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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Camp Acorn’s programs are currently closed due to the pandemic of COVID-19. The NJ Department of Health and Human Services and Division of Developmental Disabilities has mandated a closure of all programs until at least March 27th. Decisions regarding re-opening programs will be based on how the situation progresses. Camp Acorn looks forward to be back in action as soon as it is safe to do so.

We know this is a difficult time for everyone, especially our campers. We think of Camp Acorn as the “home away from home” for them, and look forward to seeing them again back at our programs busy learning, growing, and having fun with the volunteers, staff, and Camp Acorn community!

We urge everyone to follow the recommendations of medical experts and practice thorough hygiene methods, social distancing, and proper practices to stay safe!

Resources for more information are listed below:


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Our 2020 Calendar Lottery Fundraiser is going on NOW! Calendars are still available for a chance to win every single day up thru June 30th, 2020! Click here for more info on the calendar lottery!

Mark your calendars: Camp Acorn’s Annual Tricky Tray Gala Event will take place on Wednesday May 13th, 2020 at the Venetian in Garfield NJ. Click here for info on ordering tickets!


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.

Please take a look around our site to learn more and feel free to reach out and say hello! Be sure to check us out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter too!

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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

Annual Beefsteak & Music Show Fundraiser – Friday October 11th – 7:00pm to 10:30pm: our annual Beefsteak sold out last year and tickets are first come first serve, so be sure to order early! Last year’s event took place at the Knights of Columbus in Ramsey NJ, and featured catering by Nightingales and entertainment by the very talented Eddie Pirrera.

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We currently have openings in our Girl Time program. Contact us for details on how to apply.

 In addition to participating in our fundraising events, here are some other ways you can help Camp Acorn that will cost you NOTHING!  Click below to learn more. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, a significant portion of our funds come from fundraising and your help enables us to provide the best quality programs possible. Thank you for your support!

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