DCF Funding Applications Available for 2020 Camp Season

February 28th, 2020

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families, which serves children up to age 21, is currently accepting requests from families for financial assistance toward the 2020 summer camp season. Completed applications for both Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp must be postmarked or received by PerformCare no later than Thursday, April 30, 2020.  For additional information and to download DCF’s Financial Assistance Application, click here.

Camp Hope is an approved service through the Supports Waiver for individuals over the age of 21.  If your loved one is interested in attending Camp Hope this summer, contact your family member's Support Coordinator to have camp added to their service plan.

Camp Hope is an 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 and to apply for the 2020 camp season, visit www.arccamphope.com. To request a tour and for questions regarding the application process, contact Erica Zupkus, Director of Children’s Services at (973) 535-1181 x1275 or ezupkus@arcessex.org.