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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.

Virtual Camp TREK 2020 August 16-20, 2020



To be eligible, applicants must have a brain injury and reside in New Jersey.
Camp TREK will be held virtually this August. Ultimately, the factors that made it necessary to shift to a virtual platform came down to camper and staff safety. Camp is everyone’s favorite week of the year, but the good news is that the virtual TREK will be provided for free and can accommodate more people.
We have confidence that we can remain connected in a virtual way. More details about these activities will be revealed over the next few weeks. We will also be creating a live Q & A zoom meeting for campers and their families to ask questions. We have so many awesome things planned, and hope that you are as excited to attend Virtual TREK as we are. 

 

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information or questions please contact:
Laura Jacobs, MA at ljacobs@bianj.org or 732-745-0200.

Download the 2020 Camper Handbook

Download the 2020 Camp TREK Welcome Letter


2019 Camp TREK Recap

Camp TREK has turned 33 this 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.

In 2019, six new campers joined the group. This year’s theme was “Friendship” with a wide range of activities including morning flagpole activities, swimming, tie-dye, a carnival, a game of life size battleship and the annual talent show. Campers were very excited to participate in an interactive game show; a visit from the Mr. Softy Ice Cream truck and had loads of fun dancing along with the songs of 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.