Travolta Brother Helps Special Kids in New Jersey

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ (WCBS 880) – A Travolta has come home to New Jersey, but it’s not John. It’s his brother, Joey, and he’s treating some special children to a unique summer camp experience, as WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports.

Joey Travolta is directing the action, not at a studio lot, but at the Saint Peter’s College campus in Englewood Cliffs, and a film camp for children with autism.

LISTEN: Sean Adams reports from Englewood Cliffs

“It gives them a voice. It empowers them – filmmaking,” says Travolta.

When the camera rolls, something magical happens. Children who struggle to communicate and make connections, come to life and collaborate.

Camper Eric Wellsing-Caufield helped write the script, saying, “I was actually the one who figured out the first version of the script and then what happened was, it got mixed so many times and now it’s nothing like it.”

Anna Villa-Bager, with MarbleJam Kids, made this film camp possible and says, “I hope that they are inspired, that their confidence is boosted, that they make new friends.”

The camp runs from August 2 to August 13. CLICK HERE for details.

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  • mary

    Please correct the spelling of MarbleJam Kids Founder Anna Villa-Bager
    go to for more info about this charity and the camp.

    • Wendy Padykula

      This is a camp for both young people with and without disabilities. It is amazing to see how they work together and the lines of difference between the two groups seems to be erased.

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