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Saturday, October 01 2016 @ 06:23 AM EDT

Paramus Sunrise Rotary Learns About Camp Acorn

Camp Acorn
Thaddeus Orlowski from Camp Acorn was the main speaker at the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club meeting this past Tuesday. Despite technical display glitches, he was able to put across the intent of Camp Acorn dubbing it one of the least expensive day camps available. for children and adults with special needs. . Founded in 2001, Camp Acorn caters to the community needs of Northern New Jersey and Bergen County.

Although the program started out in Paramus, they are presently located at  165 West Crescent Avenue in Allendale. From there they hold four different sessions per year catering to the special need of the campers. Depending on volunteers to assist their trained staff, they believe that everyone has something to contribute to society and they endeavor to bring that out. Their activities include: Art, Music, Dance, Sports, Computers, Athletics, Cooling & Life Skills, Horticulture and Cooking. designed to meet individual needs.

Following their slogan 'From Little Acorns, Mighty Oaks Do Grow', they are looking to the future when they hope to have a full time 21 and over program. You can contact Camp Acorn to participate as a camper, donor or sponsor at PO Box 1383, Paramus, NJ 07653, call 201 785 1101 or campacorn@gmail.com. Access www.campacorn.org for further information.

by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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