Playing golf

Celebrating 30 Years of Golf

This summer the St. Louis Arc’s Leisure Services celebrated 30 years of its highly popular golf program. The program began in 1988 at the suggestion of volunteer John Russell. John worked with Arc staff, as well as Mike Miller from Paradise Valley Golf Course to get the program up and running. Thirty years later, the…

Party in the Parking Lot

You’re Invited: Party in the Parking Lot

Saturday, May 19 The St. Louis Arc’s Leisure Services invites you to the 6th Annual Party in the Parking Lot. This sellout event is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends or make new ones. The Arc’s parking lot is transformed into a party to remember with Club 1177’s own DJ Lauren playing…

The Joy of Music

Creative Music Making 2018 Now in its ninth year, Creative Music Making (CMM) gathered Arc participants, St. Louis Symphony musicians, and Maryville University music therapy students for three harmonious days of music. Thirty individuals participated this year, ranging in ages from 21 to 81, culminating with a performance at Maryville University on the evening of…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the sea of red…spring training is in full swing and baseball season is around the corner! Join us for a Cardinals game and help an Arc participant with an intellectual or development disability access enriching leisure programs regardless of their ability to pay. The St….

Spring Break Camp

Spring break is a typically a time of fun and relaxation for students. But for parents, they more often find themselves stressed about the upcoming break. Where will my child go during that week? How can I keep my child engaged and active, instead of just sitting around the house? The St. Louis Arc understands…

Teens Having Fun

Exciting Happenings for Teens

Summer is over and your teen is probably adjusting to a new school year. The Arc is here to support their development with one of several teen programs. Whether your teen could use some assistance with their social skills, or they just want to stay active and meet new friends, the Arc’s Leisure department has…

Register Now for Fall Leisure Programs

Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s time to register for the next set of Leisure programs. The Fall 2017 Leisure Times and Registration Form is available and the deadline to register for programs is September 4, 2017. Highlights for Fall 2017: Awake, Aware, Alive. Learn about the elements of a balanced life, including mind,…

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Nights at the St. Louis Arc

The St. Louis Arc offers many opportunities for our participants to engage in various activities including sports, music, volunteering, employment training, and more. But the Arc offers more than just programs for our participants – we also offer opportunities for participants and their families to have fun together and spend time with other families, too….

Get Your Play On poster

July is Parks and Recreation Month

Parks and Recreation Month Individuals experience things differently, and the activities that the Parks and Recreation month provide are no exception. There are many benefits of Parks and Recreation month including: increasing physical activity, relaxation of the mind, bringing people closer together, and fostering collaboration. Parks and Recreation month encourages fun through the use of…