A Summer to Remember at Camp Hope – New Facilities, Staff, and Activities

August 22nd, 2018

Camp Hope kicked off August with Flash Back to the Past week. Campers traveled back in time to the Dinosaur Age and made their way back to the present by making stops along the way with a 70’s Disco Dance Off, a Crazy 80’s Sheet Painting, and a 2000’s Lip Sync Battle. Week five ended with the traditional camp Talent Show. Campers took center stage as parents and families came to watch them sing, dance, and even perform a few magic trips. 

It was off to visit the Wonders of the World and enjoy activities including Water Relay Races, a Bounce House, a Pyramids Paint Party, and an explosive Volcano Science Fair.

The 2018 camp season concluded with Adventure Time week. Campers solved mysteries, completed secret agent missions, performed Secret Science Experiments, and went on a Scavenger Hunt. As camp came to a close, the campers and staff enjoyed an end of summer party with games, prizes, music, and more!

The Arc of Essex County would like to take the opportunity to thank the following organizations for making the 2018 camp season a success:

  • Lillian Schenck Foundation
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Orange Orphan Society
  • United Way of Northern New Jersey
  • Fresh Air Fund
  • NJ State Golf Association Youth Foundation

Furthermore, the 2018 camp season, and the many improvements made to the facilities during the off season, would not have been possible without the generous Create Play contributions from the following Foundations:

  • Catholic Human Services Foundation
  • Orange Orphan Society
  • NJ State Golf Association Youth Foundation

The Arc of Essex County would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of the individual donors who contributed to the 2018 Spring Appeal in support of the Camp Transportation Fund. 

To learn more about Camp Hope and how you can join in on the fun, please visit www.arccamphope.com