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ARO (Accessible Recreational Opportunities)

ARO (Accessible Recreational Opportunities)

Escape With us and Enjoy Exciting New Experiences

Travel and recreation should ALWAYS be fun. And it is for individuals with developmental disabilities who participate in Volunteers of America Western Washington's Accessible Recreational Opportunities. 

We create affordable, accessible vacations and recreation opportunities with flexible pre-packaged and custom-designed itineraries.   

For more information about our opportunities, contact us at (425) 259-3191.

Why Travel with Us?

Reasonable prices
We guarantee our prices are less expensive than any competitor.

Dynamic, competent staff
Each of our staff members is passionate about creating recreational opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Our staff-to-traveler ratio averages 1:2 and never exceeds 1:4.  The bottom line is that we love what we do, and are good at it - let us prove it to you!

Flexible itineraries
Each group is different and has different standards for what makes a great vacation.  With that in mind, our staff is always prepared with a variety of travel options and time to take advantage of spontaneous opportunities that spark the eye and interest of our travelers.

Custom Accommodations
We can accommodate travelers with toileting and bathing independence and those with the ability to participate in groups of five or more.  For those with more severe developmental disabilities, additional staff can be arranged for an additional, reasonable cost.  We also can accommodate and assist travelers with physical disabilities.

Deposit Information

  • For Overnight Trips: Volunteers of America Western Washington requires a $350 deposit for all trips that require air or cruise reservations and $250 for any other reservation.  ARO staff realize that travelers may be on a fixed budget, and we are happy to work out a payment plan.
  • For Day Trips: Please enclose a payment of at least 50% of the trips cost as a deposit. Reservations are not guaranteed until a confirmation letter has been sent to the payee. Upon receiving the registration form, we will send out a confirmation letter.

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel your reservation, we maintain the following cancellation policy:

  • More than 30 days notice: We will refund all money, excluding any pre-purchased portion of the trip. 
  • 15 - 30 days notice: A $200 cancellation fee will apply in addition to any pre-purchased portions of the trip.
  • 14 days or less: No refunds can be given.