As we shared earlier this year, Camp Firefly was canceled for summer 2020 and has continued to be on hiatus while plans were developed. In the interest of further building community, we made the decision to transfer all operations of Camp Firefly to JCC Chicago effective January 2021. We are working in partnership with the JCC to develop a transition plan. This includes making another difficult decision to cancel Firefly for summer 2021. The JCC and Camp Chi, working with Camp Firefly Directors, Liz Robbin and Julie Feldman, will begin plans for summer of 2022. JCC Chicago will work with families interested in a 2021 experience on options that may be available this summer at Apachi Day Camps or Camp Chi.
JCC Chicago is nationally recognized for including campers with a range of learning, developmental, cognitive, social, and physical disabilities into the larger camp program. A commitment to social inclusion, ensures that everyone, with and without special needs, benefits when everyone can participate. JCC offers a variety of programs and approaches so that children, teens, and young adults with disabilities can experience the fun, adventure and friendships of day and overnight camps. If you are interested in learning more about summer offerings for 2021, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
JCFS Chicago remains committed to supporting Camp Firefly families through this change. For more information about JCFS services for children, teens, and young adults call 855.275.5237.