Travel and Lodging


Hilton Garden Inn
1 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102

Rate: $179/night

Cut off date for conference room rate is May 7, 2024.

Guests can call 800-445-8667 to make reservations or use the link below.  When calling in, please ask for the Department of Childhood Studies room block. 

Booking Link: Hilton Garden


On-campus housing is available at a lower rate than many hotels. These accommodations include a private bedroom and shared bathroom/common space facilities.

Rate: $45/night

Booking Inquiry Form here.

Please include the name of the conference in the booking form. For best availability please book your on-campus stay at least two months before the conference.


Philadelphia Marriott Old City
One Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Rate: $219/night*

Cut off date for conference room rate is May 10, 2024.

To make an on-line reservation click here.  For phone reservations, call 1-800-325-3535 and reference the Rutgers Camden Department of Childhood Studies

*15.5%- Hotel stays are subject to state and local taxes


AIRPORT – Camden is reached by air most easily via the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)-  though it is also possible to fly into New York City or Newark, NJ.

AMTRAK – Philadelphia is a main stop on the Northeast Corridor of AMTRAK  and also accessible via New Jersey Transit  Camden can be reached via the River Line from Trenton, and the NJT Northeast Corridor from New York City (via Philly).

SEPTA – Public transportation in Philadelphia is operated by SEPTA   There are regular trains from the airport to Center City, a subway (the blue Market-Frankfort Line) that runs across town, as well as numerous buses – in case you want to plan some tourist activities. Unfortunately, the SEPTA and PATCO systems are not interlinked, so you need to buy separate tickets for them. It is easy, however to move from one train to the other at 8th & Market Streets.  For a map click here.

PATCO – Once you are in Philadelphia, use PATCO to get to Camden.  Campus is located at the first stop on the New Jersey side of the river, City Hall. From there, it’s just two blocks to campus. Below:  PATCO Rail Map


RIVER LINE – The light rail connects Camden to Trenton and the Trenton Transit Station (which connects to the NE Corridor). For map click here.

SHUTTLE BUS – We will provide shuttle buses to campus from the New Jersey hotels. We encourage you to book your accommodations early, as there are many events, conferences, and tourist activities in Philly during the summer months.

INDEGO – For anyone staying in Philly, and up for adventure, we recommend the Philly Bike Share system, INDEGO.   It’s easy to sign up, grab a bike and enjoy the town and trails along Philly’s “other” river,  the Schuylkill and the fabulous Fairmount Park.

CAMDEN CAMPUS – A map of the campus is available below or click here for a downloadable map.