The Greater Richmond ARC today announced its weekend respite program schedule at Camp Baker, 7600 Beach Road in Chesterfield, for people with disabilities during December.
A children’s weekend program (for ages six to seventeen) will be held from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon on December 1,2,3. Sessions for adults (eighteen and up) are December 8,9, and 10, and December 15, 16, and 17.
For teenager Dean Smith and his family, respite weekends at Camp Baker provide “a very liberating” break, says his mom Suzanne. “He’s safe and having fun, and we have peace of mind. You feel like you can just exhale. I know he’s in good hands.”
“Our weekend respite program at Camp Baker is growing and more fun than ever,” added Matt Hulcher, director of Camp Baker services. “Our staff has done an amazing job of making our program feel more like a camp experience for the individuals we serve. By incorporating activities like arts and crafts, talent shows, and nature walks that utilize the entire campus, program participants get to truly enjoy a camp experience.”
Community outings are also an important part of the respite program. Most recently, program participants took in a performance of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra providing the healing comfort of music to all.
For more information about the respite program and cost, call (804) 748-4879 or visit http://www.richmondarc.org/
Posted by RFM Staff