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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

2015 - 2016 Programs:

Summer Programs

August 2 - 7, 2015
August 2 - 13, 2015
August 8 - 13, 2015

Fall, Winter and Spring Programs

October 9 - 11, 2015
May 13 - 15, 2015

Adult Programs

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

2015 - 2016 Programs

Summer Programs:
Download full schedule descriptions/brochure below

May 31 - June 5, 2015 (Older Adults 55+)
June 7 - 18, 2015
June 7 - 12, 2015
June 13 - 18, 2015
June 21 - July 2, 2015
July 5 - 10, 2015 (Young Adults)
July 26 - 31, 2015

Fall, Winter & Spring Programs:
Download full schedule descriptions/brochure below

October 2 - 4, 2015
October 25 - 30, 2015
November 6 - 8, 2015
January 29 - 31, 2016
March 4 - 6, 2016
April 3 - 8, 2016

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

View/Download the Full 2015-16 Youth and Adult Program Schedule & Descriptions (*PDF format)


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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!


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


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