Recreation

Rec Banner Header

View the most recent Recreation Banner


The banner, published quarterly, is your complete guide to The Arc’s recreational programs.

The Arc’s Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sporting, cultural and social activities each season.

To get a copy of the Banner by postal mail, please call (732) 493-0225 or email The Recreation Department. The registration page is accessible by clicking each of the program titles below.

Celebrate 40 years of Recreation! Join us in Virginia Beach and Williamsburg

house1

After forty years of programs, events and vacations, The Recreation Department has decided to celebrate in a huge way! We have hired Sunset Tours to take us down south, by motor coach bus, for a seven day trip to Williamsburg and Virginia Beach where we will be staying in a beach front mansion that is sure to impress! We will be visiting Colonial Williamsburg, Norfolk Naval Base, Busch Gardens and the Virginia Beach boardwalk. When we are not out and about, we will have time to take advantage of this ocean front home.

Some of the many luxurious amenities include; an indoor and outdoor pool, an arcade/game room, beach access, a theater room, and more! The many decks and porches provide plenty of space for privacy and huge gathering rooms allow us to all eat and socialize together.

With history, theme park thrills, the boardwalk, the beach and the home itself, this trip has something for everyone to enjoy! Join us as we celebrate 40 years and many more to come!
• Saturday, May 7 – Friday, May 13, 2016
• Estimated cost: $1,300

Recreation Programs & Special Events – Winter 2016

To register for a program, click the program name to download and print a registration form. Complete the form and fax or mail to: (732) 493-3604 or 1158 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07712.

Holiday Candy Making
With the holidays right around the corner it is time to get in the spirit! Join us for a couple of nights of holiday music, movies and candy making. There is a session for the December holidays and one for Valentine’s Day.
• Tuesday, February 9, 2016
• 7:00 – 9:00pm
• The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
• $20 for members of The Arc; $30 for non-members; $20 for both for members of The Arc

Fitness: Get Fit & Get Happy!
Start the New Year right with Randi Rae’s total body fitness class. In a fun and supportive workout environment, this class will offer a variety of stretches, aerobic workouts, free weights, and strengthening. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.
• Session 1: Wednesdays, January 6 – February 24, 2016; Session 2: Wednesdays, March 9 – April 27, 2016
• 7:00 – 8:00pm
• The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
• $40 for members of The Arc; $50 for non-members

Yoga
Join our certified yoga instructor for a low energy workout this winter. Kelly will focus on gentle movement, breathing techniques, and relaxation to help disconnect from the stresses of life. No experience is required. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.
• Session 1: Wednesdays, January 6 – February 24, 2016; Session 2: Wednesdays, March 9 – April 27, 2016
• 7:00 – 8:00pm
• The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
• $40 for members of The Arc; $50 for non-members

Creations by Victoria
Explore your creative side this winter and join Victoria for three weeks of decorating, crafting and baking.
• Mondays, February 8 & 22, March 7, 2016
• 7:00 – 9:00pm
• The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
• $30 for members of The Arc, $40 for non-members

A Night in Tuscany
Travel with us for the night as we turn The Arc Center into an authentic Italian kitchen! With Italian music, food and movies this will be a night to remember! There are two options for this evening. You may register for just the dinner and the movie or you may register for the cooking class beforehand, where you will help prepare the meal for everyone is attending. Please indicate which option you would like to attend on the registration page.
• Saturday, February 27, 2016
• Option 1: 4:00 – 9:00pm; Option 2: 6:00 – 9:00pm
• The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
• Option 1: $55 for members of The Arc; $70 for non-members Limit: 10
• Option 2: $30 for members of The Arc; $40 for non-members Limit: 40

Youth Bowling & Dinner
Come show off your bowling skills and join us for a youth night out in Manalapan! We will bowl for two hours and pizza will be served for dinner. Both pick up and drop off will be at Knob Hill Country Lanes in Manalapan. Participants must be ages 17-30.
• Friday, March 4, 2016
• 6:00 – 9:00pm
• Knob Hill Country Lanes- 363 NJ-33, Manalapan
• $25 for members of The Arc; $35 for non-members

St. Patrick’s Day Party at The Tuesday Night Social
Join your friends from the Tuesday Night Social to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! DJ Randi Rae will have festive music and games to get in the holiday spirit.
• Tuesday, March 15, 2016
• 7:00 – 9:00pm
• St. Dorothea’s, 240 Broad St., Eatontown
• $10 for members of The Arc; $15 for non-members

On Your Feet on Broadway
SOLD OUT! We are currently accepting names for a waiting list.
On Your Feet is the new Broadway musical about two people who believe in their talent, their music and each other and become an international sensation. We will travel by train to the city. Please bring your I.D. and your lunch to eat on the train.
• Wednesday, March 23, 2016
• Meet at the Little Silver Train Station at 10:15am; Return TBA (Show time: 2:00pm)
• $130 for members of The Arc; $150 for non-members
• Limit: 10

Recreation Programs & Special Events – All Year 2015-2016

To register for a program, click the program name to download and print a registration form. Complete the form and fax or mail to: (732) 493-3604 or 1158 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07712.

