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CAMP TREK is the Alliance’s week-long residential camp program. It provides a valuable experience for individuals with brain injury, offering new challenges and opportunities. The week also affords a week of respite for caregivers, who often give 24-hour care the remainder of the year.

TREK is designed to serve adults, age 18 and older, with a primary diagnosis of brain injury.

CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information about camper eligibility requirements or volunteering at TREK, contact the Alliance at 800-669-4323 or 732-745-0200, or send an e-mail to esullivan@bianj.org

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2017 Camp TREK Recap

2017 brought another successful year of Camp TREK! This year was Camp TREK’s 31st year. Through its three decades of service, TREK has provided a unique opportunity for independence, lifelong friendships, socialization and recreational activities in a safe, supportive environment.

This year’s TREK theme was “Traditional Summer Camp,” with activities including: morning flag pole raising, swimming, tie-dye, a week-long color war, and a talent show among others. According to one camper, “Camp TREK is better than Christmas!”

Many of our campers return year after year for the unforgettable experience. This year TREK had six brand-new campers join the fun. Highlights from the week include:

  • – An Elvis Presley impersonator
  • – Therapy dogs
  • – Petting zoo
  • – Karate demonstration
  • – Color Wars
  • – Family Feud
  • – Life-size Angry Birds game
  • – Group painting class
  • – Swimming
  • – Pool activities
  • – Dream-catcher making
  • – Campfire sing-alongs
  • – Dance with the TREK band

The campers, staff and volunteers would like to extend a thank you to the Musicant Family Brain Trust and Meters for Mike for making the magic of Camp TREK possible.

 

Read a Poem written at TREK by a longtime participant.


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FUNDING: The individuals who participate in this program have developed lasting relationships that help add meaning to their lives. This program is extremely important to the people it serves. The BIANJ is very proud that no one has ever been turned away due to their inability to pay. We actively seek support from the community, sponsorships, in-kind donations and volunteers to help reduce the costs paid by the campers and their families, many of whom are already facing financial strain due to medical bills. Donor generosity enables us to offer this unique program. Your contribution is needed to ensure that every camper has a TREK experience to remember!


Other Ways to donate:

Click here for a list of items that can be sponsored by groups or individuals that are needed to run this great program. If you are able to help with any of these items, please contact Liz Sullivan at 732-745-0200 or esullivan@bianj.org for details.