2021 Camp Hope Open House

April 27th, 2021

The Arc of Essex County invites all 2021 Camp Hope registrants and their families to join us on Saturday, June 19th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a Camp Hope Open House.  Take a tour of our camp, meet the camp director and managers, ask questions, and get a feel for a typical camp day before the season kicks off on June 28.

During the camp open house, campers and families can pick up your 2021 camp t-shirt and peruse other merchandise options. To ensure social distancing requirements and the health and safety of all attendees, registration is required.  

Families will be given an appointment time and allotted 30-45 minutes per visit in an effort to welcome as many 2021 campers as possible. Please arrive at your designated time. Masks are required for all parents/guardians and as tolerated by campers. To register and schedule your appointment time, please email camphope@arcessex.org or call (973) 535-1181, ext. 1292.

Camp Hope is a seven-week summer day camp for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities located in East Hanover. Operating since 1956, camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm, starting in late June and ending in August, with transportation provided for campers living in Essex County and surrounding areas. Camp Hope provides campers with traditional camp activities including supervised swimming and outdoor fun with modified sports, arts & crafts, and music. While enjoying these activities, attention is also given to daily living skills, peer interaction, socialization skills, and developing appropriate behaviors.