Camp Hope Capital Campaign launches in january 2016

January 15th, 2016

Through play, children experience wonder and excitement.  Imaginations run wild, friendships flourish, and learning becomes fun.  And, without realizing it, children develop and grow.  Beginning in early 2016, The Arc of Essex County and Camp Hope will launch the Create Play initiative with a goal of raising $200,000 to revitalize the campground recreation spaces and add new facilities and features.

Funds raised will be used to build a brand new, handicap-accessible playground, construct a new open-air activity pavilion, resurface and reinvigorate the basketball court, refurbish the splash pad, and more.  

This initiative will ensure that for seven magical weeks each summer, campers can continue to join together to challenge themselves, form lasting friendships, and simply have fun.   We hope you will join us and reinvest in and revitalize the camp grounds that have been the background for countless memories.  Together we will preserve the history of Camp Hope’s charm, while improving its infrastructure and sustainability.

To learn more and participate in The Arc of Essex County’s Create Play initiative, contact Heather Comstock at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1224 or