SPARC

 

SPARC is Specialized Activities and Recreation in the Community.

This program is organized by Lewis County People First. They provide a variety of inclusive and social opportunities to people with developmental disabilities/special needs. SPARC strives to treat people with respect and dignity. They know the benefits of community awareness and the increased self-esteem a person experiences when involved in community service. This program will welcome ages 16 and older with special needs/ developmental disabilities to participate. Look at the calendar to see the fun activities like themed dances, bingo night, dine-outs, bowling and an out & about trip.

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Download the SPARC Application for Participation

MUCH FUN AND INTERESTING ACTIVITIES TO BE HAD!

Come see our new SPARC CENTER on Tuesdays from 9AM to 12PM and the second and fourth Thursdays from 3PM to 6PM upstairs at Yard Birds in Chehalis. SPARC Center is a place for activities, like life skill classes taught by community peers, art sessions, crafting, WII Games, Karaoke, and lite exercise. For more info, call 360-748-6789 (fax 360-748-3558) and check out the Calendar and Participant Guidelines by clicking on the links this page below. EVERYONE MUST PRE-REGISTER. BIG THANK YOU TO PEOPLE FIRST, MOLINA HEALTH CARE, AND LEWIS COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

SPARC PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES, click here to view.

2017

Sparc Summer Sports Camp Join Lewis County Sparc & the Lewis County Autism Coalition for a summer sports camp on August 7th-11th from 10:30am-12:30pm daily. Events will start on the 7th with basketball at Westside Park in Chehalis, on the 8th practice softball skills at Stan Hedwall Park, on the 9th lean Beach Volleyball & Soccer at Stan Hedwall Park, then on the 10th have some fun with exercising and weight training with bocce balls at Stan Hedwall Park, and wrapping up the event on the 11th enjoy Frisbee Target Golf at Stan Hedwall Park. Each athlete will need proper shoes and apparel. Snacks and water will alsop be provided but if your child or teen has dietary restrictions we recommend bringing your own snacks. Hope to see everybody there and get your applications in today to attend any or all days of the Sports Camp.

Sparc Spring Newsletter and Events Calendar (April-June) Enjoy a fun evening dancing with DJ Dale and dress in your favorite spring wear for April. In May, grab that sombrero and dance the night way at a fiesta party. DO you have a favorite sports team, if so grab that shirt or jersey highlighting them as you dance at a sports dance party. If you love animals, you’re in for a treat when we travel to Northwest Trek in April! As April showers bring May flowers, lets celebrate spring with a trip to the Woodland Tulip Festival & Hulda Klager Lilac Garden in May. Celebrate the start to summer with a trip to see the Tacoma Rainiers play baseball in June!

Sparc Winter Newsletter and Events Calendar (January-March)  In January we are traveling to the Washington History Museum in Tacoma where fascination and FUN go together!  In February we are going to Tammy’s Ceramic Shop in Rochester and creating our own take home project.  In March we are exploring our region’s maritime heritage at the Foss Waterway Seaport Docks in Tacoma.  This winter we are playing Bingo, we are dancing with DJ Dale, dining out, bowling, JUMP, and Special Olympics.

2016

Sparc Fall Newsletter and Events Calendar (October-December).  Dance the evening away with a live DJ third Saturday of every month at Centralia College Cafeteria.  Dine out at Quesadilla Factory, O’Blarney’s and Dragon Fly.  In October-Halloween Barn Party and visit the Pumpkin Patch.  In November-visit the Bass ProShop Restaurant and Fish Bowl in Tacoma.  In December-Holiday Craft and Cookie Decorating Party!  Volunteers, caregivers and friends are always encouraged to come too.

Sparc Summer Newsletter and Events Calendar (July-September).  Ferry trip to Bremerton in July!  This includes the Seattle waterfront, lunch on the pier, ferry trip and scenic drive back.  Nisqually Refuge and Cabela’s in August!  Ridgefield Refuge in September!  You’re Invited to a karaoke party in August with friends and fun.  SPARC summer sports camp is in August for basketball, softball, beachball volleyball, exercise/weight training, bocce ball and Frisbee golf = fun!  Volunteers are appreciated.

