Resource Directory

Agency Phone Number Address Description
(856) 482-6222
221 Laurel Rd
Suite 300
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Care management organization that facilitates services for Camden County.

(856) 231-9622 x227
302 Commerce Square Blvd.
Burlington, NJ 08016

Camp Connections for Children with Special Needs, Ages 7-17 Traditional summer camp program designed specifically for children with developmental disabilities or behavioral challenges. Our caring, qualified staff team is committed to providing a positive, supportive environment that fosters relationship building, self esteem development and independence. Swimming 4x a week and weekly field trips included! 

(609) 654-5192
TTY: (609) 654-5192
400 Tuckerton Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055

For teens with special needs, we have created the Coolanu Life and Leisure Skills program, which is intended for graduates of Camp’s Open Hearts / Open Doors program. This program is based at the JCC Camps at Medford. Coolanu in Hebrew means “all of us” and together we are helping prepare our teens with special needs for the next stages of life.

A normal Coolanu day involves many of the typical camp recreational activities that our teens have become accustomed to while in the OHOD program, including 2 swim periods (water safety and free swim), nature, ropes course, dance, sports, yoga and many more. This year we are also introducing a weekly STEM lesson that will focus on science, math, and computer readiness. The Coolanu schedule will be predetermined based on each week's specific trip. Some activities will be chosen that week to disguise the functional learning that's needed for each trip. Schedules will be sent home the week before so that campers can prepare and feel comfortable knowing what each day will look like.

Many camp activities are balanced with opportunities to naturally integrate learning different functional life skills, which focus on job training, money management, computer skills, social skills, and more in a fun, comfortable camp setting.

Throughout this summer, the Coolanu staff will encourage each teen to try various activities to find what excites them the most. The staff will help facilitate possible leadership skills within each camper's interests. This will, ideally, lead to the opportunity for each camper to choose a specific job at camp that inspires them. Jobs can range from assisting the dance instructor, to helping in the kitchen, assisting with animals in the nature area, etc.

Email: Coolanu@jfedsnj.org

(410) 323-0500
15001 Park Central Rd.
Sabillasville, MD 21780

Sending a child to camp is often a big step for parents. Sending someone with special needs is an even bigger step. At Camp Greentop, we take the responsibility of caring for your youth or adult participant very seriously and we strive to maintain an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing of all participants and staff, as well as encourages personal growth and independence. Our goal is to provide joyful, life-changing experiences in a safe environment and build meaningful relationships in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities. Since its inception in 1937, Camp Greentop has been meeting the needs of children and adults with physical, emotional, cognitive, and multiple disabilities, regardless of their ability level. Camp Greentop was specifically designed for people with special needs, and is one of the oldest residential camps of its kind in the country! Camp Greentop currently offers a variety of programming for campers ranging in age from seven to adulthood (you can never age out!). We currently provide programming for roughly 450 campers per year, with a majority of campers returning year after year. Camp Greentop is accredited by the American Camp Association and is licensed by the State of Maryland for Youth Camp Certification. This helps to ensure that our programs are not only innovative and fun, but safe as well!

Email: kblumke@leagueforpeople.org

(610) 668-0423 x1060
301 City Ave.
Suite 110
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Camp Harlam is a Jewish inclusive overnight camp community within the URJ movement. Supporting children with a variety of disabilities, they are proud to be a leader in the field of inclusion in camping. All children participate in a fully mainstream, traditional overnight camp program, and those who need it are supported by a variety of accommodations, which include a Chill Zone/Sensory Space, visual signs and cues, alternative song session, and individualized plans created by the Inclusion Coordinator, parents, and professionals in the child's life.  

