Camp Hope is Hiring!

The Arc of Essex County has openings for paid Camp Hope staff and volunteer “counselors in training” for the summer 2024 camp season.

Paid positions include lifeguards, camp counselors, 1:1 behavioral counselors, and activity coordinators, and require a full seven-week commitment. The lifeguard position includes a $600 sign-on bonus.

Volunteer “counselor in training” positions participate in all activities involving campers. CITs must be age 14 or older, and must commit to a minimum of one week.

Located on six acres in East Hanover, Camp Hope is a summer day camp for children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 2024 camp season will run from July 1 to August 16, with training taking place approximately one week before the start of camp. Staff hours are Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To learn more, contact Anju Padmanabhan at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1233 or, or Matthew Kyle at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1260 or

Click here to apply.