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This program guide offers recreation activities for preschool, youth, teen, young adult and adult participants with disabilities. Our program guide is published in fall, winter, spring and summer. NSSRA (Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association) is an intergovernmental cooperative made up of the Park Districts of Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka; the Cities of Highwood and Lake Forest; and the Village of Riverwoods. NSSRA has been creating an environment of belonging through play since 1970, and has the distinction of being the first Special Recreation Association in the country.

Welcome & Program Symbol Key . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 NSSRA Staff & Partner Agencies . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Important Registration Info & Dates . . . . . . . 4 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5 Inclusion & Partner Agency Contacts . . . . . . 6 Summer Jobs and Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Cultural Arts Open House 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Camps and Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 13 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 21 Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 - 35 Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 - 51 Code of Conduct & Calendar of Events . . . . . . 52 Transportation & Registration Info . . . . . . . . 53 - 54 Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 - 56 Program Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 NSSRF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 - 59

NSSRA’s mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities in our partner communities through quality recreation services. NSSRA’s vision is to be leaders in recreation by providing innovative and exceptional services for people with disabilities. NSSRA’s core values are Compassion, Respect, Quality, Flexible, Accountable and Ethical Practices. NSSRA’s full-time recreation staff members have college degrees in Therapeutic Recreation or related fields, as well as special certifications and professional accreditations. NSSRA’s services include Traditional, Inclusive, Cooperative, Summer Camp and In-Home Programs. Special events, trips, overnight camps, Gator Athletics/Special Olympics, adaptive sports and more are also available. NSSRA families are invited to attend board meetings on designated Thursdays at 9:00 am at the NSSRA office. Call (847) 509-9400 or visit our website at www.nssra.org for details or accommodations.

FAREWELL

NSSRA would like to thank

Cristina Griffith

for her one year of commitment and service to NSSRA and its communities. We wish her the best in all her future endeavors.

CONGRATULATIONS

NSSRA would like to congratulate

Caitlin Deptula

on her new position as Registrar, starting January 20!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW PICK UP/DROP OFF LOCATION Beginning Spring 2014, Lake Forest Recreation Center (LFRC) is now one of NSSRA’s pick up/drop off points. Check out page 57 for more details.


Recreation Staff

Manager of Programs Jerry Barton, CTRS @ x6812; jbarton@nssra.org Manager of Inclusion Meggan Key, CTRS @ x6828; mkey@nssra.org Manager of Cooperative Programs Katie Kotloski, CPRP @ x6825; kkotloski@nssra.org Manager of ELA & Operations Becca Zajler, CTRS @ x6823; bzajler@nssra.org Recreation Specialist Erin Bradley, CTRS @ x6824; ebradley@nssra.org Recreation Specialist Rachel Kuchta, CTRS @ x6833; rkuchta@nssra.org Recreation Specialist Blair Prace (847) 315-9890; bprace@nssra.org Recreation Specialist Mark Schultz @ x6827; mschultz@nssra.org Recreation Specialist Malory Smysor, CTRS @ x6816; msmysor@nssra.org Recreation Specialist Lindsay Thomas, CPRP @ x6830; lthomas@nssra.org Recreation Specialist Susan Vinyard, CTRS @ x6817; svinyard@nssra.org

Administrative & Office Staff Executive Director Craig Culp, CPRP @ x6820; cculp@nssra.org Superintendent of Operations Candice Cunningham, CTRS @ x6826; ccunningham@nssra.org Superintendent of Recreation Mel Robson, CTRS @ x6829; mrobson@nssra.org Executive Assistant Flynn Vance @ x6837; fvance@nssra.org Manager of Human Resources Darleen Negrillo, PHR @ x6818; dnegrillo@nssra.org Manager of Marketing & Communications Rebekah Lee @ x6819; rlee@nssra.org Registrar Caitlin Deptula @ x6815; cdeptula@nssra.org Receptionist Janet Diaz @ x6810; jdiaz@nssra.org Finance Coordinator Lara Batten @ x6822; lbatten@nssra.org Foundation Manager Susie Julison, CPRP @ x6821; sjulison@nssra.org Information Systems Excalibur Technology

Partner Agencies & Board of Directors Deerfield Park District Rick Julison Glencoe Park District Lisa Sheppard Glenview Park District Chuck Balling Park District of Highland Park Liza McElroy City of Highwood Jim Hospodarsky Kenilworth Park District Patrick Brennan Lake Bluff Park District Ron Salski City of Lake Forest Mary Van Arsdale Northbrook Park District Rick Hanetho Northfield Park District George Alexoff Village of Riverwoods Kris Ford Wilmette Park District Steve Wilson Winnetka Park District Libby Baker

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Program descriptions indicate if pick up and drop off points or door-to-door transportation is available. “After School Transportation Provided” means participants will be transported from school to programs. Please indicate your pick up/drop off locations on the registration form.

Welcome

STAFF & PARTNERS

PROGRAM SYMBOL KEY

ATLANTO-AXIAL INSTABILITY-AAI

AAI is a condition, often present in those with Down Syndrome, that allows increased mobility of two vertebrae near the top of the spinal column. NSSRA requires AAI documentation from a physician for a participant with Down Syndrome wishing to register in a program where this symbol is indicated. AAI requires precautions that may affect the safety of those with Down Syndrome participating in certain programs.

HIGH RISK WAIVER

Programs with this symbol have higher risk than typical recreation programs and will require a waiver signed by the parent/guardian for participation.

EXTENDED PROGRAM

Programs with this symbol meet prior to and/or after the regular program dates.

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM

Programs with this symbol are cooperative programs offered through an agreement between NSSRA and partner agencies or other organizations/agencies. NSSRA provides staff, equipment and support.

BRING SPENDING MONEY

Programs with this symbol may require participants to carry and spend money for food, beverages and souvenirs.

UNDETERMINED DROP OFF TIME

NSSRA may offer programs to destinations such as sporting events and shows for which the end time cannot be specfically determined. The group will stay until the conclusion of the event. Staff will phone each participant’s household at the conclusion of the event with specific drop off times.

GATOR ATHLETIC PROGRAM

See page 5 for additional information regarding Gator Athletics and participation in Special Olympics.

CONTACT US!

3105 MacArthur Blvd. • Northbrook, IL 60062 Website: www.nssra.org • Email: info@nssra.org • Fax: (847) 509-1177 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

(847) 509-9400

After Hours On Call: (847) 452-3369 Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can call NSSRA through the Illinois Relay System by dialing 711 or 1-800-526-0844 register.nssra.org

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General Information

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

NSSRA programs have become so popular that many reach their maximum capacity quickly and therefore waiting lists must be started. To be fair to all registrants, procedures have been established as follows:

REGISTRATION, TRANSPORTATION FEES AND DEADLINE Each program and event listed in our program guide is assigned one code and one fee. If the program offers transportation, a separate code and fee will be listed. On the registration form (pages 55 - 56), registrants should fill in the program name, code and fee. If transportation is required, registrants should also complete the transportation location/codes and fee.

RANDOM DRAWING SYSTEM

PRIMARY MAILING ADDRESS USED FOR NSSRA MAILING LISTS

When a participant’s parents or guardians have multiple mailing addresses, all of our correspondence will be sent to the address listed on the program registration form. If another parent or guardian, living at a different address, would like to receive information from NSSRA, the person who signed the registration form must submit a request in writing to the Superintendent of Recreation. Program and participant information will also be communicated to the individual that signed the registration form. Sometimes the person who signed the registration form and the person that paid the program fees are different. Nevertheless, the person that signed the registration form would be our primary contact.

A random drawing will be conducted on the Friday following the registration deadline, if a minimum of four people are on a waiting list. The random drawing procedure remains the same as in the past seasons and is explained in its entirety on page 54.

IT’S EASY TO REGISTER...

1. Register online through WebTrac at register.nssra.org OR by completing the registration form on pages 55-56. 2. Be sure to SIGN THE WAIVER on the registration form. 3. Include a minimum of a 15% deposit. 4. Register online or FAX, MAIL, EMAIL or DROP OFF the form and payment to the NSSRA office. 5. REGISTER EARLY! Programs fill up quickly! 6. Remember, you are required to complete an Annual Information Form (AIF), found online at www.nssra.org/forms. The AIF must be completed and filed with the NSSRA office, prior to the start of programs, in order for a participant to join any NSSRA program or event. Please also complete the Seizure Information Form (SIF), found online at www.nssra.org/forms, if applicable.

LENGTH OF PROGRAMS

Most weekly programs run for eight weeks, however, programs with this symbol meet prior to and/or after the regular program dates.

MIN/MAX INFORMATION

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Program Min/Max numbers reflect the minimum number of participants required to run a program and the maximum number of participants allowed to register for a program. Some programs may be offered in more than one section of the program guide according to the designated age group. www.nssra.org

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER... SPRING 2014

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 21 at 5:00 pm Regular Program Dates: Monday, March 24 - Saturday, May 17 No Regular Programs On: April 14 (after 6:00 pm) April 15 April 18 - 20 April 25 May 24 - 26

SUMMER 2014

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 16 at 5:00 pm Regular Program Dates: Monday, June 16 - Saturday, August 9 No Regular Programs On: July 4 - 6

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS* February 20 at 9:00 am April 24 at 9:00 am

*For more information visit www.nssra.org.


PROGRAMS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

HALF HOUR PRIVATE MEETINGS

Leisure Skill Development allows participants to learn a new leisure skill in a weekly one-hour program. This service is based on staff availability and is available to anyone three years old and up. Nominal fee applies.

NSSRA has Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) on staff and we are here to help you with your recreation and leisure needs.

NSSRA staff members are available to conduct 30-minute private consultations to discuss recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

SPEAKERS PROVIDED

One of our trained staff members would be happy to meet with your organization, social service club or community group to talk about NSSRA services and other disability related topics.

In-Home Programming is designed for people who are unable to leave their home. NSSRA staff will visit the participant’s home and introduce recreational activities of interest to the participant. In-home programming is based on staff availability and limited to one hour per week for eight weeks each season.

LATE PICK UP POLICY

When parents/guardians/group home staff are late picking up their participant, a late fee of $1 per minute for each minute after the first ten minutes will be charged.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS

Sign language interpreters are provided for any NSSRA program, upon request.

GATOR ATHLETICS INFORMATION

INCLUSION SERVICES

NSSRA recognizes that some individuals with disabilities choose to participate in partner park district or recreation department programs and/or day camps with individuals without disabilities. To meet this need, NSSRA provides training, support staff and other assistance so inclusive recreation can be enjoyed by all. Support from NSSRA includes additional staff, sign language interpreters, adapted rules, behavior management support, and disability awareness training. Contact Manager of Inclusion Meggan Key at (847) 509-9400 x6828 or mkey@nssra.org.

PARTICIPANT WELLNESS

NSSRA offers additional services to meet the needs of all participants through Leisure Skill Development and In-Home Programming. For more information on these services, please contact the NSSRA office.

In the consideration of other participants and the NSSRA staff, to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses, it is requested that participants refrain from attending programs when any of the following conditions exist: did not attend school due to illness that day; fever of 100 degrees or higher (when this occurs, participants must stay home for one whole program day - 24 hours from time sent home); vomiting within the last 24 hours; persistent diarrhea in conjunction with other symptoms; contagious rash or rash of unknown origin; persistent cough and/or cold symptoms; “Pink Eye” (conjunctivitis) or discharge from eye; symptoms of mumps, measles, chicken pox, strep throat, flu, impetigo or coxsackle virus; runny nose with yellow or green discharge, lice/mites present or fatigue due to illness that will hinder participation and enjoyment in the program.

General Information

CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROFESSIONALS

NSSRA offers competitive sports opportunities for individual sports and team sports. Our competitive sports programs are called “Gator Athletics.” Participants in Gator Athletics compete in tournaments against other Special Recreation Associations and in Special Olympics competitions. Gator Athletics run on a different schedule than NSSRA Traditional Programs to meet deadlines established by Special Olympics Illinois. It is important for athletes to attend and participate in all practices and games as well as tournaments. Athletes attending any tournament with NSSRA are required to register for this additional program with no added cost. Registration materials will be sent home during the program and must be turned in by the deadline printed on the registration form. This registration is a commitment that the athlete will participate in the tournament. Athletes who compete in Special Olympics competitions are required to have a valid Medical Application (Med App) on file with Special Olympics. All Med Apps must be original with an original doctor’s signature to be considered valid. Med Apps must be valid from the start of practice through the last tournament date for each sport the athlete competes in. Med Apps are available through the NSSRA office and at www.nssra.org/forms and will be submitted to Special Olympics by NSSRA.

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INCLUSION

Your local Park District or Recreation Department is ready, willing and able to include you in all their recreation fun! The Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) recognizes that some individuals with disabilities would benefit from social opportunities available by participating in programs offered through their local Park District or Recreation Department. This joint effort provides inclusion support in the form of extra staff, sign language interpreters, adapted rules, behavior management training, disability awareness training, and/or any other services necessary to include the individual. Inclusion opportunities are available to individuals with disabilities in NSSRA partner agency recreation programs. Program dates vary depending on the individual partner agency. INCLUSION provides opportunities for people with and without disabilities to experience recreation together. INCLUSION looks at the needs, interests and abilities of people instead of focusing on their disabilities. INCLUSION supports the process of preparing, learning, experiencing and growing with each person, each family and each recreation staff. INCLUSION provides recreational choice. HERE’S HOW TO GET INCLUDED! 1. Register for the Park District or Recreation Department program of your choice. 2. Mark the appropriate “Special Accommodations” section of the registration form. 3. NSSRA’s Manager of Inclusion will be contacted by your Park District or Recreation Department to discuss the type of inclusion support needed to accommodate you or your family member. 4. You and your family member start the program with the inclusion support(s) in place. 5. The NSSRA Inclusion Team periodically observes the program to provide support and answer questions. 6. Communication between the NSSRA Inclusion Team, recreation staff, the individual and/or family is continued throughout the inclusion process. FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact Manager of Inclusion Meggan Key at (847) 509-9400 x6828 or mkey@nssra.org.

PARTNER AGENCIES Deerfield Park District Contact: Linda Anderson (847) 572-2615 deerfieldparks.org

Kenilworth Park District Contact: John Kiwala (847) 251-1666 villageofkenilworth.org

Northfield Park District Contact: Jennifer Sweeney (847) 446-4428 northfieldparks.org

Glencoe Park District Contact: Dave Figgins (847) 835-7535 glencoeparkdistrict.com

Lake Bluff Park District Contact: Jim Lakeman (847) 234-4150 lakebluffparks.org

Village of Riverwoods Contact: Kris Ford (847) 914-0665 riverwoods-il.net

Glenview Park District Contact: Joe Pollina (224) 521-2552 glenviewparks.org

City of Lake Forest Contact: Jeff Wait (847) 810-3930 cityoflakeforest.com

Wilmette Park District Contact: Carol Heafey (847) 256-9692 wilmettepark.org

Park District of Highland Park Contact: Jessie Blumberg (847) 579-3120 pdhp.org

Northbrook Park District Contact: Amy Kopecky (847) 291-2995 nbparks.org

Winnetka Park District Contact: Toby Ross (847) 501-2071 winpark.org

City of Highwood Contact: Jim Hospodarsky (847) 971-3956 cityofhighwood.com

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Su mmer Jobs and Facebook


Cultural Arts Open House 2013

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CAMPS & T RIPS

DATE PROGRAM AGES PAGE CAMPS GOAL: To gain new leisure skills while improving independence, appropriateness in various settings and enhancing the camper’s quality of life. June 9 - July 3 Afternoon Escapades 5 - 13 10 June 16 - July 18 NSSED/NSSRA Summer Program 3 - 21 10 June 16 - July 18 Camp Sunburst 5 - 21 11 Dates TBA Lake Forest Rec Program High School 11 Students July 21 - August 15 Awesome Post Camp 5 - 21 12 TRIPS GOAL: To develop independent living skills and gain new leisure skills through participation in overnight trips away from home. March 8 - March 9 Wisconsin Dells Getaway 8 - 22 13 May 30 - June 1 Top Thrill Trip 21 and up 13 August 11 - 15 YMCA Camp Duncan 8 - 22 13 August 23 - 30 Camp Wigwam (Maine) 16 and up 13

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AT A GLANCE

2014 GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION

PARENT INFORMATION

Parent letters will be mailed approximately three weeks to one month before the start of camp. The letter will include site location and calendar of events.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND PAYMENT PLANS

Financial assistance is open to NSSRA residents who complete an NSSRA Reduced Fee Request Form and submit a $75 deposit with their registration. To receive a Reduced Fee Request Form or to request a payment plan, please call NSSRA Registrar, Caitlin Deptula, at (847) 509-9400 x6815.

COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY

Families are required to have a current Annual Information Form (AIF) and Seizure Information Form (if applicable) on file with NSSRA prior to participation in any camp or program. Please contact NSSRA to discuss specific accommodations for your camper. Communication Books will be used daily for each camper to help facilitate communication between families and staff. Communication Books will be available at the Open House or sent home on the first day.

WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING TO CAMP

Please send campers in comfortable clothes and gym shoes each day. On swim days, campers should bring a labeled swimsuit and towel. Campers should also bring a labeled backpack, change of clothes and sunscreen each day.

LUNCH, SNACK AND DRINK

Parents are responsible for sending a labeled lunch and/or snack and drink each day. All items should be completely disposable. Campers should also bring a labeled water bottle on the first day to leave at the camp site.

ANNUAL INFORMATION FORM (AIF)

To better serve you and your child’s needs, it is necessary for us to have a current AIF on file. This form contains medical and other information that NSSRA needs to know in case of an emergency. If we do not have your AIF on file, your child will not be allowed to participate.

SEIZURE INFORMATION FORM (SIF)

If a participant has a seizure disorder, a SIF must be completed and signed before he or she is allowed to register for any NSSRA programs. The SIF can be found on our website at www.nssra.org/forms. Complete each category and list any other information necessary for NSSRA to provide safe and enjoyable activities for the participant. Please update this form whenever there is a change in the information and submit it to NSSRA with the registration form. You will be asked to review and update this form on an annual basis.

Camp questions can be directed to Katie Kotloski at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or kkotloski@nssra.org. register.nssra.org

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AFTERNOON ESCAPADES

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 5 Join NSSRA for a summer of fun! Afternoon Escapades offers children recreational opportunities with friends in a community setting. Activities will include sports, games, swimming, arts, crafts, outdoor activities and more! This location provides an option close to home! No program July 4. NSSRA will provide registered participants with a t-shirt. Participants are required to bring a lunch and drink each day. A detailed schedule will be mailed home. Please inform Manager of Cooperative Programs Katie Kotloski if your child requires specific accommodations (i.e. picture schedules, adaptive equipment for activities, etc.) at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or kkotloski@nssra.org. GOALS: Provide campers a well-rounded summer experience. Our recreation activities will stress independence, motor development, and an overall sense of well-being through participation in a wide variety of recreational activities. Transportation Parents will be responsible for transportation to and from camp. Transportation will be provided for swimming and fieldtrips by NSSRA. Contact: Katie Kotloski Age: 5 - 13 Location: Shepard Middle School, Deerfield Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm Date: June 9 - July 3 Min/Max: 8 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 345502-01 / $870

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NSSED/NSSRA SUMMER PROGRAM

This camp is offered to students who qualify for extended school year as identified in their IEP through NSSED. If qualified, registration materials can be obtained from NSSED and/or your child’s school. This five-week summer program includes education in the morning and optional recreation in the afternoon. Afternoon activities include sensory activities, fine and gross motor skill development, crafts, cooking, sports, indoor and outdoor games, field trips, socialization among peers and swimming! NSSED and NSSRA will place students at camp sites based on appropriate educational groupings and facility availability. Staff includes the NSSRA Recreation Directors, NSSED Education Directors, Special Education Teachers, Site Coordinators, Speech and Language Therapists, Teacher Assistants, Program Assistants and Volunteers. Nursing services are also provided. The staff to student ratio is 1:5 unless indicated as a 1:1 in their IEP. Recreation staffing is based on camper needs and activities. GOALS: NSSED strives to maintain educational progress made during the school year. NSSRA’s goal is to provide campers a well-rounded summer experience through appropriate social interaction with peers, stressing individual independence and implementing an overall sense of well-being through recreational activities. FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact Katie Kotloski, Manager of Cooperative Programs, at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or kkotloski@nssra.org. DATES June 16 – July 18 (No Program July 4) Program times vary by location

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Registration Deadline: Monday, May 5 Camp Sunburst is designed for campers of all abilities, ages 5 – 21 years old, who are looking for an afternoon camp option. This camp is all about enjoying fun activities in the summer sun with your friends! Campers will participate in art, sports, music, and outdoor games all while socializing with their peers. This camp will be visiting the pool two days per week and will take a local field trip once a week. Detailed camp information will be sent home prior to the start of program. Please inform Katie Kotloski if your child requires specific accommodations (i.e. picture schedules, adaptive equipment for activities, etc.) at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or kkotloski@nssra.org. GOALS: To provide campers a well-rounded summer experience. Our recreation activities will stress independence, motor development, and an overall sense of well-being through participation in a wide variety of recreational activities.

LAKE FOREST REC PROGRAM

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 5 Join the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) for a summer of fun with your friends! The Lake Forest Rec Program offers recreational activities for students who attend Lake Forest High School’s summer school session. Activities will include sports, games, swimming, arts, crafts, outdoor activities and more! This program does not meet on Fridays. If interested in registering for this program, please contact Katie Kotloski at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or kkotloski@nssra.org to determine eligibility.

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CAMP SUNBURST

Contact: Katie Kotloski Age: High School Students Location: Lake Forest High School Time: TBD Date: TBD Min/Max: 10 / 15

Open House Parents and campers are invited to join camp staff for an Open House on Thursday, June 12 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at the camp site. The Open House provides an opportunity to ask questions, get daily activity schedules, and learn more about camp. Transportation Transportation services for Camp Sunburst are available. For questions, please contact Katie Kotloski at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or kkotloski@nssra.org Contact: Katie Kotloski Age: 5 - 21 Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm Session I Date: Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 27 Session II Date: Monday, June 30 – Friday, July 11 No Program July 4 Session III Date: Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18 (1 week) Min/Max: 8 / 15 Session I Code/Fee: 346503-01 / $458 Session II Code/Fee: 346503-02 / $412 Session III Code/Fee: 346503-03 / $229 Session I Transportation Code/Fee: 346503-51 / $92 Session II Transportation Code/Fee: 346503-52 / $83 Session III Transportation Code/Fee: 346503-53 / $46 register.nssra.org

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AWESOME POST CAMP

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 16 Come enjoy the last weeks of summer break at Awesome August Post Camp! Awesome August Post Camp is designed to provide campers an extended summer experience through a variety of recreation activities. Campers enjoy sports, swimming, arts, crafts, outdoor activities, field trips and beach days. Please inform Manager of Cooperative Programs Katie Kotloski if your child requires specific accommodations (i.e. picture schedules, adaptive equipment for activities, etc.) at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or kkotloski@nssra.org. GOALS: To provide campers a well-rounded post camp experience. Our recreation activities will stress independence, motor development, and an overall sense of well-being through participation in a wide variety of recreational activities. Contact: Min/Max:

Katie Kotloski 8 / 15

Junior Age: 5 - 12 Junior Location: Sleepy Hollow Park, Glenview Junior Program Time: 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

Session I Junior Program Code/Fee: 346506-01 / $458 Session II Junior Program Code/Fee: 346506-02 / $458 Session III Junior Program Code/Fee: 346506-03 / $458 Session IV Junior Program Code/Fee: 346506-04 / $458

Session I Youth Program Code/Fee: 346506-05 / $458 Session II Youth Program Code/Fee: 346506-06 / $458 Session III Youth Program Code/Fee: 346506-07 / $458 Youth Age: 13 - 15 Youth Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview Session IV Youth Program Code/Fee: 346506-08 / $458 Youth Program Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Session I Teen Program Code/Fee: 346506-09 / $458 Session II Teen Program Code/Fee: 346506-10 / $458 Teen Age: 16 - 21 Session III Teen Program Code/Fee: 346506-11 / $458 Teen Location: Clarkson Park, Northfield Session IV Teen Program Code/Fee: 346506-12 / $458 Teen Program Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Session I Date: Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25 Session II Date: Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1 Session III Date: Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8 Session IV Date: Monday, August 11 Friday, August 15

Session I Transportation Code/Fee: 346506-51 / $46 Session II Transportation Code/Fee: 346506-52 / $46 Session III Transportation Code/Fee: 346506-53 / $46 Session IV Transportation Code/Fee: 346506-54 / $46

Winnetka Park District’s

2nd Annual Leprechaun Leap Saturday, March 15

Register By March 3! WPD, 540 Hibbard Road On-Line @ www.winpark.org Activity # Leprechaun Leap (141955) Chili Cook Off (141956) Dessert Bake Off (141957)

12-2 pm at Lloyd Beach, Winnetka

• Take the Plunge • Receive Your LL Hoodie • Enjoy Corned Beef & Green River Soda • Warm Up with Hot Chocolate/Coffee • Stay Warm with Bonfires Across the Beach

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Just $30 for WPD Residents If you are a non-resident, please use the registration codes NSSRF14 (Chili Cook Off and Dessert Bake Off) or NSSRA14 (Leprechaun Leap) to receive the resident fee. For more information, contact NSSRA Foundation Manager Susie Julison at (847) 509-9400 or sjulison@nssra.org.

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Questions? 847.501.2040

Same day, time and location . . .

NEW! Chili Cook Off and Dessert Bake Off Chili Cook Off participants must bring 1 gallon of chili, serving utensils, and crock pot to keep their chili warm. Electricity, tables, chairs, bowls, and spoons will be provided. Dessert Bake Off participants must bring enough dessert to pass out at least 100 samples for judges and patrons to taste.

$15 WPD Residents / $30 nr (includes t-shirt)


YMCA CAMP DUNCAN

TOP THRILL TRIP

CAMP WIGWAM (MAINE)

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014 Don’t wait to sign up for this exciting trip to America’s largest waterpark resort at the Wilderness Territory in Wisconsin Dells. The options are endless at the Klondike Kavern waterpark with thrill rides, tube slides, a lazy river and more! After a day of swimming, the group will settle down in our block of hotel rooms. The second day will take us to the Wild WaterDome, and then on an outing to the one and only Tommy Bartlett Exploratory. This one-night adventure will keep you busy from start to finish. Fee includes transportation, meals, accommodations and admissions to all activities. For trip details, please contact Rachel Kuchta at (847) 509-9400 x6833 or rkuchta@nssra.org. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 8 - 22 Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Date: Saturday, March 8 - Sunday, March 9 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 148723-61 / $350

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014 Hey all you Six Flags, Great America fanatics! Sign up for this fun-filled trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park! You won’t want to miss this awesome opportunity to travel with your friends to one of the most loved theme parks in the world! We will keep ourselves busy morning, noon and night visiting Cedar Point and the surrounding area. Activities at Cedar Point include: cooling off at the waterpark, relaxing as we watch a live show, enjoying great food, and of course screaming at the top of our lungs on rides! Other activities that we may enjoy when we are not at Cedar Point may include visiting Goofy Golf Entertainment Center, Lagoon Deer Park, Sandusky Maritime Museum and Ghostly Manor Thrill Center. Departure from NSSRA on Friday, May 30 will be at approximately 8:00 am. Departure from Sandusky on Sunday, June 1 will be at approximately 10:00 am. For trip details, please contact Erin Bradley at (847) 509-9400 x6824 or ebradley@nssra.org. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Sandusky, OH Date: Friday, May 30 - Sunday, June 1 Min/Max: 6 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 144724-61 / $372

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 13, 2014 Start packing your bags because NSSRA is heading back to Camp Duncan for another year of fun! Camp Duncan is located in Ingleside near Fox Lake, IL on 278 acres of land and is situated on Fish Lake. It is a fully accredited site through the American Camping Association. Camp Duncan offers many activities including: boating, archery, hiking, team’s courses, and an indoor Olympic size swimming pool. The camp week will also include a field trip to Raymond’s Bowl and Entertainment Center. Fee includes transportation, meals, accommodations, and a wide variety of activities. For trip details, please contact Rachel Kuchta at (847) 509-9400 x6833 or rkuchta@nssra.org. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 8 - 22 Location: Ingleside, IL Date: Monday, August 11 Friday, August 15 Min/Max: 8 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 148725-61 / $890

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WISCONSIN DELLS GETAWAY

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014 NSSRA once again visits beautiful Camp Wigwam on Bear Lake in Waterford, Maine. This camp offers participants great opportunities for swimming, watersports, hiking and singing around the campfire. The camp is accredited by the American Camping Association. New participants must attend an NSSRA overnight outing prior to the registration deadline in order for our therapeutic recreation specialists to assess the individual’s readiness for this trip. Fee includes transportation, meals, accommodations, and a wide variety of activities. For trip details, please contact Mark Schultz at (847) 509-9400 x6827 or mschultz@nssra.org. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 16 and up Location: Waterford, ME Date: Saturday, August 23 Saturday, August 30 Min/Max: 6 / 30 Program Code/Fee: 140726-61 / $500 deposit (Approximate fee will be $1,700 $1,950)

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SCHOOL’S OUT GOAL: To gain new leisure skills and awareness of community recreation opportunities that enhance participant’s quality of life. March 24 - 28 Camp Kaboom 9:00 am - 3:15 pm 5 - 12 15 March 24 - 28 Camp Kaboom 9:15 am - 3:00 pm 13 - 21 15 March 31 - April 4 Camp Kaboom 9:00 am - 3:15 pm 5 - 12 15 March 31 - April 4 Camp Kaboom 9:15 am - 3:00 pm 13 - 21 15 YOUTH SPECIAL EVENTS GOAL: To gain new leisure skills and awareness of community recreation opportunities that enhance participant’s quality of life. March 29 Creative Kids 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 13 - 21 16 April 6 Kids’ Day Out 12:00 - 2:30 pm 7 - 12 16 April 6 Chicago Wolves Game 3:00 pm - End of game 13 - 21 16 May 4 Touch a Truck 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 7 - 12 17 May 9 Spring Formal 7:00 - 9:30 pm 16 and up 17 May 17 Out on the Town 5:30 - End of movie 13 - 21 17 May 31 A Day at the Zoo 10:30 am - 2:00 pm 7 - 12 18 June 6 Jump Zone 5:15 - 8:00 pm 7 - 12 18 June 7 Laser Tag and Lunch 12:00 - 3:15 pm 13 - 21 18 ADULT SPECIAL EVENTS GOAL: To gain new leisure skills and awareness of community recreation opportunities that enhance participant’s quality of life. March 29 Chicago Wolves Game 7:00 pm - End of game 21 and up 19 April 12 Cats 7:45 - 10:30 pm 21 and up 19 April 13 Reptile Fest 2:00 - 6:30 pm 21 and up 19 April 26 Ladies Night Out 6:00 - 9:00 pm 21 and up 20 April 26 Guys Night Out 6:30 - 9:00 pm 21 and up 20 May 9 Spring Formal 7:00 - 9:30 pm 16 and up 20 May 10 Dine Out 6:30 - 8:15 pm 21 and up 21 May 31 Deerfield Festival of Arts 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 21 and up 21 June 6 Dinner and a Movie 6:00 pm - End of movie 21 and up 21

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 25, 2014

Invitations will be mailed to you at a later date. Call the NSSRA office at (847) 509-9400 with questions.

