Please note that due to COVID 19 safety issues, our recreation and special events are temporarily on hold. Please check back periodically to see when and if we will be rescheduling our dances, dinners, and other outings. Thank you for your patience and support and PLEASE stay safe!






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

CLUB CONNECT is an innovative program that provides community-based and on-site recreational activities each Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 1015 Deacon Road, Hainesport, 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 hanging out and socializing with friends. The cost per session is $5.00 and includes refreshments and any supplies needed for the evening’s activities.

(Please note that our meeting times have changed.)

For information about our Club Connect program, email Tori Haines at



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 – 9:00 p.m., and there is a $5.00 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 to the dances) to allow us to notify en emergency contact should the need arise. Please return the updated and completed form  to staff at the dance or mail to The Arc of Burlington County, c/o Recreation, 115 East Broad Street, Burlington, NJ 08016.



For weather or COVID 19 related questions to see if a dance is being canceled, contact Donna Healey at (856) 985-7345.

Friday, March 20, 2020 – Sports Teams/80s Wilbur Watts School (cafeteria), 550 High Street, Burlington, NJ     DANCE CANCELED

Friday, April 24, 2020 – 70s/Tie Dye Samuel Ridgeway School (cafeteria), 300 Delanco Road, Edgewater Park, NJ   DANCE CANCELED

Friday, May 15, 2020 – Semi-Formal – Delran High School Cafeteria, 50 Hatford Road, Delran, NJ  DANCE CANCELED

Friday, June 12, 2020 Hawaiian – Hainesport Fire Hall, 106 N. Broad Street, Hainesport, NJ. DANCE CANCELED

Friday, September 25, 2020 – 60s, Crazy Tee – Hainesport Fire Hall, 106 N. Broad Street, Hainesport, NJ DANCE CANCELED

Remember that beginning in January, 2020, our dances will run from 7-9 p.m. and the admission cost will be $5.00.


ARC DANCE AND BBQ PICNIC – This annual event sponsored by the Mt. Holly Elks #848 Special Children’s Fund is a fun day for everyone, featuring dancing, food and lots of recreation activities. This year’s get together is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 13th, 2020 (Raindate Sunday, June 14th) at 1015 Deacon Road, Hainesport, NJ. Admission will be $5.00 and it includes a fantastic BBQ lunch, use of the picnic grounds, our favorite DJs and lots of dancing. Bring a chair if you want because seating is limited. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POOL WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. EVENT CANCELED

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. You 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 in advance of the event.  Pay for dinner the night of the event either by check or exact change. Meet at each restaurant at the designated time and be prepared to leave at the designated time. If you’re using Access Link, it’s recommended that you book times a week in advance since specific times are sometimes difficult to arrange. A late pick-up fee will be charged unless you have notified Donna in advance  of a potential problem.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 – Cracker Barrel Restaurant, 110 Hancock Lane, Mt. Holly, NJ. Phone 609-265-9133. Bring a check or exact changes for $24 for dinner and dessert. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. and be ready to leave promptly at 7:30 p.m. EVENT CANCELED