Summer camp programs offer full- or part-day summer activities. A wide variety of options exist, such as traditional camp programs, sports, enrichment, and academic programs. The certification of youth camps falls under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services’ Public Health, Sanitation & Safety Program (https://www.nj.gov/health/ceohs/phfpp/youthcamps/). Child Care Connection only refers camps that are certified by the Dept. of Health & Senior Services or licensed by the Dept. of Children and Families, Office of Licensing.
Click on the links in the Forms section for information on choosing a quality summer program for your child.
Parents needing assistance finding child care can contact our community line at 609-989-8101, or self-search by clicking this link: Search for Providers in Mercer County. If you would like further information regarding any providers found on-line, please call our community line at the number listed above. You can also search the State database for camp providers, which can be found at Search for Camp Programs.For families looking for care who are not Mercer County residents, click here for the list of NJ Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies by County. For visitors who are not New Jersey residents, visit www.childcareaware.org to find the CCR&R serving your area.
**For the new State regulations for summer camp programs accepting child care subsidy, see the flyer under the Forms section.
We do not license, endorse, or recommend any particular provider and cannot assure that any provider offers quality child care. You should visit several providers to determine which is best for your family and decide for yourself if any fulfill your needs.
We maintain strict confidentiality policies regarding any personally identifiable or family information you provide.