Effective February 4, 2022, all members, guests, and staff must show proof of coronavirus vaccination in order to enter the building. Please email a copy of your vax record to IgotMyShot@theJ.org ahead of the start date to ensure a smooth transition.


Inclusion & Disabilities at Camp

Inclusion and Disabilities

Camp Achva supports the inclusion of all children in camp, regardless of one’s physical, social, or emotional needs. Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! If your camper(s) needs additional support to ensure their success, please reach out to the Camp Office by email at CampAchva@theJ.org or by calling 703.537.3092.

  • Camp Achva Inclusion

Our traditional camp groups welcome campers of all abilities.  Families are allowed to send an Inclusion Support Staff if their camper needs additional support throughout the camp day.  We also make reasonable accommodations to help ensure a successful time at camp.

Please submit an enrollment request. The camp office will be in touch shortly thereafter with information about scheduling an intake with your camper.

See "A Day at Camp" for more information.

  • Kadima1st to 6th Grade Social Skills Camp

Kadima is a recreational social skills group for children with Level 1 Autism. Kadima’s mission is to improve social and emotional skills in a safe and nurturing environment. This camp is designed to provide opportunities to build self-esteem, social competence, independence skills, self-awareness, and foster positive relationships. Campers learn and grow dynamically as the camp is designed for social success.

Parent meetings provide the opportunity to receive feedback on campers, as well as serve as a forum for questions and building camaraderie with other Kadima families.

The camp day includes social skills lessons in conjunction with general camp activities such as sports, arts & crafts, music, and much more!

Social Skills curriculum includes but is not limited to:
Team-building and teamwork • Winning/losing • Flexibility • Impulse control • Coping strategies • Anger management • Friendship building • Conversation skills • Personal awareness

Kadima has two age divisions: 1st to 3rd graders is called Kadima Jr. And 4th – 6th graders are Kadima Sr.

Admission Process:
Each new child who submits an application must have an interview. Applications are dated and time-stamped. Space is limited, register early.

  • Tikvah7th – 10th Grade Life Skills Camp

For rising 7th – 10th grade teens with ID/DD, Tikvah offers the traditional Camp Achva summer experience blended with social skill development in a safe, supportive, and fun-loving environment with lower staff to camper ratios. Tikvah teens will participate in community service projects, go on a field trip, and build both self-confidence and self-awareness through engaging camp programming. Camp Achva’s summer location at the Gesher Jewish Day School provides campers the space to enjoy their summers in a natural camp environment with an opportunity to connect to the world around them each and every day.

Admission Process:
Each new child who submits an application must have an interview. Applications are dated and time-stamped. Space is limited, register early.


Camp Registration

Returning Camp Families: Register Now

New Camp Families: Register Now

Staff Application


Contact Information

Main Office: 703.537.3092, CampAchva@theJ.org 

Camp management team:

Camp Achva Director
Anat Litwok, 703.537.3041

Camp Achva Assistant Director
Greg Feitel, 703.537.3061

School-Age Services Office Manager
Michael Mayer, 703.537.3062

Billing and Accounts Manager
Adi Eilat, 703.537.3077



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