TRACES provides an exploration of various leisure activities for individuals, ages 13 and older, with intellectual disabilities, autism, and/or other disabilities. The emphasis during camp is on physical and leisure skill development, and includes art, music, games, nature awareness, social interaction, life skills and community outings.
DAD’S DAY AT THE VIBE!
We’re getting ready for the Father’s Day Brunch Buffet on June 18th, so check out our menu!
Thank you to all for another GREAT VibeFest this past Sunday! Good crowd, good weather, and good vibes.✌️
SUMMER is here.
Is your child WaterSafe? SwimRVA offers a station based lesson program. SwimRVA Autism Swims is a program, designed specifically for children with autism, and adds to our goal of creating an inclusive aquatics community in Richmond, VA. All of our instructors have been trained and educated on children with ASD.
Wednesday, June 14 at 5 PM – 9 PM
6229 River Rd, Ste A, Richmond, Virginia 23229
Date: June 4, 2017 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Max’s Positive Vibe Cafe
Sunday, June 4 at 12 PM – 6:30 PM
Max’s Positive Vibe Cafe
2825 Hathaway Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23225
June 2 | ARCpark After Dark: 7 – 9 pm
Live music with Even Better Than The Real Thing, wine, beer, and delicious food from Slideways Mobile Bistro! $10 entry for adults includes stemless acrylic wineglass and a drink ticket. Patrons 21 years and older, please.
Max’s Positive Vibe Café supports employment for people with disabilities.The Positive Vibe Foundation (formerly the Get Lost MD Foundation) will create an evolving model for training and employing people with disabilities in order that they enjoy the satisfactions of being gainfully employed and fully contributing members of our community. This focus will allow their confidence to self-actualize through the development of their diverse talents.
Come join us Saturday, May 27th at Innsbrook Pavilion for the 15th Annual 5K Run/Walk! This is an exciting morning full of family-friendly fun, entertainment, food, exhibitors, and a fantastic Kid’s Fun Zone!
Camp Baker summer program for children and adults with disabilities focuses on fun
It is hard to believe that when Quarese, now 19, first began attending Camp Baker years ago, he was shy and introverted.
Especially since nowadays he says what he enjoys most about camp is talking to the staff, and making friends with them.
Quarese also enjoys other Camp Baker activities including horseback riding; boating at Pocahontas State Park; and participating in the weekly talent show.
Summer overnight sessions for 2017 for adults with disabilities ages 18 and up are: June 18- June 23; June 25- June 30; July 16 – July 21; July 23- July 28; July 30- August 4; August 6- August 11; and August 13- August 18, 2017.
Two overnight camp sessions for children with disabilities ages 6 to 17 will be held on July 2-July 7, and July 9 – July 14, 2017.
One weekly session of overnight camp is $900 or 120 Medicaid Waiver Hours. There are also day camp sessions available for $450 a week or 44 Medicaid Waiver Hours. For more information about Camp Baker, call (804) 748-4789 or visit richmondarc.org.
For Quarese, attending summer camp has been beneficial. “He’s come out of his shell,” said one ARC staffer, adding that Quarese also enjoys swimming in the camp pool and shooting hoops at the basketball court. For him, Camp Baker offers fun and friendship.
And if he didn’t have the option to attend? Quarese says he’d probably “stay home.”