Camp Shutaf

School vacations are a time of critical need for working families, especially for those who have children with disabilities. Camp Shutaf provides a supportive social environment of welcome and acceptance. Camp activities include an arts program with a therapeutic mindset  – music, drama, arts and crafts, dance – as well as animal care, gardening, swimming, sports, science, self-defense and physical-sensory activities. Transportation is provided for all participants to and from camp each day.

Camp Shutaf’s unique, reverse-inclusion model brings together participants with diverse developmental, physical, and learning disabilities (75% of participants) alongside participants without disabilities (25% of participants). Shutaf’s inclusion ethos, professional program planning and staff training ensures an excellent program in a uniquely, accepting environment.

Shutaf’s professional approach toward participant intake, program planning, staff training and support, as well as ongoing data collection and evaluation, ensure a successful experience for every participant, and continued program excellence.


Tuition includes breakfast, hot lunch, and busing to and from camp. Scholarship is available. For more information: 

Passover Day Camp. During the pre-Passover school break.

  • Campers (ages 6-12) enjoy a wide variety of professionally presented activities
  • Explorers (ages 12-14) enjoy activities appropriate for young teens, including weekly adventures out and about in Jerusalem. 


Passover Teen Overnight Experience. A 3 day/2 night sleepaway program for teens, ages 14-21. Held at Tur Sinai, a local organic farm just outside of Jerusalem, this overnight camp offers a place for young people to just be themselves while implementing new skills learned year-round at Shutaf.


Summer Day Camp. During the first 3 weeks of August. 

  • Campers (ages 6-12) enjoy a wide variety of camp activities.
  • Explorers (ages 12-14) take part in age-appropriate camp activities and out-and-about in Jerusalem. 
  • Bogrim (ages 14-21) focus on inclusive, group-building activities appropriate to their changing developmental and social needs. 
  • Junior Counselors (ages 16-21) Shutaf’s JC program offers inclusive, social and work experiences for teens, with and without disabilities, creating equality while helping change established notions of difference. 
  • Lunchroom Vocational Educational Program (ages 17-30). An on-the-job training program is offered for young people, with and without disabilities, who’d like to develop food-service skills. The program is supervised by a coordinator who helps problem solve as well as support the group as well as each team member.


Find out more about Shutaf camps for your child, teen or young adult,