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Camp Discovery Special Needs Camp

Social Skills Day Camp Program for children with special needs ages 3-14 years old & 

Junior Counselor Program for teens and young adults with special needs ages 14-21 years old

Our Social Skills Day Camp Program focuses on teaches social skills in a fun and interactive environment. We offer full and half day programs in our Maple Shade and Fanwood locations in New Jersey. Each program offers before and after care as well. Age appropriate social skills are taught through a complete curriculum which has been created by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Activities and lessons are taught in an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) format and conducted by highly trained behavior technicians.

Activities include arts and crafts, music, Minecraft, science exploration, nature, indoor and outdoor games, and more!

Camp Discovery will be following all CDC and New Jersey recommended guidelines for summer day camps.

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2020 Camp Dates

  • July 6th-August 28th
  • (Parents may register their children per week)

Registration Deadline

  • All registrations must be completed and returned at least two weeks prior to each camper’s start date.
  • Register by April 15th and receive 10% off the full or half day rate!

Flexible Hours

  • Full day program: 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Half day program: 8:30am-11:30am or 11:30am-2:30pm (parent’s choice)
  • Before and after care services are available from 8-8:30am and from 2:30-6pm

Social Skills Day Camp Rates

  • Full Day (8:30am-2:30pm)-$600/week
  • Half Day (8:30am-11:30am or 11:30am-2:30pm)-$300/week
  • Before Care (8am-8:30am) -$10
  • After Care (2:30pm-6pm)-$15/hour
  • Please ask about our sibling discount!

Junior Counselor Program Rates

  • Full Day (8:30am-2:30pm)-$400/week
  • Half Day (8:30am-11:30am or 11:30am-2:30pm)-$200/week

Financial Assistance

  • Current First Children Services clients receiving ABA therapy through private insurance may have coverage for our camp program.
  • The Camp Discovery Summer Camp is a New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC) approved summer camp for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • For more information on CSOC camp tuition funding, please visit the CSOC/PerformCare website.

Camp Discovery does not provide transportation.

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Special Needs Camp NJ

Fanwood Location

330 South Avenue

Fanwood, NJ 07023

Maple Shade Location

120 E Kings Hwy #403

Maple Shade, NJ 08052

(at Little Sport)


For more information, contact our service coordination department at referrals@firstchildrenservices.com or (888) 966-0746.


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