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As a result of the ongoing health crisis related to COVID-19, we are unfortunately unable to offer in-person camp services this 2023 Season. We will continue to plan for a safe return of all our campers in the seasons that follow. We are actively looking at camp facilities and activities to ensure we have the best and safest environment for socialization and recreation. From our “heart” to yours.

 - Easterseals Camp Merry Heart

Easter Seals New Jersey's Camping & Recreation is currently seeking dynamic and energetic camp staff to join us in providing quality overnight camping & travel respite experiences for adults and youth with disabilities at our Camp Merry Heart in Hackettstown NJ.

With Easter Seals New Jersey, you join our long tradition of serving people with development disabilities, visual impairments, behavioral disabilities, and physical disabilities in a conventional camp setting where recreation and fun are our primary goals for all.

Current Positions

  • Special Needs Camp Counselors
  • Special Needs Hotel & Travel Counselor
  • Activity Specialists (Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Nature & Science, Dance & Drama, Ropes/Climbing Instructors)
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medication Technicians 
  • Lifeguards

Responsibilities include:

  • supervision of participants
  • assisting participants with personal care/ADLs
  • promoting independence and supporting campers
  • engage in activities as needed

Ideal candidates will have:

  • experience/interest in working with people with disabilities (youth and adults)
  • strong work ethic
  • ability to work in a team environment

Candidates must meet pre-employment eligibility requirements:

  • including drug test
  • background check
  • HS diploma/equivalency verification
  • reference checks

Benefits include:

  • paid training
  • housing during summer contract
  • meals during programs

How to Apply:

Go to our Careers at Easterseals page.

  • Click on Search Open Postions
  • In the "Enter Keyword(s)" field, type "camp"
  • Click on any open position and follow instructions


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

Last updated: April 29, 2022

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