Recreation Group Travels Far and Wide for Adventure

A group of fifteen adults stand together in front of a wall that has different shades of blue and yellow tiling. One of the men in the group has both arms up in the air with peace signs.

March was a busy month for participants in The Arc of Essex County’s Community Inclusion recreation program as they traveled to the Liberty Science Center, Mount Airy Casino, and SeaQuest Aquarium, and also took part in a Zumba class at Studio Arc.

On March 5, the group visited the Liberty Science Center, where they explored a variety of interactive exhibits, such as Pixel Art, the “Dream Machine” sensory adventure, Energy Quest, Skyscrapers, and more.

The following weekend, participants headed to the Poconos on March 12, where they visited Mount Airy Casino for a trip that is always a crowd favorite. The group enjoyed the slots and the casino’s buffet.

On March 19, it was off to SeaQuest aquarium in Woodbridge, where the group adventured through rainforests, deserts, and the depths of the sea as they interacted with animals from around the world.

And on March 26 the group stayed closer to home, dancing to a Zumba fitness class at Studio Arc.

If your loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities is interested in educational programming, community experiences, seasonally themed events, or weekend group respite programs,, you can learn more about all of these programs at The Arc’s Recreation Services page, and view the Winter-Spring 2023 calendar. For any questions, contact Assistant Director of Adult Services Dacia King-Sarkodie at (973) 535-1181 ext 1272 or