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Registration Deadline: March 1 Looking for some excitement during your spring break? Camp Kaboom is the perfect mini-camp to fill the days while school is out. Participants will spend the day with their friends and engage in a variety of activities. Campers will enjoy sports, cooking, music, arts, crafts, and outdoor activities if the weather permits! Campers should bring a sack lunch daily. A detailed camp schedule including outings will be sent home prior to camp. PARENTS: Please be sure to register your child for the correct session based on your child’s school schedule! Please contact Katie Kotloski with questions at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or kkotloski@nssra.org. GOALS: To provide campers a well-rounded camp experience. Recreation activities will stress independence, motor development, and an overall sense of well-being. YOUTH GROUP: Age: 5 - 12 Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview Time: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm Min/Max: 8 / 15 (per session) Session I Date: Session II Date: Session I Program Code/Fee: Session II Program Code/Fee: Session I Transportation Code/Fee: Session II Transportation Code/Fee: TEEN GROUP: Age: Location: Time: Min/Max:

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SCHOOL’S OUT

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Session I Date: Monday - Friday, March 24 - 28 Session II Date: Monday - Friday, March 31 - April 4 Session I Program Code/Fee: 243502-01 / $439 Session II Program Code/Fee: 243502-02 / $439 Session I Transportation Code/Fee: 243502-51 / $46 Session II Transportation Code/Fee: 243502-52 / $46 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 8:00 am NSSRA 4:15 pm 8:30 am RCHP 3:45 pm

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Registration Deadline: Friday, March 7 Sponge, brush, smear and dabble some paint to express YOU at this special event! At Color Me Mine, you will choose a piece of pottery to paint just how you want. Afterwards we will enjoy lunch at the restaurant of our choice in The Glen and go on a spring scavenger hunt. Lunch and one piece of pottery are included. Pottery will be available for pick up at the NSSRA office after Wednesday, April 9. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 13 - 21 Location: Color Me Mine, Glenview Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Date: Saturday, March 29 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243700-61 / $63 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 9:30 am NSSRA 3:30 pm 10:00 am RCHP 3:00 pm 10:30 am WCRC 2:30 pm

KIDS’ DAY OUT

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 14 Today is your day so let’s have a blast! Rocky’s Fun House has the coolest glow-in-the-dark accessible mini golf course around. Play putt putt and see if you can get a hole in one. Move on to Animaland where you can stuff your own collectable animal and then check out the arcade. Admission and a pizza lunch are included. Please bring money if you would like to purchase additional tokens. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 7 - 12 Location: Family Fun Center, Waukegan Time: 12:00 – 2:30 pm Date: Sunday, April 6 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 242702-61 / $37 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 10:30 am NSSRA 4:00 pm 11:00 am WCRC 3:30 pm 11:30 am RCHP 3:00 pm

CHICAGO WOLVES GAME

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 7 GO WOLVES GO! Enjoy a day of hockey, friends and fun as we watch the Chicago Wolves play the Iowa Wild. Cheer on the team for a W-I-N! Don’t forget to wear something burgundy, yellow or black to show your support. Tickets, a hot dog dinner and drink at the stadium are included. Please bring additional money if you would like to purchase snacks or souvenirs. Please expect a phone call regarding drop off times as game length varies. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 13 - 21 Location: All State Arena, Rosemont Time: 3:00 pm - End of game Date: Sunday, April 6 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243702-61 / $52 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 12:30 pm NSSRA TBA 1:00 pm RCHP TBA 1:30 pm WCRC TBA

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Registration Deadline: Friday, April 11 Forget the toy trucks; you can get up close and look at the real thing here at this event! Climb aboard different super-sized vehicles in a safe, protected environment. Dance around to the music while you wait in line and go for a ride on the kiddie train. Afterwards, the group will head to Fuddruckers for a bite to eat before going home. Admission and lunch are included. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 7 - 12 Location: Fields Chrysler Jeep and Dodge, Northfield Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Date: Sunday, May 4 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 242704-61 / $32 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 9:40 am NSSRA 3:15 pm 10:10 am WCRC 2:45 pm 10:40 am RCHP 2:15 pm

OUT ON THE TOWN

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 25 There’s nothing better than grabbing dinner and heading to a movie with your friends! Head over to Johnny Rocket’s for a bite to eat before catching one of the new releases. Dinner and movie tickets are included. Please expect a phone call regarding drop off times as movie length varies. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 13 - 21 Location: Regal Cinemas, Skokie Time: 5:30 pm - End of movie Date: Saturday, May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243706-61 / $44 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 4:15 pm NSSRA TBA 4:45 pm RCHP TBA 5:15 pm WCRC TBA

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SPRING FORMAL

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 18 It’s that time of year for NSSRA’s Annual Spring Formal! Get dressed up for a night of fun with friends from other SRAs. Groove to the beat on the dance floor then recharge at the refreshment table before you rock out some more. Everyone will be talking about this fun event for weeks! Light refreshments are included. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 16 and up Location: Park Center, Glenview Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm Date: Friday, May 9 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 240705-61 / $50 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 5:45 pm NSSRA 10:20 pm 6:15 pm WCRC 10:00 pm 6:15 pm Moraine 10:00 pm

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Registration Deadline: Friday, May 16 Start your night having breakfast for dinner at IHOP before heading over to Jump Zone to burn off some energy. Play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables while you spend quality time with friends. Engage in physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping. Dinner and admission are included. Socks are required and a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian before attending. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 7 - 12 Location: Jump Zone, Niles Time: 5:15 - 8:00 pm Date: Friday, June 6 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 242708-61 / $44 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 4:00 pm NSSRA 9:00 pm 4:30 pm RCHP 8:40 pm 5:00 pm WCRC 8:20 pm

A DAY AT THE ZOO

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 9 Join NSSRA and all your friends as we travel to Lincoln Park Zoo for a day of animal adventures. Get nose to nose with nature and meet animals from around the world. Take a ride on the Endangered Species Carousel and check out the LPZoo Express Train before leaving to go home. Please bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration and money if you wish to purchase souvenirs. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 7 - 12 Location: Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago Time: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Date: Saturday, May 31 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 242707-61 / $21 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 8:30 am NSSRA 4:00 pm 9:00 am RCHP 3:30 pm 9:30 am WCRC 3:00 pm

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LASER TAG AND LUNCH

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 16 Chat about your strategy and pick out a cool laser tag name for yourself over lunch at Chili’s. Then, combine the classic games of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist. Get ready for two heart-pounding games filled with lots of laughter and healthy competition! Lunch and two games of laser tag are included. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 13 - 21 Location: Laser Quest, Arlington Heights Time: 12:00 - 3:15 pm Date: Saturday, June 7 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243703-61 / $52 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 10:30 am NSSRA 4:45 pm 11:00 am RCHP 4:15 pm 11:30 am WCRC 3:45 pm

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Registration Deadline: Friday, March 21 When is the last time you got up close and personal with Registration Deadline: Friday, February 28 an interesting species? Today, you will get to do just that! GO WOLVES GO! Enjoy a night of hockey, friends and fun as we watch the Wolves play the Lake Erie Monsters. See and touch hundreds of reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Learn about the reptiles that live Cheer on the team for a W-I-N! Don’t forget to wear in your backyard and how to care for various types. You something burgundy, yellow or black to show your won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event. Afterwards, support. Tickets, a hot dog dinner and drink at the stadium are included. Please bring additional money recap the afternoon and talk about your favorite species over dinner at Johnny Rockets. Admission and dinner if you would like to purchase snacks or souvenirs. are included. Please expect a phone call regarding drop off times Contact: Lindsay Thomas as game length varies. Age: 21 and up Contact: Lindsay Thomas Location: Chicago Herp Society Age: 21 and up Time: 2:00 - 6:30 pm Location: Allstate Arena, Rosemont Date: Sunday, April 13 Time: 7:00 - End of game Min/Max: 6 / 12 Date: Saturday, March 29 Program Code/Fee: 244711-61 / $51 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Pick Up Drop Off Program Code/Fee: 244709-61 / $52 12:00 pm NSSRA 7:45 pm Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 12:30 pm Moraine 7:15 pm Times/Locations: 4:15 pm NSSRA TBA 1:00 pm WCRC 6:45 pm 4:45 pm Moraine TBA 5:15 pm WCRC TBA

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REPTILE FEST

CHICAGO WOLVES GAME

CATS

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 14 CATS is one of the world’s best loved musicals ever made and it’s back at the Marriott Theatre for a limited time! This musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice.” See what cat they choose to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Register early so you don’t miss out on this outstanding performance. Tickets are included. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 21 and up Location: Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire Time: 7:45 - 10:30 pm Date: Saturday, April 12 Min/Max: 6 / 20 Program Code/Fee: 244710-61 / $58 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 6:15 pm NSSRA 11:40 pm 6:45 pm WCRC 11:20 pm 7:15 pm Moraine 11:00 pm

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LADIES NIGHT OUT

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 4 Tonight you can relax as you head out for a night with your favorite friends! Head over to The Glen to do some shopping, grab a bite to eat at Noodles and Company and decorate your own pottery piece. There’s nothing better than some fun, quality girl time. Dinner and pottery are included. Please bring additional spending money for shopping. Pottery pieces will be available for pick up at the NSSRA office after Monday, May 5. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 21 and up Location: Color Me Mine, Glenview Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm Date: Saturday, April 26 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 244712-61 / $61 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 4:30 pm NSSRA 10:00 pm 5:00 pm Moraine 9:40 pm 5:30 pm WCRC 9:20 pm

GUYS NIGHT OUT

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 4 Get together with your best guys for a night out on the town. Grab dinner at Steak and Shake, and then head over to the Skokie Sports Complex for some mini golf and batting cages. Sit back and relax, tonight is about you guys! Dinner and activities are included. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 21 and up Location: Skokie Sports Complex Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm Date: Saturday, April 26 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 244713-61 / $42 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 5:00 pm NSSRA 10:00 pm 5:30 pm Moraine 9:40 pm 6:00 pm WCRC 9:20 pm

SPRING FORMAL

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 18 It’s that time of year for NSSRA’s Annual Spring Formal! Get dressed up for a night of fun with friends from other SRAs. Groove to the beat on the dance floor then recharge at the refreshment table before you rock out some more. Everyone will be talking about this fun event for weeks! Light refreshments are included. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 16 and up Location: Park Center, Glenview Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm Date: Friday, May 9 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 240705-61 / $50 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 5:45 pm NSSRA 10:20 pm 6:15 pm WCRC 10:00 pm 6:15 pm Moraine 10:00 pm

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DEERFIELD FESTIVAL OF ARTS

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 16 There’s nothing better than dinner and a movie on the weekend with your friends. Grab dinner at The Cubby Bear North before heading to the theater to watch a new release. Dinner and movie tickets are included. Please bring extra money if you wish to purchase snacks at the theater. Please expect a phone call regarding drop off times as movie length has yet to be determined. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 21 and up Location: Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 21 Time: 6:00 pm - End of movie Date: Friday, June 6 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 244716-61 / $60 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 4:30 pm NSSRA TBA 5:00 pm WCRC TBA 5:30 pm Moraine TBA

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Registration Deadline: Friday, April 18 Catch up with friends while sharing stories over a delicious dinner at Ruby Tuesday! Enjoy a break from your busy schedule and have fun dining out with friends. Check out the all-you-can-eat salad bar or choose something off the menu. There is something for everyone! Dinner and dessert are included. An allergy sensitive menu is available. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 21 and up Location: Ruby Tuesday, Skokie Time: 6:30 - 8:15 pm Date: Saturday, May 10 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 244714-61 / $65 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 5:15 pm NSSRA 9:10 pm 5:45 pm Moraine 8:50 pm 6:15 pm WCRC 8:30 pm

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YOU ARE INVITED TO NSSRA’S

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 9 Come support the Deerfield community at their annual Festival of Fine Arts. Shop around at various vendors and check out their jewelry and artwork. Take a break for lunch at Trax Tavern and Grill before browsing around some more. Lunch is included. Please bring money if you wish to purchase any festival items. Contact: Lindsay Thomas Age: 21 and up Location: Downtown Deerfield Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Date: Saturday, May 31 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 244715-61 / $44 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 9:40 am NSSRA 3:20 pm 10:10 am WCRC 2:50 pm 10:40 am Moraine 2:20 pm

Spring Formal Friday, May 9, 2014 Park Center Lakeview Room 2400 Chestnut, Glenview

7:00 - 9:30 pm Ages 16 and up

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2014 register.nssra.org

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AT A GLANCE

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DAY PROGRAM TIME AGES PAGE Monday Sports of All Sorts 3:45 - 5:00 pm K - Junior High Students 23 Monday Teen Scene 3:45 - 5:30 pm High School & 23 Transition Students Monday Gator Golf 5:30 - 7:00 pm 8 and up 24 Monday Gator Tennis 6:00 - 7:00 pm 8 and up 24 Monday Gator Bocce 6:15 - 7:15 pm 16 and up 24 Tuesday Explore the Arts 3:45 - 5:00 pm K - Junior High Students 25 Tuesday Dance.Sing.Learn. 3:45 - 5:00 pm Junior High - 25 Transition Students Tuesday Private Piano Lessons 4:30 - 7:30 pm 7 - 22 25 Tuesday Buddy Soccer 5:15 - 6:15 pm 7 - 15 26 Tuesday Gator Softball 6:15 - 7:45 pm 16 and up 26 Wednesday Crocodiles 3:45 - 5:45 pm 3 - 12 27 Wednesday Clubhouse Kids 3:45 - 5:00 pm K - Junior High Students 27 Wednesday Adapted Boccia 3:45 - 5:15 pm 8 and up 27 Wednesday Alleycats 3:45 - 5:00 pm Junior High - 28 Transition Students Wednesday Yoga 4:30 - 5:15 pm 7 - 12 28 Wednesday Adapted Yoga 5:30 - 6:15 pm 7 - 15 28 Wednesday NSSRA Gym Night 6:00 - 8:00 pm 16 and up 29 Thursday Aqua Fun 3:45 - 5:00 pm High School & 29 Transition Student Thursday Youth Horseback Riding 4:00 - 5:15 pm 3 - 15 29 Thursday Adapted Gym Night 5:00 - 6:00 pm 8 and up 30 Thursday Horseback Riding 5:30 - 6:45 pm 16 and up 30 Thursday Zumba 6:00 - 7:00 pm 16 and up 30 Friday Little Squirts 4:00 - 5:45 pm Early Childhood - 31 Junior High Students Friday Adapted Swim 4:00 - 5:30 pm 13 and up 31 Friday Friday Night Rookies 7:00 - 9:00 pm 13 - 14 31 Friday Friday Night Social 1 7:00 - 9:00 pm 15 - 16 32 Friday Friday Night Social 2 7:00 - 9:00 pm 17 - 18 32 Saturday Gator Bowling 9:30 - 11:30 am 8 and up 33 Saturday Playground Pals* 9:30 - 10:15 am 3 - 7 33 Saturday Imagination Station* 10:15 - 11:00 am 3 - 7 33 Saturday Sports Skills* 9:00 - 10:00 am 8 - 13 34 Saturday Fun Club* 10:00 - 10:45 am 8 - 13 34 Saturday Lunch Box Club* 10:45 - 11:30 am 8 - 13 34 Saturday Strikers* 12:00 - 1:00 pm 8 - 13 34 Saturday Saturday Teen Club* 11:15 am - 1:45 pm 13 - 21 35 Saturday Spare Me* 2:15 - 3:30 pm 13 - 21 35 Saturday Saturday Socializers 12:00 - 3:00 pm 18 and up 35

*These programs are part of a back-to-back program line-up. Sign up for just one or more than one to extend your day.

