What could be better than a boat ride with friends? A lively game of volleyball? Archery lessons given by a pro? A hike beneath evergreens under the guidance of a qualified nature instructor? A refreshing dip in the lake or a swim in ARC’s therapeutic indoor pool in New City? These are just a few of the activities that define Club ARC, a traditional camp experience for tweens (ages 9-12) and teens (ages 13-21) with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
When and Where?
Camp is in session for six weeks each summer from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Headquartered at Camp Bullowa in Stony Pont, the campgrounds feature 300 acres of fields and trails surrounding Lake Boyce. But that is just half the fun. Weekly trips to sites such as the Ramapo Equestrian Center in Suffern and the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut are opportunities to learn something new.
The Club ARC experience is designed to bolster self-esteem and foster friendships among the campers. Sing-alongs, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, team sports and picnic lunches are the stuff of which memories are made. All members of the Club ARC staff are certified in first aid and CPR for professional rescuers and are selected for their positions based upon their skills in working with children. Door-to-door transportation and picnic lunches are provided.
To learn more about Club ARC, or to enroll for the 2011 season, please contact Colleen Rogers 845.267.2500 ext. 3157 or email CRogers@arcofrockland.org.