For many families, fall is a time when jam-packed schedules and conflicting priorities can pull parents and kids in opposing directions. Family volunteer engagement provides opportunities to slow down, engage in quality interactions, align values with actions, and exert a positive influence on the community. Family engagement also allows kids to fulfill school service requirements, explore social issues, and develop greater awareness about what really matters to them. In addition, kids who engage in community service are more likely to participate in civic engagement as adults. In other words, it’s a win-win for everyone!
Meet Scott Huang
Scott Huang (center) is a full-time medical student who recently graduated from the College of William & Mary and will be continuing his medical studies at VCU Health System this fall. While he doesn’t yet know what type of medical practice he eventually wants to pursue, he does know that every experience he has now will help to shape that decision.
Attention all princes and princesses! Greater Richmond ARC, which provides programs for people of all ages with disabilities, is hosting a “Royalty Tea Party” on September 13 at its Camp Baker location, 7600 Beach Road in Chesterfield from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Includes “Make your Own Crown.” Cost: waiver or private pay of $53.42.
This summer there are new and exciting activities at Greater Richmond ARC’s Camp Baker, thanks to some four-legged friends.
Making Strides of Virginia has partnered with ARC to provide equine-based therapeutic activities including adaptive riding, carriage driving and hippotherapy, which uses the natural movements of the horse to stimulate different muscle groups of its rider.
On Saturday, June 30th from 11 AM – 2 PM, please join The Greater Richmond ARC in celebrating its 4th Annual Art Show with works from the participants of the Greater Richmond ARC’s Saunders, Westwood, Camp Baker, and Staples Mill locations!
On Saturday May 12 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. volunteer Marshie Boswell will offer a family yoga class in the ARCPark suitable for all ages and levels (including parents). This is a goofy, fun class designed to use songs and games to teach the basics of yoga to children on their level. The typical age range for this class is 3-10 years old but anyone who can follow basic yoga moves and is willing to be silly will love it!
Winter has overstayed its welcome so we wanted to bring summer fun a little early!
Join ARCpark & The Greater Richmond on May 23 from 6-9pm for SummerFest at the ARCpark
located at 3600 Saunders Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23227. There will be live music, food trucks, and craft beer available for this after hours event.
Calling all volunteer families!
Greater Richmond ARC will conduct a Family Work Day out at Camp Baker on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 9:00 – 12:30. Kids as young as twelve accompanied by parents or adult guardians are invited to come out for a morning of service to beautify Camp Baker in advance of the 2018 summer camp season. Tasks will include landscaping, trimming, weeding, planting, painting, cleaning, and raking.
Greater Richmond ARC’s Camp Baker is a full-service, handicap-equipped retreat located on 22 wooded acres near Pocahontas State Park in southern Chesterfield County. Camp Baker has been serving individuals with special needs since 1929 when it was a respite for undernourished children known as W.W. Baker Summer Camp. In 1957, ownership was transferred to Chesterfield County under the care of Greater Richmond ARC and renamed Camp Baker to serve children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Good wine. Good food. Good friends. Great cause!
Purchase your tickets now for the 2018 Ladybug Fund Winetasting and Silent Auction, featuring fine wines from the West Coast and Virginia, along with craft beer from Midnight Brewery. Mosaic Catering will provide dishes including their signature Shrimp & Grits and Zucchini Flatbread.