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Friendship Circle Summer Inclusion Camp

August 5, 2019 - August 16, 2019

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One event on July 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

$595 – $850
Summer Inclusion Camp is an option for campers who do not have special needs to be immersed in an accepting and inclusive program. This summer amp division will give typically developing children a fun and active summer while focusing on community and friendship. Extensive research documents that children with and without special needs benefit both socially and academically from inclusive services. Inclusion increases rates of learning for children with and without disabilities when they re together.


Each week we’ll go on field trips around the SE Michigan area, exploring farms, parks, museums and more! Our weekly swim activities will be a mix of pools and splash pads, allowing several opportunities to cool down and have fun during the hot summer days. We’ll also enjoy several professional shows from famous entertainers so that our campers can experience the magic of song, science and performance. We will also offer biweekly electives around popular topics such as art, science, nature and more! The camp days are designed to give our campers enough structure and support to foster social connections through play with their fellow inclusion division peers, as well as creating relationships with campers who have special needs. The concept of inclusion can help foster a deeper sense of cooperation and empathy in the next generation.
*Please note: all activities are subject to change.


For a small fee, daily transportation is provided to and from Beth Shalom in Oak Park. Pick up is at 9:00 AM. Drop off is between 3:30-4:15 PM (depending on traffic). Updates on timing will be provided via text to those that are interested. To arrange transportation services for your child, please add this option to your registration form. Transportation times may be subject to change.


At Friendship Circle’s summer camps, safety is our number one priority. Friendship Circle will ensure that there is a minimum of one staff member/group leader for every five inclusion campers. In addition, we will work to provide volunteers on a 5:1 basis. Friendship Circle has designated senior staff member Nancy Sinelli as the safety supervisor during camp sessions. Her role will be to ensure that all safety guidelines are followed meticulously during all camp trips and activities.

Staff and Volunteers

All staff members and group leaders are handpicked for their experience and dedication to working with children and fostering relationships in a truly inclusive way. Our counselors are specially trained and briefed on each camper to ensure that everyone have the safest and most exciting summer possible! We aim to pair our inclusion campers with a volunteer on a 5:1 basis. Please keep in mind, many volunteers go away for the summer, so we cannot guarantee that your child will always have the same volunteer.

Session 1  June 24 – July 5
Session 2  July 8 – July 19
Session 3  July 22 – August 2
Session 4   August 5 – August 16
Times: Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm
Ages: 5-13


August 5, 2019
August 16, 2019
$595 – $850
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Friendship Circle


The Friendship Circle
6892 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322 United States
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(248) 788-7878