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 child needs additional support to ensure a successful summer in Camp Achva, please contact Jessica.Tischler@theJ.org or 703.537.3031.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, there will be new limitations and regulations in order to ensure the safety of everyone at camp. We look forward to supporting you and your child for a successful and fun-filled summer!
Kadima is a recreational social skills camp 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 their children, 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
Each new child who submits an application to Kadima must have an interview. Applications are dated and time-stamped. Space is limited, register early.
Tikvah is a fun, activity-based camp designed to keep teens engaged throughout the summer while offering a variety of traditional and skill-based activities in a supportive environment. Rising 7th–10th graders with ID/DD will have the opportunity to experience Camp Achva with activities ranging from sports, music, arts & crafts and much more. In addition to building upon life skills, team building, and experiencing all that Camp Achva has to offer, the campers will also be engaging in a variety of community service projects. The primary goal of Tikvah is to kick-back and enjoy summer while also working on social skills development and self-awareness.
Each new teen who submits an application must have an interview. Applications are dated and time-stamped. Space is limited!
Main Office: 703.537.3092, CampAchva@theJ.org
Camp Achva Director
Anat Litwok, 703.537.3041
Kadima & Tikvah Director • Special Needs & Inclusion Director
Jessica Tischler, 703.537.3031
Billing and Accounts Manager
Adi Eilat Crowley, 703.537.3077