Founded in 1962, Camp Sun 'N Fun offers children and adults with developmental disabilities and opportunity to participate in and enjoy summer recreational activities. Camp Sun 'N Fun is located on over 30 wooded acres in Williamstown, New Jersey.
1959- The local unit launched a program to help adults with intellecutal and related developmental diabilities over 16 find vocational training. It co-sponsored a home training program to provide sick care for member's children.
1960 - The unit entered an agreement with the Camden County Office of the New Jersey Division of Vocatinal Rehabilitation Services to transport clients to sheltered workshops in South Jersey.
1961 - A two-week summer camp was offered at the American Legionl Home in Woodbury along with a two-week swim program for youngsters with intelletual and related developmental disabilities at the Raccoon Valley Swim Club.
1964 - The unit was one of seven sponsoring agencies of the Occupational Center of Gloucester County (later renamed the Abilities Center).
1966 - The unit hired William thurston as its first executive director and opened an office at 39 Cooper Street in Woodbury.
1968 - Camp Sun 'N Fun opened in Williamstown, offering two weeks of residential camping and four weeks of day camping.
1972 - The unit opened Hessian House, its first group home, in Woodbury, as a state pilot project.
1975 - The unit changed its name to the New Jersey Association for Retarded Citizens - Gloucester County Unit.
1976 - For the first time Camp Sun 'N Fun offered eight weeks of camping, saving weeks for residential camping.
1980 - In a show of solidarity for the national movement, the unit changed its name to The Arc Gloucester County.
1987 - The seventh group home, Herbert House, in Monroe Township opened.
1988 - Camp Sun 'N Fun expanded with the purchase of 10 acres adjacent to the north side of the camp. The purchase was possible with the help of a $10,000 grant from Commerce Bank.
1989 - The Olympic-sized Jerry Campbell Pool was built at the camp with private donations and support from the Mobil Foundation. Jerry's dad, Mobil's Bill Campbell, was a major Arc supporter.
1990 - Mike Carlin, after 16 years with the unit, succeeded Marge Hull as Executive Director.
1993 - Following Arc-US, the local unit adopted the trade name, The Arc Gloucester.
1996 - The annual golf tournament was taken over by former Glassboro Mayor, Bill Dalton, whose efforts immediately tripled proceeds for Camp Sun 'n Fun.
1997 - Assistant Executive Director, Ana Rivera, followed Mike Carlin as Executive Director.
2001 - The Arc Radio show started and continues today.
2003 - The Arc TV show debuts.
2005 - Mobile Dental services started at the Chestnut Ridge ATS in partnership with the New Jersey Foundation of Dentistry for persons with Disabilities.
2006 - The North Main group home opened, serving four women from the community waiting list.
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