Camp Jotoni

2020 COVID-19 Camp Suspension Announcement

To All Stakeholders, Families and Friends,

As the pandemic continues to run its course, I am happy to say that The Arc along with the rest of the state has experienced some positive signs.   We currently have no positive cases among our employees or individuals served, and we have been enjoying some limited time outdoors.

However, we must not let our guard down and we must remember the possibility of a resurgence of the virus if we do not continue our vigilance with social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing.    It is with the idea of a resurgence that was in the background of one of the most heartbreaking decisions we have made during this pandemic.

After 43 continue summers of service, Camp Jotoni’s summer program will be suspended this year.  Covid-19 has created a situation none of us expected, but it will not stop the Camp Jotoni spirit from thriving!  In the coming weeks will be rolling out our plans for virtual options for some recognizable programming and well-wishes for any who want to participate.  These will be available to all camp families and will provide some ideas for activities, Zoom opportunities with staff, other campers, and more.   We are aware that camp and respite are not virtual services but we do hope to stay connected to the many who consider Camp Jotoni vital to their summer.

We are a resilient organization and our Camp program will continue to bring joy and excitement to our Campers, even if virtually.

Stay safe and be well,

Lauren Frary

Executive Director

Contact Us with General Questions

Josh Burke, Camp Director  Email: JoshB@TheArcofSomerset.org

Staffing Questions, Vicky Thornton Assistant Director Email: VickyT@TheArcofSomerset.org

Camper/Enrollment Questions, Kristen Wells Assistant Director Email: KristenW@TheArcofSomerset.org

Finance/Billing Questions, Kristel Duaso Finance Department Camp Administrator Email: KristelD@TheArcofSomerset.org



To view a 3D video of our proposed 1st cabin, please click below.

Please take a moment to view our Camp Jotoni Capital Campaign video


Fun at Camp Jotoni!

Sounds of joy and laughter fill the campgrounds. Warm summer showers, cool splashes in the pool, songs sung around a campfire are some of the shared memories created at Camp Jotoni, located in the rural Warren, New Jersey. Sponsored by The Arc of Somerset County, Camp Jotoni is a day and residential camp for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Campers are ages five to adult. Camp Jotoni is set on 15 acres in Somerset County, and the camp features a junior Olympic size pool, cabins, dining hall, playgrounds, open air pavilions, unspoiled woods, and nature trail.

To learn more about Camp Jotoni, please click here.

Information About Camp Jotoni


Camp Jotoni Capital Campaign

The Arc of Somerset County has been providing summer camp and recreation programs to children and adults with disabilities for over 40 years. Since then, Camp Jotoni has opened its grounds to individuals with special needs and their families each spring to share the excitement of our unique camp experience.

Camp Jotoni

Our goal for Camp Jotoni is to have our camp facility opened for year round respite programs. Respite programs offer parents a much needed break from the daily care of their child/young adult. In order to have this service, we must continue to raise funds to help support new insulated buildings and facilities that can be operated in all four seasons.

In 2020- we are seeking to raise $550,000 to get cabins 3 & 4 accessible, heated and air-conditioned and that sleeps 12, with 3 ADA accessible bathrooms, and storage cubies. 

For more information on how you can help, please contact

Lisa Marie Arieno, Director of The Arc Foundation of Somerset County: lisamariea@thearcofsomerset.org

908-658-3805

 

To help raise funds via email and social media, please activate our crowd-funding page and personalize your message TODAY!


CAMP JOTONI CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CONTACT INFORMATION

To schedule an in person meeting to discuss plans for Camp Jotoni’s Revitalization Project and your interest in supporting the campaign, please contact Lisa Marie Arieno at 908-658-3805 or lisamariea@thearcofsomerset.org.

You can visit our Foundation Office located at 45 Route 202 South, Ste 100, Far Hills, NJ 07931, for a full review of the renovation project or we will be happy to meet  you at Camp Jotoni this summer for a 20 minute discussion about this campaign.




Camp Jotoni

Camp Jotoni is accredited by the American Camp Association