Social Growth and Fun in the Community
Children love to have fun and socialize with their peers, especially those children with developmental disabilities. Disabilities can create a challenge for families looking to engage their child in a safe, social environment. At HOPe we understand these difficulties and wanted to build a fun, nurturing program to facilitate such a unique experience. As a result, the Adventure Club has thrived as a cornerstone program of HOPe since we opened our doors. Adventure Club pairs highly qualified, caring staff with our special children in a rotation of exciting field trips around Eastern Massachusetts.
The Adventure Club operates Saturday afternoons from 10am - 4pm. For more information contact Mary O’Toole at extension 17. This program offers unique opportunities for children and young adults ages 8-21 to enjoy a full day of interactive fun and socializing in a carefully supervised, supportive environment. In addition to the children enjoying a day of activities, the Adventure Club also opens up Saturday afternoon for the other members of the care-taking family, allowing them to catch up on tasks or simply rest and recharge. Caregivers pay a program fee for each outing, and we cover the costs of staffing, transportation, and admission to the outing for each child participating.
Some of our recent Adventure Club outings include:
- Patriots training camp
- Kimball Farm
- Museum of Science
- Boston Duck Boats
- George’s Island Retreat
- Frozen on Ice
- Apple/Pumpkin Picking
For more information contact Mary O’Toole at extension 17.