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Get ready to experience a season of all sports! Each week will focus on a different sport. We will play a variety of games focused on different basic sports skills. We will also work on healthy eating habits by identifying healthy snack choices. A healthy snack will be provided. GOALS: Improve basic sports skills. Promote social interaction, teamwork, and physical activity. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: K - Junior High Students Location: Takiff Center, Glencoe Time: 3:45 – 5:00 pm Date: Mondays, April 7 - May 12 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 246600-01 / $70 Transportation Code/Fee: 246600-51 / $74 *After school transportation provided. Drop Off Times/Locations: WCRC 5:30 pm RCHP 6:00 pm

TEEN SCENE

Teen Scene is all about experiencing new games and activities, getting out into the community and making new friends. Each week, teens will have the opportunity to be active after school. The group will play sports, engage in cooperative games, create crafts and socialize with their peers. On three of the program dates, the group will travel to local community attractions (a more comprehensive schedule will be sent with program confirmations). Don’t miss the fun! An after school snack will be provided. GOALS: Develop social skills to participate confidently and appropriately with peers. Increase awareness of leisure opportunities available in the community. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: High School & Transition Students Location: Takiff Center, Glencoe Time: 3:45 – 5:30 pm Date: Mondays, April 7 - May 12 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243200-01 / $97 Transportation Code/Fee: 243200-51 / $74 *After school transportation provided. Drop Off Times/Locations: WCRC 6:00 pm RCHP 6:30 pm

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GATOR GOLF

Gator Golf is designed for more advanced golfers who can complete a nine-hole round of golf. The first few weeks of the program will be practices and conditioning followed by preparation for a Special Olympics competition in August. All athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file. No program August 4. GOALS: Develop golf skills through practice and competitions, enhance knowledge of golf rules, techniques and etiquette. Increase range of motion. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 8 and up Location: Winnetka Golf Course Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm Date: Mondays, June 2 - August 11 Min/Max: 4 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 249601-01 / $108

GATOR TENNIS

Gator Tennis allows both competitive play and individual skills development. All ability levels are welcome. Athletes will prepare for Special Olympics competition. Be sure to attend these practices so that coaches can assess athletic skills for Special Olympics competitions. All athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file. GOALS: Develop hand-eye coordination. Improve serving, volleying, and competitive play techniques. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 8 and up Location: AC Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Date: Mondays, June 2 - July 21 Min/Max: 4 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 249602-01 / $69

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Come try your hand at bocce! This season of Gator Bocce is for athletes of all skill and experience levels. Gator athletes will learn the rules of bocce as well as different strategies that can be applied during competition. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in the Special Olympics district competition in April as well as an indoor competition in May. All Gator athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file to compete in Bocce. No program April 14. GOALS: Enhance upper extremity gross motor skills through throwing a ball. Enhance attention and concentration by targeting a point. Learn bocce rules and skills, and improve problem solving and decision making skills through competitions. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 16 and up Location: Community Playfield, Wilmette Time: 6:15 - 7:15 pm Date: Mondays, March 17 - May 12 Min/Max: 4 / 20 Program Code/Fee: 240603-01 / $54 Transportation Code/Fee: 240603-51 / $65 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 4:45 pm NSSRA 8:45 pm 5:15 pm LFRC 8:15 pm 5:45 pm Moraine 7:45 pm

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Discover the power of rhythm, beat and melody as we take a look into the world of music. The group will be involved in dancing, singing and a variety of musical games. Each week, there will be hands-on opportunities to play different musical instruments. This is a great way for participants to use creativity and express themselves through music. An after school snack will be provided. No program April 15. GOALS: Improve sensory functioning through the use of different musical instruments. Increase overall attention span. Develop the ability to express emotions and elevate mood through movement and music. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: Junior High - Transition Students Location: Park Center, Glenview Time: 3:45 – 5:00 pm Date: Tuesdays, April 8 - May 13 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243202-01 / $49 Transportation Code/Fee: 243202-51 / $63 *After school transportation provided. Drop Off Times/Locations: WCRC 5:30 pm RCHP 6:00 pm LFRC 6:30 pm

EXPLORE THE ARTS

From the art of cooking and crafts to dance and music, this program has it all to keep you busy in a creative way. Each week, a new theme will be introduced to the group that will be incorporated into all of the activities of the day. All activities will be adapted based on the registered participants. Don’t miss out on the fun! An after school snack will be provided. No program April 15. GOALS: Encourage creativity and expression of self through integrated creative art activities. Promote positive interactions between peers. Expose participants to a variety of creative arts through developmentally appropriate thematic activities. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: K - Junior High Students Location: Park Center, Glenview Time: 3:45 – 5:00 pm Date: Tuesdays, April 8 - May 27 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 246201-01 / $84 Transportation Code/Fee: 246201-51 / $84 *After school transportation provided. Drop Off Times/Locations: WCRC 5:30 pm RCHP 6:00 pm

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PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS

Do you want to learn how to play the piano? This program offers thirty minutes of individual lessons developed by a certified music therapist on the piano (piano will be on site). No skills are necessary to sign up for this program; the instruction will be developed based on needs and skill level. Everyone is welcome! Returning participants have priority registration through 5:00 pm on February 7 for their same time slot from the winter season. All other registrations will be accepted and reviewed after February 7. You are welcome to state a time preference, however, no slots are guaranteed. You will be notified of your assigned half-hour time slot prior to the start of program. No program April 15. GOALS: Develop an understanding and appreciation of music. Increase ability to follow instruction. Promote development of fine motor skills required to play an instrument. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 7 – 22 Location: Sachs Recreation Center, Deerfield Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm Date: Tuesdays, April 8 - May 27 Min/Max: 3/6 Program Code/Fee: 248203-01 / $252

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BUDDIES!

BUDDY SOCCER

Get ready to join the team as we take the field for a friendly game of soccer! We will pair up with our buddy as we challenge our friends to an exciting game. Each week, we will warm up with our team, practice, learn new skills or play a game. Note: Buddy Soccer is not a competitive program. Come dressed in athletic clothing and gym shoes. No program April 15. GOALS: Develop introductory soccer skills including dribbling, passing, and scoring, as well as an understanding of the game. Improve social interaction and teamwork. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 7 - 15 Location: Community Playfield, Wilmette Time: 5:15 - 6:15 pm Date: Tuesdays, April 8 - May 13 Min/Max: 10 / 20 Program Code/Fee: 248604-01 / $33

NSSRA Volunteers: WE NEED YOU as buddies for our Buddy Soccer program!

We are looking for volunteers age 7 – 15 ready to share in the fun and excitement that is Buddy Soccer. As a buddy, you will be paired with an athlete with special needs as he or she learns to play soccer! Help us create a program where everyone can have fun, and experience soccer in an exciting and successful atmosphere. While there is no fee for buddies, you must register to be a buddy. No program April 15. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 7 - 15 Location: Community Playfield, Wilmette Time: 5:15 – 6:15 pm Date: Tuesdays, April 8 - May 13 Min/Max: 8 / 20 Program Code/Fee: 248604-02 / FREE

GATOR SOFTBALL

Take me out to the ball game! Join NSSRA this spring in competitive softball. Athletes will spend the first part of the season completing skill assessments and practice followed by weekly games that are hosted both at home and away. In addition, athletes will have the opportunity to compete in both Special Olympics and ITRS tournaments during the summer. Tournament and weekly competition schedules will be distributed at the beginning of the season. Please note: Practices and games take place outdoors and are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Game locations and transportation times will vary. Athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file to compete. Athletes must bring their own mitt to every practice and game. No program April 15. GOALS: Enhance hand-eye coordination and upper extremity gross motor skills through batting, catching and throwing, improve self-esteem, and foster social interaction with teammates through practices and games. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 16 and up Location: Waveland Park, Lake Forest Time: 6:15 - 7:45 pm Date: Tuesdays, April 8 - July 22 Min/Max: 10 / 26 Program Code/Fee: 240605-61 / $134 Pick Up Times/Locations: 5:15 pm NSSRA 5:45 pm Moraine

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During this swim program, we will introduce basic swim techniques including stroke development, kicking, and water safety. This program is intended for children who are still being oriented to the water and swimming techniques. Participants must NOT be able to swim one lap of the pool. Participants may register for only one of the three groups listed below. Please bring a labeled swimsuit and towel. GOALS: Feel comfortable in the water. Develop a basic understanding of swimming techniques. Increase ability to follow demonstrated one and two step directions. Increase water safety awareness. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 3 – 12 Location: Park Center, Glenview Group I Time: 3:45 – 4:15 pm Group II Time: 4:30 – 5:00 pm Group III Time: 5:15 – 5:45 pm Date: Wednesdays, April 9 - May 14 Min/Max: 4/6 Group I Code/Fee: 245606-01 / $73 Group II Code/Fee: 245606-02 / $73 Group III Code/Fee: 245606-03 / $73

CLUBHOUSE KIDS

Get ready for an afternoon of fun. After school, we will make a healthy snack and engage in exciting activities to keep you busy. From arts and crafts to sports and group games, this program has it all. Please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activities. An after school snack will be provided. GOALS: Promote socialization between peers during a variety of recreational activities. Increase involvement in a group setting. Promote willingness to share and take turns. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: K – Junior High Students Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview Time: 3:45 – 5:00 pm Date: Wednesdays, April 9 - May 14 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 246205-01 / $78 Transportation Code/Fee: 246205-51 / $74 *After school transportation provided. Drop Off Times/Locations: WCRC 5:30 pm RCHP 6:00 pm LFRC 6:30 pm

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ADAPTED BOCCIA

Adapted Boccia is a game of strategy, focus and control. On Wednesdays, we will learn the basic rules in a relaxed, non-competitive and social environment. Increase your confidence and feel the pride of becoming a part of a growing adapted sports program and team. The fun never ends at Adapted Boccia! Note: Adapted equipment will be provided to make everyone’s experience successful. This program is designed specifically for athletes with physical impairments who use wheelchairs or are ambulatory. This program is a cooperative with Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR). Please contact Recreation Specialist Malory Smysor to find out how to register for this program through M-NASR. GOALS: Increase physical endurance. Improve individual boccia skills. Develop strategic skills to use in competition. Contact: Malory Smysor Age: 8 and up Location: Weber Center, Skokie Time: 3:45 - 5:15 pm Date: Wednesdays, March 26 - May 14 Min/Max: 4/8 Transportation Code/Fee: 249300-51 / $99 Door-to-door transportation information will be mailed to you. register.nssra.org

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ALLEYCATS

If you like to bowl, this program is right up your alley! You will learn basic bowling techniques, rules and sportsmanship. Fee includes two games of bowling and shoe rental. An after school snack will be provided. GOALS: Increase gross motor coordination. Demonstrate proper grip, approach and follow through. Improve ability to stay on task. Develop an understanding of bowling techniques. Promote willingness to share and take turns. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: Junior High - Transition Students Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield Time: 3:45 – 5:00 pm Date: Wednesdays, April 9 - May 28 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243204-01 / $129 Transportation Code/Fee: 243204-51 / $99 *After school transportation provided. Drop Off Times/Locations: WCRC 5:30 pm RCHP 6:00 pm

YOGA

Come join us for yoga. This program focuses on the fundamentals of yoga, while promoting relaxation, posture, and concentration. Participants will follow a visual schedule and routine each week, and learn a variety of yoga poses and combinations. GOALS: Increase social engagement and eye contact. Enhance posture and muscle tone. Improve motor planning skills. Promote relaxation and speech. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 7 – 12 Location: Winnetka Park District Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm Date: Wednesdays, April 9 - May 14 Min/Max: 4/8 Program Code/Fee: 243607-01 / $39

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ADAPTED YOGA

Stretch, take a deep breath and relax. Adapted Yoga allows people of different abilities to learn the fundamentals of yoga. The benefits of yoga include improvement of core muscles, breathing, and flexibility. Our trained instructor will assist participants and adapt poses to ensure success in the program. This program is designed specifically for youth with physical or visual impairments. GOALS: To improve core muscles strength and teach proper breathing techniques. Improve motor skills and promote relaxation. Contact: Malory Smysor Age: 7 – 15 Location: Winnetka Park District Time: 5:30 – 6:15 pm Date: Wednesdays, April 9 - May 14 Min/Max: 4/8 Program Code/Fee: 243301-01 / $39

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Are you looking for a night out with your friends? Come check out Gym Night! Every week, we will head out to grab a bite to eat. When we are done we will head to the gym where we will enjoy a pick-up game of the group’s choice. All sports played will be team sports and will be decided by the group the week before. Everyone should wear athletic clothes and shoes. Athletes should bring $10 for dinner. GOALS: Improve social interaction and teamwork skills. Learn new leisure skills. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 16 and up Location: Sachs Recreation Center, Deerfield Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Date: Wednesdays, March 26 - May 14 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 240608-01 / $62 Transportation Code/Fee: 240608-51 / $74 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 4:00 pm NSSRA 9:20 pm 4:30 pm WCRC 9:00 pm 5:00 pm LFRC 8:40 pm 5:30 pm Moraine 8:20 pm

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Spring Formal Friday, May 9, 2014 Park Center Lakeview Room 2400 Chestnut, Glenview

7:00 - 9:30 pm Ages 16 and up

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2014

AQUA FUN

During this time, you will enjoy having fun in the pool with your peers! We will play a variety of water games each week that incorporate physical activity, social games and free swim in the water. Please bring a labeled swimsuit and towel. An after school snack will be provided. GOALS: Enhance confidence in the water. Improve gross motor skills and physical fitness through water play. Increase socialization in a new environment. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: High School & Transition Students Location: Park Center, Glenview Time: 3:45 – 5:00 pm Date: Thursdays, April 10 - May 29 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243206-01 / $93 Transportation Code/Fee: 243206-51 / $99 *After school transportation provided. Drop Off Times/Locations WCRC 5:30 pm RCHP 6:00 pm

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NSSRA GYM NIGHT

YOUTH HORSEBACK RIDING

Giddy Up! Equestrian Connection is a one-of-a-kind stable that provides therapeutic horseback riding opportunities specifically designed for individuals with special needs. Participants learn and practice grooming techniques, ride, have a snack and engage in a horserelated activity each week. A waiver will be mailed prior to program; the waiver must be returned to the NSSRA office before participation in this program is approved. GOALS: Increase flexibility and range of motion while on the horse. Gain self-confidence and a sense of control through stable skills. Develop companionship with the horse and a sense of responsibility. Contact: Katie Kotloski Age: 3 - 15 Location: Equestrian Connection, Lake Forest Time: 4:00 – 5:15 pm Date: Thursdays, April 10 - May 15 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 246800-01 / $211 Transportation Code/Fee: 246800-51 / $74 *After school transportation provided. Drop Off Times/Locations RCHP 5:45 pm WCRC 6:15 pm

