Winter 2017

The WOOF Newsletter
We hope this newsletter helps to keep you up to date with all of the exciting things happening at arcBARKS!

Here's a peek at what we've been up to...
Upcoming Community & arcBARKS Events / Resources
Yappy Hour Kickoff
Date: Sunday, April 2nd

Time: 2 - 5 PM

Location: Downtown Greensboro Animal Hospital Dog Park

Yappy Hour is a weekly meetup for our four legged friends and their owners to mix and mingle.
If your baker would like to assist at this event, please let a staff member know!
NC Sibling Conference

Date: Saturday, March 25th

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro

This is first ever North Carolina conference for adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities!


HorsePower Open House

Date: Monday, Feb. 27th - Thursday, March 2nd

Time: 4 - 6 PM

Location: HorsePower Therapeutic Learning Center [8001 Leabourne Road, Colfax, NC 27235]

Phone: (336) 931-1424

HORSEPOWER’s mission is to promote and enhance the welfare of individuals with disabilities by providing a program of therapeutic, educational and recreational value, and further, to empower individuals who are intellectually, physically, emotionally and/or socially challenged through the use of horses, while providing therapeutic benefits in a safe and controlled atmosphere.

Monthly Parent Support Groups for Parents of Children with Special Needs
[Hosted by Family Support Network of Central Carolina]
When we are faced with a child's disability, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, isolated, and alone. The Family Support Network of Central Carolina offers a range of FREE parent support groups to offer parents an understanding and caring community. Please call or e-mail for more information, including meeting dates and locations.

Phone: (336) 832-6507


Sprout's travel and recreation programs are dedicated to helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities grow through challenging and safe travel experiences and social
activities. Their film programs invite
you to experience film and video
featuring people with I/DD. Please call
for more  information.

Phone: (212) 222-9575
Innovations Waiver Webinar

ASNC will offer a webinar to provide updated information for families about changes in the Innovations waiver resource allocation process and how it may affect your child's plan of care and budget. If you would like to view the webinar, please register using this link or click on 'WEBSITE' below:

Community Theater of Greensboro Auditions

Date: Tuesday, March 14th (Auditions) / June 12-24 (Program)

Time: 6 - 8 PM (Auditions) / 6 - 9 PM (Program)

Location: CTG's Starr Theater [520 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27406]

Phone: (336) 333-7470

‘OnStage and Inclusive’ is a unique 2 week multi-age theatre program that engages special needs participants of varying abilities to work on self-expression, advocacy and communication skills through expressive theatre arts. This inclusive theatre program is by audition only and the selected company will use the 2 weeks to create performances based on collaborative ideas formed with their acting partners. There will be acting, vocal and inclusive specialists to work with the company. Additional backstage learning opportunities including lighting, sound and stage management are also available by audition.

5th Annual Arc of NC Self-Advocate Conference

Date: Saturday, March 25th

Time: 10 AM - 9 PM

Location: Embassy Suites [204 Centrepoint Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409]

Join self-advocates from around the state as we learn, share, laugh and have fun! Planned by self-advocates and staff from four chapters of The Arc, we hope you can be with us for a day filled with good information.

Camp Royall Registration

Camp Royall now houses the nation’s oldest and largest summer camp program for people on the autism spectrum, year-round programs, and a wide variety of other functions and services throughout the year.

The deadline to apply to the lottery for Summer Overnight Camp at Camp Royall is Feb. 28th. Want to learn more about Camp Royall? Attend their I nfo Day on Feb. 25th.

Phone: 919-743-0204

The Human Race

Date: Saturday, April 1st

Time: 9 AM (Gates Open) / 10 AM (Race Starts)

The Arc of Greensboro is participating in The Volunteer Center's Human Race 5K. The Human Race is a 5k walk/run that allows participants to raise money for their favorite nonprofit organization.

arcBARKS Program Holiday Schedule

ArcBARKS typically follows the yearly holiday schedule of The Arc of Greensboro. Please note we will be closed on the following dates. Feel free to contact Jessica or Don if you have any questions. 

· Good Friday  (Friday, April 14th)

· Memorial Day  (Monday, May 29th)

· Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4th)

· Labor Day (Monday, September 4th)

arcBARKS Program Developments
Enrollment Update
  • There are 19 bakers enrolled in our program.
  • We currently have 1 open enrollment slot on Mondays & 2 on Fridays, which means the program is at 92% capacity.
Welcome Our New Baker!
arcBARKS has a new addition to the team! Rachel has been learning many new skills while at arcBARKS. She enjoys coloring, watching movies, writing in her journal, cheerleading and dancing.

Rachel is looking forward to learning how to work with others as part of a team, use the cash register and interact with customers.

Our bakers have done an excellent job of acquainting Rachel the bakery and she has enjoyed getting to work with everyone over the past couple of weeks!
Program Adaptations 

We're always looking for new ways to adapt our program in order to assist our bakers in learning and gaining independence. Here are a few of our recent modifications:
We're Hiring! 

arcBARKS is looking to hire a part-time bakery assistant to work directly with our bakers on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays fom 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, as well as a couple of Saturdays per month from 12 - 4 PM. The pay rate is $10 per hour. Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone who may be interested in the position. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica at (336) 285-9067 or
Happy Birthday!
Business Developments
  • We had a very successful holiday season in 2016! arcBARKS generated more income in December 2016 than we did in the previous December. Thank you for all of your support! 
  • arcBARKS Peanut Butter Barkers were temporarily unavailable at The Fresh Market the past few months. The company was in a period of transition while they were being bought-out by Kroger. However, we are excited to announce that our treats are back on the shelves at the Lawndale, Highwoods & Wilmington locations, with potential to be sold in more stores in the future!
  • arcBARKS was also featured in a video through our partnership with the UNCG Bryan School of Business, which has generated both business and event opportunities. Check out the video below for more info and feel free to share it on social media!

  • Are you following us on Facebook & Instagram? We post photos and videos several times per week! Click on the links below to access our accounts.
Reminders & Contact Information
Thank you for all of your support! Stay tuned for more updates from arcBARKS Dog Treat Company in our Spring newsletter!  

arcBARKS Website
arcBARKS Dog Treat Company

2823-C Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC, 27403
arcBARKS Staff

Jessica Camire, Program Manager 

Don Scales, Business Manager

Nancy Overby, Bakery Assistant

  • Jessica Camire and Don Scales are available for any questions, concerns or meetings after 3:00pm. 

  • Please submit an extra set of clothing so that we have them on hand for emergencies. Thank you!

  • This is a reminder that all chefs and their families are welcome to attend any arcBARKS or community events that are listed in the event section of the newsletter. We hope to see more familiar faces at any of our upcoming events!
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