Camp Hope Completes Another Season of Summer Fun

Camp Hope welcomed more than 200 campers for its 66th season, bringing a variety of fun activities to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the course of seven weeks this summer.

Click here to view a photo montage of the season!

After a busy July with theme weeks that ranged from holidays to time travel, August featured another round of fun weekly motifs. It started with “Roll Out the Red Carpet,” which featured Disney and superhero theme days, as well as the annual Camp Hope Talent Show. “Color Wars” made for a vibrant scene throughout the week, including a rousing color war competition where campers found themselves covered in every hue of the rainbow. Camp concluded the summer with “Destination Vacation,” which took participants to Mexico, Antarctica, Africa, Japan, and Hawaii.

Each day featured themed artwork, games, and music, along with swimming, sports, and other fun camp activities, all of which take place on site at Camp Hope in East Hanover.

Forty-three campers benefitted from the expanded transportation services funded through The Arc of Essex County’s spring appeal donations, and The Arc thanks those donors for making a difference in the lives of campers and their families. Camp staff is already looking forward to the 2023 camp season!

Operating since 1956, Camp Hope is a day camp that runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit or contact Laurie Best, Senior Director of Children & Adult Day Services at (973) 535-1181 x1264 or