What is it?
The Arc of Tri-Cities provides a local summer day camp for all kids, with a primary focus on kids with a disability. This is an opportunity for children with, and without disabilities to interact and share their love of summer fun.
Partners N Pals also provides door-to-door transportation to, and from, the camp for campers who qualify for Ben Franklin Transits para-transit services. (Please see Dial-A-Ride application below.)
Campers who do not qualify for door-to-door transportation can be dropped off, and picked up, at the camp site.
Why do we do this?
Partners N Pals summer camp is an opportunity to make friends and develop social skills as children participate in swimming, games and various activities outside their homes.
Partners N Pals offers families respite, peace of mind, and offers campers independent summer activities outside their homes.
Partners N Pals provides needed personal care, safety and behavior supports through paid staff and volunteers.
8 to 21 (limited openings for 7 year olds - must be transported to camp)
When is camp?
The camp is offered weekly. Children may attend on week or all 9 weeks during the summer.
NEW Time - 10:00am to 3:00pm
- Week 1 - Wed, June 19 - Fri, June 21 (3 days)
- Week 2 - Mon, June 24 - Fri, June 28
- Week 3 - Mon, July 1 - Wed, July 3 (3 days)
- Week 4 - Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12
- Week 5 - Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19
- Week 6 - Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26
- Week 7 - Mon, July 29 - Fri, Aug 2
- Week 8 - Mon, Aug 5 - Fri, Aug 9
- Week 9 - Mon, Aug 12 - Fri, Aug 16
What do it cost?
The Arc of Tri-Cities is a membership based organization. There is a $60.00 membership fee to become a member, and register for camp. The fee offers the opportunity to participate in Partners N Pals at discounted prices.
Camp Costs: 3 day weeks prices are reduced- see application
*$60 Membership Registration Fee
$195.00 per week for group level (discounted)
$235.30 per week for group level
$350.00 for intense supervision per week (discounted)
$380.10 for intense supervision per week
$425.00 for one on one supervision per week (discounted)- Must be accepted into program
$454.00 for one on one supervision per week - Must be accepted into program
Cost of one-on-one service can vary based on needs of the camper.
Paying through Developmental Disabilities Administration
WAC 388-845-1615 Prohibits The Arc from charging families additional fees. -Families paying with DDA dollars will be charged the regular group cost, and are not eligible for the reduced cost.
Complete Dial-A-Ride Application
The Arc and Ben Franklin Transit have a longstanding partnership and we are grateful for all of their help over the years. Increased federal requirements have affected our ability to transport campers this year. The ability to provide door-to-door service and utilize vans during camp hours will depend on Dial-A-Ride eligibility. This means EVERY camper must be Dial-A-Ride eligible in order to receive the door-to-door service. Campers who do not qualify for door-to-door transportation can be dropped off, and picked up, at the camp site. These campers will still be able to be transported through out the camp day.
Dial-A-Ride has a minimum 21-day review period, but could take up to three months. The entire application process will take extra time and effort this year, therefore we are asking all families to complete the PNP application as well as the Dial-A-Ride application and have both submitted to The Arc of Tri-Cities NO LATER THAN May 29th.
Please understand obtaining Dial-A-Ride eligibility can be difficult for families who have never applied. Workshops will be put on to assist families in this process on May 6th and June 5th @ 5:30
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to hearing from you.
Dial A Ride Applications
2019 INFORMATION ONLY -
Camp Phone Extensions are Operational from June 12 through August 23
- Richland Camp Ext. 150
- Kennewick Camp Ext. 151
- Pasco Ext. 152
First Read the Information Welcome Packet 2019
Fill out and return the Dial-A-Ride application along with the PNP Camp Application to The Arc,
Scan, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deliver to The Arc of Tri-Cities, 1455 Fowler St, Richland WA 99352
Visit The Arc front desk and mention that you want to pay for Camp with a card.
Looking for a sholarship to help pay for summer camp?
Fill out the Scholarship application below.
Exception to the Rule for One on One Service