What an absolutely beautiful day for our first Fall Festival. On Sunday, November 30, our Youth Leadership Team planned and hosted this free event for our special guests.
The Team, along with many of our amazing Youth Volunteers, made sure that hot chocolate was flowing, marshmallows were roasting on a central bonfire, and piles of leaves were available to play in! Maverick the pony provided many of our guests with wagon rides on a miraculously snow-free driveway and a variety of games and activities were offered throughout the afternoon.
Such a wonderful and successful event…a great time was had by all who attended!
Headed by Nova’s Ark Board of Director member, Heather Hawco-Gray, a group of 12 amazing ladies organized their 2nd Annual “We’re On Our Way” fundraiser in support of Nova’s Ark. Over $14,000 was raised at this sold-out event which took place on Saturday, October 4, 2014. 100% of these funds are designated to help develop and enhance therapeutic programs to assist individuals with special needs at Nova’s Ark.
A huge ♥ thank you ♥ goes out to the many local businesses and caring community members who generously contributed time, products and/or financial donations to make this event a success.
Nova’s Ark is excited to be able to offer weekday programming aimed at our special friends who are no longer in a traditional school setting. Programs run Monday to Thursday during the school year from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For everyone’s busy lifestyles and to maximize flexibility we offer multi-week sessions where families can register from 1 day/week to as many as 4 days/week.
We are proud of our respectful, caring environment where acceptance and understanding are the keys to everyone’s positive experience. While our traditional and non-traditional therapy animals provide the springboard for many up close and personal hands on experiences, the animals are just the beginning of a unique social skills experience. The sensory stimulation and language/communication development successfully occurs through the close bonds with our creative and passionate mentors. Utilizing special education strategies, our mentors support accommodations and modifications to enhance life skills and practical academics through a wide range of daily activities.