PROGRAMS REOPENING SUMMER 2021:
Camp Acorn’s Super Summers Program is opening June 28th, 2021. Please note that we cannot take any new campers at this time and our programs are at capacity for the foreseeable future.
VOLUNTEERS: Due to Covid-19 there will be limited volunteers opportunities. Please visit the “Volunteer Opportunity” tab for more details.
Resources for more information are listed below:
Support Camp Acorn’s mission today
Thank you to the Fidelians of America for their generous support this summer! Their recent donation will help provide an experience to remember for all our campers. Fellas, thanks for helping us make a splash!
Welcome to Camp Acorn. Founded in September of 2001, Camp Acorn serves children and adults with developmental disabilities through year round enrichment programs. Our award winning programs are currently serving over 120 families from Bergen and Passaic counties.
Camp Acorn’s mission is to provide a supportive environment through enrichment programs that address the physical, emotional, and social well-being of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our programs help campers build self-esteem, confidence, and life skills that branch into all aspects of their lives.
Camp Acorn is founded on the vision that everyone has something to contribute to society and that communities are stronger when they focus on an individual’s ability, rather than their disability. To achieve this we must confront the stigma against those with disabilities and empower them to have experiences that are meaningful. Disability affects people from all walks of life and knows no geographic, economic, or ethnic boundaries. Therefore it does not have to divide people and can be turned into a unifying force to bring diverse groups of people together for a common benefit.
Congratulations to our Founder and Executive Director Cathy Carisi on receiving her Women Who Rock Award from Hackensack Meridian Health!
Current & Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars: Camp Acorn’s Annual Tricky Tray Gala Event will take place on Wednesday May 18th, 2022 at the Venetian in Garfield NJ. Click here for info on ordering tickets!