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JCC, play center partner for special needs camp

October 19,2020

The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Marleen Forkas Camp Kavod in Boca Raton has partnered with We Rock the Spectrum, an indoor gym and play center, to present its summer program for children and teens with special needs from July 6-31.

This camp, which is part of the Levis JCC’s Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Department, has been housed on the campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County for more than 13 years. However, with the Federation’s campus closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the program is taking place this year at the We Rock the Spectrum location in Boca Raton.

“Although presenting our program as usual was not possible, we felt strongly that we needed to find a safe alternate location so that we could continue to serve our community this summer,” said Ali Landman, director of the Schwedelson Special Needs Department, in a news release.

The camp is offered Monday through Friday in half-day options. Campers ages 3-12 will attend from 9 a.m. through noon and they must bring their lunch, while those ages 13-22 will attend from 1-4 p.m. The fee for the program is $1,200, and campers must register for all four weeks. Snacks will be provided daily to both groups. Safety precautions including group sizes of less than 10 people, daily temperature checks, increased hand washing and face mask wearing by staff when feasible will be implemented.