Summer Camps for Individuals with Disabilities

For parents working outside of their homes, finding childcare options that are affordable, safe, and fun is even more essential. Camp, be it a day or residential program, is one of the alternative options to explore. Below is a list of options that are specifically tailored to individuals with disabilities. Financial assistance is offered at most of the locations. Early registration is the best opportunity for this kind of help. This list is by no means exhaustive. 

To find more camp options, search our resource database by typing "summer camp" in the search bar at the top of this page.

Additional Summer Camp Listings

NJ Kids on the Go! also has created a New Jersey Summer Camp Directory which includes kids camps of all sorts, from day camps, sleepaway/residential camps and specialty camps like sports camps, art camps, teen camps, gymnastics camps, travel camps, academic camps and more. View their Special Needs Summer Camps list. 

New Jersey Family is the essential source for NJ moms and dads in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Mercer, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union Counties. Their New Jersey Camps for Kids and Summer Camps list includes kids day camps, sleepaway camps, sports camps, music camps, camps for kids, teen camps, traveling camps and more. View their Special Needs Summer Camps list. 

Atlantic County

Camp Fisher is offered during the summer weeks for students with a developmental disability between the ages of 5 and 20 years old. Camp Fisher serves local individuals located in Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties. Campers will be provided with the opportunity to engage in recreational, social, educational, and leisure activities in a well supervised, fun-filled environment. 

Bergen County

Camp Rainbow uses a thematic approach for its' weekly activities. For adolescents, the program involves them in daily living activities designed to help them better work independently as well as develop confidence and self-esteem. 

Cumberland County

Camp Fisher is offered during the summer weeks for students with a developmental disability between the ages of 5 and 20 years old. Camp Fisher serves local individuals located in Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties. Campers will be provided with the opportunity to engage in recreational, social, educational, and leisure activities in a well supervised, fun-filled environment. 

Gloucester County

Camp Fisher is offered during the summer weeks for students with a developmental disability between the ages of 5 and 20 years old. Camp Fisher serves local individuals located in Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties. Campers will be provided with the opportunity to engage in recreational, social, educational, and leisure activities in a well supervised, fun-filled environment. 

Camp Sun-N-Fun offers children and adults with developmental disabilities an opportunity to participate in and enjoy summer recreational activities. Camp Sun-N-Fun provides opportunities to make new friends, opportunities to develop independence and opportunities to gain self-esteem through success in fun activities such as nature appreciation, arts and crafts, sports and games, music and dance, themed parties and much more. Both residential and day camp opportunities are available. 

Mercer County

Encouraging Kids Family Resource Center offers and Extended School Year (ESY) program for children with special needs. 

Monmouth County

Monmouth County Park System provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities (who meet minimum eligibility requirements-with or without accommodation-documented for the specific program) to participate in regular Park System programs. For more information, visit their website, or call the Therapeutic Recreation Division at 732.460.1167 ext. 22 or ext.24. 

Passaic County

Camp Rainbow uses a thematic approach for its' weekly activities. For adolescents, the program involves them in daily living activities designed to help them better work independently as well as develop confidence and self-esteem. 

Salem County

Camp Fisher is offered during the summer weeks for students with a developmental disability between the ages of 5 and 20 years old. Camp Fisher serves local individuals located in Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties. Campers will be provided with the opportunity to engage in recreational, social, educational, and leisure activities in a well supervised, fun-filled environment. 

Somerset County

JCC Camp Ruach provides campers with a summer experience filled with activities, friendships, and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Sussex County

Camp NOVA is a wonderful opportunity for children and young adults living with Epilepsy and other developmental disabilities. Camp NOVA, which provides an exciting and independent camping experience in an environment filled with fun experiences and memories that last a lifetime, is a one-week overnight camp for young people ages 12 and up. Camp activities include acting, arts & crafts, fishing, boating, karate, swimming, and yoga. 

Union County

Camp Star is offered 4 weeks in August. This is a safe, structured environment for children and teens ages 3 to 21 years old with special needs and their siblings. Camp is designed to enhance personal and social development, language and communication skills, learning, motor and muscle coordination. 

Warren County

Camp Warren provides quality camping experiences and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Camp Warren operates for all ages.