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Camp Merry Heart

Camp Merry Heart

 

About CAMP MERRY HEART: Adult & Youth Overnight Camp Respites 

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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.ACA logo

Camp Merry Heart is accredited by the American Camp Association and the NJ State Health Department.


Youth Programs

Independent to Moderate Care
Ages 6-21 unless otherwise noted

2016 - 2017 Programs:

Summer Programs

August 7 - 18, 2016
August 7 - 12, 2016
August 13 - 18, 2016

Fall, Winter and Spring Programs

October 7 - 9, 2016
March 31 - April 2, 2017
May 19 - 21, 2017

Adult Programs

Independent to Moderate Care unless otherwise noted
Ages 18+ unless otherwise noted 

2016 - 2017 Programs

Summer Programs:
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June 5 - 10, 2016 (Older Adults 55+)
June 12 - 23, 2016
June 12 - 17, 2016
June 18 - 23, 2016
June 26 - July 7, 2016
July 10 - 15, 2016
July 31 - August 5, 2016

Fall, Winter & Spring Programs:
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September 30 - October 2, 2016
October 23 - 28, 2016
November 4 - 6, 2016
January 27 - 29, 2017
February 26 - March 3, 2017
February 26 - 28, 2017
March 1 - 3, 2017
April 9 - 14, 2017

View/Download our Camping & Recreation General Overview/Brochure (*PDF format)


Registration 

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Do YOU Have a Heart for Camp Merry Heart?

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.

Donate now!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. 

Donate to Camp Merry Heart today and send someone to camp!
 


Contact

Easter Seals New Jersey
Camping and Recreation
21 O’Brien Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: 908-852-3896 | Fax: 908-852-9263
camp@nj.easterseals.com  

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