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Camp Firefly
Camp Firefly is a camp specifically dedicated to children, adolescents, and young adults ages 7-18 who are diagnosed with social disorders, such as Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, Executive Functioning Disorders, Social Anxiety, OCD, or ADHD.

Program Emphasis Gender Type Of Stay Location
AD/HD
Asperger's Syndrome
Autism
Developmental Disabilities
Learning Disabilities
Social Skills
Coed
Resident Camp
Day Camp
Lake Delton (Overnight); Lake Zurich (Day), WI (Overnight); IL (Day)
Average Cost Financial Assistance Age Range Capacity
Over $1000 (week) Not Available 7 - 18 30
Session Lengths Food/Nutritional Notes:
1 Week Session
2 Week Session
3 Week Session
4 Week Session
Kosher style - CRC Kosher can be provided upon request
Session Information
Camp Firefly is a camp specifically designed for children, adolescents, and young adults ages 7-18 who are diagnosed with social disorders such as Asperger's Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, Executive Functioning Disorders, Severe Learning Disabilities, or ADHD.

Camp programming is specially designed to address the needs of children with impaired social skills and includes activities such as: sports, swimming, lakefront activities, canoeing, arts and crafts, ropes course, archery, outdoor living, therapeutic group time, and a variety of creative evening programs and outings.

Camp Firefly provides significantly more therapeutic and counselor support than other camps. Our counselors have graduate level training and are seeking professional mental health degrees or work in special education.

Camp Firefly is presented in partnership with JCC's of Chicago. Overnight, Teen, and Next Step Camps are located just minutes from Wisconsin Dells at JCC's Camp Chi. The Day Camp takes place at the JCC's Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp in Lake Zurich.

SUMMER 2015 DATES!
- Firefly Day Camp June 22-July 17, 2015(ages 7-11)
- Camp Firefly Session 1: July 19-July 24, 2015 (ages 9-14); Session 2: July 26-July 31, 2015 (ages 9-14)
- Camp Firefly Teen July 19-July 31, 2015 (ages 14-16)
- Camp Firefly Next Step July 12-July 31, 2015 (ages 16-18; must be a graduate of Firefly Teen Camp to participate)
More About Camp
Camp Firefly offers a unique summer camp experience to boys and girls, ages 7-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Social Anxiety, OCD, PDD, Asperger's Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and High Functioning Autism.

It was developed to provide a social, fun, typical camp experience for children who need more support and assistance in social situations, and who may have difficulty attending a typical camp. Camp Firefly offers all of the experiences of a typical camp that include gaining a sense of autonomy, community, and friendship, while providing the therapeutic, supportive assistance that helps children accomplish these goals.

Children are placed in small cabin groups to better promote friendships and social skills. Counselors work with their cabin groups to provide active and fun activities that promote teamwork and collaboration. In addition to all the fun camp activities offered throughout the day, counselors lead the campers in group therapy daily. These groups are specialized to meet the social needs of the campers and build a sense of community and companionship.
Activities & Features

Academic Science
Radio

Outdoor Activities Ropes Course
Hiking
Rock Climbing

Performing Arts Dance
Drama
Music

Land Sports Gymnastics
Tennis
Horseback Riding
Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Water Sports Swimming
Canoeing
Kayaking

Arts and Crafts Ceramics
Jewelry Design

Other Activities cooking
talent show
modified olympics

Web Address

http://www.jcfs.org/campfirefly

Winter Address Summer Address
255 Revere Dr. Suite 200
Northbrook, IL, 60062 USA
855-275-5237 (tel.)
847-412-4360 (fax.)
Perlstein Resort and Conference Center - Overnight Camps
Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp - Day Camp
Lake Delton (Overnight); Lake Zurich (Day), WI (Overnight); IL (Day), 53940 (Overn USA
855-275-5237 (tel.)
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