Respite Night

Next Respite Night will be April 19

Respite Nights are like a big party for children with special needs and their siblings. Parents enjoy a night off, while kids enjoy a uniquely themed experience. Experiences include carnival games, interactive play, face-painting, sensory rooms, and even special visits from therapy pet friends. Respite Nights are offered four times per year.

Please note: pre-registration is required and parents must complete a plan of care form for each child with special needs.

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A boy throws a ball through a basketball hoop. Viewed through net.
A child in a superhero costume selects pizza
A boy and his buddy playing a game
Girl receives a hug from her buddy
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Frequently asked questions

How does check-in work?

Check-in begins at 6pm with a special welcome from our volunteers. Please enter through our east church entrance. It’s the same entrance you will use when returning to pick up your children at the end of the evening.

What will the children do?
The church transforms into an inviting and playful place to meet the needs of all children. Carnival games, tricycles, hula-hoops and dancing ribbons for starters. Individual rooms are set up with specific sensory-type activities such as wet and dry sensory, a quiet room, building blocks, and more. Other favorites are face-painting and craft-making. The entire evening is structured so every child can find something they enjoy.
Is dinner provided?

A pizza dinner is provided for the children along with Goldfish crackers, lemonade, and water. You are also welcome to send dinner with your child(ren).

What is the evening schedule like?

We start with dinner and enjoy a sing-along. From 6:45-7:45pm, Group A (children with special needs) enjoy activities in our main building area while Group B (siblings) enjoy activities in our Kids wing. At 7:45pm, the two groups switch locations. Parents pick up their children at 9pm back where they started.

Will there be a nurse on site?

Volunteer medical professionals are on site to care for any specific needs your child may have during the evening.

How often are Respite Nights offered?
Respite Nights are offered four times per year: January, April, July, and October.


If you have questions or want more information, contact Cindy Berggren.

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Contact Cindy, Masterpiece Director

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