Winter/Spring Programs 2023:
Our school year programs are in full swing and we are still looking for additional volunteers! If you are interested, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.
Resources for more information are listed below:
New Jersey Department of Health Coronavirus Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Information
New Jersey Department of Human Services Coronavirus Information
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.
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!
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!