The month of July took The Arc of Essex County’s recreation participants to a variety of fun summertime locations, including Maplewoodstock, Point Pleasant, and Camp Hope.
On July 9, the Community Inclusion group made their way to Maplewoodstock, a fun local music festival at Memorial Park in Maplewood. There, they danced along to the live music, visited the vendor booths, and enjoyed their time together.
The following weekend featured a Group Respite barbecue at Camp Hope on July 19. Partygoers enjoyed the splash pad, games, music, and summer fun together.
To close out the month, Community Inclusion participants went to Point Pleasant on July 23, where they strolled the boardwalk and took in the Jersey Shore experience, from rides and arcades to enjoying summer sweets with a view.
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 activities at The Arc’s Recreation Services page, and view the Spring-Summer Recreation Catalog. For any questions, contact Assistant Director of Adult Services Dacia King-Sarkodie at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.