The Arc of Essex County Seeks Counselors in Training for 2019 Camp Season

February 17th, 2019

The Arc of Essex County is seeking volunteers for the 2019 Camp Hope season to serve as counselors in training (CITs).  CIT’s play an important role in the day-to-day camp experience, helping to facilitate activities for our campers while learning the ins and outs of becoming a full-time camp counselor.

Counselor in Training (CIT) Requirements:

  • No Prior Experience Needed
  • Minimum Age - 14 Years Old
  • One Week Minimum Commitment

Interested applicants must attend a Camp Hope CIT Open House/On-the-Spot Interviews:

  • Tuesday, March 26:  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11:  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1:  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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.

To register for an information session and on-the-spot interview, contact Jasmin Medina at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1265 or