The Arc of Essex County’s Children’s Respite Program has been enjoying playing basketball, board games, musical fun, and water play during its summer Saturday sessions. June featured a Paint & Sip activity that generated a beautiful collection of artwork by the group.
Children’s Respite runs three times a month and meets at Camp Hope during July and August, where children enjoy a variety of activities with their peers. Plans for the fall season are also coming together as The Arc plans a cooking class, a restaurant outing, holiday celebrations, a money management session, gift shopping, and more.
The Children’s Saturday Respite Program is a community-based program for children ages 5 to 21. The program participates in both community-based and in-center activities including visits to parks, festivals, cooking, arts and crafts, and more. The in-center location is based out of Maplewood. To learn more, click here or contact Children & Family Services Assistant Director Erica Zupkus at 973-535-1181 ext. 1275 or email@example.com.