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Gersh Academy

at West Hills Day Camp

special needs learning disabilities  day camp Long IslandNew York

A Special Program for Special Children

Sheryl Kleven

150 Broadhollow Road
Suite 120

Melville, New York 11747

Tel: 631-385-3342 Ext. 14
Fax: 631-427-6332


Finally. The Answer.

THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE... Gersh Academy, with over 10 years of experience operating schools for children with special needs, and West Hills Day Camp with over 50 years of camping experience. Your child will have fun in a safe nurturing environment that facilitates social skills and promotes personal growth.

Our unique program is designed for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related neurobiological disorders such as Anxiety Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disability and Tourette Syndrome.

Special Children Deserve A Special Staff In order to ensure a successful summer for your child every member of our staff completes an extensive training program specifically geared toward working with special need children. Their background and commitment, together with a 1:3 staff to child ratio, ensures a rich, rewarding summer camp experience for your child.

Program Components:
Our professional counselors help campers ages 5 through13 build self-confidence and make new friends by providing them the support that they need.
  • Small Groups (1:3 staff to Child ratio)
  • Group leaders are certified special education teachers
  • Placement based on social, emotional and intellectual capabilities
  • Weekly Progress Reports
  • Full-day program: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Four and eight-week sessions available
  • Full time nurse
A Full Spectrum of Activities:
Our outstanding facilities will enable your child to experience many new and exciting adventures.
  • Swimming pools for instruction and recreation
  • Daily social skills
  • Rock climbing and ropes course
  • Miniature golf
  • Music and drama programs
  • Fishing and boating
  • Several soccer and softball fields
  • Playgrounds and basketball courts
  • Arts and crafts in shaded pavilion
  • Computer games and instruction
  • Arts and crafts in shaded pavilion
Of course…our children from both camps will interact regularly.

Apply now… Limited Space AvailableTo obtain your application packet, please contact Gersh Academy by calling (631) 385 3342. There is a screening process to review the needs of your child. Enrollment will be granted based on availability.

SCHOLORSHIPS AVAILABLE Call today and get on our Scholarship list!

Questions? Please contact Sheryl Kleven at or 631-385-3342 ext.14


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