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Friendship Circle of Bergen County Offers ‘Yedidainu’ Mini Camp for Students With Special Needs

Paramus—Acknowledging the challenges that parents of any student face when public schools are closed, Friendship Circle of Bergen County will hold several mini-day-camp sessions for students with special needs in November. The recreational program, called Yedidainu, is open to all special education students ages 5 through 16 who receive services in public schools, and will be hosted at several Bergen County Jewish day schools during school hours. Dates correspond to Election Day and the annual New Jersey State Teachers Conference.

“On days when the children have vacation, Friendship Circle’s program provides a great camp experience that is designed to keep children happily entertained,” said Zeesy Grossbaum, director of Friendship Circle of Bergen County.

Students will enjoy a variety of activities including music, games and sports, art, baking and field trips to local attractions. All activities are closely supervised and modified to accommodate each individual camper’s abilities. In addition to Friendship Circle’s professional staff, teachers and student volunteers from the host schools will also help create a fun and meaningful experience. The mini-camp follows the Teaneck school district calendar and will be held this year at the following locations and times:

Tuesday, November 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Torah Academy of Bergen County, 1600 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck.

Thursday, November 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School, 1650 Palisade Avenue in Teaneck.

Friday, November 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Moriah School, 53 South Woodland Street in Englewood. This location is for students up to age 12.

In addition to the November dates, Friendship Circle will also hold a winter camp program from Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30 at the Frisch School at 120 West Century Road in Paramus. The winter camp program, like its summer counterpart, offers a range of creative and recreational activities, and field trips.

To register a child for the November mini-camp days or the December winter-camp week, contact Zeesy Grossbaum at 201-262-7172 or [email protected]. For more information about Friendship Circle’s programs for children with special needs and their families, visit www.bcfriendship.com.

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