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The Arc of Warren County receives $3,000 grant from the Greenwich Autism Alliance Foundation

WASHINGTON, NJ (Warren County) – The Arc of Warren County was recently awarded a grant from the Greenwich Autism Alliance for $3,000.

These funds will be utilized to purchase tee shirts for the organization’s Summer Camp and Recreation Program through Camp Warren, as well as other items that will elevate the camp experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  These products include a new chest freezer, a portable training soccer goal set, a portable basketball hoop, a basketball, fishing lures, tackle and lines and portable dining chairs.

“I am pleased that the Greenwich Autism Alliance Foundation can support Camp Warren to continue to provide joy to individuals with special needs,” says Kelly Milazzo, Greenwich Autism Alliance Foundation President. “It is the second time we have awarded funding to The Arc of Warren County.  This is an organization that provides much needed services to the community and it aligns with our mission. I am glad that these funds will be used for such a worthy cause.”

Camp Warren is managed by the Recreation Department at The Arc of Warren County. Camp Warren has provided a quality summer camping experience on a scenic 35-acre site in Knowlton Township since 1962. Adult residential camps are available for two weeks during the summer and four weeks of day camp are provided for both adults and children. Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, music, sports, games, fishing and group activities. The focus of the camp supports the development of social, behavioral and interpersonal skills and daily living and physical skills.

Many Camp Warren Counselors have backgrounds in Special Education or related fields in Human Services. All counselors receive training on how to care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities prior to the summer camp program.

“We are very grateful for the continued generosity of the Greenwich Autism Alliance Foundation,” says John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County. “This grant provides the Agency with the opportunity to be able to purchase items that will help make the camp experience even more enjoyable.”

To learn more about Camp Warren or how to help support this program, please visit arcwarren.org or call 908-689-7525.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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