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ADAPTED GYM NIGHT

Calling all athletes with physical and visual impairments! If you are looking for a way to get together with your peers, try out some new sports and develop old skills, then this is the program for you! Whether you are a competitive athlete or just starting out, this program is a great opportunity to try out new sports and see what’s for you. Adapted Gym Night is an athletic program that allows participants to engage in a new adapted sport each week. From wheelchair basketball, goal ball to adapted boccia, you are guaranteed to have fun! GOALS: Increase physical endurance. Improve individual skills. Develop strategic skills to use in competition. Contact: Malory Smysor Age: 8 and up Location: West Ridge Center, Highland Park Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm Date: Thursdays, March 27 - May 15 Min/Max: 3 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 249302-01 / $62

HORSEBACK RIDING

Saddle up! Equestrian Connection is a one-of-a-kind stable that provides therapeutic horseback riding opportunities specifically designed for individuals with special needs. Each participant will learn how to ride, groom, saddle and tack a horse. During the program, the group will also be engaged in other horse-related activities and a snack will be provided each week. A waiver will be mailed prior to program; the waiver must be returned to the NSSRA office before participation in this program is approved. GOALS: Increase flexibility and range of motion while on the horse. Gain self confidence and a sense of control through stable skills. Develop companionship with the horse and a sense of responsibility. Contact: Katie Kotloski Age: 16 and up Location: Equestrian Connection, Lake Forest Time: 5:30 - 6:45 pm Date: Thursdays, March 27 - May 15 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 240803-01 / $281 Transportation Code/Fee: 240803-51 / $74 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 4:00 pm NSSRA 8:15 pm 4:30 pm WCRC 7:45 pm 5:00 pm Moraine 7:15 pm

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ZUMBA

Ditch the workout, join the party! Enjoy an evening of exercise and dance fitness with your friends. Zumba blends upbeat music with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total body workout that feels like a party! Participants will learn a variety of dance-based fitness combinations that will help improve strength and endurance, while increasing memory and sequencing. All abilities are welcome! GOALS: Increase endurance and strength through dance-based exercise. Improve memory, coordination and sequencing. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 16 and up Location: West Ridge Center, Highland Park Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Date: Thursdays, March 27 - May 15 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 240609-01 / $77 Transportation Code/Fee: 240609-51 / $74 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 4:40 pm NSSRA 8:20 pm 5:10 pm WCRC 7:50 pm 5:40 pm Moraine 7:20 pm

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Jump in and make a splash with Little Squirts. This program offers a variety of water games as an opportunity for water exploration and interaction with peers. Parents are asked to change their child before and after the program; staff will be assigned to work with participants in the swimming pool area. Please limit your registration to one session. No program April 18 and April 25. GOALS: Enhance swimming proficiency and confidence in the water. Increase body awareness through the use of interactive water play. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: Early Childhood - Junior High Students Location: Park Center, Glenview Session I Time: 4:00 – 4:45 pm Session II Time: 5:00 - 5:45 pm Date: Fridays, April 11 - May 30 Min/Max: 4/6 Session I Code/Fee: 246207-01 / $69 Session II Code/Fee: 246207-02 / $69

ADAPTED SWIM

Join us while we work to improve mobility and strength in this fun swim program! Whether you want to learn how to swim or just improve the skills you already have, Adapted Swim is for you. This program offers forty five minutes of individual swim instruction to work on the participant’s goals in a one-on-one aquatic environment. This program is designed specifically for individuals with physical impairments who use wheelchairs or are ambulatory. No program April 18 and April 25. GOALS: Increase physical endurance and improve strength, mobility and flexibility. Improve individual swimming skills. Increase water safety awareness. Contact: Malory Smysor Age: 13 and up Location: Park Center, Glenview Session I Time: 4:00 – 4:45 pm Session II Time: 4:45 – 5:30 pm Date: Fridays, March 28 - May 16 Min/Max: 2 / 3 (per session) Session I Code/Fee: 240303-01 / $97 Session II Code/Fee: 240303-02 / $97

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LITTLE SQUIRTS

FRIDAY NIGHT ROOKIES Get together with your friends for fun Friday night activities! Each week the group will have an in-house activity or go on an outing into the community. Fees include transportation from the designated pick up points, meals at restaurants and admissions during community outings. Transportation information and other pertinent program information will be mailed prior to the start of the program. Please eat dinner before program unless it is noted that dinner is provided. No program April 18 and April 25. GOALS: Increase ability to initiate interactions with others and foster socialization. Promote independence in the community. Increase awareness of positive leisure activities. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 13 - 14 Location: Varies Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Date: Fridays, March 28 - May 16 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243208-61 / $128

HAWAIIAN LUAU: March 28 Location:

Blair Park Recreation Center, Lake Bluff

DINNER AND GLOW GOLF: April 4

Location: Noodles & Company and Putting Edge, Norridge

GAME NIGHT w/FNS1: April 11 Location:

Takiff Center, Glencoe

NO PROGRAM: April 18 NO PROGRAM: April 25 GLENBROOK MUSICAL: May 2

Location: Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook

SILLY CIRCUS CELEBRATION: May 9 Location:

Blair Park Recreation Center, Lake Bluff

MUSIC MANIA: May 16 Location:

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL 1 Get together with your friends for fun Friday night activities! Each week, the groups will either have an in-house activity or go on an outing into the community. Fees include transportation from the designated pick up points, meals at restaurants and admissions during community outings. Transportation information and other pertinent program information will be mailed prior to the start of the program. Please eat dinner before program unless it is noted that dinner is provided. No program April 18 and April 25. GOALS: Increase ability to initiate interactions with others and foster socialization. Promote independence in the community. Increase awareness of positive leisure activities. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 15 - 16 Location: Varies Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Date: Fridays, March 28 - May 16 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243209-61 / $149

Get together with your friends for fun Friday night activities! Each week, the groups will either have an in-house activity or go on an outing into the community. Fees include transportation from the designated pick up points, meals at restaurants and admissions during community outings. Transportation information and other pertinent program information will be mailed prior to the start of the program. Please eat dinner before program unless it is noted that dinner is provided. No program April 18 and April 25. GOALS: Increase ability to initiate interactions with others and foster socialization. Promote independence in the community. Increase awareness of positive leisure activities. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 17 - 18 Location: Varies Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Date: Fridays, March 28 - May 16 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 243210-61 / $170

AROUND THE WORLD: March 28 Location: Takiff Center, Glencoe

DEEP DISH DINING: March 28 Location: Giordano’s, Morton Grove

SRACLC GROOVEFEST: April 4 Location: Sullivan Center, Vernon Hills

SRACLC GROOVEFEST: April 4 Location: Sullivan Center, Vernon Hills

GAME NIGHT w/FRIDAY NIGHT ROOKIES: April 11 Location: Takiff Center, Glencoe

BOCCE & BISTRO: April 11 Location: Pinstripes, Northbrook

NO PROGRAM: April 18

NO PROGRAM: April 18

NO PROGRAM: April 25

NO PROGRAM: April 25

GLENBROOK MUSICAL: May 2 Location: Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA: May 2 Location: Takiff Center, Glencoe

MUSIC MANIA: May 9 Location: Takiff Center, Glencoe BOCCE & BISTRO: May 16 Location: Pinstripes, Northbrook

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL 2

NSSRA SPRING FORMAL: May 9 Location: Park Center, Glenview HAWAIIAN LUAU: May 16 Location: Takiff Center, Glencoe

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This program is designed for competitive bowlers. Athletes will focus on techniques to improve their bowling skills. All athletes will be eligible to compete in Special Recreation Association (SRA) events. Bowlers who wish to participate in competitions must register for Gator Bowling to be eligible. Fees include bowling and shoe rental. All athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file. No program April 19. GOALS: Increase bowling average. Learn competitive skills such as aiming, stance and approach. Improve balance. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 8 and up Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 30 Program Code/Fee: 249610-01 / $107

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GATOR BOWLING

SATURDAY JUNIOR LINE-UP PLAYGROUND PALS

Get ready for a fun Saturday morning with your friends! Circle time, parachute games and Duck Duck Goose are only a few of the exciting activities that you may find in this program. We will introduce many childhood favorites to keep kids busy and active. No program April 19. GOALS: Promote development of gross and fine motor skills. Improve social-emotional development and communication. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 3-7 Location: Glen Grove School, Glenview Time: 9:30 – 10:15 am Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6/8 Program Code/Fee: 241211-01 / $44

IMAGINATION STATION

Books, songs, crafts and music are a few creative outlets that will be introduced at Imagination Station. Participants will be encouraged to use creativity and interact with peers while participating in these various activities. No program April 19. GOALS: Enhance communication skills. Improve ability to share and take turns. Promote appropriate play and socialization among peers. Improve ability to stay on task and follow step-by-step directions. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 3-7 Location: Glen Grove School, Glenview Time: 10:15 - 11:00 am Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6/8 Program Code/Fee: 241212-01 / $40

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SATURDAY YOUTH LINE-UP SPORTS SKILLS

Get ready to move during this exciting program filled with active sports and games. Activities are planned to engage participants in physical activity and utilize their energy in a productive way. Activities will also encourage development of basic motor skills for sport activities. No program April 19. GOALS: Promote physical activity and fitness. Develop increased attention to activity and ability to follow directions. Promote team building and sportsmanship with peers. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 8 - 13 Location: Everett School, Lake Forest Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 242213-01 / $90 Transportation Code/Fee: 242213-51 / $33 Pick Up Times/Location: 8:00 am NSSRA 8:20 am WCRC 8:40 am RCHP

FUN CLUB

Each week will bring something new! During this program, we will have time to interact with our peers while winding down from our physical activity. We will be exploring various activities including arts and crafts that revolve around a set theme. Please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activities. No program April 19. GOALS: Promote ability to follow directions, express and regulate emotions, and socialize with peers. Increase self confidence and ability to express creativity through projects. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 8 - 13 Location: Everett School, Lake Forest Time: 10:00 – 10:45 am Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 242214-01 / $108

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LUNCH BOX CLUB

Participants must be registered for Fun Club and Strikers. Enjoy eating lunch with your friends during this time. The program offers a supervised lunch and social time for transition between programs. Participants must bring a labeled lunch and a drink. Please be aware that there is not a refrigerator or microwave available at the facility. This program includes transportation to Strikers. No program April 19. GOALS: Improve social etiquette. Improve communication and social-language skills. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 8 - 13 Location: Everett School, Lake Forest Time: 10:45 - 11:30 am Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 242215-01 / $44

STRIKERS

Join your friends and enjoy up to two games of bowling. We will have fun socializing with our friends in a new environment. Adapted bowling equipment is available. Note: This program is offered during Brunswick Zone’s cosmic bowling times when flashing lights and loud music may be involved. No program April 19. GOALS: Increase gross motor coordination. Develop an understanding of bowling techniques including proper grip, approach and follow through. Improve ability to stay on task and take turns. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 8 - 13 Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 242216-01 / $83

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Saturday’s here and it’s time to join your friends for some weekend fun! Each week, the group will enjoy playing games, sports and cooperative activities and crafts. Enrolled participants will be placed into two separate groups based on registration numbers. Note: Both groups will eat lunch together between 12:15 – 12:45 pm. Please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activities. Don’t forget to sign-up for Spare Me to extend your Saturday! If you are enrolled for both Teen Club and Spare Me, transportation will be provided. No program April 19. GOALS: Increase independence and self confidence through socialization with peers and staff. Develop increased attention to activities and ability to follow directions. Promote physical activity and knowledge of different leisure activities. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 13 - 21 Location: Glen Grove School, Glenview Time: 11:15 am – 1:45 pm Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 20 Program Code/Fee: 243217-01 / $198 Transportation Code/Fee: 243217-51 / $33 Pick Up Times/Location: 10:15 am NSSRA 10:35 am RCHP 10:55 am WCRC

SPARE ME

Let’s go bowling! Come with us to be with friends and have the opportunity to bowl up to two games. Adapted bowling equipment is available. Note: This program is offered during Brunswick Zone’s cosmic bowling times when flashing lights and loud music may be involved. Fee includes bowling and shoe rental. No program April 19. GOALS: Increase gross motor coordination. Develop an understanding of bowling techniques including proper grip, approach and follow through. Improve ability to stay on task and take turns. Contact: Rachel Kuchta Age: 13 - 21 Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield Time: 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 20 Program Code/Fee: 243218-01 / $117

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SATURDAY TEEN CLUB

SATURDAY SOCIALIZERS

Let’s start the afternoon off right! We will have lunch with our friends, discuss current events, and listen to some great music. Each week, we will find a new dessert, appetizer, or bread to make. At the end of the season, we will compile a recipe book of all the different foods we made throughout the season. The last part of our afternoon together will be spent hanging out and engaging in different leisure activities. Activities may include sports, playing board games, or making a craft. If the weather is appropriate, we may go outside so please dress according to the weather! Participants will also decide on various community outings that the group will attend throughout the season. Transportation will be provided from NSSRA or Gator Bowling to Saturday Socializers. Participants must bring their own lunch to this program. No program April 19. GOALS: Explore different avenues of recreation interest. Create social networking opportunities among peers. Increase safety while working in a kitchen setting. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 18 and up Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 244400-01 / $198

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AT A GLANCE ADULT

DAY PROGRAM TIME AGES PAGE Monday Time to Spare* 10:30 - 11:30 am 21 and up 37 Monday Lunch Time* 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 21 and up 37 Monday Gator Golf 5:30 - 7:00 pm 8 and up 38 Monday Gator Tennis 6:00 - 7:00 pm 8 and up 38 Monday Gator Bocce 6:15 - 7:15 pm 16 and up 38 Monday Crafty Corner 6:30 - 8:00 pm 21 and up 39 Monday Strength & Conditioning 6:30 - 8:00 pm 21 and up 39 Monday Gator Powerlifting 6:30 - 8:00 pm 21 and up 39 Tuesday Local Yokels 12:45 - 2:30 pm 21 and up 40 Tuesday Gator Softball 6:15 - 7:45 pm 16 and up 40 Wednesday Traveling Tourists 11:00 am - 2:30 pm 21 and up 41 Wednesday Adapted Boccia 3:45 - 5:15 pm 8 and up 42 Wednesday NSSRA Gym Night 6:00 - 8:00 pm 16 and up 42 Wednesday Aquacise 6:15 - 7:15 pm 21 and up 42 Wednesday Bowling Mania 6:30 - 8:30 pm 21 and up 42 Thursday Adapted Gym Night 5:00 - 6:00 pm 8 and up 43 Thursday Horseback Riding 5:30 - 6:45 pm 16 and up 43 Thursday Zumba 6:00 - 7:00 pm 16 and up 43 Thursday NSSRA Show Choir 6:00 - 7:30 pm 21 and up 44 Friday Adapted Swim 4:00 - 5:30 pm 13 and up 44 Friday TGIF 7:00 - 9:30 pm 19 - 24 45 Friday Roundabout 1 7:00 - 10:00 pm 22 - 36 46 Friday Roundabout 2 7:00 - 10:00 pm 34 and up 47 Saturday Gator Bowling 9:30 - 11:30 am 8 and up 48 Saturday NSSRA Bowling* 9:30 - 11:30 am 21 and up 48 Saturday Lunch Club* 12:00 - 12:30 pm 21 and up 49 Saturday NSSRA Drama Co.* 12:30 - 2:00 pm 21 and up 49 Saturday Cardio Funk Aerobics* 2:00 - 3:00 pm 21 and up 49 Saturday Relaxation & Movement* 3:00 - 3:30 pm 21 and up 49 Saturday Saturday Socializers 12:00 - 3:00 pm 18 and up 50 Saturday Saturday Night Hot Spots 7:00 - 10:00 pm 21 and up 51

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TIME TO SPARE

Improve your bowling skills and learn proper bowling etiquette. Adaptive bowling equipment is available. You will bowl at least one game per week in this program. Fee includes shoe rental, bowling fee and snack. Transportation will be provided from home to Time to Spare. GOALS: Increase bowling averages. Develop an understanding of bowling rules and etiquette. Increase upper extremity’s range of motion. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am Date: Mondays, March 24 - May 12 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 244401-01 / $129 Transportation Code/Fee: 244401-51 / $49 Door-to-door transportation information will be mailed to you.

