Club ARC is more than a summer camp—it’s a summer experience. Headquartered at Camp Bullowa in Stony Point, Club ARC offers team sports, nature hikes, crafts, boating, archery lessons, swimming in the lake or in ARC of Rockland’s therapeutic indoor pool at Prime Time for Kids in New City. Campers visit such places as the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ and the Sandbox Theater in Mamaroneck, NY. Scavenger hunts, volleyball games and picnic lunches are part of the fun.
The six –week session is open to two groups of campers: tweens, ages 9-12 and teens, ages 13-21 with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Transportation is provided.
“The activities and trips are chosen specifically for these age groups,” says Colleen Rogers, ARC Coordinator of Teen Recreation. “Over the years, we have found that tweens and teens enjoy a mix of educational and recreational opportunities. But probably more than any other aspect of Club ARC, the campers like being with peers. This is a time of transition for tweens and teens. The older campers especially are moving from childhood to young adulthood. As the summer progresses, they develop a real sense of community. The summer experience builds self- confidence and gives young people a chance to broaden their horizons.”
To learn more about Club ARC, or to register for the 2012 season, please call Colleen Rogers at 845.267.2500 ext. 3157.