Recreation

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

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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 – Spring 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.

Fitness: Circuit & Strength Training
Under the guidance of Randi Rae, you will have the opportunity to lose weight and become healthy while having a fun workout with your friends. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water to each class.
• Session 2: Wednesdays, March 9 – April 27, 2016; Session 3: Wednesdays, May 4 – June 22, 2016
• 7:00 – 8:00pm
• The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
• $40 for members of The Arc; $50 for non-members

Fitness: Yoga
Join our certified yoga instructor for a low energy workout this spring. 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 2: Wednesdays, March 9 – April 27, 2016; Session 3: Wednesdays, May 4 – June 22, 2016
• 7:00 – 8:00pm
• The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
• $40 for members of The Arc; $50 for non-members

Beginner-Intermediate GolfGolf 2
This program includes 10 weeks of instruction and guidance through our volunteers and the golf pro on site. You will practice in different locations including the driving range, putting green and the mini-golf course. The intermediate golfers will also have the opportunity to play on the 3 par golf course. This program will prepare you for the Special Olympics competition for the athletes who are interested.
• Mondays, June 6 – August 29, 2016
• 7:30 – 8:30pm
• Twin Brook Golf Center
• $60 for members of The Arc; $75 for non-members

 

GolfAdvanced Golf
This is an instructional program that focuses on improving your game and preparing for competition. Michelle will provide 45 minutes of instruction of special skills such as full swing, chipping, pitching, bunker shots and trouble shots, and putting. The other 45 minutes will be spent working on the golf course. This program will prepare you for the Special Olympics competition for the athletes who are interested.
• Session 1: Mondays, April 11 – May 23, 2016; Session 2: Mondays, June 6 – October 17, 2016
• 5:45 – 7:30pm
• Twin Brook Golf Center
• Session 1: $60 for members of The Arc, $75 for non-members; Session 2: $100 for members of The Arc, $125 for non-members

Choreography
Our Broadcast Club leader, Colleen Finnegan, is offering a new three week program teaching participants what really goes into choreographing a dance for a show.
• Thursdays, April 14, 21 & 28, 2016
• 7:30 – 8:30pm
• The Arc Center
• $20 for members of The Arc; $30 for non-members

Playwriting
Here is your opportunity to create your own story to be told! Also with Colleen Finnegan, you have the opportunity to learn how to write a short play. On the last day of this five week class, local actors will come in to act out the original plays that have been created!
• Thursdays, May 19 – June 16, 2016
• 7:30 – 8:30pm
• The Arc Center
• $35 for members of The Arc; $45 for non-members

9/11 Memorial Museum
This bus trip to the 9/11 Memorial Museum is open to family members and friends! We are heading into NYC for a day at the museum and lunch. Please consider this will be a very educational day, but a very emotional day as well. This trip will require a lot of walking and supervision will be provided at a 4 to 1 ratio.
• Sunday, June 5, 2016
• 9:00am – 5:00pm
• Meet at The Arc Center at 9:00am
• Supervised: $80; Non-supervised: $65

Blockbuster Movie Nights
We will be having two Blockbuster Movie Nights where we will watch a movie and have pizza for dinner at The Arc Center. Snacks and drinks will also be provided throughout the night.
• Friday, April 15, 2016; June 10, 2016
• 6:30-9:00pm
• The Arc Center in Tinton Falls
• $22 for members of The Arc; $32 for non-members

Silverball Museum
Join your friends as we spend the day on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. This includes a few hours at the Silver Ball Museum for pinball and lunch at Mcloone’s on the boardwalk. Please bring any other money you wish to spend on the boardwalk.
• Sunday, May 22, 2016
• 10:00am-2:00pm
• Silver Ball Museum on the Asbury Park Boardwalk (1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park)
• $35 for members of The Arc; $50 for non-members

Phillies vs Mets Game
We are heading to Philadelphia as the New York Mets take on the Philadelphia Phillies! Your price includes charter bus transportation, your ticket to the game and a meal voucher for dinner. Please bring any other money you wish to spend on other snacks and souvenirs. This trip is open to any family members or friends who wish to attend! Supervision will be provided at a 4:1 ratio.
• Tuesday, April 19, 2016
• Game time: 7:05pm
• Meet at The Arc Center at 4:00pm; return time TBD
• Supervised: $86; Non-supervised: $65

goldclinicGolf Open House
We are kicking of the golf season with a FREE clinic with our golf pro, Michelle at Twin Brook Golf Center. The day will be filled with games, mini-tournaments and lots of fun! This clinic is open and free to all participants, but you must register in order to attend! Please register by Monday, April 18th!
• Sunday, April 24, 2016
• 2:00 – 4:00pm
• Twin Brook Golf Center
• FREE!

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
Looking for something to do on the weekend? Did you know that we have a Saturday Respite program for adult and children over 13? 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. The program is held from 9:00am – 3:00pm on Saturdays. It is designed to serve individuals needing assistance with daily living tasks, as well as provide various recreation and social activities during the day. For more information about the program, contact the Recreation Department at (732) 493-0225. All participants must be registered with DDD or DCF to be eligible.
• 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

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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