Camp Application

Completed 2023 Youth Camp Applications, along with payment receipts, should be sent to [email protected]. For more information, visit the NJ Department of Health website.

Accepting Child Care Assistance Payments

The 2023 Child Care Assistance Program Youth Camp Guidance document is available for download here or you can find it on the NJCCIS Help page under “How-To Documents and Video for Everyone”. This document provides you with information for accessing and meeting Child Care Assistance Program Summer Youth Camp requirements.

Summer Youth Camps interested in receiving funds through the Department of Human Service, Division of Family Development (DHS/DFD) Child Care Assistance Program are required to complete the Youth Camp Acknowledgment Form located in the camp provider's record in NJCCIS. Providers also must to comply with the requirements below. These requirements apply to current and prospective staff including volunteers, and individuals who have unsupervised access to children.

All staff that are responsible for the supervision of children receiving state assistance, including the Youth Camp Director, must complete the following health and safety requirements:

Pre-Service Health and Safety Training Requirements

  • Health, Safety, and Child Growth and Development/Mandated Reporting: Basic Requirements for Licensing

  • First Aid and CPR Training based on New Jersey’s Youth Camp Act standards

For more information and for links to take these required trainings, visit our Provider Training page. 
Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) Background Fingerprint Check
Required of all staff eighteen years old and older. This check include searches of FBI fingerprints, in-state criminal registry or repository and the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR).

Child Abuse Record Information Check (CARI)
Required of all staff fourteen years old and older. This check is used to determine whether a person has a substantiated incident of child abuse or neglect.

Unannounced Inspections and Monitoring
Summer youth camps must cooperate with these unannounced visits to ensure compliance with CCDBG requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any staff member required to submit both a CHRI and CARI check, must have the CHRI results returned first in order to begin working unsupervised. Any staff member required to submit only the CARI check, must have the CARI results returned first in order to begin working unsupervised. 


Frequently Asked Questions page

2023 Summer Youth Camp Info Session Recording