JEMS Special Camp is a week-long Christian camp, primarily for individuals with developmental disabilities of Asian descent.  Sponsored by the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society (JEMS), Special Camp runs concurrently with the other JEMS summer camps in the Santa Cruz area of Northern California.  The mission of JEMS Special Camp is:

To share the message and model the love of Christ to those with developmental disabilities, primarily of Asian Pacific American descent.

The goal of our camps is to provide an opportunity for the developmentally challenged to experience a fun-filled time of activities in an atmosphere of Christian love.

Joint worship with College Camp


Preparing for Virtual Camp Week

In advance of the upcoming Virtual Special Camp, we would like you to familiarize with specific Zoom controls and capabilities, in order to optimize your experience attending this year's virtual camp.  Tutorials are available to view below, specific to each Zoom control that we will be referring to and utilizing during each day's camp session; these tutorials were recorded during the Special Camp Zoom Tutorial session held on June 20.

Even if you are already familiar and comfortable with Zoom, we want to specifically mention that we would like all participants to change their Zoom name as it appears to other participants, to the format of first name followed by first letter of last name.  For campers who attend, please make sure that you use the camper's name as opposed to the parent/guardian name.  This will help us to easily identify each participant in order to join him/her with his/her assigned breakout group near the end of each camp session.  Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation.

Here are the tutorial session videos, for your review and viewing pleasure:


Greetings prior to tutorial session:




Updating your Name in Zoom:


Muting and Unmuting:


Switching Views in Zoom:


Adjusting Audio in Zoom:


Physical Considerations:


Breakout Groups:


Wrap Up:



  • Recorded during Special Camp Zoom Tutorial session held on June 20, 2020.
  • Edited by Bruce Satow