Camp Hope Update

March 21st, 2018

The Arc of Essex County is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Camp Hope season which will run from July 2 - August 17, 2018.  If you have not received your application in the mail, visit the Camp Hope website to download a printable copy.  Applications will be processed as they are received.   For questions and to find out availability for desired weeks of attendance, contact Laurie Best at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1264.

Funding Assistance:

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families, which serves children and youth up to age 21, is currently accepting requests from families for financial assistance toward the 2018 summer camp season. Completed applications for both Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp must be postmarked or received by PerformCare no later than Monday, April 30, 2018.  For additional information and to download DCF’s Financial Assistance Application, click here.

Camp Hope is an approved service through the Supports Waiver for individuals over the age of 21.  If your loved one is interested in attending Camp Hope this summer, contact your family member's Support Coordinator to have camp added to their service plan.

Grant Updates:

The Arc of Essex County is busy preparing for the 2018 camp season and engaging the community to enhance the summer camp experience.  In addition to the facility improvements introduced last summer, Catholic Human Services Foundation contributed an additional $8,575 grant to enhance the splash pad with a spraying orb feature.  Additionally, the United Way of Northern New Jersey and the Orange Orphan Society have contributed $5,000 and $7,500 respectively to provide financial assistance to families in need.

The Arc of Essex County thanks everyone who has contributed so generously to Camp Hope and looks forward to welcoming campers to the 2018 season on July 2.