instruction daily. Our music, art, sports and nature programs allows
campers to participate in a traditional camp experience alongside their
typically developing peers. Weekly trips to locations including Sesame Place
and Keansburg Amusement Park allow our children to experience another
dimension of recreational programming. Special activities such as carnival
games and shows will also supplement their camp experience.

Brian Faughnan
Special Needs Coordinator, JCC
Tel: 718-475-5200 ext. 1186
Fax: 718-475-5207
Cell: 347-733-3476


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