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CSOC 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.


The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute developed a checklist and guide to help you with CSOC's camp application process. Check out The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute's CSOC Summer Camp webpage hereLinks, dates, and other important information can be found in the materials below.









From the NJ Department of Human Services
Human Services Announces New Help Line for Caregivers of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Caregivers Can Call 833-NJ-ADULT (833-652-3858) Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced a new help line available to support caregivers of adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“Caring for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability is an incredible responsibility, and sometimes it presents challenges that can leave a caregiver feeling uncertain, frustrated or alone,” Commissioner Adelman said. “When an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities is transitioning to adulthood, navigating those changes can sometimes feel like starting over. Caregivers of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities should know they are not alone. We are excited to offer a place for parents to call to speak with other parents who have navigated the transition to adulthood with their own children and have shared similar worries and pressures.”



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