Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Family Programs Office

Child & Youth Program

The New Jersey National Guard Child & Youth Program is here to help provide the support and resources youth need to deal with the separation from a parent, child care issues, difficulties with school and many other problems.  Children of all ages can be affected at any phase of military life; we have program stop help one and all.  We also provide children and youth ages 5-18 with various opportunities to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities and to experience achievement, leadership, friendship and recognition.  For more information, please contact the CYP Coordinators.

Youth Camps

Annual week-long summer youth camp by the beach for National Guard youth ages 9 and up.  We also team up with Operation Military Kids to provide quality weekend retreats and family camps throughout the State. Check back in January for information about Youth Camp 2020.

Resources & Referral

We are advocates for military children and are here to educate families and promote the various programs (ie, childcare, extracurricular grants) that the child/family may be eligible for.

Education Outreach

Reaching out to school officials, educators and counselors through mailings, in-service presentations, briefings and state-wide training opportunities.

Youth Briefings

Provide youth briefings at Yellow Ribbon Programs, FRG Meetings, unit events and Conferences. We brief available youth resources, have activities and distribute material.

Month of the Military Child

Some events we hold to thank and honor our Young Heroes include the Battle Lab Tour and Celebration of Military Children at the YMCA.

Last Updated: 01/10/2020
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