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Hope Loves Company's Free NJ Camp: Happening during May ALS Awareness Month

Nonprofit supports children and young adults who have family members affected by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) with free camp

May 10, 2023 – Hope Loves Company (HLC), the only nonprofit in the country with the goal of providing both emotional and educational support to children and young adult caregivers who have or had a loved one battling ALS, is hosting a free camp. This camp in New Jersey is happening during May’s ALS Awareness Month. HLC is also celebrating its 10 year anniversary! The media is invited to camp, which is happening Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21 at Camp Fairview Lake YMCA: 1035 Fairview Lake Road, Newton, NJ.

Activities will happen between 6:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, and from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Camp Hope Loves Company (HLC) offers so many fun experiences. New this year, HLC will be hosting a 10 year anniversary Stepping with Hope Walk, ECO art, archery, a ropes course, campfire cooking, s'mores, music, boating, yoga, and so much more! Even more important, children attending will all have something in common and can build new friendships and feel less alone in their challenges.

HLC founder Jodi O’Donnell-Ames, HLC president Gary Bachrach, and their team have hosted 47 Camp HLCs across the nation since 2012.

Thank you to our camp sponsors: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, The ALS Association, the LiveLikeLou Foundation, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, the ALS Hope Foundation, Permobil, as well as Andrew O'Rhiley in memory of his late wife Joan, Deborah Neuman in memory of her late husband Jeff, and NJM Insurance Group.

To learn more about Hope Loves Company’s other free programs for families affected by ALS, visit, call 609-730-1144, or find us on social media. Facebook and Instagram: @hopelovescompany, Twitter: @hopelovesco.


Michella Larch


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