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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.


Adult Programs


2017 - 2018 Programs:

Summer Programs

Summer Older Adult Respite #1 | LIDDSO Transport (55+ years old) - June 4 - 9, 2017
Summer Adult Respite #2 | LIDDSO Transport (Age 18 and over) - June 11 - 16, 2017
Summer Adult Respite #3 | LIDDSO Transport (Age 18 and over) - June 18 - 29, 2017
Summer Adult Respite #3A   (Age 18 and over) - June 18 - 23, 2017
Summer Adult Respite #3B (Age 18 and over) - June 24 - 29, 2017
Summer Adult Respite #4 (Age 18 and over) - July 2 - 13, 2017
Summer Adult Respite #5 | LIDDSO Transport (Age 18 and over) - July 30 - August 4, 2017
Summer Respite #6 (Young Adults Ages 22-40) - August 20 - 25, 2017

Fall, Winter and Spring Programs

Fall Adult Respite #1 (Age 18 and over) - October 8 - 13, 2017
Fall Adult Respite #2 (Age 18 and over) - November 5 - 10, 2017
Fall Adult Respite #3 (Age 18 and over) - December 3 - 8, 2017
Winter Adult Respite #4 (Age 18 and over) - December 15 - 17, 2017
Winter Adult Respite #5 (Age 18 and over) - January 26 - 28, 2018
Winter Adult Respite #6 (Age 18 and over) - February 11 - 16, 2018
Winter Adult Respite #7 (Age 18 and over) - March 2 - 4, 2018
Spring Adult Respite #8 (Age 18 and over) - April 10 - 15, 2018

Youth Programs

 

2017 - 2018 Programs

Summer Programs:
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Summer Youth Respite #1 (Ages 6-21) - August 6 - 17, 2017
Summer Youth Respite #1A (Ages 6-21) - August 6 - 11, 2017
Summer Youth Respite #1B (Ages 6-21) - August 12 - 17, 2017

Spring Programs:
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Spring Youth Respite #2 (Ages 6-21) - Feb 2 - 4, 2018
Spring Youth Respite #3 (Ages 6-21) - April 20 - 22, 2018

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  

Registration:

Updated 3/6/17

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