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JLW: INCLUDE Family Camp

  • Walker Creek Ranch, 1700 Marshall Petaluma Road Petaluma, CA, 94952 United States (map)

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Outdoor games, arts and crafts, hiking, yoga, music & more!

Each year, children with special needs and their siblings, parents, and grandparents enjoy three days of community, creativity, and fun in a Jewish setting at Special Needs Family Camp. Together they participate in Jewish communal and life cycle events and worship services. They attend workshops, relax, find support, and share experiences.

JLW: INCLUDE Family Camp is a magical weekend for all attendees. It gives families the chance to play and recharge while strengthening their ties with Judaism and meeting and bonding with other families who share the same joys and challenges. Siblings and campers challenge themselves and make new friends while engaging in outdoor and indoor activities with the support of trained staff.





On the fence? See what these parents have to say: 

"Family Camp and Passover are the two Jewish events each year which we truly cherish."
“Family Camp is a great reminder for us that we are not alone. It's a gift to be able to connect with other Jewish families facing similar challenges and know that we are accepted and embraced, regardless of our child's special needs.”
“Family Camp is the only place we can be a "normal" family enjoying a weekend family-camp experience. Our son thrives there in the care of loving volunteers and other parents while being provided with a spiritual education through nature and Jewish thought and teachings. We the parental unit enjoy a most-treasured 48-hour respite from the 24/7 care and attention our son requires.”