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Community Recreation for Children of All Abilities

Kristina Harvey Occupational Therapy Student Mid-semester Project


Arts & Craft Classes VSA Arts Sparks Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with VSA Arts to provide a craft/art workshop where participants are able to develop their artistic abilities each week. For more information and to register, call 353-7815 or email Who: Any person 16 years & older with a disability When: Thursdays December 5, 12, 19 January 9,16,23,30 February 6,13,20,27 March 6,13,20,27 Time: 4:00p.m.-5:30p.m. Where: Larry D. Johnson Community Center- Nevada Room 1200 12th Street Sparks, NV 89431 Cost: $5 per month/materials fee

Thursday Art Adventures Various art techniques and mediums will be introduced each week to enhance children’s abilities. For more information or to obtain a registration form, call 826-6100 or visit Preregistration is required and early registration is advised. Scholarships are available for all classes. Who: Youth, 7-11 years old When: Thursdays, February 20-March 27 Time: 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Where: Lake Mansion 250 Court Street Reno, NV 89501 Cost: $45 per session (includes all supplies)


Bowling Parks & Recreation Bowling Individuals can practice their game, bring friends, and scores will be kept for the Special Olympics Tournament. Participants are required to have a physical on file. For more information contact Tanja 353-7898 Who: Any person with a disability When: Wednesdays (excluding holiday periods) Time: 2:45p.m. Where: Wild Island Coconut Bowl 1855 East Lincoln Way Sparks, NV 89434 Cost: $2 per day for one game Camps CampCare Nevada Located in Lake Tahoe, NV CampCare provides an experience where individuals with special needs can make new friends, have fun, and explore new talents in a nurturing environment. Important Dates & Information: Camp is held each year during the third week of July. Applications are due as soon as possible, fee balance and medical forms are due by May 1st. Campers are scheduled to arrive at Zephyr Point Sunday afternoon and to depart camp the following Saturday by 11:00 AM. Transportation to and from camp is the responsibility of each camper’s family. Any transportation and lodging that may be provided by CampCare outside of the camp schedule will be at an additional cost. For more information or to register, call 323-3737 or visit Who: Youth age 6-22 When: Third week in July Where: Zephyr Point Lake Tahoe, NV Cost: $930.00 per camper, all inclusive (Camper scholarships are available and seeking community sponsors is encouraged). Camp Lotsafun Camp Lotsafun directly impacts the issues faced by families with disabilities by establishing programs to provide quality, reliable and affordable respite care that supports the entire family.


Our curriculum is based on therapeutic benefits and focus on improving physical health, selfesteem, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, cooperation, safety skills, self-expression, and sensory integration. Activities include: Swimming, kayaking, archery, hiking, teamwork, pet therapy, outdoor games, drama, music, ropes challenge course, arts & crafts, campfire, and guest speakers. Additional activities are scheduled at each session, and vary depending on availability, including: AT&T Hot Air Balloon, Care Flight, and the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department. For more information or to register, call 827-3866 or visit Who: Individual with a disability (ages 7 & up) When: January 2-5, 2014 (winter camp) Where: Grizzly Creek Ranch Portola, CA 96122 Cost: $475, transportation available from Reno and Sacramento Teen Discovery Day Camp Designed especially for teens with disabilities, this day camp provides educational and recreational activities guaranteed to bring a smile to participants. For more information, call 353-7815 or visit Who: Ages 13-22 When: During all Piccolo school breaks throughout the year Where: Larry D. Johnson Community Center 1200 12th Street Sparks, NV 89431 Cost: $200 per participant for the whole week Clubs Scheels Kids Klub Children age 4-12 can learn about a new sport or activity through "how-to" activities with Scheels experts, including archery, camping, biking, fishing, and more. Crafts, snacks, and prizes, too! For more information, call 331-2700 or visit Who: Children age 4-12 When: Second Monday of every month


Time: 6:00 p.m. Where: Scheels 1200 Scheels Drive Sparks, NV 89434 Cost: FREE Simon Kidgits Club Simon Kidgits club is a playful and educational world with games, goodies, and educational events. Become a member and all year long you and your child can join in the fun. Kidgit members get free goodies when they come to play. For more information and membership registration visit Who: Children and parents/caregivers When: List of events on website Where: Meadowood Mall 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle Reno, NV 89502 Cost: $5 Dance Classes Creative Ballet Classes introduce fundamentals of ballet and creative dance by using imagery, props, and basic dance steps. For more information and to register call 334-2262 Who: Youth 3-6 years old When: Mondays Time: 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. Where: Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center 1301 Valley Road Reno, NV 89512 Cost: Prices vary


