Orange Orphan Society Awards $7,500 Grant for Camp Hope Fee Assistance

April 10th, 2019

The Orange Orphan Society recently awarded The Arc of Essex County a grant totaling $7,500 to support the agency’s Camp Hope Fee Assistance Project, which will cover camp fees for children up to 18 years of age living in the Oranges or Maplewood.  The Arc of Essex County would like to thank Orange Orphan Society for their continued support of the Camp Hope program.  

Camp Hope is an eight 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 Laurie Best, Senior Director of Children & Adult Day Services at (973) 535-1181 x1264 or