The Levin JCC raises funds for

  • the special needs inclusion program at Camp Shelanu; and
  • Camp scholarships for families in financial need.

Special Needs Inclusion at Camp Shelanu

For many families with a child with special needs, summer is a stressful time.  Programs for kids with disabilities may be very expensive, hard to get in to, or don’t meet children’s needs for social connections.  Mainstream camps often do not have the training, staffing, or infrastructure for campers with special needs to be successful.  The Inclusion program at Camp Shelanu has provided a safe, enriching place where campers can thrive along side their typically developing siblings, friends, and peers.  Read what parents are saying:

  • “Having a successful inclusion experience for our son also makes us, as a family, feel like we are included in the larger community.”
  • “We can’t thank you enough for opening your hearts and doing the hard work necessary to include kids like mine and all the other children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs in your camp.  We can’t thank you enough for the fantastic inclusive camp experience!”

You can read our blog posts about the program here and here.  We are committed to continuing to offer this service without passing costs along to families of campers with special needs.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help provide a place where children with and without special needs can learn together, play together, and be part of a community together.

Please say YES and support inclusion at Camp Shelanu.

Financial Needs Scholarships at Camp Shelanu

You can make a difference in the life of a child with a donation in support of the Camp Shelanu Scholarship program.

Large or small, your gift will help create summer memories that will stay with a child forever. We believe that it is the right of every child to experience the magic of camp.

At Camp Shelanu, we take seriously our responsibility to provide a safe and fun-filled summer experience where children can mature socially, morally, intellectually, and emotionally.

Please say YES and support Camp Scholarships.

Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill

Do you know that the Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill annual campaign helps support all the good we do at the JCC?  Subsidizing adult engagement and cultural arts programming, supporting scholarships and inclusion programming, investing in youth enrichment and family programming. You can help support these important programs and services by contributing to the Jewish Federation annual campaign. Please say YES.