Beginning Ballet Classes introduce fundamentals of ballet and creative dance by learning basic dance steps. For more information and to register, call 334-2262 Who: Youth 4-12 years old When: Mondays for ages 4-6, Saturdays for ages 7-12 Time: 5:00p.m.-5:50p.m. (ages 4-6), 10:30a.m.-11:20a.m. (ages 7-12) Where: Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center 1301 Valley Road Reno, NV 89512 Cost: Prices vary Fascinating Rhythm School of Performing Arts This is one of the only studios in Northern Nevada that offers a specific dance class to the special needs community. The classes focus on over-all coordination, as well as basic skills such as skipping, hoping, leaping, balancing, and special abilities/needs as requested. For more information or to register, call 425-3222 or visit Who: All ages, all skill levels When: Dependent on class Time: Dependent on class Where: 9730 South Virginia Street Reno, NV 89511 Cost: 45-minute class: $12.50, 60-minute class $14.00 (rate goes down the more classes are taken) Equestrian N.E.A.T Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy A program that offers social, emotional, and behavioral interventions through working with horses. For more information, call 475-5528 or visit Who: Children thru seniors with social, emotional, and/or behavioral issues When: By appointment only Where: University of Nevada, Reno Equestrian Center


1296 Valley Road Reno, NV 89512 Cost: Call for cost Kids and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center The mission of Kids & Horses is to provide safe and educational equine-assisted therapeutic riding to children and adults with disabilities. Horseback riding has proven therapeutic benefits including increasing strength and flexibility, improving motor skills, promoting speech and cognitive reasoning, and building relationships and social skills. For more information, call 267-1775 or visit Who: Youth When: Session 1- January 12 – February 22, 2014 Sunday: January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16 Monday: January 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17 Tuesday: January 14, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 18 Closed February 23 – March 8 Session 2 – March 9 – April 19, 2014 Sunday: March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13 Monday: March 10, 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14 Tuesday: March 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15 Where: Double W Ranch 2869 Esaw Road Minden, NV 89423 Cost: $25 lesson or free if on scholarship Kids Empowering Kids This program focuses on building social and emotional skills in children through innovative and entertaining approaches. This program helps children grow up with self-confidence, positive self-esteem, and self-control. Kids Empowering Kids helps children learn strategies to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Make friends Express feelings Learn empathy Be happy and healthy Gain skills to deal with difficult friends Play well with others


Who: Youth 1st-4th grades When: Tuesdays (each section is one month long) Time: 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m. Where: Alf Sorensen Community Center 1400 Baring Blvd Sparks, NV 89434 Cost: $90 (per section) /$75 resident discount Museums Nevada Discovery Museum Hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and the world around us. The museum offers a variety of camps, events, classes, and programs. All information regarding times and prices are available on the website. For more information, call 786-1000, or visit Who: All ages When: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Wednesday: 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. Thursday-Saturday: 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Sunday: Noon-5:00p.m. Where: 490 South Center Street Reno, NV 89501 Cost: $8 per person, Free under one year old, $4 per person after 4:00p.m. on Wednesdays

Nevada Museum of Art The Nevada Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum in the state of Nevada. The museum is committed to continuous institutional improvement and chance. The Nevada Museum of Art is committed to enabling all visitors to experience our exhibitions and programs. All public areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible and motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Assistive listening devices are available for programs hosted in the theaters. Sign language interpretation is provided with two weeks advance notice. Guide dogs are also welcome.


