Camp Ohr Lanu 2018 Registration


Ohr Lanu registration is now closed. Please contact Elana Naftalin Kelman with any questions at


Special kids and their families deserve a special week.

August 17th – 20th, 2018

Camp Ohr Lanu is designed to bring families together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, support and fun in the beautiful hills of the Ojai Valley. Children with special needs ages 4 to 14, along with their parents and siblings, will enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive environment. Ohr Lanu’s warm, caring staff will include trained special educators, behavior and family education specialist, and individual counselors paired with each family. Each special needs child will choose a focus – dance, music, art or drama-facilitated by a trained therapist in that area. Siblings will participate in their own group activities, helping create bonds in a supportive environment. Parents will engage in texts, networking and relaxation. Together families will enjoy everything Camp Ramah offers: an Olympic size swimming pool, ropes course, hiking trails and more.

For Parents:

  • Shabbat services and study
  • Support and discussions base on Torah study and spiritual issues
  • Opportunities to meet other families with similar challanges and to exchange ideas and resources
  • Opportunities to network at a resource fair

For the Entire Family:

  • Shabbat services, activities and Havdalah
  • Get-to-know-you games and stories
  • Daily family time to enjoy camp activities such as swimming, hiking, and ropes course

For Special Needs Children and Siblings:

  • Scavenger hunts and games
  • Drama games and singing
  • Discussion/Storytelling
  • Sibling workshops
  • Daily focus activities (art, drama, dance, music) lead by trained professionals


Family accommodations include hotel-style rooms with individual climate control and private baths.

About the Program Leader

Elana Naftalin-Kelman, Director of the Tikvah Program, has worked at Camp Ramah and in the Tikvah Program for many summers. She has a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and a Masters in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education. Elana and her husband have two sons.

About Camp Ramah

  • Camp Ramah is located in Ojai, California
  • Sports facilities include playing fields for baseball and soccer, courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis and an Olympic swimming pool.
  • Modern kosher kitchens (separate meat and dairy kitchens), a large dining facility, a beautiful synagogue, and arts and craft studio, and outdoor amphitheaters provide some of the settings for activities at camp.

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Administrative Office

17525 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
Phone: (310) 476-8571
Fax: (310) 472-3810

Camp Mailing Address

385 Fairview Road
Ojai, CA 93023

Camp Location

385 Fairview Road
Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: (310) 476-8571
Emergency Pager: 805-227-8023