The 2022 Summer Youth Camp Grant is no longer accepting applications.

You can view a list of Summer Youth Camps who received grants here.

The 2022 Summer Youth Camp Grant provided amounts ranging from $7,500 - $25,000. Programs that have a Department of Health (DOH) Certificate of Approval to operate a summer youth camp during the summer 2022 season were eligible to apply. Priority is given to facilities and programs that have not received any American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grant funding. For information on registering your summer youth camp to accept child care assistance, visit our Summer Youth Camp page


Grant Eligibility

  • Must have an active 2022 Summer Youth Camp Certificate of Approval
  • Must comply with Youth Camp Safety Standards (N.J.A.C. 8:25)
  • Must comply with state and local health and safety requirements
  • Must comply with the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) health and safety requirements
    • Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) Check (staff 14 years of age and older)
    • Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) Background Check Fingerprinting (staff 18 years of age and older)
    • Staff must complete the CCDBG Pre-Service Trainings

How to Apply                                                                                    

  • Login to your account in the New Jersey Child Care Information System
  • Complete the online grant application (in the NJCCIS Quicklinks section of your facilities page)
  • Complete and sign Payment Agreement
  • Complete Banking Information for payment
  • Upload W-9 to your NJCCIS file cabinet (in the NJCCIS Quicklinks section of your facilities page)


Grant Amounts

Camp Enrollment
Number of Children
Camp Operating
Total of 3-6 Weeks
Camp Operating
Total of 7-10 Weeks
Up to 100 $7,500 $10,000
Between 101 to 300 $10,000 $15,000
More than 300 $15,000 $25,000


Grant funds must be used across two categories:

  1. Financial Assistance to Families (50%)
  2. Staff Recruitment/Hiring and Operational Expenses (50%)



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