A Special Program for Special Children@WHDC
A Special Program for Special Children
Gersh Academy, with over 10 years of experience operating schools for children with special needs, and West Hills Day Camp with over 60 years of experience in camping have joined forces to provide the ultimate summer camp program for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related neurobiological disorders. Your child will have fun in a safe, nurturing environment that facilitates social skills and promotes personal growth under the supervision of fully qualified professionals.
Scott Zlochower – Director of Gersh Academy @ WHDC
Gersh Academy @ West Hills Day Camp is run by our very own Scott Zlochower. Click the button to learn more about Scott
- Small groups and appropriate ratios
- All group leaders are certified special education teachers
- Placement based on social, emotional and intellectual capabilities
- Weekly progress reports
- Full time nurse
A Full Spectrum of Activities:
- One hour of daily swim (we have 7 heated pools) including American Red Cross Swim Instruction
- Climbing and ropes course
- Music and drama
- Radio production
- Digital photography
- Fishing and boating
- Arts and crafts
- Computers and video arcade
Like countless children on Long Island, your child deserves the amenities and opportunities for personal growth and exploration offered by a traditional day camp program. Gersh Academy at West Hills Day Camp ensures that all your child’s needs will be met by an educated, experienced and professional staff.
In order to maintain the necessary ratios to make this program a success there is only a limited amount of space available.