$4M Anticipated To Restore, Rehabilitate Camp Cromwell In Bridgewater
$4M Anticipated To Restore, Rehabilitate Camp Cromwell In Bridgewater

$4M Anticipated To Restore, Rehabilitate Camp Cromwell In Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — An anticipated $4 million in federal funding will help with Bridgewater’s Camp Cromwell Rehabilitation, announced Congressman Tom Kean Jr.

Bridgewater’s project was among 13 Community Project Funding requests Kean Jr. made from all six counties in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.

“I would like to thank Congressman Tom Kean, Jr, for his dedication and advocacy on behalf Bridgewater’s residents and setting us on a course to realize this significant investment,” said Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench. “I would also like to thank the Township staff who worked diligently to prepare the successful application. With this funding, the promise of Camp Cromwell will finally be realized and, when complete, will become a scenic destination for generations to come.”

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“I have made it a priority to get more money back from Washington, DC that can go to work for New Jerseyans,” said Rep. Kean. “More than $24 million in funding will ensure that vital local projects receive the support they need and advocated for. From enhancing our infrastructure to improving public safety and more, this funding will make great strides in addressing the unique needs of our communities and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

As part of the funding, $4 million will be allocated to Bridgewater Township for the Camp Cromwell Facility Rehabilitation at 900 Vosseller Ave.

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The Township purchased the 100-acre Camp Cromwell space in 2017, after being owned by the Boys Club since 1985.

In 2020, the Township demolished and removed dozens of dilapidated structures and other necessary site safety measures.

Recently, on a project funded through a Somerset County Recreation grant, multi-use and biking trails were installed along with improvements to parking lots and signage.

Currently, the Township is undertaking a necessary dam removal project.

The $4 million funding will be used to restore and rehabilitate Camp Cromwell and make it safe for the enjoyment of the community, according to Kean Jr.’s office.

The project will repair the roads, paths, and vegetation. Additionally, new lights will be installed along the main causeways to ensure safe travel.

Finally, buildings will be repaired, such as a small welcome center, dining hall facility, and recreation building.

“It has been exciting to see all of the progress that has occurred over the past three years,” said Bridgewater Council President Michael Kirsh. “The residents of Bridgewater made an investment in this property and I am now more confident than ever that the years of waiting will have been worthwhile. Thank you to Congressman Kean and the Administration for their efforts in making this a reality.”
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Community Project Funding is a process that allows Members of Congress to request direct funding for projects that benefit the communities they represent. Each member may submit up to 15 projects.

Only projects with evidence of strong support from the community were considered by the House Appropriations Committee, and evidence of this support and community need is required as part of the submission.

In April 2023, the Office of Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. submitted 15 Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration in five of this year’s must-pass funding bills. The next step is for these bills to pass the House.

Below are the other 12 Community Project Funding requests made by Kean, Jr.’s office that will be included in the House funding bills for the upcoming fiscal year:

Security Improvements for Mount Arlington

Stanhope Water Tower Installation

Linden Senior Bus Transportation Project

Somerville YMCA Renovation – Universal Access to Pre-K in Somerset

Installation of New Diesel generators for Municipal Buildings in Raritan Township

Scotch Plains Emergency Operations Center

Stormwater Management at Budd Lake in Mount Olive Township

Berkeley Heights Sewer and Stormwater Improvements

City of Rahway Lead Service Line Replacements

Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center in Hunterdon

Abilities Incredible People Training Project by Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc.

Raritan Borough Municipal Building/Police Building Repurpose

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