Restoration Station

Sensory Space Tips, Tricks & Ideas

Restoration stations, or sensory spaces, can be used as a calm and quiet space for campers and staff to recharge or regulate themselves. These stations can be used for programming, when a camper needs time to decompress or recover from sensory overwhelm and are great spaces to take breaks from everyday camp life. This is a joint project between the Yashar initiative, the Yedid Nefesh initiative and our partnership with Jewish Abilities Atlanta. The Yashar Initiative is funded by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Foundation and promotes disability inclusion and accessibility at 46 camps. The Yedid Nefesh Initiative funded by The Marcus Foundation along with UJA-Federation of New York, the Jewish Communal Fund of New York, and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, supports mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health (MESSH) at 102 camps. Below are some restoration station resources which you can use to relax and recharge.

Staff Mood Playlist

Amazon Wish List

Grounding Exercise

Mood Meter

Stretching Exercise

Breathing Exercise