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Camp Acorn’s will be reopening in October 2020. Families are being contacted directly regarding reopening information. Please note that we cannot take any new campers at this time and our programs are at capacity for the foreseeable future.

VOLUNTEERS: As of this time we will not be taking volunteers do the ongoing pandemic. This may change in the future. Please check back soon for udpates. 

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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Mark your calendars: Camp Acorn’s Annual Tricky Tray Gala Event has been postponed to Wednesday May 19th, 2021 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

Mark your calendars: Camp Acorn’s Annual Tricky Tray Gala Event will take place on Wednesday September 30th, 2020 at the Venetian in Garfield NJ. Click here for info on ordering tickets!

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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