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Registration will be open Thursday, May 16th 2019

The Arc of Tri-Cities offers a local summer day camp for kids with developmental disabilities that include Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism etc...

This is an opportunity for youth ages 11 and up to help kids with and without disabilities to interact and have fun. Limited openings

Who:      Ages 11 and up

Where:   Camps located in Tri-Cities

When:    Minimum of one week commitment during the dates of June 19 and August 16. Camp runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Week 1 - Wed, June 19 - Fri, June 21
  • Week 2 - Mon, June 24 - Fri, June 28
  • Week 3 - Mon, July 1 -Wed, July 3
  • 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


        • Opportunity to serve as a mentor
        • Develop future job skills
        • Increase Leadership Skills
        • Meet new people in a fun environment
        • Make a difference


Volunteers must meet the following requirements in order to participate:

        • Be committed to helping kids with developmental disabilities.
        • Ability to swim daily in public pool
        • Be a positive mentor and role model
        • Age 11 years or older
        • Make a minimum of one week commitment
        • Pass a Washington State Patrol background check
        • Complete the Volunteer Packet.
        • Pass Partners N Pals volunteer training


All volunteers before attending camp are required to attend Volunteer Training which includes:

  • Overview of the camp
  • Overview of The Arc of Tri-Cities
  • Chain of command
  • Safety
  • Disabilities
  • Calendar of Activities
  • Volunteer Job Description
  • Role Playing on how to handle different situations
  • Standards and Values


Please attend one of the

following classes:

*If there are any scheduling conflicts please call 783-1131 ext. 151 


Training Class A

Dates: Tuesday May 28th

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Where: The Arc of Tri-Cities


Training Class B

Dates: Wednesday June 5th

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Where: The Arc of Tri-Cities


Training Class C

Dates: Wednesday June 26th

Time: 4:30pm-6:00 pm

Where: The Arc of Tri-Cities



Partners N Pals kids swim daily. Swimming occurs in public pools. The following is helpful in making swimming a fun experience.

        • Swimsuits need to be modest and durable (one piece for girls)
        • No cutoffs
        • Swimsuits must be lined– Swimming pools require all boys swimsuits to have a liner
        • Volunteers must be prepared to swim daily


        • Volunteers are responsible to provide their own lunch, snack, and drink.
        • Lunches must be labeled with name of volunteer
        • No refrigeration available


Volunteer Cost:

The Arc of Tri-Cities summer camp “ Partners N Pals” participates in a variety of activities including, swimming, bowling, and crafts. The expense of the activities are averaged into a weekly fee.