Email: lzlotoff@urj.org

(732) 737-8279
985 Livingston Ave.
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Camp Jaycee is a residential summer camp for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Campers enjoy games, sports, swimming, boating,crafts, dance and nature. It is a magnificent environment. The campsite is on 185 acres of forests, fields and streams in the lovely Pocono Mountains, a short distance from the New Jersey border. The centerpiece of camp is a beautiful two-acre spring-fed pond. Nearby, the air-conditioned dining hall is the hub of camp life. A modern, fully staffed infirmary is near the athletic field and basketball courts. The male and female living areas contain clusters of air-conditioned sleeping cabins, each with their own modern bathroom.

Email: info@campjaycee.org

(215) 658-1708
805 Redgate Rd.
Dresher, PA 19025

Founded in 1953 Camp Lee Mar has brought many innovations to the field of camping for children with special needs, and continues to do so.  Lee Mar is a private 7 week residential summer program for campers 7-21. They offer a unique curriculum incorporating a strong Academic and Speech program with traditional camp activities. Their campers flourish at Lee Mar due to the structured environment they provide which allows our campers to feel comfortable and secure. Careful study is made of parent input, school (IEPs), camper interview, etc., so that the interests and needs of each child can best be determined for suitable grouping prior to the camper arriving.  At Lee Mar the children find comfort and friendship with children of similar age and functioning level. From this foundation they encourage their campers to embrace and learn new skills and have new experiences which they can build upon on their return home. They also focus on building friendships which last throughout the year, as well as learning how to cope with the dynamics of group situations.  Development of the whole child is their goal. They work hard at improving the daily living, social, and life skills of their campers, while giving them the happiest summer of their lives!

Email: ari@leemar.com

(908) 852-3896
Easterseals New Jersey
21 O’Brien Rd.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Camp Merry Heart - a program of Easterseals New Jersey - provides a wide variety of recreation and activities to people of all ages and all types of disabilities and special needs. Well over 30,000 individuals have been served since its doors opened in 1954. The 123 acre facility in Hackettstown offers year-round programs in a beautiful and safe setting that provides opportunities for self-determination and group participation, along with physical exercise. In addition, Camp Merry Heart offers fun recreational trips and excursions, and weekend getaways that supply much-needed respite for family caregivers. Camp Merry Heart is accredited by the American Camp Association and the NJ State Health Department.

Email: camp@nj.easterseals.com

(610) 649-1080
1400 Montgomery Ave.
Rosemont, PA 19010

Camp Pegasus provides social-emotional developmental experiences in a therapeutic day camp setting. The camp addresses all social challenges, but is specifically designed to help children with social cognitive deficits (High Functioning Autism (Asperger’s type), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and learning differences).

The camp merges best-practice social skills therapy techniques, creative-arts therapies, and success-oriented summer camp activities. Camp Pegasus aims to advance campers’ social competency while building self-esteem through social, physical, and creative activities with peers.

They believe in the sanctity of childhood. Every child deserves the magic of play, creativity, and friendships. Lastly, above all else, they believe each child deserves to feel accepted.

Email: info@camppegasus.com

(845) 876-8403
49 West 38th St.
5th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Camp Ramapo, located in Rhinebeck, NY, provides a traditional summer camp experience for children who have difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults and who would struggle in a less supportive setting. The program is carefully structured to help children with special needs learn to live within a group, form healthy friendships, make good choices, develop self-confidence, and experience success. What makes Camp Ramapo unique is their staff and staff training. They maintain a one-to-one staff-to-camper ratio. Their supervisory staff, among the most experienced in the field, are highly engaged with every child. Their counselors are emerging professionals in the fields of special education, social work, psychology, or related areas. The training that all staff members receive is the same training that they deliver to thousands of teachers and youth workers in hundreds of schools each year. As importantly, each staff member is chosen, not only because of experience, but also because of their kindness, patience, and commitment to children with special challenges. Ramapo for Children is accredited by the American Camping Association and is licensed to operate by the Dutchess County Department of Health. Camp Ramapo’s top priority is to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all children in their care.

