Camping and Recreation Programs

50 Years of Dine Dining at Camp Merry Heart


If you ask camper Billy Anderson, what keeps him coming back to Easterseals’ Camp Merry Heart, he’ll tell you it’s the food. If you ask former counselors Hope and John Lucas, they’ll tell you it’s campers like Billy. Imagine their surprise that after almost five decades since they worked at camp, they learn that Billy is still attending camp. Not only that, their daughter Hannah is his counselor! You see, Camp Merry Heart is a sleep away camp and respite program that caters to people with disabilities and special... read more

Camp Merry Heart For Life!


It all started for Amanda in 2007, her first year with Easter Seals New Jersey. Since then, we have had the pleasure of working with Amanda for a total of 67 programs! Anyone who has worked at Camp Merry Heart in the past 6 years will know and have great memories of Amanda, and would want the opportunity to work with her again!

Whether Amanda is traveling with our Hotel & Travel program or... read more

Rebeccah Travels to New Places with Camp Merry Heart


Rebeccah just recently joined the Easter Seals Camp Merry Heart Travel Respite program when she attended her first trip to Disney with us back in December.

With a wonderful personality, Rebeccah loves talking to everyone, and is very eager to try new things and go to new places.  On this trip, she particularly enjoyed visiting Animal Kingdom, Sea World, and meeting new... read more

Scott Discovers the Health Benefits of Camp


When Scott returned home from his first stay at Camp Merry Heart for a 6-day respite this summer, his mother called to tell us how happy she was that Scott lost 5lbs while he was at Camp Merry Heart for the 6 day camp respite!

Initially, Scott was very shy upon arrival. But, after a few hours, his counselor, Sarah, introduced him to the other campers and staff members and... read more

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