Sparc Spring Newsletter and Events Calendar (April-June).  We are going to Northwest Trek in April, Bingo, Bowling, Exercising, Dining, and we are going to the Game!  Tacoma Rainiers vs. Salt Lake City on May 31st.  Bring your mitt to catch a ball.  Register by May 13th.  In June we are going to Nisqually Refuge for lot’s of walking and wildlife and also visiting Cabela’s.  Check out the calendar and also find more information on the events at the SPARC center upstairs at Yardbirds.

Sparc Winter Newsletter and Events Calendar (January-March). Come have fun with Sparc & People First this winter!  Sparc means “Specialized Activities and Recreation”.  Everyone wins prizes at Bingo on the 2nd Friday of every month in the Centralia College Cafeteria.  Dancing with DJ Dale is the 3rd Saturday of every month.  Dine out, join in People First, go bowling, go to JUMP exercise, take a trip to the Olympia mall for theater and lunch, and much more!

2015

Sparc Fall Newsletter and Events Calendar (October-December). Dancing, dining, a visit to the Pumpkin Patch, Tacoma Art Museum, Oregon Zoo Lights…there is a lot of fun happening these next months-come join us!  Additionally, the Sparc Center is filled with events including art, exercise, karaoke, and games.  JUMP is an hour of light exercise and great nutrition in a fun accommodating environment.  SPARC is a program of Reliable Enterprises with support from People First, Lewis County Social Services, and valuable Volunteers.  Thank you!

Click here to view the Sparc Summer Newsletter and Events Calendar (July-September). Fun Out and Abouts this summer include a beach walking and shopping trip to Long Beach  in July.  August is a trip to Belfair and Dosewallips State Parks.  September we are going to the EMP Museum in Seattle to explore a wealth of hands-on exhibits.  We are dancing and dining all summer.  SPARC Center is offering a Volunteer training on July 14th from 10-11AM at the Sparc Center.  Click on this link for Summer Sports Camp which will be held August 17-21.  Included are basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, exercise and Frisbee target golf.  Come join in all this summer fun!

Click here to view the Sparc Spring Newsletter and Events Calendar (April-June).  The Out and Abouts this spring include The Forest Learning Center in April at Mt. St. Helens, The Tacoma Rainiers vs. Las Vegas 51’s game in May, and the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in June.

Click here to view the Sparc Winter Newsletter and Events Calendar (January-March).  Heading out to the Lacey Regal 16 Cinema, Lunch Out and then see a play at the Evergreen Theater, and go to OMSI in Portland.

2014

Click here to view the Sparc Fall Newsletter and Events Calendar (November-December).  Bowling, JUMP, Game Nights, History Museum, Zoo Lights at Pt. Defiance and People First. Sparc Summer Sports Camp 2014.  5 days of having fun in the sun and learning basic sport fundamentals in an inclusive, safe, and positive, environment.  Click the link above to view the details. Click here to view the Sparc Summer Newsletter and Events Calendar (July-September).  Dining, Dancing, Bowling, Karaoke Party, Mt. St. Helen’s, Portland Zoo, Seattle to Bremerton Ferry Trip = a lot of summer fun fun fun! Click here to view the Sparc Spring Newsletter and Events Calendar (April – June).  See the fun monthly activites planned, including games, dances, and dining out.  We’re planning trips to the Ridgefield Wildlive Refuge, Northwest Trek, and a Rainier baseball game! Click here to view the Sparc  Winter Newsletter and Events Calendar (January – March).  We are Out and About to the LeMay Auto Museum, the Olmpic Flight Museum, the Puget Sound Navy Museum and the newly famous Bug Museum!  We are also dining out, working out with JUMP, and playing Bingo.