SOAR365, formerly Greater Richmond ARC, announces week-and day- long summer camp programs for children and adults with disabilities at its 22-acre wooded facility at Camp Baker in southern Chesterfield County near Pocahontas State Park.
SOAR 365 will offer eight adult weeks and two children’s’ weeks this summer beginning Sunday, June 16, and ending Friday, August 23.
Matt Hulcher, SOAR365’s director of summer camp, noted, “This is the first season we’ve added a tenth week to our summer camp schedule. We already have 415 adults and 65 children enrolled, but we continue to get calls daily. We have the capacity to enroll 600 summer campers.”
The fun activities planned for the 2019 season include: paddle boating and fishing at Pocahontas State Park; swimming; tent camping; nature classes; music (including Karaoke); indoor and outdoor games; face painting; and a new horseback riding program at a nearby farm.
In addition, SOAR365 @ Camp Baker will have a chicken coop and bunny hutch with two chickens and two bunnies this summer. The camp will also offer a new camp store, where summer campers and families can purchase clothing and souvenirs to remember their camp experience.
Come out and support our wonderful children and staff as we gear up for a Summer packed full of memories at PARK365. We will have music, balloons, face painting, snacks and all sorts of other fun activities at this event.
If you have a school-aged child (5 to 21) who has special needs and can’t be left unsupervised, we have the perfect solution: SOAR365’s Children & Youth Program. When school’s closed, we’re open—and ready to inspire, challenge, encourage, support, educate and care for your loved one.
Join Soar365 (formerly Greater Richmond ARC) on May 22 from 6-9pm for SummerFest at PARK365!
We will have music and delicious food from Firehouse Bar-B-Que, Saladworks, Happy Empanada and King Of Pops – Richmond. Wine and craft beer available for this after hours event.
Each year, Greater Richmond ARC solicits nominations from across the entire agency for individuals who have made a significant contribution to achieving the mission and vision of ARC through volunteer service, to be honored at our Annual Recognition Banquet.
For the first time, “Saturday only” respite is now available this fall at Greater Richmond ARC’s 3600 Saunders Avenue location from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $107.44 or the equivalent in waivers. This is in addition to regularly scheduled respite weekends at ARC @Camp Baker in Chesterfield for children and adults.
Fall is just around the corner!
Join us on Wednesday, October 24 from 6-9pm for FallFest at the ARCpark! We will have music, delicious food , wine and craft beer available for this after hours event.
Greater Richmond ARC has the following administrative support volunteer opportunities available RIGHT NOW:
Ladybug event planning intern (now through December)
Ladybug auction planning volunteer
Volunteer to edit, proofread, and format policy & procedures manual
Volunteer to create a volunteer recruitment video for our web site
Speaker’s Bureau volunteers
Spring 2019 internships (3): Ladybug Event Planning intern, Marketing/Communications intern, Camp Baker summer camps administrative intern
27-year-old Sam Bellamy has big dreams and the determination to make them happen. Her biggest dream is to start a nonprofit that serves children who have experienced trauma. To get there, Sam has completed her CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certification as well as her Medication Technician certification, and she currently works nights as a Medication Technician Supervisor at Spring Arbor Memory Care Facility. She is also enrolled at J Sargeant Reynolds, working toward an Associate Degree in Human Services AND an Associate Degree as a Registered Nurse. In addition to all that, she is the mother of a 5- and 6-year-old who she says, “motivate me every day. I can’t give up. I don’t want them thinking ‘My mom didn’t finish college, why should I?’ Every day when I wake up, I think of them and keep going.” To complete her Human Services degree and graduate in May, Sam needs to complete 130 hours of direct service at a non-profit. She chose Greater Richmond ARC. “I enjoy working with all different kinds of people, and I enjoy giving back and making a difference. ARC seems like a place where I can do that.” With everything going on in her busy schedule, Sam comes three times a week to ARC to serve as an Adult Day Program support intern. “I like it. I like everyone that I have met and they have been so welcoming. It feels good to be able to share what I have to give with them. There’s a lot of joy here and it makes me happy. It’s helping me achieve my goals and it’s part of my new beginning.” Committed volunteers like Sam help ARC to create life-fulfilling opportunities for people with disabilities. To find out more about available volunteer opportunities with Greater Richmond ARC, send an email to Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org.