Camp Hope Applications Open for Summer 2022

The Arc of Essex County is currently accepting applications for the 2022 camp season, which will run for seven weeks, from July 5 through August 19. Visit the Camp Hope website ( to apply; registration opened for returning campers on February 1 and will be open to new campers on February 15. Applications will be processed as they are received. For application questions, contact Stacey Kerstner at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1292 or

Camp Hope has been providing an exceptional camp experience for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1956. Located in East Hanover, NJ, the camp property features a beach-entry swimming pool, accessible-friendly playground, splash pad, basketball court, outdoor pavilion, and expansive recreation field. Camp activities feature social and recreational activities, including life skills, aquatics, sports, music, and art. Here, campers tackle new goals, build confidence, and form lasting friendships. Learn more at

Do you know of someone interested in working at Camp Hope this summer? The Arc of Essex County is seeking experienced candidates for the following positions:

  • Certified Life Guards
  • Counselors
  • Camp Nurse
  • 1:1 Behavioral Counselors

Apply today at

Staff hours are Monday through Friday from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Position requirements vary. For employment questions, contact Anjana Padmanabhan at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1253 or