LUNCH TIME

If you are registered for Time to Spare, then this program is for you! After bowling, we will head to a local restaurant and have lunch! Staff will choose a local restaurant for the first week and then the group will decide on the restaurants we will go to for the rest of the season. Please bring $15 to $20 for lunch each week. Transportation will be provided from Time to Spare to the restaurant and then home. GOALS: Develop appropriate socialization skills with peers. Increase awareness within the community. Learn appropriate money management skills. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Varies Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Date: Mondays, March 24 - May 12 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 244402-01 / $132 Transportation Code/Fee: 244402-51 / $49 Door-to-door transportation information will be mailed to you.

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GATOR GOLF

Gator Golf is designed for more advanced golfers who can complete a nine-hole round of golf. The first few weeks of the program will be practices and conditioning followed by preparation for a Special Olympics competition in August. All athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file. No program August 4. GOALS: Develop golf skills through practice and competitions, enhance knowledge of golf rules, techniques and etiquette. Increase range of motion. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 8 and up Location: Winnetka Golf Course Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm Date: Mondays, June 2 - August 11 Min/Max: 4 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 249601-01 / $108

GATOR TENNIS

Gator Tennis allows both competitive play and individual skills development. All ability levels are welcome. Athletes will prepare for Special Olympics competition. Be sure to attend these practices so that coaches can assess athletic skills for Special Olympics competitions. All athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file. GOALS: Develop hand-eye coordination. Improve serving, volleying, and competitive play techniques. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 8 and up Location: AC Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Date: Mondays, June 2 - July 21 Min/Max: 4 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 249602-01 / $69

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GATOR BOCCE

Come try your hand at bocce! This season of Gator Bocce is for athletes of all skill and experience levels. Gator athletes will learn the rules of bocce as well as different strategies that can be applied during competition. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in the Special Olympics district competition in April as well as an indoor competition in May. All Gator athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file to compete in Bocce. No program April 14. GOALS: Enhance upper extremity gross motor skills through throwing a ball. Enhance attention and concentration by targeting a point. Learn bocce rules and skills, and improve problem solving and decision making skills through competitions. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 16 and up Location: Community Playfield, Wilmette Time: 6:15 - 7:15 pm Date: Mondays, March 17 - May 12 Min/Max: 4 / 20 Program Code/Fee: 240603-01 / $54 Transportation Code/Fee: 240603-51 / $65 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Locations: 4:45 pm NSSRA 8:45 pm 5:15 pm LFRC 8:15 pm 5:45 pm Moraine 7:45 pm

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During this program, participants will increase their knowledge of different mediums of art. Weekly activities may include photography, oil painting, canvas art, clay making, tye-dyeing and soap making. Occasional, artrelated field trips will also be taken throughout the season. No program April 14. GOALS: Improve socialization skills with peers. Build skills related to different mediums of art. Increase knowledge of artistic expression. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Wilmette Community Recreation Center Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Date: Mondays, March 24 - May 12 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 244403-01 / $131 Transportation Code/Fee: 244403-51 / $65 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 5:30 pm NSSRA 9:30 pm 6:00 pm LFRC 9:00 pm 6:30 pm Moraine 8:30 pm

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Together we’ll learn how to increase our strength through different exercise techniques such as machines, free weights and the use of the track. Staff at the program will assist each participant in a successful workout. Note: This program is not competitive. No program April 14. GOALS: Increase knowledge of fitness machines. Maintain a personal fitness log. Increase strength and endurance. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 21 and up Location: Wilmette Community Recreation Center Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Date: Mondays, March 24 - May 12 Min/Max: 4/6 Program Code/Fee: 244611-01 / $84 Transportation Code/Fee: 244611-51 / $65 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 5:00 pm NSSRA 9:30 pm 5:30 pm LFRC 9:00 pm 6:00 pm Moraine 8:30 pm

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CRAFTY CORNER

GATOR POWERLIFTING

Together we will learn the skills and techniques required to powerlift competitively. Athletes may be eligible to compete in the Special Olympics (S.O.) Powerlifting Competition. All athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file. No program April 14. GOALS: Increase knowledge of powerlifting techniques. Improve strength and maintain a fitness log. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 21 and up Location: Wilmette Community Recreation Center Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Date: Mondays, March 24 - May 12 Min/Max: 4/6 Program Code/Fee: 244612-01 / $84 Transportation Code/Fee: 244612-51 / $65 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 5:00 pm NSSRA 9:30 pm 5:30 pm LFRC 9:00 pm 6:00 pm Moraine 8:30 pm

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LOCAL YOKELS If you enjoy NSSRA’s Traveling Tourist group on Wednesdays or our Monday Line Up activities, then this program is definitely for you! In this program, we will tour hot spots in the northern suburbs as we spend the afternoon socializing with friends. You will visit new destinations each week. There are two sessions of outings for you to choose; sign up for just one, or for both. Each session has its own transportation and program codes and fees. A valid state-issued I.D. verifying your age as 21 or older is required each week. GOALS: Enhance socialization skills with peers. Increase awareness of community leisure opportunities. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Varies Time: 12:45 - 2:30 pm Min/Max: 4 / 10 (per session)

SESSION I THE GROVE OUTDOOR HISTORY AND NATURE MUSEUM: March 25

Session I Date: Tuesdays, March 25 - April 8 Session I Program Code/Fee: 244404-01 / $79 Session I Transportation Code/Fee: 244404-51 / $37

BOCCE AT PINSTRIPES: April 29

Session II Date: Tuesdays, April 22 - May 13 Session II Program Code/Fee: 244404-02 / $82 Session II Transportation Code/Fee: 244404-52 / $48

Location: Park Center, Glenview

Door-to-door transportation information will be mailed to you.

Location: The Grove, Glenview

BOWLING AT BRUNSWICK: April 1

Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield

BAKE OFF: April 8

Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview

SESSION II HELLER NATURE CENTER: April 22

Location: Heller Nature Center, Highland Park

Location: Pinstripes, Northbrook

INDOOR SWIMMING: May 6 IN-HOUSE MOVIE: May 13

Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview

GATOR SOFTBALL

Take me out to the ball game! Join NSSRA this spring in competitive softball. Athletes will spend the first part of the season completing skill assessments and practice followed by weekly games that are hosted both at home and away. In addition, athletes will have the opportunity to compete in both Special Olympics and ITRS tournaments during the summer. Tournament and weekly competition schedules will be distributed at the beginning of the season. Please note: Practices and games take place outdoors and are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Game locations and transportation times will vary. Athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file to compete. Athletes must bring their own mitt to every practice and game. No program April 15. GOALS: Enhance hand-eye coordination and upper extremity gross motor skills through batting, catching and throwing, improve self-esteem, and foster social interaction with teammates through practices and games. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 16 and up Location: Waveland Park, Lake Forest Time: 6:15 - 7:45 pm Date: Tuesdays, April 8 - July 22 Min/Max: 10 / 26 Program Code/Fee: 240605-61 / $134

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Tour Chicagoland’s hot spots as you enjoy an afternoon of social interaction with your peers. You will visit new destinations each week and indulge in lunch out on the town (Please bring $15 - $20 to cover the cost of lunch each week). Sign up for all outings or the ones that interest you. Each outing has a separate transportation and program fee. A valid state-issued I.D. verifying your age as 21 or older is required each week. GOALS: Enhance socialization with peers. Increase awareness of community leisure skills. Improve money management skills. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Various Community Locations Time: 10:00 am leave NSSRA (11:00 am – 2:30 pm program time) 3:30 pm return to NSSRA Date: Wednesdays, March 26 - May 14 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Door-to-door transportation information will be mailed to you.

MARY AND LEIGH BLOCK MUSEUM: April 16

GRAND VICTORIA CASINO: March 26

GURNEE MILL OUTLETS: April 30

Let’s spend this afternoon at the Grand Victoria Casino. We will keep busy this afternoon and hope to win big! We will have lunch at the casino restaurant. Location: Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin Program Code/Fee: 244405-01 / $48 Transportation Code/Fee: 244405-51 / $12

THROWN ELEMENTS POTTERY: April 2

This afternoon we will travel over to Arlington Heights for a fun-filled day of pottery making! The group will choose which restaurant they would like to dine at for lunch. Program fee includes the cost of the activity. Location: Thrown Elements Pottery, Arlington Heights Program Code/Fee: 244405-02 / $68 Transportation Code/Fee: 244405-52 / $12

KINGS BOWLING: April 9

Hey all you bowling lovers! Get ready to have an extraordinary experience at this modern and retro inspired bowling alley. Kings offers more than just bowling. You may spend the afternoon by the billiards table or catch up on the latest news or sporting events on their state-of-the-art flat screen TVs. The menu offers a wide selection of food options; you will surely find something you love! Program fee includes two games of bowling and bowling shoe rental. Location: Kings Bowling Alley, Rosemont Program Code/Fee: 244405-03 / $59 Transportation Code/Fee: 244405-53 / $12

Located on the campus of Northwestern University, this fine arts museum should be on everyone’s list to visit! This beautiful museum will have a lot to offer our group. The numerous paintings and exhibits will keep us busy for the whole afternoon. The group will decide which local restaurant they would like to dine at for lunch. Location: Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Evanston Program Code/Fee: 244405-04 / $48 Transportation Code/Fee: 244405-54 / $12

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TRAVELING TOURISTS

MOVIE AND LUNCH: April 23

Attention all movie lovers! Today we will spend a relaxing afternoon having lunch and then head to the theater to catch the latest flick! Comedy, romance or horror… what movie will you choose? Program fee includes movie admission. Location: TBA Program Code/Fee: 244405-05 / $61 Transportation Code/Fee: 244405-55 / $12

With the weather beginning to warm up, it is time to do some bargain shopping to add to your summer wardrobe collection! There is something for everyone at Gurnee Mills. Whether you are in the market to spend some money or whether you just prefer to window shop and hang out with friends, the group will have a blast today! Location: Gurnee Mills Program Code/Fee: 244405-06 / $48 Transportation Code/Fee: 244405-56 / $12

HOLLYWOOD CASINO: May 7

Get ready to experience another fun and exciting afternoon at the casino. Here is your chance to win big! This Hollywood Casino has a wide variety of slot machines available. Location: Hollywood Casino, Aurora Program Code/Fee: 244405-07 / $48 Transportation Code/Fee: 244405-57 / $12

PEGGY NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM: May 14 Spring is officially here! Let’s get out and enjoy springtime in Chicago. Today we will travel to the city and visit a museum famous for preserving natural artifacts and specimens. Visiting this gorgeous museum and admiring and learning more about nature will be a day you surely do not want to miss! Location: Peggy Notebaert Museum, Chicago Program Code/Fee: 244405-08 / $58 Transportation Code/Fee: 244405-58 / $12

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ADAPTED BOCCIA

Adapted Boccia is a game of strategy, focus and control. On Wednesdays, we will learn the basic rules in a relaxed, non-competitive and social environment. Increase your confidence and feel the pride of becoming a part of a growing adapted sports program and team. The fun never ends at Adapted Boccia! Note: Adapted equipment will be provided to make everyone’s experience successful. This program is designed specifically for athletes with physical impairments who use wheelchairs or are ambulatory. This program is a cooperative with Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR). Please contact Recreation Specialist Malory Smysor to find out how to register for this program through M-NASR. GOALS: Increase physical endurance. Improve individual boccia skills. Develop strategic skills to use in competition. Contact: Malory Smysor Age: 8 and up Location: Weber Center, Skokie Time: 3:45 - 5:15 pm Date: Wednesdays, March 26 - May 14 Min/Max: 4/8 Transportation Code/Fee: 249300-51 / $99 Door-to-door transportation information will be mailed to you.

AQUACISE

This water exercise program is designed to fit each participant’s intensity, endurance, and physical ability. Staff will provide the level of assistance needed to perform each exercise. GOALS: Improve posture and directionality (left, right, etc.). Increase independence in participation. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 21 and up Location: Park Center, Glenview Time: 6:15 - 7:15 pm Date: Wednesdays, March 26 - May 14 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 244613-01 / $89 Transportation Code/Fee: 244613-51 / $74 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 4:45 pm NSSRA 8:15 pm 5:15 pm Moraine 7:55 pm 5:45 pm WCRC 7:35 pm

BOWLING MANIA

Attention all bowling fanatics...this program was created just for YOU! During this program, you will enjoy socializing with peers and having a fun time at our favorite hot spot: the bowling alley! We will master our bowling form and improve our game. Participants are welcome to bring money to spend on snacks. GOALS: Increase gross motor coordination. Improve NSSRA GYM NIGHT bowling average. Learn to converse appropriately with Are you looking for a night out with your friends? Come others while waiting to bowl. check out Gym Night! Every week, we will head to the Contact: Erin Bradley gym where we will enjoy a pick-up game of the group’s Age: 21 and up choice. When we are done, we will head out to grab a Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield bite to eat. All sports played will be team sports and will Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm be decided by the group the week before. Everyone Date: Wednesdays, March 26 - May 14 should wear athletic clothes and shoes. Athletes should Min/Max: 6 / 13 bring $10 for dinner. Program Code/Fee: 244406-01 / $123 GOALS: Improve social interaction and teamwork skills. Transportation Code/Fee: 244406-51 / $74 Learn new leisure skills. Pick Up Drop Off Contact: Mark Schultz Times/Location: 5:00 pm NSSRA 9:30 pm Age: 16 and up 5:30 pm WCRC 9:10 pm Location: Sachs Recreation Center, 6:00 pm Moraine 8:50 pm Deerfield Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Date: Wednesdays, March 26 - May 14 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 240608-01 / $62 Transportation Code/Fee: 240608-51 / $74 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 4:00 pm NSSRA 9:20 pm 4:30 pm WCRC 9:00 pm 5:00 pm LFRC 8:40 pm 5:30 pm Moraine 8:20 pm

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Calling all athletes with physical and visual impairments! If you are looking for a way to get together with your peers, try out some new sports and develop old skills, then this is the program for you! Whether you are a competitive athlete or just starting out, this program is a great opportunity to try out new sports and see what’s for you. Adapted Gym Night is an athletic program that allows participants to engage in a new adapted sport each week. From wheelchair basketball, goal ball to adapted boccia, you are guaranteed to have fun! GOALS: Increase physical endurance. Improve individual skills. Develop strategic skills to use in competition. Contact: Malory Smysor Age: 8 and up Location: West Ridge Center, Highland Park Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm Date: Thursdays, March 27 - May 15 Min/Max: 3 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 249302-01 / $62

