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The summer months are a perfect time to enjoy some of the beauty and activities that Michigan has to offer. We are pleased to assist all individuals in experiencing nature and outdoor activities.

The Accessible Outdoors course offered on Sunday afternoons provides a great opportunity for all participants of all abilities to experience different fun outdoor activities. From adaptive fishing for bluegill and small mouth bass at Lake Jacobcena (Root Beer Lake) to taking a leisurely ride on the paddle boats, we hope you will join us for some fun, social and leisure activities that highlight the great outdoors. All materials and supplies are included.

Interested in knowing what else is going on this month in R.E.C. Connect? Check out the July Schedule.

To join in all the fun R.E.C. Connect classes, activities or events, contact us at (616)677.5251, ext. 100 or email info@ikuslife.org.

Pre-registration is required for all classes, activities and events. If you are not a member yet, please complete the Member Profile today! Mail or drop this off to us along with your $1 annual membership fee to O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.

Fish on!

R.E.C. Connect Team

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In anticipation for Independence Day next week, some of our R.E.C. Connect members attended and participated in an evening concert entitled “American Rock N’ Roll Night”.  Members of the band Owl performed various songs from the 80’s and 90’s, which got all in attendance dancing,  moving in their seats or even joining in to sing and dance on stage.

Be sure to check out the R.E.C. Connect July Program Calendar, as it features various musical concerts with music styles for everyone this month.

To join in all the fun R.E.C. Connect classes, activities or events, contact
us at (616)677.5251, ext. 100 or email info@ikuslife.org.

IMG_3073Pre-registration is required for all classes, activities and events. If you are not a member yet, please complete the Member Profile today! Mail or drop this off to us along with your $1 annual membership fee to O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.

Interested in knowing what else is going on this month in R.E.C. Connect? Check out the July Schedule!

Have a great 4th of July!

R.E.C. Connect Team

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This past weekend we had Glamour Night on the Town! The evening started with releasing our inner glamour diva with a little help from Mary Kay representative, Tori. After our make-up makeover, we headed over to Uccello’s for some great conversation and delish food!

Do you feel like you missed out on girls night out? Don’t worry – we will be having more! We will also be having a guys night out – check out the first one in July (July Schedule)!

blog3This week we have a surprise performance for all R.E.C. Connect members! We have our special friends, OWL, performing this Wednesday, June 28th at 7pm! The band will be performing songs from the 80’s and 90’s, and in celebration of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, they will be passing out special surprises to the audience! If you love rock n’ roll and are ready to have a great time out, you don’t want to miss this! To pre-register or to learn more about this special performance contact us today!

To join in all the fun R.E.C. Connect classes, activities or events, contact us at (616)677.5251, ext. 100 or email info@ikuslife.org.

Pre-registration is required for all classes, activities and events. If you are not a member yet, please complete the Member Profile today! Mail or drop this off to us along with your $1 annual membership fee to O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.

Interested in knowing what else is going on this month in R.E.C. Connect? Check out the June Schedule here! And don’t forget to check out the July Schedule too!

Stay awesome!

R.E.C. Connect Team

Wednesday, June 28: Join IKUS for Ottawa County CMH Consumer Advisory Committee

Join us this Wednesday, June 28th, for Community Mental Health of Ottawa County‘s next Consumer Advisory Commitee meeting! Everyone is welcome! This is a great opportunity for consumers, guardians and families to ask questions about CMHOC’s programs and processes as well as receive CMHOC updates from Lynne Doyle (CMHOC Executive Director). It will be held here in our Kate Pew Wolters Center from 4pm-5pm. We hope to see you there!

Accessible Art Creation Day with Zot Artz!

19399951_1770198192994553_389986153560265772_nIn partnership with Zot Artz we had an accessible art creation day for campers, partner programs and community participants. Accessible art tools allowed everyone to experience the full creative process in the creation of unique art pieces.

A HUGE thanks to Dwayne Szot, nationally renowned artist, for providing this opportunity to create original works of art that foster social interaction, natural inclusion, and self-esteem, and nurtures the ability for each person to work at their own level of ability. 19399012_1770242356323470_3476228649871368928_n

And a HUGE thanks to our friends from The C2 Group for their dedication in making this event a success! Their time, energy, and, friendship (and popsicles) were greatly appreciated! Give it up for Dwayne & The C2 Group for making every day another best day for those we serve and for our community!

