Since 1958, The Arc of Benton County has created programs that are designed to provide lasting benefits beyond laughter and smiles.
Recreational Guild Programs
Our highly qualified staff and volunteers provide expert instruction in the areas of visual, literary and performing arts, as well as social opportunities.
Access the community and build friendships with a variety of activities from bowling to dinner and a movie.
Learn or develop painting skills and build friendships in a class setting. Then display your best work in one of The Arc's many public art shows.
Artists have opportunity throughout the year to display and sell their pieces in The Arc InSight Gallery located in our thrift store in Corvallis. Artists keep 80% of the sale price.
Businesses, like Imagine Coffee, regularly welcome ArtFocus students to display their art. Art Openings include a Poetry Reading by our Poets from Poetry Class with Be. Look for notification about when this is happening. You will be impressed and inspired.
Learn to create and communicate with professional level staff. Held at the historic Majestic Theater in Corvallis, DramaSquad! practices on Tuesday afternoons and performs annually with costumes, props and sets.
Build your latest masterpiece, and share your ideas with others who like creating with Legos. Building friendships is a snap!
Sign up today!
If you, or someone you know, would like to participate in one of The Arc's recreation programs, complete the participant profile form.
Click HERE for a participant form
Or call Jonah at 541-602-9225
Do you have a moment to SPARE? Meet up with friends at Highland Bowl for a fun afternoon.
"I love DramaSquad!" - Megan
"I like The Arc, because every year they have dances [where] we can do our moves." -Robin
"My son transitioned from school to adulthood able to stay in contact with his friends through The Arc's social programs. He looks forward to the outings." -Nancy
More Than Just Fun
In addition to being fun, all of the programs are designed to:
- Maximize independence and socialization
- Facilitate community access
- Support personal development
- Increase awareness of time and tools
- Strengthen concentration skills
- Enhance self-esteem and self-identity
- Inspire others