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Camp Merry Heart - a program of Easter Seals New Jersey - provides a wide variety of recreation and activities to people of all ages and all types of disabilities and special needs. Well over 30,000 individuals have been served since its doors opened in 1954.
The 123 acre facility in Hackettstown offers year-round programs in a beautiful and safe setting that provides opportunities for self-determination and group participation, along with physical exercise. In addition, Camp Merry Heart offers fun recreational trips and excursions, and weekend getaways that supply much-needed respite for family caregivers.
Camp Merry Heart is accredited by the American Camp Association and the NJ State Health Department.
Independent to Moderate Care
Ages 6-21 unless otherwise noted
August 3 - 8
August 3 - 14
August 9 - 14
Independent to Moderate Care unless otherwise noted
Ages 18+ unless otherwise noted
June 1 – 6, 2014 (Older Adults 55+)
June 8 – 19, 2014
June 8 - 13, 2014
June 14 - 19, 2014
June 22 - July 3, 2014
July 6 - 11, 2014 (Young Adults)
July 6 - 11, 2014 (Adults with Physical Disabilities)
July 27 – August 1, 2014
Fall, Winter & Spring Programs:
October 3 - 5, 2014
October 26 - 31, 2014
November 7 - 9, 2014
January 30 - February 1, 2015
February 27 - March 1, 2015
April 10 - 12, 2015
Winter & Spring Programs:
January 31 - February 2, 2014
February 28 - March 2, 2014
April 11 – 13, 2014
Deposit by Credit Card or e-Check Required
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Easter Seals’ Camp Merry Heart is one of few camps that accommodate both youth and adults with disabilities. Due to government cutbacks, many campers will not be able to afford camp this year and we don't want to turn anyone away. Can you help?
A gift of $1,100 will provide a full week of meaningful recreation at Camp Merry Heart for someone with a disability. $575 will provide a weekend camp stay and much-needed respite for fulltime caregivers. $100 will provide partial assistance needed to send someone with a disability to camp.
Any gift you are able to give enables us to provide Camperships by helping to defray the costs that cover accommodations, supplies, meals, and staff that are needed to provide campers with these important life-changing experiences and opportunities that are not available at traditional camps.
Easter Seals New Jersey
Camping and Recreation
21 O’Brien Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: 908-852-3896 | Fax: 908-852-9263