Recreation and Special Events
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 and a Movie, day trips, picnics, Broadway Shows, Holiday parties and many other weekly activities Go to our EVENTS page and click on our monthly CHECKLIST for schedules and updates of what’s happening recreation-wise.
Our newest get-together, CLUB CONNECT, is an innovative program that provides community-based and on-site recreational activities two evenings per week. 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. You can get more information here.
For additional information about the Recreation Program, contact Donna Healey@ (856) 985-7345, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about our Club Connect program, email Sara Anderson at email@example.com.
2016-2017 DANCE SCHEDULE
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. 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. There is no charge for parents or staff accompanying dancers.
WE HAVE FOUND IT NECESSARY TO PUT IN PLACE A SERIES OF RULES TO MAKE OUR DANCES MORE FRIENDLY AND SAFE TO ATTENDEES AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL THE VARIOUS REGULATIONS OUR SITE SPONSORS REQUIRE OF US. PLEASE READ AND ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING. YOU MAY ALSO PRINT A COPY OF THE RULES FROM THE LINK BELOW.
There is a NO SMOKING policy at ALL dance locations, both inside and outside. Smokers must either smoke in their cars or go off school/site grounds completely. PLEASE DO NOT DISPOSE OF CIGARETTE BUTTS IN THE PARKING LOT OR ON SCHOOL/SITE PROPERTY.
Dances are open to adults 18 years and older and NO CHILDREN will be admitted.
DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR, USE OF PROFANITY, OR ANY BEHAVIOR MAKING OTHERS UNCOMFORTABLE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Anyone involved in fighting may face legal consequences and future dance participation will be under review depending on the incident.
Anyone attending the dance without supervision MUST BE INDEPENDENT ENOUGH TO BE ON HIS OR HER OWN FOR THE DURATION OF THE DANCE. There is no direct supervision at the dances and staff and parents/guardians in attendance MUST ACTIVELY SUPERVISE dancers’ activities and whereabouts at all times.
For safety reasons, staff or parents/guardians MUST COME INSIDE THE DANCE TO PICK UP DANCERS. No waiting outside. PROMPT PICK UP AFTER THE DANCE IS A NECESSITY SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY, EITHER BY PRIVATE VEHICLE OR ACCESS LINK. We will charge a fee for late pick ups.
THE ARC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST ITEMS so please label all coats, hats, walkers, canes, etc. with dancer’s name. Please carry an ID at all times as well.
Click here to print out a copy of dance regulations.
Below are the finalized dances of the 2016 – 2017 season. For weather related questions to see if a dance is being cancelled, contact Donna Healey at (856) 985-7345
Friday, April 28th – 70s – Samuel Ridgeway School Cafeteria, 300 Delanco Road, Edgewater Park, NJ
Friday, May 12th – Semi-Formal – Delran HS Cafeteria, 50 Hartford Road, Delran, NJ
Friday, June 16th -Hawaiian – Hainesport Fire Hall, 106 Broad Street, Hainesport, NJ
Friday, September 22nd – 60s/Crazy Tee – Hainesport, Fire Hall, 106 Broad Street, Hainesport, NJ