Summer Campership Award Program

Attention Participants of Campership Program:

All Camp Choice Forms will be accepted at any time BEFORE the activity begins. Please remember, it is the responsibility of the camper’s parent/guardian to obtain attendance records along with receipts/invoices for proof of participation. Funds will not be release to camp/parent until necessary documentation has been received by PCIL.

Mercer County Summer Campership Award Program is now being managed by PCIL

Applications are due April 29. 2022.

Applicants are encouraged to complete the applications as early as possible because funds may run out and are given on a first come first serve basis.

Program Overview

Each year the Office of Disability Service for Mercer County offers a scholarship program for any child with a disability, ages 4 to 25, who live in Mercer County to attend a summer program or camp of their choice. Choice can mean programs occurring between Memorial Day through Labor Day. Each Camper must have their own application submitted. 

  • Awards levels are based on annual income and family size
  • Camp Scholarship are award first-come, first-serve
  • Maximum award not to exceed $400 per camper

How It Works

The Summer Campership program provides an award of $85-$400 to each eligible applicant, depending on their household income. The award can be applied toward enrichment activities for the applicant which take place between 5/31/22 and 9/6/22. Families or individuals can be reimbursed for the cost of the activity or the activity provider can be paid directly (if they agree to that arrangement ahead of time). No awards are paid until the youth has completed the activity and proof of attendance and payment or invoice for balance have been provided. Any cost over the amount of the award is the responsibility of the family or individual. Once your application is received and eligibility determined, you will receive notification verifying the award amount. You must contact the program you want to attend PCIL does not register individuals for camps or other programs. Awards are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What To Do

Simply fill out the application, upload or mail the application along with the required documentation to  Progressive Center, Attn: 2022 Campership, 3635 Quakerbridge Rd, Ste 40, Hamilton, NJ 08619

Required Documents

  • Photocopy of Camper’s Birth Certificate
  • Photocopy of Camper’s cover page of evaluation stating diagnosis from IEP
  • Photocopy of annual income tax return or two most recent SSI/SSDI/TANF checks


For more information please contact us at: (609) 581-4500