2023 Summer Camp
Children's System of Care Summer Camp Services
For 2023, the Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth, and young adults under 21 years of age. These services include Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp.
Also this year, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and CSOC are introducing Alternative Recreational Sessions (ARS) as an additional component of Summer Camp. ARS provides youth an opportunity to engage in a recreational activity with peers within the community, on a per session basis, rather than a full day of camp. This shorter time frame will increase camp access for youth who may benefit from a brief structured period compared to a longer traditional camp day.
Completed applications for CSOC Summer Camp Services (Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp) must be postmarked or received by PerformCare no later than June 30th, 2023. Your application must be complete for the services requested for it to be considered.
Parents and Guardians can now apply online for CSOC Summer Camp Services through the PerformCare Family Portal https://apps.performcarenj.org/CYBERPortal/Production/Default.aspx
The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute developed a checklist and guide to help you with CSOC's camp application process. Links, dates and other important information can be found in the materials below.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities Camp Funding
Individuals 21 years of age and older are served by The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).
The Division of Developmental Disabilities’ Family Support Unit may be able to provide limited camp funding assistance for individuals who have been unable to move into Fee-for-Service (i.e., who are not enrolled in either the Supports Program or Community Care Program under Fee-for-Service). Requests for camp funding will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
For individuals enrolled in fee-for-service contact your support coordinator to discuss funding camp through the DDD budget.
Summer Camps at The Arc Local Chapters
For children who have lost a parent, sibling or other special person through death.
Camp Sol of the Deaf strives to create a welcoming, educational and recreational experiences for all children in a diverse environment, increase multicultural and social interactions, explore their Deaf identity and develop leadership skills