Jeff Lake Day Camp and CommuniKids are excited to announce a new special needs element to Jeff Lake’s renowned approach to summer time fun.
In addition to the full assortment of traditional camp activities (swimming, arts, sports, lake, etc.), a small co-ed bunk of pre-K and Kindergarten aged campers, who have identified speech/language and/or motor/sensory challenges, will also take part in weekly occupational therapy and speech/language therapy group activities led by members of the CommuniKids clinical team. With an appropriate and unique camper to counselor ratio, the bunk’s counselors are being hand picked to ensure that campers are guided by adults with special needs backgrounds and training.
CommuniKids’ speech and occupational therapists will be on campus 4 days a week so that, in addition to the therapeutic group activities, campers across all bunks will have the opportunity to schedule individual therapy sessions at camp during the day, rather than needing to go to an office in the afternoon or evening following a full day playing in the sun. These will be arranged in collaboration with each bunk’s counselors so that campers maximize their favorite activities yet still get the intervention they need.
It is our hope that this program will offer children who may not be quite ready for an unsupported full day of camp, the opportunity to experience the joy of summer camp at its fullest and get to know why so many New Jersey campers think of Jeff Lake as their happy place!
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Sue Rynar at Jeff Lake, 973-376-1962 or Russell Kaplan at CommuniKids, 908-273-5537. We look forward to seeing you this summer!