The Nevada Museum of Art offers a variety of events and tours. A full list of events can be viewed on the website. For more information call 329-3333, or visit Who: All ages When: Wednesdays-Sunday: 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Thursdays: 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. Closed: Monday & Tuesday Where: 160 West Liberty Street Reno, NV 89501 Cost: $10 general admission, $8 student/senior (60 and older), $1 children 6-12 years old, Free: high school students enrolled in Washoe County School District with valid ID, Free: children 5 years and under

Music Therapy Note-Able Music Therapy Services Note-Able Music Therapy Services is a nonprofit organization with a primary purpose of providing inclusive music programs and music therapy services for children and adults of all ages and abilities. For more information, call 324-5521 or visit Who: All ages, all ability levels When: Dependent on class Where: McKinley Arts & Culture Center 925 Riverside Drive, Suites 1, 6 & 7 Reno, Nevada 89503 Cost: $25 per class, per month Play Groups/ Parent & Child Classes Gymboree Play & Music Gymboree provides and environment where children are free to move, play, and explore safely. The class curriculum is developed by experienced child development program directors and incorporates a balanced whole-child approach with activities to support what your child is mastering right now and what he or she will aspire to later. Classes are designed in 6-month increments to meet a child’s unique interests and abilities. From birth to age 5, there’s always something special awaiting you and your child at Gymboree Play & Music. For more information, call 852-4386 or visit


Who: children birth-5 years old When: Dependent on class Where: Gymboree Play Music and Art 3987 S. McCarran Blvd. Reno, Nevada 89502 Cost: $35 “New Member” initiation fee Nurturing Nest Great place for new and expecting parents. There are a variety of classes and courses offered for parents and children. For more information, call 825-0800 or visit Who: parents and children When: Dependent on class Where: Nurturing Nest 5301 Longley Lane Reno, NV 89511 Cost: Dependent on class Swimming Adapted Aquatics This year-round water exercise/rehabilitation program is available to anyone with a physical or mental limitation. The program is interactive and provides individual instruction and is designed to increase strength, flexibility, and range of motion according to individual needs. For more information call 353-2385 or visit Who: Anyone with a physical or mental limitation When: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Where: Alf Sorensen Community Center 1400 Baring Blvd Sparks, NV 89434 Cost: $29/$24 resident discount, Drop-in cost: $3


Winter Fun Rink on the River Ice skating at Rink on the River in Reno is a fun activity everyone can enjoy during winter. Since opening in 2005, Rink on the River has become a popular venue in downtown Reno. It operates every day during the season (weather and ice conditions permitting). The 2013 - 2014 season runs from Tuesday, November 26 through Sunday, February 2. Rink on the River has sledges available so people with disabilities can join in the fun. Sledges are sled / skate devices that permit a seated person to maneuver across the ice using short poles. For more information and holiday schedule, call 334-6268 or visit Who: Any age, any ability level When: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Where: 10 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89501 Cost: Youth (3-12) $5.50, teen/adult (13-54) $7.50, senior (55+) $5.50, skate rental $2.50 Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program Open only on the weekends, the Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program is an 8 week learn-to-ski/ride program that starts in January each year. Children receive a 2 hour lessons from our PSIA/AASI trained snow sports school every weekend in the morning and have the rest of the day to free ski or ride. There are ONLY two ways for a child to join the Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program, with a participating adult member or as a bus student. All children under the age of 9 must join with a participating adult member. Children 9 years and older may join with a participating adult member or as a bus student. Sky Tavern offers an adaptive ski school for children with physical and mental disabilities. Specially trained staff is available to help these children experience the thrill of successful participation in winter sports. These kids are an inspiration to everyone on the mountain. For more information or to register, call 323-5125 or visit Who: Any youth age 4<, any ability When: Once a weekend, either Saturday or Sunday Time: Arrive at Sky Tavern at 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Where: Sky Tavern Ski Resort 21130 Mt. Rose Highway


Cost: $125 for child or adult, $205 for child riding the bus to the mountain Adaptive Ski/Snowboard Lessons Heavenly believes everyone should have access to the thrill of skiing and riding. They offer a comprehensive adaptive ski and ride program taught by specially trained instructors. The goal is to provide personalized instruction for guests with disabilities to help build confidence and a love for snowsports in a safe environment. Heavenly adaptive instructors are trained to teach guests in seven areas: • Cognitive: neurological • Bi ski: disability of legs and arms • Mono ski: disability of legs but strong upper body • Snowboard stand up: all other disabilities but able to stand • Three track: disability of one leg • Four track: disability of both legs, but can stand with assistance • Blind or low vision For more information or to book a reservation, call 1-800-HEAVENLY or visit Who: Anyone with the desire to ski/snowboard When: Call to make an appointment Where: Heavenly Mountain Resort 3860 Saddle Road Corner of Saddle & Wildwood South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Cost: Half Day: Three hour lessons begin promptly at 9:30 am or 1:15 pm. Price: $269