Email: office@ramapoforchildren.org

(845) 876-8403
49 West 38th St.
5th Floor
New York, NY 10018

The Staff Assistant Experience (SAE) is a residential transition-to-independence program located at Camp Ramapo in Rhinebeck, NY, for young adults with social, emotional, or learning challenges. The program offers participants an opportunity to practice vocational and life skills in a communal setting that includes typically developing coworkers and peer role models. Participants improve and reinforce interpersonal, independent living, and job skills; build resilience and self-determination; and develop a “future orientation.” SAE offers a summer program (mid-June-mid August) and a school year program, with most young adults participating for nine months to one year. During their time in SAE, Staff Assistants are immersed in Ramapo’s thriving Rhinebeck campus community, which includes a sleep-away summer camp for children with special needs, a year-round retreat program serving over 8,000 people annually, and a cohort of residential staff with whom they interact frequently.

Each Staff Assistant is matched with a mentor, job coaches, and a roommate who is a Ramapo staff member trained to meet their needs. These individuals collaborate with SAE staff to deliver a highly individualized program consisting of on-campus work experience, one-on-one and small group coaching, seminars and group discussions and recreational activities and outings.

Email: office@ramapoforchildren.org

(201) 451-7824
94 Duncan Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

They raise and train service dogs for individuals with disabilities other than visual, and for special needs schools and rehab institutes.

(215) 273-6704
2275 Bridge St.
Arsenal Building 23
Philadelphia, PA 19137

At Care Lync, they believe everyone deserves a life that is fulfilling and independent, regardless of physical or mental disabilities. Their Service Coordinators work with adults enrolled in the Department of Human Services Medicaid Waiver program to understand, apply, enroll, and secure the services they need in order to live independently, both in the home and the community.

Email: info@care-lync.com

(609) 965-6871
901 Atlantic Ave.
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Career Opportunity Development, Inc.'s (CODI) residential services provide a range of options from 24/7 supervised to independent living and flexible programming. These supports include case management, assistance with life skills, housing relocation, obtaining and maintaining employment, and medical needs.

(856) 866-0669
P.O. Box 375
Morristown, NJ 07963-0375

Caring Canines 4-H Club has children and adult members raising puppies from the Seeing Eye, Inc. The puppy raiser is responsible for teaching house manners, basic obedience and exposing the pup to as many different situations as possible. Training sessions are held twice a month and field trips are scheduled to provide the necessary exposure.

Email: chaosmissy@comcast.net

(856) 235-6223
27 W. Main St.
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Carl’s Shoes has been providing shoes for Men, Women and Children since 1958. They carry a wide variety of styles and sizes in their inventory. With 3 Board Certified Pedorthists on staff, they specialize in filling doctor’s prescriptions for orthotics, shoe modifications, and custom shoes.

Email: jhigman@carlsshoes.com

CARTWHEEL is a directory of assistive technology services in New Jersey. It is published by the New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (NJCART) and the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center of Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ).

(973) 263-1114
115 Horseneck Rd.
Suite 2
Montville, NJ 07045

The law firm of Casha & Casha, LLC was established in 1980.  Located in Morris County, New Jersey, they are considered one of the area's premier law firms.  The combined experience of their attorneys, and their focus on saving clients time and money, allows them to provide superior support and ensure that their client's legal matters are handled both professionally and economically.The attorneys at Casha & Casha, LLC are dedicated to the proposition that everyone should be afforded access to the law.  No one should be afraid to talk to a lawyer because they can’t afford it.  For this reason, their firm policy is to provide a free half-hour initial consultation to anyone in need of legal advice.

Email: info@casha.com

(609) 292-0600
28 West State St., 7th Floor
P.O. Box 728
Trenton, NJ 08625-0728

The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF) has been a financial safety net for New Jersey families struggling with overwhelming medical expenses for 25 years.

1(800) 360-7711
383 West State St.
Trenton, NJ 08607-1423

They offer mental health, social, and crisis services to individuals and families, particularly those impacted by trauma and adversity. Their professional and experienced staff employ evidence-based interventions to help people obtain their goals.

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