Corvallis Summer Club

July 8-August 15, 2024

Join us for six weeks of fun, connection, and activities at The Corvallis Summer Club! Let’s get together to experience our community, explore nature, socialize, play games and sports.

Achieve with us.

Supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 60 years

Since 1958, The Arc of Benton County has been providing advocacy and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. Staying on the leading edge of emerging needs and evolving culture, The Arc maintains a “doing with” approach. 

Who We Are

It takes a community to support its own. The Arc is made up of Program participants, parents, family members, professionals, self-advocates and concerned citizens who understand that disability rights are human rights. We collaborate with people with IDD to support them in realizing their fullest potential.

What we do

The Arc facilitates advocacy efforts and programs to meet emerging needs. We currently focus on the areas of:

Justice Advocacy

Communication training for law enforcement

Social/leisure activities to eliminate loneliness and isolation

Employment training to learn transferable job skills

Friends and family support

Community engagement

Why our work matters

We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to reach their highest potential. With the right supports, people with IDD can live full and productive lives. Disability rights are human rights.

Testimonials

“I didn’t know The Arc had all of these programs until I started volunteering at the Corvallis Thrift Store. The most valuable thing is definitely the Friends & Family Support Group. It’s exceptional. Hearing that other people understand and getting all of the support is so helpful.”

– Chris Eberhart, Parent

“The Arc has been a game changer since Carl joined our family in 2020 at the age of 25! The extensive activities (during COVID) and the caring, capable staff continue to engage Carl as he transistions from the loss of his parents to creating a new beginning here in Corvallis. The Arc staff keeps Carl’s smile bright! Also, Arc Benton’s resources and informational network have been invaluable to my husband and I as we navigate this new adventure in ours and Carl’s lives. Thank you Arc of Benton County!”

-Colleen and Al Baily

Partner with us

We invite you to partner with us in helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their life goals.

If you would like to learn more about the Center for Community Engagement project, contact us.