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Spring Formal

HORSEBACK RIDING

Saddle up! Equestrian Connection is a one-of-a-kind stable that provides therapeutic horseback riding opportunities specifically designed for individuals with special needs. Each participant will learn how to ride, groom, saddle and tack a horse. During the program, the group will also be engaged in other horse-related activities and a snack will be provided each week. A waiver will be mailed prior to program; the waiver must be returned to the NSSRA office before participation in this program is approved. GOALS: Increase flexibility and range of motion while on the horse. Gain self confidence and a sense of control through stable skills. Develop companionship with the horse and a sense of responsibility. Contact: Katie Kotloski Age: 16 and up Location: Equestrian Connection, Lake Forest Time: 5:30 - 6:45 pm Date: Thursdays, March 27 - May 15 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 240803-01 / $281 Transportation Code/Fee: 240803-51 / $74 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 4:00 pm NSSRA 8:15 pm 4:30 pm WCRC 7:45 pm 5:00 pm Moraine 7:15 pm

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ADAPTED GYM NIGHT

ZUMBA

Friday, May 9, 2014 Park Center Lakeview Room 2400 Chestnut, Glenview

7:00 - 9:30 pm Ages 16 and up

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2014

Ditch the workout, join the party! Enjoy an evening of exercise and dance fitness with your friends. Zumba blends upbeat music with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total body workout that feels like a party! Participants will learn a variety of dance-based fitness combinations that will help improve strength and endurance, while increasing memory and sequencing. All abilities are welcome! GOALS: Increase endurance and strength through dance-based exercise. Improve memory, coordination and sequencing. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 16 and up Location: West Ridge Center, Highland Park Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Date: Thursdays, March 27 - May 15 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 240609-01 / $77 Transportation Code/Fee: 240609-51 / $74 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 4:40 pm NSSRA 8:20 pm 5:10 pm WCRC 7:50 pm 5:40 pm Moraine 7:20 pm

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NSSRA SHOW CHOIR

Don’t forget to bring your spirit fingers and jazz hands to NSSRA’s Show Choir program! Participants will gain appreciation for a variety of music styles while learning new songs and singing old favorites. Participants will also learn music etiquette and performance skills while they experience being in a show choir. The group will also practice short dance routines for each song. There will be a performance on the last day of the season, and family members and friends are invited to come watch! GOALS: Improve leisure vocal skills. Improve ability to follow directions. Improve memory focused on song lyrics. Learn different styles of dance movement. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Jewett Park Community Center, Deerfield Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Date: Thursdays, March 27 - May 15 Min/Max: 6 / 12 Program Code/Fee: 244407-01 / $68 Transportation Code/Fee: 244407-51 / $74 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 4:40 pm NSSRA 8:50 pm 5:10 pm WCRC 8:20 pm 5:40 pm Moraine 7:50 pm

ADAPTED SWIM

Join us while we work to improve mobility and strength in this fun swim program! Whether you want to learn how to swim or just improve the skills you already have, Adapted Swim is for you. This program offers forty five minutes of individual swim instruction to work on the participant’s goals in a one-on-one aquatic environment. This program is designed specifically for individuals with physical impairments who use wheelchairs or are ambulatory. No program April 18 and April 25. GOALS: Increase physical endurance and improve strength, mobility and flexibility. Improve individual swimming skills. Increase water safety awareness. Contact: Malory Smysor Age: 13 and up Location: Park Center, Glenview Session I Time: 4:00 – 4:45 pm Session II Time: 4:45 – 5:30 pm Date: Fridays, March 28 - May 16 Min/Max: 2 / 3 (per session) Session I Code/Fee: 240303-01 / $97 Session II Code/Fee: 240303-02 / $97

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TGI Friday groups will attend community events. Sign up for all, or choose only the ones that interest you. Each outing has a separate fee which covers cost of admission, meals, staff and transportation. Event details, transportation times and other information will be mailed to you prior to the start of this season’s programs. You may bring extra money for snacks and souvenirs as appropriate. No program April 18 and April 25. GOALS: Develop appropriate peer relationships. Learn about various community resources. Increase awareness of peers and ability to self advocate. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 19 - 24 Location: Varies Time: 7:00 – 9:30 pm (Approximate) Date: Fridays, March 28 - May 16 Min/Max: 6 / 15 Door-to-door transportation information will be mailed to you.

INDOOR SWIMMING: April 11

Get ready to have a swim-tastic evening! We will start our evening off at the pool and then head to a local restaurant for dessert. We will swim from 6:45 – 8:00 pm. Location: Park Center, Glenview Program Code/Fee: 240408-63 / $41

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TGIF

NO PROGRAM: April 18 NO PROGRAM: April 25 ICE SKATING AND MORE: May 2

Let’s get the night started off right! Tonight we will head to a local restaurant for a quick bite to eat. After dinner, we will visit the Glenview Ice Center and skate the evening away. Location: Glenview Ice Center Program Code/Fee: 240408-64 / $62

NSSRA SPRING FORMAL: May 9

It’s that time of the year for NSSRA’s annual Spring Formal! Get dressed up for a night of fun with friends SPRING INTO SPRING: March 28 from other SRAs. Groove to the beat on the dance floor It’s beginning to look a lot like…SPRING! This evening and then recharge at the refreshment table before you we will enjoy the first days of spring with a party! We will rock out some more. Everyone will be talking about this have a great time with all of our friends. Music, snacks, fun event for weeks! The dance is from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. and games will be provided. Light refreshments are included. Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Location: Park Center, Glenview Glenview Program Code/Fee: 240408-65 / $50 Program Code/Fee: 240408-61 / $58

SRACLC GROOVEFEST: April 4

PIZZA AND BOWLING: May 16

Totally groovy baby! Get your groove on under the disco ball all night long! Meet up with your fellow dudes and dudettes from other SRAs and join us for munchies and prizes while a DJ spins the classics. Righteous dude! This dance is from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Snacks will be provided. Location: Sullivan Center, Vernon Hills Program Code/Fee: 240408-62 / $52

We will spend tonight at one of our favorite local hot spots, Brunswick Zone! We will order pizza and pop, and bowl the night away. Program fee includes cost of bowling and pizza. Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield Program Code/Fee: 240408-66 / $62

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ROUNDABOUT 1 Let’s go “Roundabout” this spring! Sign up for all, or choose only the ones that interest you. Each outing has a separate fee which covers admission, staff and transportation cost. Event details and transportation times will be mailed to you prior to the start of the season. Bring a state-issued ID each week. You may bring extra money for snacks or souvenirs. No program April 18 and April 25. GOALS: Develop and maintain appropriate relationships. Increase awareness of community and leisure activities. Improve ability to engage and participate in appropriate conversations. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 22 - 36 Location: Varies Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm (Approximate) Date: Fridays, March 28 - May 16 Min/Max: 6 / 15 Door-to-door transportation information will be mailed to you.

Get out your cowboy hats and spurs and head on down to SRSNLC’s annual Hoe Down Dance! Spend the evening dancing, listening to music and enjoying refreshments at the Lindenhurst Park District. It’s sure to be a kneeslapping good time! This event will be from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Please note that gym shoes are required for this event; no cowboy boots. Location: Lindenhurst Park District Program Code/Fee: 244409-61 / $58

NO PROGRAM: April 18 NO PROGRAM: April 25 MOVIE NIGHT: May 2

It’s movie night! We will visit the theater and choose one of the latest flicks we want to watch. NSSRA will purchase tickets. Please bring money if you would like snacks. Location: TBA Program Code/Fee: 244409-64 / $58

It’s that time of the year for NSSRA’s annual Spring Formal! Get dressed up for a night of fun with friends from other SRAs. Groove to the beat on the dance floor and then recharge at the refreshment table before you rock out some more. Everyone will be talking about this fun event for weeks! The dance is from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Light refreshments are included. Location: Park Center, Glenview Program Code/Fee: 244409-65 / $50

SO LONG SPRING: May 16

Totally groovy baby! Get your groove on under the disco ball all night long! Meet up with your fellow dudes and dudettes from other SRAs and join us for munchies and prizes while a DJ spins the classics. Righteous dude! This dance is from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Snacks will be provided. Location: Sullivan Center, Vernon Hills Program Code/Fee: 244409-62 / $52

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We will spend tonight at one of our favorite local hot spots: Brunswick Zone! We will order pizza and pop, and bowl the night away. Program fee includes cost of bowling and pizza. Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield Program Code/Fee: 244409-63 / $62

NSSRA SPRING FORMAL: May 9

SRSNLC HOE DOWN DANCE: March 28

SRACLC GROOVEFEST: April 4

PIZZA AND BOWLING: April 11

It is the last Friday of our spring season. Let’s enjoy the evening with our friends in Roundabout II. We will spend the evening listening to music, enjoying munchies and having a marvelous time! Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview Program Code/Fee: 244409-66 / $58

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Let’s go “Roundabout” this spring! Sign up for all, or choose only the ones that interest you. Each outing has a separate fee which covers admission, staff and transportation cost. Event details and transportation times will be mailed to you prior to the start of the season. Bring a state-issued ID each week. You may bring extra money for snacks or souvenirs. No program April 18 and April 25. GOALS: Develop and maintain appropriate relationships. Increase awareness of community and leisure activities. Improve ability to engage and participate in appropriate conversations. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 34 and up Location: Varies Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm (Approximate) Date: Fridays, March 28 - May 16 Min/Max: 6 / 15 Door-to-door transportation information will be mailed to you.

SRSNLC HOE DOWN DANCE: March 28

Get out your cowboy hats and spurs and head on down to SRSNLC’s annual Hoe Down Dance! Spend the evening dancing, listening to music and enjoying refreshments at the Lindenhurst Park District. It’s sure to be a kneeslapping good time! This event will be from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Please note that gym shoes are required for this event; no cowboy boots. Location: Lindenhurst Park District Program Code/Fee: 244410-61 / $58

MOVIE NIGHT: April 11

It’s movie night! We will visit the theater and choose one of the latest flicks we want to watch. NSSRA will purchase tickets. Please bring money if you would like snacks. Location: TBA Program Code/Fee: 244410-63 / $58

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ROUNDABOUT 2

NO PROGRAM: April 18 NO PROGRAM: April 25 SPRING MUSICAL OF “SWEET CHARITY”: May 2

Get ready for a fun-filled evening watching the talented students of Lake Forest High School perform their rendition of “Sweet Charity.” A comedy based in New York City, the musical tells the story of a girl, Charity, and her quest to find true love. She sings, dances, cries and laughs her way through romance after romance, and finds her happily ever after! The performance starts at 7:00 pm. Location: Lake Forest High School Program Code/Fee: 244410-64 / $58

NSSRA SPRING FORMAL: May 9

It’s that time of the year for NSSRA’s annual Spring Formal! Get dressed up for a night of fun with friends from other SRAs. Groove to the beat on the dance floor and then recharge at the refreshment table before you rock out some more. Everyone will be talking about this fun event for weeks! The dance is from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Light refreshments are included. Location: Park Center, Glenview PIZZA AND BOWLING: April 4 244410-65 / $50 We will spend tonight at one of our favorite local hot spots: Program Code/Fee: Brunswick Zone! We will order pizza and pop, and bowl the night away. Program fee includes cost of bowling and SO LONG SPRING: May 16 pizza. It is the last Friday of our spring season. Let’s enjoy the Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield evening with our friends in Roundabout 1. We will spend Program Code/Fee: 244410-62 / $62 the evening listening to music, enjoying munchies and having a marvelous time! Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview Program Code/Fee: 244410-66 / $58

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ADULT GATOR BOWLING

This program is designed for competitive bowlers. Athletes will focus on techniques to improve their bowling skills. All athletes will be eligible to compete in Special Recreation Association (SRA) events. Bowlers who wish to participate in competitions must register for Gator Bowling to be eligible. Fees include bowling and shoe rental. All athletes must have a current Special Olympics Medical Application on file. No program April 19. GOALS: Increase bowling average. Learn competitive skills such as aiming, stance and approach. Improve balance. Contact: Mark Schultz Age: 8 and up Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 30 Program Code/Fee: 249610-01 / $107

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NSSRA BOWLING

During this program, you will enjoy socializing with your peers. You can bowl up to two games. Fee includes bowling and shoe rental. Participants wishing to compete in bowling tournaments should register for Gator Bowling. To be transported to Lunch Club, participants must also register for NSSRA Drama Co. No program April 19. GOALS: Develop an understanding of bowling rules and etiquette. Increase bowling averages. Learn to appropriately converse with one another while waiting to bowl. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Brunswick Zone, Deerfield Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am Date: Saturdays, March 29 – May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 25 Program Code/Fee: 244411-01 / $107

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LUNCH CLUB

This program is open to participants registered for NSSRA or Gator Bowling and NSSRA Drama Co. Lunch Club offers a supervised lunch and social time. Bring your own labeled lunch and drink. Transportation will be provided from bowling programs to Lunch Club. No program April 19. GOALS: Improve social etiquette. Improve listening skills and ability to express thoughts and opinions appropriately. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Northbrook Leisure Center Time: 12:00 – 12:30 pm Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 244413-01 / $29

NSSRA DRAMA CO.

Lights, camera, action! Participants will learn movement, delivery and the joy of acting like Hollywood’s biggest stars! The group will choose a production, make props and perform the show. There will be a performance on the last day of the season, and family members and friends are invited to come watch! No program April 19. GOALS: Plan and produce a staged performance. Increase ability to follow a script and stage direction. Increase ability to express self through movement and dialogue. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Northbrook Leisure Center Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 244414-01 / $73 Transportation Code/Fee: 244414-51 / $65 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 11:45 am WCRC 2:40 pm 12:05 pm Moraine 2:20 pm

CARDIO FUNK AEROBICS

Being with friends makes working out much more fun! During Cardio Funk, you will stretch out your muscles and exercise to the hottest music as you increase your cardiovascular fitness. You may learn a new workout routine or build upon the skills you already have. Please wear gym shoes and bring a water bottle. No program April 19. GOALS: Learn various fitness outlets. Improve cardiovascular fitness. Increase muscle tone. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Northbrook Leisure Center Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 244415-01 / $66 Transportation Code/Fee: 244415-51 / $65 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 1:00 pm WCRC 3:50 pm 1:30 pm Moraine 3:30 pm

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SATURDAY ADULT LINE-UP

RELAXATION & MOVEMENT

Sign up for this program and let us guide you through thirty minutes of relaxation and movement. You will learn a variety of breathing exercises and yoga poses as you lead yourself to a healthier mind and body. Relaxation techniques through art may also be incorporated. A light snack will be provided each week. No program April 19. GOALS: Identify personal stressors. Develop an understanding of personal relaxation techniques. Increase spatial awareness. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Northbrook Leisure Center Time: 3:00 – 3:30 pm Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 15 Program Code/Fee: 244416-01 / $56 Transportation Code/Fee: 244416-51 / $65 Pick Up Drop Off Times/Location: 2:40 pm WCRC 4:00 pm 2:20 pm Moraine 4:25 pm LFRC 4:45 pm

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SATURDAY SOCIALIZERS

Let’s start the afternoon off right! We will have lunch with our friends, discuss current events, and listen to some great music. Each week, we will find a new dessert, appetizer, or bread to make. At the end of the season, we will compile a recipe book of all the different foods we made throughout the season. The last part of our afternoon together will be spent hanging out and engaging in different leisure activities. Activities may include sports, playing board games, or making a craft. If the weather is appropriate, we may go outside so please dress according to the weather! Participants will also decide on various community outings that the group will attend throughout the season. Transportation will be provided from NSSRA or Gator Bowling to Saturday Socializers. Participants must bring their own lunch to this program. No program April 19. GOALS: Explore different avenues of recreation interest. Create social networking opportunities among peers. Increase safety while working in a kitchen setting. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 18 and up Location: Willow Park Fieldhouse, Glenview Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm Date: Saturdays, March 29 - May 17 Min/Max: 6 / 10 Program Code/Fee: 244400-01 / $198

