ObjectiveThe Elcam Community Center follows the recommendations of Everyday Lives: Values in Action adopted by Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs. Our activities and services support individual choice while promoting long-term independence, autonomy, sustainable relationships, and community inclusion. We strive to maximize opportunites for individuals to have new experiences, develop new interests, build social networks, and participate meaningfully in the community.
Community Participation Supports
The goals of Community Paticipation Supports include:
- Developing skills that could lead to integrated employment.
- Engaging in community adult learning opportunities.
- Developing and sustaining a range of valued social roles and relationships that provide friendship and support.
- Participation in activities that provide purpose and responsibility.
- Increasing independence and self-reliance.
- Educational trips to the St. Marys Public Library
- Educational trips to museums and historical parks
- Touring local businesses
- Paticipating in shopping trips and farmer's markets
- Visiting with residents at local nursing homes
- Volunteering at the Elk County Humane Society
- Attending local fesitvals
Some examples of activities include:
- Art and Craft Projects
- Computer Education
- Music Group Pariticpation
- Outdoor Activities and Sports
- Gardening Program
- Cooking/Baking Program
- Science Education
- Seated Exercise Program
Groups and Events
The Elcam ClubThe Elcam Club meets one Friday night per month. The goal of the club is to provide individuals a fun night out for socialization, dancing, and singing. Each Friday meeting has a different theme. Some of these themes include Super Bowl, BINGO, Prom Night, Casino Night, Movie Night, and Holiday themed nights. These nights may include an egg hunt, costume contest or a gift exchange.
The Elcam GangThe Elcam Gang is a musical group who entertain each year at Wildcat Park, as well as for Elcam Club nights and other events. Using specially-tuned guitars, drums, and keyboards, individuals can explore their musical and singing talents.