From New Jersey to Pennsylvania, New Jersey has become a favorite destination for campers.
But the state’s summer vacationing season may be coming to an end.
New Jersey is in the process of shutting down its summer camps, according to a statement released by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
The closure will begin July 1.
“This is a tough time for the state and its citizens and we hope this move will help to ease the burden on families in our communities,” said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
“While many families may feel they can make ends meet during the holidays, it’s time for New Jerseyans to look at alternatives.”
The state will begin accepting reservations at campgrounds on July 1, with the first campsites scheduled to open July 7.
New Jersey has a total of 1,099 summer campsites, which are reserved for families who want to visit for two or more nights.
In total, there are 8,947 summer camps in the state.
More than 1,000 summer camps are planned for next year.