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


Download the Staff Mood Playlists by Noa Fidel and Noy Okashi

This resource was created in 2022 by Mental Health & Wellness Interns to help camp staff to address holistic mental, emotional, social and spiritual health at camp. Powered by Yedid Nefesh and the Marcus Foundation.

Amazon Wish List

Take a look at this Amazon Wish List to get an idea of products which may help create calm and sensory spaces.

Mood Meter

Understanding your mood can help you better understand physiological connections and serve as a guide for introspective and meditative practice. Take a look at the resource below (or download the Mood Meter PDF) to help you better understand how moods can act as powerful emotional states to help regulate ourselves as we interact with the world and people around us.

Stretching Exercise

Breathing Exercise