Whether it’s learning new life skills or enjoying social activities, there is always an opportunity to have fun and make new friends through The Arc’s Recreation Programs for adults with disabilities!

The Recreation Program offers a wide range of activities for adults with disabilities geared toward providing entertainment and socialization opportunities throughout Burlington County. Activities and events for developmentally disabled adults include monthly dances, Nights Out for Dinner, day trips, picnics, Broadway shows, holiday parties and many other monthly activities. 

For additional information about the Recreation Program, contact Donna Healey@ (856) 985-7345, or email her at healeydm@aol.com.


CLUB CONNECT, is an innovative program that provides community-based and on-site recreational activities each Thursday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 in Lumberton, NJ. Participants can select from a variety of activities that include physical fitness, board games, improving computer skills, arts and crafts, listening to or making music or just socializing with friends.Get more information here.

For information about our Club Connect program, email Tori Haines at torih@arcofburlington.org



Our monthly dances take place on Friday evenings at various locations throughout Burlington County and are open to men and women with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families. Dances run from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., and there is a $4.00 admission fee that also includes refreshments or other goodies depending on the dance sponsors.There is no charge for parents or staff accompanying dancers.

Those attending who require supervision must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult, and all others must have an UP-TO-DATE emergency medical form on file with us (available at the entrance of the dances) to allow us to notify an emergency contact should the need arise. Please return the updated completed form to staff at the dance or mail it to The Arc of Burlington County, Recreation Department, 115 E. Broad Street, Burlington, NJ 08016.


For weather related questions to see if a dance is being cancelled, contact Donna Healey at (856) 985-7345.)

Friday, June 14, 2019 Hawaiian/90s – Hainesport Fire Hall, 106 Broad Street, Hainesport, NJ

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – Pool Party/BBQ – Arc Deacon Road Day Program, 1015 Deacon Road, Hainesport, NJ (date still tentative)

Friday, September 20, 2019 Crazy Tee/60s – Hainesport FIre Hall, 106 Broad Street, Hainesport, NJ


MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER This bus trip to Fisher’s Tudor House in Bensalem, PA includes the murder mystery Comedy Show, “Murder at Mardi Gras,” in a private banquet room, dinner, deluxe motor coach transportation and all taxes and gratuities. The event is open to adults with developmental disabilities and is sponsored by The Arc of Burlington County.

WHEN? Sunday, June 9th, 2019

TIME? 2:15 – 7:35 p.m.

COST? $80 per person (due May 3rd)

WHERE? Our bus loads at 2:15 p.m. SHARP at Lumberton Plaza, 1636 Route 38 in the middle of the parking lot by Aldi’s. We will return at approximately 7:35 p.m. Bring optional snacks/sandwiches for the ride home. All particpants MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult (or Arc staff for an extra charge only with pre-approval from Donna Healey). Call Donna at 856-985-7345 to leave a message of interest including the individual’s or group name, total number of attendees including staff, and any special seating requests for bus or restaurant/theater. Once you’re approved, send payment to The Arc of Burlington County, 115 E. Broad Street, Burlington, NJ 08016. Include menu choices (placed in all program mailboxes) for each attendee. Transportation for those in wheelchairs must be made in advance to accommodate them. (Please note that arrangements may be made in advance for those in wheelchairs to be transported in their program vans.)  You will receive a confirmation call within two days.

ARC DANCE, POOL PARTY AND BBQ – This annual event open to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in the Burlington County area is sponsored by the Mount Holly Elks #848 and includes a fantastic barbecue lunch and beverage, use of the pool (so be sure to bring your sunscreen, suit and towel), changing areas and limited seating. Bring a chair if you want to be sure of a seat! Anyone requiring assistance must have a responsible adult present, and others will need an up-to-date medical form on file. (We’ll have them for you at the barbecue.) The admission price of $4.00 includes all that’s been mentioned plus our dynamic DJs and dancing. For reservations, call Donna at 856-983-7345.
NOTE: Weather decisions are made early in the day, so the event may be canceled early in the day if there’s a chance of rain. If in doubt, call Donna or check the website. RAINDATE IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 4TH.

NIGHTS OUT FOR DINNER  –  These events are open to adults with disabilities who have a high level of independence. Join us for a night out to dine and socialize without parents or staff. Must be pre-registered by calling Donna to leave a message at 856-985-7345, then pay your registration fee of $7.00 by check to The Arc of Burlington County, 115 E. Broad Street, Burlington, NJ 08016. Pay for dinner the night of the event either by check or exact change. Meet at each restaurant at 5:50 p.m. and prepare to leave by 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.

June 6, 2019 –  Francesco’s, 351 High Street, Burligton, NJ. Phone 609-747-1400. Bring $23 for dinner & dessert. Request pickup time of 7:30.

July 11, 2019 – Ristorante al Fresco, 1155 Route 73, Mt. Laurel, NJ. phone 856-727-5007. Bring $23 for dinner & dessert. Request pickup time of 7 p.m.

August 8, 2019 – Ragazzi Restaurant, Marlton Greene Shopping Center, 44 Route 70 W, Marlton, NJ. Phone 856-810-8810. Bring $26 for dinner and $3-$5 for optional dessert. Request pickup time of 7:30 p.m.