Site Visit Program
Invite a State legislator to tour your camp. Tell them about your camp, the services you provide, the geographic distribution of your campers, and the economic impact of your business. Let them know what is on your mind. A legislator’s views on bills are often impacted by meeting and hearing directly from employers and businesses in their legislative districts. This is why NJC-GAP encourages all member camps to participate in our Site Visit Program.
Hosting legislators at your camp creates at least four tangible benefits:
- It shows the economic and social contributions your company makes to New Jersey by showcasing the services you provide to NJ’s children and the people you employ.
- It provides you and the legislator with the opportunity to establish a working relationship.
- It helps your legislator-who is barraged by countless issues and interest groups-understand your concerns more clearly.
- It allows you to demonstrate how a proposed new law or regulation would affect the operation of your camp, specifically.
Assemblyman Gary Chuisano at Camp Nejeda
Assemblyman Gary Schaer at Camp Veritans
Assemblyman David Rible at Pine Grove
Trailblazers Assemblyman Linda-scheduler
Meadowbrook Country Day Camp (2010) – Assemblyman Gary R. Chiusano
Amity Acres Girl Scout Camp (2010) – Assemblywoman Dianne C. Gove
Tall Pines Day Camp (2009) – Senator Fred Madden
Jefferson Lakes Country Day Camp (2009) - Senator Steve Oroho
Hopewell Valley YMCA (2009) – Assemblyman Reed Gusciora
Camp By the Sea, JCC Margate (2009) – Assemblyman Vince Polistina
Camp Sacajawea – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore (2009) – Senator Robert W. Singer
Neil Klatskin Day Camp (2008) – Senator Loretta Weinberg
JCC Camps at Medford (2008) – Assemblyman Scott Rudder
Eagle River Day Camp (2008) – Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein
Camp Oakhurst (2008) – Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini
Rolling Hills Day Camp (2008) – Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon
Camp Horizons (2007) – Senate President Richard Codey
Happiness Is Camping (2007) – Senate Minority Leader Leonard Lance
Frogbridge Cay Camp (2007) – Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck
Breene’s Camp Riverbend (2007) – Senator Tom Kean Jr.
Harbor Hills Day Camp (2007) – Senator Anthony Bucco
Fairview Lake YMCA (2007) – Assemblyman Alison Littell-McHose
Liberty Lake Day Camp (2006) – Assemblyman Fran Bodine
Ivy League Day Camp (2006) – Senator Ellen Karcher
Lake Rickabear – Girl Scouts (2006) – Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce