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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Dance
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


New Jersey Camp Jaycee is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey Jaycees and the Arc of New Jersey , with a mission of providing quality camping experiences to persons with developmental disabilities. Camp Jaycee has been in operation since the summer of 1975, and is proud to be accredited by the American Camping Association.

Goals of Camp Jaycee are centered around developing social skills, improving self esteem, increasing confidence, learning in a fun environment, developing physical fitness, and establishing meaningful relationships with new friends. These goals are carried out by a staff of over 90... This staff is carefully selected to insure the utmost in safety and growth for our special campers.

Camp Jaycee is about people. A special group of people comprised of our very special campers, and a caring, dedicated and unique staff. With this special combination, Camp Jaycee is able to serve over 500 campers each summer, ranging in age from seven to over eighty years old. Camp Jaycee serves individuals with a wide array of developmental disabilities who would otherwise remain unserved.

Camp Jaycee is located on 185 acres of forests, fields and streams located in the lovely Pocono Mountains, a short distance from the New Jersey border. The centerpiece of the camp is a beautiful 2 acre spring fed pond. A pine paneled dining hall is the hub of camp life. A modern fully staffed infirmary is located just behind. The boys and girls camps contain clusters of rustic cabins, each with their own modern bathroom. Shower houses are at the center of each camp. Program areas include a large recreation building with a stage, an arts & crafts building, a music building, nature lodge, and full athletic facilities.

Activities include:
  • SWIMMING - Both recreational and instructional swim are offered at our beautiful sandy beach front.
  • ARTS & CRAFTS - Painting, drawing, pottery, as well as any craft you can imagine lets our campers express their creativity.
  • DANCE & MOVEMENT - American and International folk dancing, movement exercises, and fun for all.
  • MUSIC - Singing, rhythm instruments, and games are offered in our music program.
  • SPORTS & GAMES - Soccer, basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball, group games and more.
  • NATURE - Nature trail walks, camp craft, animal care, animal tracking, gardening and enjoying our wonderful setting.
  • BOATING - Rowboats, canoes, and paddle boats are available for camper use.