Spring Activities Make for a Busy April at The Arc

The children and adults in The Arc of Essex County’s recreation, respite, and day programs have enjoyed a variety of fun activities this spring.

The Arc’s adult recreation activities included an Easter Brunch, complete with egg coloring, crafts, and treats. A trip to the Turtle Back Zoo allowed consumers to encounter an assortment of animals, and included a visit to the reptile house, meeting farm animals, and interacting with marine life in the touch tank. A visit to the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park included playing pinball, skee-ball, shufflepuck, and a variety of arcade games, before participants enjoyed lunch together on the boardwalk. And a Spring Garden Party gave participants a chance to make their own succulent gardens to take home for Mother’s Day.

Day program participants also had a busy month, including visits to the Cherry Blossom Festival at Branch Brook Park in Newark.  

Children’s programming in April featured a fun Easter celebration with crafts and egg coloring, as well as a trip to the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland in honor of Earth Day.

If your loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities is interested in educational programming, community experiences, seasonally themed events, or weekend group respite programs, learn about our adult offerings here and our children’s programming here. For any questions, contact Manager of Community Supports Services Dacia King-Sarkodie at (973) 535-1181 ext 1272 or dking@arcessex.org.