by Stacey A.
This Sunday seven local bands come together for ARC in the Park, a fundraiser for local nonprofit, Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC). The event brings a full day of music to the Truckee Amphitheater from noon-10 p.m., raffle prizes from twenty local businesses, food trucks, games for the kids, and local vendors. All proceeds from this grassroots and volunteer-driven event go toward the ARC cause; even the bands and staff are donating their time.
Now in its 11th year, ARC was founded by Katie Zanto in the Tahoe area. It's a leadership and literacy program that combines the wilderness with academics. Participants get high school credit for completing the summer course.
Courses are offered in 20 or 40-day modules both in Lake Tahoe and Yosemite and are completely scholarship-based. Once a month there is a weekend retreat, with past trips including rock climbing in Yosemite, camping on the coast, ski trips in Lake Tahoe, and a ropes course. Students are free to do both summer courses and weekend retreats without limit, but most students come to ARC for the firstread more ...