Camp Hope Receives More Than $13,000 in Grants

March 23rd, 2020

The Orange Orphan Society and Investors Bank recently awarded The Arc of Essex County grants totaling more than $13,000 to support the agency’s Camp Hope program.  The Arc will utilize a $1,000 grant from Investors Bank and a $7,500 grant from Orange Orphan Society to fund camperships for children and adults in need.  The Orange Orphan Society’s grant will be directed specifically to campers up to 18 years of age in need of fee assistance living in the Oranges or Maplewood.

An additional $4,639 from the Orange Orphan Society will be used to purchase outdoor furniture for the recently renovated pool pavilion and golf equipment including a mobile driving range.  The Arc of Essex County would like to thank Orange Orphan Society and Investors Bank for their continued support of the Camp Hope program. 

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.

For more information, visit To request a tour and for questions regarding the application process, contact Erica Zupkus, Director of Childrens Services at (973) 535-1181 x1275 or