Camp Cedar Knoll
New Beginnings Camp Cedar Knoll.
Restoring Dignity and Honor to the Marginalized one person at a time
New Beginnings provides a sound platform for the homeless and drug addicted population to engage in a thorough and efficient intake process. Through interactive discussion, factors are identified that led to addiction and homelessness. This interactive process following intake enables the Staff of New Beginnings to focus its efforts on finding the appropriate counseling and medical treatment.
We started our efforts with our mobile operations. This consisted of a 38-foot retrofitted mobile home with three showers, washer and dryer, and a mini kitchen. The RV mobile resource center, which enables homeless individuals to take showers, receive products for personal hygiene, obtain clothing, do laundry, and to maintain overall grooming in preparation to receive an array of services. Grooming and cleanliness for the homeless population is critical to uplifting their self-esteem.
After years of witnessing individuals die from overdose due to lack of beds or lack of insurance, in 2021 New Beginnings secured a 45-acre camp in Millville NJ. The camp has been fully restored and is now open as a long-term Drug and Alcohol treatment center. Getting the most vulnerable off the streets and into detox and rehabilitation is a priority for New Beginnings. At Camp Cedar Knoll our residents enjoy boating and fishing at our lake, a dormitory which holds 150 clients, a nurse’s station which is being converted to a detox center, fellowship hall and dining hall with a commercial kitchen. The facility also offers basketball, tennis, miniature golf, an Olympic size pool, volleyball, and so much more. Camp Cedar Knoll offers recreational therapy, wilderness therapy, horticultural therapy etc. The following is a brief detail of the aforementioned:
- Is also known as Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare, this treatment option is for substance and mental health issues. Members spend time hiking, exploring Maurice River which is on our property, team building, community empowerment through caring for each other, and camping outdoors with their peers on our 45 acre property.
- Is a systemic process that utilizes recreation and other activities as interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals as a means to psychological recovery. Recreation therapy is both individual and group. Our members will be exposed to learning how to understand the value of team and team building as a key ingredient to transitioning back to society and overcoming fear and disappointment.
- Uses gardening and plant-based activity for the purpose of human healing and rehabilitation. This is facilitated by a trained counselor to achieve specific therapeutic treatment goals.
New Beginnings goal is to help each client reflect upon their previous lifestyle and allow that individual to make appropriate positive changes within their lives. We provide the tools and support structure that will allow the individual to become productive members of society. We enable this at-risk population to develop and maintain skills that will empower them to be successful in every area of their life. Through years of experience and research with addiction and treatment, we are poised to be a national leader in this space. Through our partnership with New Life Medical Addiction Services, we provide a stable, residential housing environment and treatment at the same time.
New Life Medical Addiction Services led by Dr. Savon who is our partner at Camp Cedar Knoll.
New Life Medical Addiction Service is the new way to approach substance abuse through detox and medically assisted treatment (MAT). The physicians and counselors at New Life genuinely care about each person they treat and return them to a life full of promise.
Dr. Savon has been a New Jersey Top Doc, a member of Who’s Who and an esteemed member of the New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia medical communities for over 35 years. He has performed nearly 50,000 medical procedures and has been recognized as a New Jersey Top Doc once again in 2022 – that’s 6 years straight! Dr. Joe is also a partner at South Jersey Gastroenterology.
As a physician, Dr. Joseph Savon is known for taking a personal interest in the health and well-being of the patients he cares for. Over the past several years, Dr. Savon has become increasingly concerned by the country’s growing addiction crisis and took it upon himself to become an expert in proven medical approaches to managing addiction. The joining of a stable living environment, a strong medical treatment program, a great facility, and a caring staff is a tremendous recipe for transforming lives.
New Beginnings has a holistic approach for the bruised and wounded. This method has a unique ability to assist a person in their healing and sobriety. New Beginnings accepts all applicants regardless of their insurance or their ability to pay. For more information call 866-8-NEW-YOU.
Partnership With Bethany Baptist Association
History of Camp Cedar Knoll
Camp Cedar Knoll has been divided up in several ways over the years, but it remains about 45 acres of land that was once part of a plantation of 316 acres that was owned by Captain William Price of the Revolutionary War. Prior to March 1, 1783 – sometime before May 20, 1788, Aaron Learning owned the Price Plantation of 316 acres plus other land. He purchased the whole of his land in two parcels; one part from Lawrence and William Peterson, and the other part from the Council of Proprietors. This property contained the whole of Camp Cedar Knoll, as well as other land, and stretched from the northeast side of the Maurice River, including both the northwest side and the southeast side of
Menantico Creek in both Millville and Maurice River Townships and east of Camp Cedar Knoll. On the west of the Menantico Creek, Camp Cedar Knoll was bordered on the north of Rawson’s line, on the west by a swamp, and on the south by Scot’s line, it then crossed the creek, all the way east of Camp Cedar Knoll, and contained land which was afterwards owned by Rebecca J. Wynn.