Saturday Respite
We offer a Saturday Respite program 38 weeks out of the year. The program serves the needs of individuals 13 and up with various levels of intellectual disabilities and multiple physical disabilities via out-of-home respite services on Saturdays during the day. Structured and skill-building activities include cooking, crafts and exercise, as well as community trips to the park, local shows, bowling and more. The program is funded by the Department of Human Services/Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) for adults and Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) for children. For more details on the program contact The Arc of Monmouth Recreation office at 732-493-0225.
• Every Saturday
• 8:30am – 3:30pm
• 1345 Campus Parkway, Neptune, NJ 07753

Tuesday Night Social
Socialize with friends, play board games, or dance the night away! Must be 15 and up to participate.
• First and third Tuesday of each month, starting Tuesday, October 5, 2015 – June 21, 2016
• 7:00 – 8:30pm
• St. Dorothea’s, 240 Broad St., Eatontown
• $30 for members of The Arc; $45 for non-members

The Broadcast Club practicing for their big debut!

The Broadcast Club practicing for their big debut!

Broadcast Club

“The Best of Broadway”

  • Join Colleen Finnegan from Enspirited Productions and help put on a show to remember! Colleen will provide several months of acting and dancing instruction, where songs and skits from Broadway shows will be reenacted at our “Broadway” stage at Seabrook Village.
  • Starting Thursday, August 27, 2015 – March 2016 (Date TBA)
  • 7:30 – 9:00pm
  • The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
  • $130 for members of The Arc; $160 for non-members

Four fantastic performers of The Broadcast Club!

Broadcast Club Ensemble

  • This option for the Broadcast Club is for those who want to have a limited commitment for this year’s show. You will be part of a group performance.
  • Starting Thursday, January 21, 2016 – March 2016 (Date TBA)
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm
  • The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
  • $45 for members of The Arc; $55 for non-members

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling
New bowlers are being accepted for the Joymakers, Keansberg Keglers, and the Mighty Monarch bowling leagues. Each program has a $30 registration fee plus a weekly fee.

Joymakers

  • Wednesdays, September 30, 2015 – May 18, 2016
  • 3:30 – 5:30pm
  • Bradley Beach Bowl, 1217 Main Street, Bradley Beach

Keansburg Keglers

  • Thursdays, September 17, 2015 – May 12, 2016
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Airport Plaza, Rt. 36, Hazlet

Mighty Monarch

  • Saturdays, September 19, 2015 – April 30, 2016
  • 9:30 – 11am
  • Airport Plaza, Rt. 36, Hazlet

Special Olympics Bowling

  • If you are interested in participating in this year’s Special Olympic Bowling Competition, please indicate so on the registration page.

Program Participant Information

Office Hours
The Recreation Department office hours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The office phone is 732-493-0225.

Change of Address/Phone Number/Other Information
If you have moved or changed your phone number, please let us know. It is important that the Recreation Department is kept up-to-date in order to provide you with the best possible service. Download and fill out a new Personal Information Form. Personal Information Forms are good for 2 years.

Transportation
Limited transportation is available for some of the special events for those individuals who do not have any means of transportation. There is a small fee for transportation when available.

Inclement Weather
In the event of poor or questionable weather, call our office for updated information. Our number is (732) 493-0225. When the program is cancelled, a message will be left no later than 1 1/2 hours prior to the activity. If the agency closes for the day, the evening recreation programs are automatically cancelled.

Cancellations
If fewer than the minimum participants register for a program, it may be cancelled. A program reimbursement or credit slip will be issued. Refunds are NOT guaranteed for any program. If the individual cancels for a program, he or she must give at least (3) three days’ notice for a refund. Please note that in the event of a cancellation, we may not be able to refund your money.

Volunteers
Volunteers are always welcome and needed. If you are interested in helping out with Recreation programming and events please call the office at (732) 493-0225 or download the volunteer registration form and mail it to us.

Janice Colondrillo Recreation Fund
Janice Colondrillo, a member of The Arc of Monmouth and the daughter of Winter Glow Ball Committee members, passed away in September 2007. Janice enjoyed many recreational activities and loved to travel with her family. With this in mind, these recreational funds were developed in memory of Janice. Please consider donating to this fund to help Janice’s friends attend recreation events!

Program Participant Feedback

See what some of our participants have to say about The Arc of Monmouth’s Recreation department and events!
“Cindy and Johanna are the perfect people for the job well done they do they deserve an award! Thank you so much for being our chaperone. I had so much fun in Disney with everyone – loved my first time away a week with The Arc! Thanks for helping me when I was anxious a couple of times. I conquered many fears and I’m proud. I know you’re proud.” – Dani Zalepka