View our Facebook photo album for more pictures! 19396952_1770216072992765_2998337623905654277_n

IKUS Life Night at West Michigan Whitecaps on August 25

Save the date! Support IKUS Life Enrichment Services while enjoying a night out at a West Michigan Whitecaps game! Join us on Friday, August 25 at 7pm at 5/3 Ballpark. The evening will feature a 50/50 raffle to benefit IKUS Life Enrichment Services Camper Scholarship Fund.

Visit www.whitecapsbaseball.com to purchase tickets to the game and be sure to support IKUS Life Enrichment Services during the game by participating in the 50/50 raffle!

Download a flyer.

Visit our Facebook event page.

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Pictured: Easter Bunny aka EB

Pictured: Easter Bunny aka EB

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This hot weather has not held us back from having fun! With plenty of water, sunscreen and taking cover under shade, if available, we have been thoroughly enjoying this summer with friends!

This week we enjoyed a performance by Rick Reuther! What a gifted musician! We also enjoyed the petting zoo visits from Critter Barn. Ducks, rabbits, goats, chicks and more – so much fun to pet and learn about these animals’ habitats and their care needs as well as get to know each one’s personalities.

Next week on Tuesday, June 20th, we are looking forward to Zot Artz Day here at Indian Trails Camp. Members will be able to participate in creating original works of art using Zot Artz adaptive tools that are designed to enhance all participant’s experience in the creative process. To learn more about Zot Artz check out http://www.zotartz.com.

Pictured: Mohawk

Pictured: Mohawk

To join us for Zot Artz Day or other fun R.E.C. Connect classes, activities or events, contact us at (616)677.5251 ext. 119 or email info@ikuslife.org.

Pre-registration is required for all classes, activities and events. If you are not a member yet, please complete the Member Profile today! Mail or drop this off to us along with your $1 annual membership fee to O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.

Interested in knowing what else is going on this month in R.E.C. Connect? Check out the June Schedule here!

Remember to stay hydrated, and keep smiling!

R.E.C. Connect Team

Save the Date! Taps + Trails is October 5 at Indian Trails Camp

Save the Date! Join IKUS and Trail Point Brewing Company for our 2nd annual Taps & Trails on Thursday, October 5th from 6pm to 8pm at Indian Trails Camp.

Follow the trail, enjoy beer samples, live music, and food pairings along the way! Remember to stamp your passport!

Cost is $25 per person or save with early registration—$90 for a team of four. (Registration at event will be $25 per person, $100 for a team of four.)

Get to know IKUS Life Enrichment Services as we help individuals with disabilities to discover their potential, experience greater freedom, learn new skills and have fun in a safe environment.

The course begins at the Kate Pew Wolters Center at Indian Trails Camp with registration starting at 5:30pm.

Tickets are available at https://tapsandtrails2017.eventbrite.com.

Visit our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/129010547677235/.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

 

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Hello!

We enjoyed seeing Rick Reuther’s live performance this past week. This local musician’s voice is a delight and makes us want to dance all night long!

Missed it? Don’t worry! Rick Reuther is performing again this week on Tuesday, June 13th at 7pm. To learn about how you can join us for this evening, or other R.E.C. Connect opportunities, contact us at info@ikuslife.org today!

Check out the June Schedule here!

Do you have a skill, talent or hobby that you would be willing to share by facilitating a R.E.C. Connect class or activity?  Or perhaps you have some time to volunteer to assist with a class or activity? For more information on how to get involved as a volunteer, complete the Volunteer Application and email to info@ikuslife.org.

Patrick Zielbauer
R.E.C. Connect Lead

 

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We met some great new friends at our first Sports & S’mores class last week! After some indoor recreational fun, we strolled to our outlook on the hill for a bonfire. What a great way to spend every Thursday morning this month! If you are interested in learning more about this class, contact us via phone or email.

Check out the June Schedule here!

REC Connect 1Want to have some recreational fun? Meet new friends? Join R.E.C. Connect! Fill out your Member Profile with your $1 annual membership fee to join R.E.C. Connect! All classes, activities and events require preregistration. Please contact Patrick at pzielbauer@ikuslife.org or 616-677-5251 ext. 119 to sign up for classes and activities.