Celebrating 30 Years of Camp Nova


“Camp is a very fond childhood memory for many of us and we wanted to ensure that the families we serve have an opportunity to access that same experience.” 

– Veronica Trathen, Director of Camp NOVA

In 1988, Epilepsy Services of New Jersey (formerly The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey) launched Camp NOVA! For 30 years, Camp NOVA has provided an exciting and independent camping experience in an environment filled with fun experiences and memories that last a lifetime.

Camp NOVA’s goal has always been to create a wonderful opportunity for children and young adults living with epilepsy and other developmental disabilities to enjoy summer camp. Each summer, campers enjoy a week of traditional camp activities such as, swimming in the lake, boating, fishing, zip lining, arts and crafts, yoga, dancing, acting, and of course s’mores at the evening campfire.

Camp NOVA is now available in multiple locations:

Camp NOVA (Overnight)

  • Children and Adults (age 12 & up)
  • Sussex County
  • Camper to Staff ratio’s available: 1:1, 2:1, 3:1

Camp NOVA (Day)

  • Children (ages 5 to 15)
  • Monmouth County
  • Camper to Staff ratio’s available: 3:1
Funding may be available through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) or the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Please contact your DDD case manager or PerformCare (DCF) to request funding. Individual budgets accepted. We accept credit card and payment plans. For additional information, please call 800-336-5843

Epilepsy Services of New Jersey is an affiliate of The Family Resource Network.

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