Education and Recreation
The Arc offers several Education and Recreation Programs that plan a wide range of activities to satisfy every interest that are not only fun, but broaden social skills and encourage independence. All the Education and Recreation programs are located at the Timothy Grant Newport Activity Center. It has a fully equipped gymnasium and a heated indoor swimming pool monitored by a certified lifeguard. The center contains the necessary equipment for assisting individuals with disabilities and provides a safe environment for recreation.
No Limits SUMMER Recreation
The Arc No Limits Summer Rec Program offers fun for children and young adults ages 6-21 with developmental disabilities. This experience provides a wide variety of activities designed to promote the educational and recreational interest of each camper.
In a multi-week program, participants swim, play games, participate in arts and crafts, and attend field trips throughout the community. Training is also provided to teach individuals to become more independent in daily living and to improve social skills.
Enrollment for the No Limits Summer Rec Program begins in early February. Families and individuals not currently on the Education & Recreation mailing list should contact Amy Holland for more information.
Find out how to sponsor a camper—contact The Arc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Rec Schedule
Structured recreational programs are available for children and young adults during the school year on Saturdays from 10-3. Recreational activities include arts, crafts, games, swimming, outings in the community and other activities to teach individuals with disabilities the skills needed to better use their leisure time.
Adults: 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10am-3pm
Youth: 2nd and 4th Saturdays 10am-3pm
Pre-Registration is required for Saturday Recreation, and the cost is $10.
Lifetime of Learning
Adults with developmental disabilities are able to continue their education and improve their academic skills through the Lifetime of Learning Program. Opportunities are given to successfully utilize learnings in everyday life. Program meeting times are to be announced and can be found on the Education & Recreation Calendar.
The Aquatics Program provides opportunities to improve swim technique and establish confidence in and around the water. Open pool hours, individual and group swim instruction, individual aquatic therapy and water aerobics are all supervised and led by a certified lifeguard. Our pool area includes a heated indoor pool, wading pool and hot tub. Therapy devices, a water-powered lift, life-jackets and other recreational equipment pieces are available to enhance swimming experiences. The facility is open to the public at a minimal cost per person and is free of charge to individuals receiving services from The Arc.
Open Swim: Mondays- Fridays 2pm-5pm (unless otherwise noted)
Interested in volunteering with the clients? Please contact Marah Schreiber to set up a time for a drug screen and a background check. Most of the volunteer opportunities are through the Education Recreation Department. Please visit the volunteer page for more information.