Recreation and Respite

Respite and Recreation Services

Respite provides opportunities to step away from caregiving responsibilities. The Arc’s respite offerings are designed with flexibility in mind to meet each family’s unique needs, recognizing the vital role of respite in a family’s life. Engaging recreation activities are available through a quarterly calendar that is sure to appeal to your child’s interests.

Group Respite

Childhood is all about fun, and The Arc’s Saturday Respite program is bursting with it. A robust calendar of exciting events is sure to please with activities ranging from cooking and arts and crafts, to field trips to local parks, fairs, and concerts.  Held three Saturdays a month, each six-hour day includes lunch, snacks, and curb-to-curb transportation in Essex County.

Individual Respite

Providing flexible 1-1 support in the comfort of your home, The Arc’s respite programs can step in so you can recharge, run errands, or handle personal matters. Individual needs are considered ensuring that your loved one is matched with a qualified staff member. Together, a plan is developed to provide quality support and productive activities to achieve goals such as daily living skills, cooking, socialization and more.

Recreation Services

A wide array of recreation activities are available to support families outside of the school day. Offerings are refreshed regularly to keep pace with the current interests and may include fitness fun, winter break childcare, arts & crafts, cooking and more. Activities can be purchased a la carte through a self-pay option.

 

Amongst The Arc’s most popular programs, Parent Night Out provides themed drop-off nights where children and teens can participate in arts and crafts, games, and more while mom and dad have some time away from caregiving responsibilities. Partnerships with local high school volunteers provide a wonderful opportunity for inclusion and peer friendships.  Also popular, winter break childcare is held in December to provide gap care while school is closed for the holidays.

Cute little girl with painted hands

Recreation Services

A wide array of recreation activities are available to support families outside of the school day. Offerings are refreshed regularly to keep pace with the current interests and may include fitness fun, winter break childcare, arts & crafts, cooking and more. Activities can be purchased a la carte through a self-pay option.

Amongst The Arc’s most popular programs, Parent Night Out provides themed drop-off nights where children and teens can participate in arts and crafts, games, and more while mom and dad have some time away from caregiving responsibilities. Partnerships with local high school volunteers provide a wonderful opportunity for inclusion and peer friendships.  Also popular, winter break childcare is held in December to provide gap care while school is closed for the holidays.

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