Youth Camp 2015 will be our 21st year holding Camp by the beautiful beach in Sea Girt, NJ. Camp will be held 12-18 July 2015 for Campers/CITs ages 9-15. Counselors and select volunteers will need to be available 11-18 July 2015.
To apply, please visit http://njngyouthcamp.org
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Balas at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone at 609-513-6403.
The New Jersey National Guard Youth Camp is ran by the Family Programs Office and your Camp Director is the State Family Programs Director. We provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the youth of New Jersey Guard members.
You can expect a fun filled week of Sports, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, and Archery along with special activities highlighting Health & Fitness, Substance Abuse and Child Safety.
9-13 year olds- We are accepting 130 youth that will be divided into 5 companies.
Camper Tier System:
The camp will be open to children based on the following criteria:
Tier 1: Children/Legal dependents of a NJ National Guard member
Tier 2: Children/Legal dependents of Department of Military & Veterans Affairs employees and other uniform services
Tier 3: Other
14 and 15 year old Counselors in Training (CITs) Tier System:
Tier 1: Teens who have participated in previous years at Youth Camp & Legal dependents of a NJ National Guard member
Tier 2: Teens who actively participate in Guard Teen Panel and other Child & Youth Program events/activities
Tier 3: Dependents of camp volunteers
**There will be 1 Company of CITs with 12 males & 12 females.
**Teens are required to answer questions when submitting their application.
**Teens will be notified of their status by 20 June 2015 via email.
Cost for each Camper and Counselor in Training is $150.00 with a $5.00 non-refundable convenience fee.
$100.00 refund if child cancels more than 14 days before camp, no refund if child cancels within 14 days of camp. If refund is required, the returned check will NOT be issued until the week after Youth Camp.
Junior Counselor Information:
Junior counselors are 16-17 years old and help the Senior Counselors run each company.
We will have somewhere between 18-24 Junior Counselors. There is a requirement to have an approximate balance between male and female Junior Counselors so it is important you submit your applications early. Once we reach about 10 names of one sex, the extra names will be put into a waiting list for final determination.
There is no cost for Junior Counselors.
If you are 18 or older we can use you at camp!!
We are looking for lots of Volunteers to help in running the camp and leading the various activities planned for the kids.
We want your children to meet new people and build friendships, understand the Guard and its mission, and experience life at a military camp.
IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO BE A SR. COUNSELOR OR WORK IN SAFETY/SECURITY, You are REQUIRED to obtain a FINGERPRINTED BACKGROUND CHECK --- THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE CAMP TO WORK IN THESE AREAS!!!
Please contact one of the following people for more information about Youth Camp.
Privacy and Disclosure: New Jersey National Guard Family Programs respects your right to privacy; however, the staff members DO NOT have privileged communication. New Jersey State Family Programs Staff is required by law, with or without your consent, to contact proper authorities if they believe you intend to harm yourself or others or if family member abuse, child neglect or drug use is suspected.