Long Island’s Premier Summer Day Camp Program for Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Campers on the Autism Spectrum With their Counselors Posing for A group SHot Smiling


Gersh Academy at West Hills Day Camp, the ultimate summer camp program for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders located on the grounds of West Hills Day Camp.
Owned and operated by Gersh Academy, with over 28 years of experience in special needs.

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Program Components


  • Small groups and appropriate ratios
  • All group leaders are certified special education teachers
  • Placement based on social, emotional and intellectual capabilities
  • Support for development of social skills, life skills, and independence
  • 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
  • Athletics
  • ATV’s/Adventure
  • Playgrounds
  • Arts and crafts
  • Computers and video arcade


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West Hills Academy

Grades K-8

West Hills Academy specializes in serving the ‘unique learners’, who may possess an average to above average IQ, but have struggled due to certain academic, social, emotional, and/or physical limitations.