Welcome to Camp Jaycee, a residential summer camp in the Pocono Mountains offering recreational activities to adults with intellectual developmental disabilities! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever had a question and didn’t know where to find the answer? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our campers. Just start by following one of the links below.

If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Does my camper require a COVID-19 vaccination to attend camp?

As of the summer of 2023, we are removing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for our campers to enjoy Camp Jaycee.

Where is NJ Camp Jaycee?

NJ Camp Jaycee is located on 185 acres in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Effort, Pennsylvania.
Our administrative office is located at 985 Livingston Avenue in North Brunswick, NJ.

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When is camp in session?

NJ Camp Jaycee has a residential camp which runs for eight weeks June – August. Residential camp weeks run from Sunday to Saturday.

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How much does it cost to come to NJ Camp Jaycee?

The residential camp fee for the 2023 camp season is $1,050 per week.
There is a $150.00 non-refundable deposit which is due when you submit your application. The balance of your camp fee is due four weeks prior to your coming to camp.

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Will I be bored at Camp?

Are you kidding?! NJ Camp Jaycee is packed full of sports, art, dancing, trails, music, nature, swimming, boating, games, campfires, movies, and more! There are many new friends to be made and terrific staff who will help you find just the right activitiy, no matter what your interests or activity level.

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How many campers attend?

Between 80 and 160 per session

What are the ages of the campers?

All of our campers at 18+, our average age is approx. 30 years old.  We welcome campers regardless of aging! 

How many campers are in a group?

8 campers per cabin

What kind of training do the counselors receive?

counselors study or studied something in human services (education, psych, social work. etc) They receive 6 days of all day training delivered by camp supervisory staff.

How many campers & counselors are in each cabin?

8 campers and 2 counselors per cabin

What is the counselor to camper ratio?

4 to 1

Are the cabins air-conditioned or have fans?

All of the cabin are equipped with air-conditioners, as well as fans and open air screen “windows” for ventilation

Are the bathrooms & showers in the cabins?

Yes, there are toilets in each cabin. Showers are centrally located near cabins.

What kind of swimming facility do you have?

A large pond.. swimming area enclosed with aluminum docks and highly supervised

How do you administer medicine?

All medicine is poured and administered by the camp nursing staff… pills are counted on intake(check-in day, must be in their original prescription bottles)

What kind of food do you serve?

We have a typical camp menu. We serve traditional meals. Peanut butter is served at camp. We have many picky eaters at camp and are successful at finding alternatives for most campers. We recommend that families that have this concern send highly-preferred foods.

What is the procedure for visiting?

All visitors must arrange a time with the camp director and all visitors must be escorted by camp staff.