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Enjoy Saturday nights in Chicagoland! Sign up for all, or choose only the ones that interest you. Each outing has a separate fee which covers admission cost or meal, staff cost and transportation from designated pick up points. Event and transportation times will be mailed to you prior to the start of the season. Please bring extra money for snacks and beverages. Bring a state-issued ID each week. You may bring extra money for snacks and souvenirs. GOALS: Develop and maintain appropriate relationships. Increase awareness of community and leisure opportunities. Improve ability to engage and participate in appropriate conversations. Contact: Erin Bradley Age: 21 and up Location: Varies Date: Saturdays: April 5, April 26 and May 10 Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm Min/Max: 6 / 15

CHICAGO WOLVES GAME: April 5

Hockey season is drawing to a close! Don’t miss out on attending this evening’s game as we cheer on the Wolves as they battle for a win against the Milwaukee Admirals. The game begins at 7:00 pm. Program fee includes the cost of admission and a food voucher. Please bring money if you would like to purchase additional food or souvenirs. Location: Allstate Arena, Rosemont Program Code/Fee: 244417-61 / $66

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SATURDAY NIGHT HOT SPOTS

MOBY DICK PERFORMANCE: April 26

Join us for a night to remember! The group will head to the Northwestern University campus and enjoy watching a live performance of the famous novel, Moby Dick. After the performance, the group will stop at a local restaurant for ice cream. Program fee includes performance, admission and dessert. Location: Theatre and Interpretation Center, Evanston Program Code/Fee: 244417-62 / $64

DINE OUT: May 10

Tonight let’s dine out at the Glenview House. This wellknown restaurant will be the perfect location to spend a night out on the town with friends. There is a wide menu selection and everybody is sure to have a great time! Program fee includes the cost of dinner. Location: Glenview House, Glenview Program Code/Fee: 244417-63 / $64

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 25, 2014

Invitations will be mailed to you at a later date. Call the NSSRA office at (847) 509-9400 with questions.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

EQUAL ACCESS

No eligible participant shall, on the basis of race, creed, national origin or disability, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage or opportunity. If any special accommodations are necessary for participation in any program or to receive any service provided by NSSRA, please notify the staff upon registration.

BEHAVIOR

All participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times while participating, spectating or attending any program or activity sponsored by NSSRA. This includes participation in programs which may or may not require an admission fee. For the purpose of the Code of Conduct, the term “program” refers to all recreational events you may attend as a participant, spectator or visitor which are sponsored by NSSRA.

PARTICIPANTS SHALL

1. Show respect to all participants and program staff and/or supervisors. 2. Take direction from program staff and/or supervisors. 3. Refrain from using abusive or foul language. 4. Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other participants or program staff and/or supervisors. 5. Refrain from bullying other participants or program staff and/or supervisors. 6. Show respect to equipment, supplies and facilities.

PARTICIPANT EXPECTATIONS

1. Clean, dry clothing. 2. No bowel/bladder problems upon arrival at the transportation location or program. If this is a concern, extra clean clothing, clean–up supplies and Depends™ garments or similar items must be sent with the participant. 3. Attention to body odor (should smell clean). 4. Clean hair, face, teeth, hands, nails, etc. (overall appearance should be clean). 5. Appropriate attire for program participation (i.e. tennis shoes, warm DISCIPLINE ups or loose/comfortable fitting A positive approach is used when clothing for athletic/sports/exercise disciplining. Program staff may discuss programs). If you have questions the Code of Conduct with all program about the type of attire participants participants prior to the start of the should wear for a particular program and will periodically review program, please contact our office. the Code of Conduct. If inappropriate 6. NSSRA staff will also be consistent behavior occurs, staff will develop a in stressing personal hygiene while solution specific to each situation as it participants are in our programs arises. NSSRA reserves the right to dismiss and will not return participant(s) in participants whose behavior endangers an unclean manner at the end of a themselves or others. program.

2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH 15, 2014

JULY 27, 2014

Net proceeds benefit NSSRF.

Raise funds and spend the afternoon bowling with friends and supporters of NSSRA at the 3rd Annual Strikes for NSSRA Bowl-a-Thon.

LEPRECHAUN LEAP, CHILI COOK-OFF and DESSERT BAKE-OFF

APRIL 25, 2014

AUGUST 2014

SHINING STARS BANQUET

Join us to recognize our participants, staff and partners!

MAY 9, 2014

SPRING FORMAL

Dance with your friends and see who will be crowned king and queen!

JUNE 30, 2014 (TENTATIVE)

NSSRA NIGHT: NIELSEN USTA PRO TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP Proceeds benefit NSSRA.

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NORTHBROOK DAYS

A FREE event sponsored by the Northbrook Civic Foundation and NSSRA.

AUGUST 2014 SUMMER BASH

Our way to say thank you! Join us for food, music and fun!

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

NSSRF SWING GOLF OUTING

Bring your foursome to play a round of golf and support NSSRA.

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PARENT PICK UP & DROP OFF

Program write-ups will indicate if transportation is available. NSSRA provides door-to-door, community point pick up and drop off and after school transportation for select programs. The term “After School Transportation Provided” means participants are transported from school to programs with the option of drop off transportation after the program.

For the safety of all participants, parents must personally check in with a program leader when dropping off and picking up their child. Staff cannot leave a program or other participants to escort an individual to or from a vehicle. Therefore, parents are asked to park and check in with the program leader during both drop off and pick up for all programs.

If you register for a transportation option, please list your choice of pick up AND drop off locations on the registration form where indicated, using codes provided on page 57.

NSSRA has implemented these transportation procedures to ensure participants ride safely in our vehicles. 1. All passengers must be sitting in seats or wheelchairs with safety belts securely fastened. The driver will not proceed until all seat belts are fastened. 2. All wheelchairs must have brakes that are in good working order and must be able to stop the chair from moving. 3. The NSSRA staff will assist participants to and from their homes, but driveways and walkways must be clear of debris and obstacles. Staff will not enter homes. 4. NSSRA staff is responsible for determining whether or not a participant can be transported safely. If it is determined that it would be dangerous to transport an individual, the driver may refuse to transport that person. 5. Persons riding in Amigo–type wheelchairs must transfer into a bus seat and must use a seat belt. 6. Persons unable to be in a house alone should have someone meet the bus at the designated time of return. NSSRA cannot wait more than ten minutes due to the demanding transportation schedule.

If you register for transportation, please call NSSRA if a participant is not going to need transportation pick up and/or drop off on particular day(s); otherwise routes are unnecessarily delayed.

DOOR-TO-DOOR ROUTES

Door–to–door transportation is for residents only. Door–to–door routes are planned according to the number of participants registered and their locations, as well as the final destination. With limited vehicles available, it may be necessary for participants to ride in the bus for up to 1.5 hours. Participants will be picked up and dropped off in geographical order. If this schedule is inconvenient, please call NSSRA and ask to speak to Recreation Specialist Malory Smysor at (847) 509-9400 x6816 or msmysor@nssra.org. We will do our best to accommodate you!

AFTER SCHOOL ROUTES

After school transportation is only for participants attending a school in one of NSSRA’s Partner Agency communities. Routes are planned according to the registrants and their locations, as well as the final destination. NSSRA may not be able to accommodate pick up for participants being dismissed from school earlier than 1.5 hours prior to the start time of the program, to limit the participant’s time on the bus to 1.5 hours or less. The drop off for after school transportation will be at designated pick up points in the community.

LATE PICK UP

Drivers will wait a maximum of ten minutes from scheduled time. After the ten minute wait period, the driver will continue on the route to the next location. Participants/families who do not arrive on time may be asked to meet at an alternate location for pick up. After ten minutes, a fee will be applied. Refer to the Late Pick Up Policy on page 5.

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY PROCEDURES

NSSRA reserves the right to refuse to transport individuals. Please recognize that these policies have been developed to ensure the safety of everyone riding in NSSRA vehicles. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. A minimum of three participants is needed at each pick up/drop off site. Late registrants may not have transportation during the first week of programs due to routing changes. Participants are notified if a problem occurs. When necessary, NSSRA may use SEPTRAN, 303 Taxi, or other contract carriers.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

If inclement weather occurs, NSSRA may still decide to hold programs. If the weather turns dangerous, (2 degrees or lower actual temperature, -30 degrees or lower wind chill or severe snow/ice)

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NSSRA will call participants prior to the start of a program to cancel the program. If you are not sure whether a program will meet due to inclement weather, call NSSRA. Refunds are issued for cancelled programs.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

NSSRA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in and enjoy recreation programs. If you have a question about NSSRA’s compliance, or feel that NSSRA has discriminated against you, please call Craig Culp, Executive Director, at NSSRA, (847) 509-9400 x6820 or cculp@nssra.org.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE/INTERPRETER

If you need special assistance or a sign language interpreter, please inform NSSRA upon registration (voice or relay).

SAFETY/INSURANCE INFORMATION

NSSRA is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in the safest manner possible and holds the safety of participants in the highest possible regard. Participants and parents registering for recreation programs must recognize, however, that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreation activities. NSSRA continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that participants follow all safety rules and instructions which have been designed to protect the participant’s safety.

T RANSPORTAT ION

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Please recognize that NSSRA does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained in its programs. The cost of such would make program fees prohibitive. Therefore, each person registering themselves or a family member for a recreation program/ activity should review their own insurance coverage. It must be noted that the absence of health insurance coverage does not make NSSRA automatically responsible for the payment of medical expenses. Due to the difficulty and exorbitant cost of obtaining liability insurance, the agency providing liability coverage for NSSRA requires the execution of a Waiver and Release. Your cooperation in completing and signing the registration form is greatly appreciated.

MEDICATION

At times participants may require assistance taking medication during programs. If the participant is unable to self–medicate or take the medication prior to or after the program, NSSRA requires additional paperwork and pre–packaged medication be delivered to our office prior to the program. Please contact Safety Coordinator Katie Kotloski at (847) 509-9400 x6825 or kkotloski@nssra.org with any questions.

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

1. Register online through WebTrac at register.nssra.org or complete in full and sign the registration form. Participant is NOT registered until the form is completed, signed, and received by NSSRA. 2. Payment must be included. You may enclose a check payable to NSSRA or charge the total amount on VISA, Discover, MasterCard or American Express. Please include card type, account number, expiration date, 3–digit V–Code (on back of credit card) and your signature. Any outstanding balance must be paid before registration for next season can be accepted. 3. To register for several programs, please put the additional program information on the spaces provided on the back of the registration form. 4. Please complete the Fee Information section for all programs on the registration form in the space provided.

FOUR WAYS TO REGISTER...

1. Register online through WebTrac at register.nssra.org. 2. Fax your registration form to (847) 509–1177. Be sure to complete credit card payment information. 3. Email your registration form to cgriffith@nssra.org. Be sure to complete credit card payment information. 4. Drop off or mail your registration form to NSSRA, 3105 MacArthur Blvd., Northbrook, IL 60062–1903. Payment by check or credit card must accompany form.

REGISTER EARLY!

We understand that it is not always possible to meet a deadline. However, if we receive your registration after our deadline, your registration will be held until we can determine if accommodations for your participation can be made. These accommodations include transportation capacity, staff assignments and space limits at particular events. Please be assured that we will do our best to fit you in or find another suitable program. The best way to ensure participation in a program(s) is to:

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FINANCIAL AID

REFUND

A refund of the program fee minus 10% will be made only up to the second session of a program. There will be no refunds for cancellation after the start of the second session. Refunds, minus 10% and NSSRA prepaid costs (tickets, staff costs, etc.), are given for one-time events and social clubs when participants give NSSRA at least one week advance notice. When canceling for a medical reason, refunds are minus NSSRA prepaid costs and NSSRA would require a note from your doctor. To receive a full refund of trip cost, you must cancel at least 90 days before departure date; a detailed trip cancellation policy will be mailed with your registration confirmation.

RESIDENT/NON-RESIDENT POLICY If you live in one of NSSRA’s ten partner park districts or two cities and one village, you are considered a resident. These include the Park Districts of Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka, the Cities of Lake Forest and Highwood, and the Village of Riverwoods.

Individuals residing outside the NSSRA boundaries (in an area that does not support NSSRA through tax dollars) must pay an annual Administrative Fee prior to registering for any NSSRA program. The Administrative Fee is determined annually. The Administrative Fee is approximately $2,200. This fee allows participation in NSSRA programs for one year.

RANDOM DRAWING*

The random drawing policy was devised to provide all residents with an equal opportunity to enroll in our programs. If a program is full and the waiting list has a minimum of four names, a random drawing will be conducted for all residents who register by the deadline. The drawing will be conducted one week following the registration deadline. Participants whose names are not drawn will be placed on a waiting listing pending program availability. Non–resident registrants and any registration received after the deadline will be processed on a daily basis, first priority given to residents. *Due to the varied registration deadlines, the random drawing system will not be used for special events and trips. Registrations will be processed in the order that they are received.

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Participants in need of financial assistance may request a Reduced Fee Application by contacting the NSSRA Registrar. Send in your registration form with the application and enclose a 15% deposit to reserve a place in the program. All requests are reviewed by the Executive Director and you are notified of the decision in writing. Your deposit will be deducted from any balance due. Payment plans are also available. Financial assistance is not awarded to non-resident participants, for cooperative programs, special events, trips or transportation.

ANNUAL INFORMATION FORM (AIF)

To better serve our participants and their family, it is necessary for us to have a current AIF on file in our office. This form contains medical and other information that NSSRA needs to know in case of an emergency.

If you are new to NSSRA, please submit your AIF with your registration form. The current AIF can be found on our website at www.nssra.org/forms. If we do not have your AIF on file, you will not be allowed to participate in programs.

SEIZURE INFORMATION FORM (SIF) If a participant has a seizure disorder, a SIF must be completed and signed before he or she is allowed to register for any NSSRA programs. The SIF can be found on our website at www.nssra.org/forms. Complete each category and list any other information necessary for NSSRA to provide safe and enjoyable activities for the participant. Please update this form whenever there is a change in the information and submit it to NSSRA with the registration form. You will be asked to review and update this form on an annual basis.

USE OF BOARDMAKER

If participant uses a picture–making program such as BoardMaker, please indicate so on the registration form and our staff will work with you to facilitate its use at our programs.

PROGRAM GUIDE ACCURACY

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of information contained within this program guide. However, errors can occur and circumstances may require adjustments to fees, schedules, locations, or other information. NSSRA reserves the right to make such adjustments and apologizes for any inconvenience these errors or adjustments may cause.


PARTICIPANT’S NAME: _________________________________________ AGE: _________ GRADE: _________ ARE YOU A NEW PARTICIPANT?

YES

NO

IF YOU ANSWERED YES OR IF ANY INFORMATION HAS CHANGED SINCE LAST SEASON, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS BOX ACCORDINGLY:

ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________ CITY: _________________________________ ZIP: _________________ PRIMARY CONTACT NAME/PHONE: ________________________________________________________ EMAIL: ___________________________________ PRIMARY EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME/PHONE: ________________________________________________________________________________________ PARTICIPANT’S SCHOOL/WORK: _____________________________________________ TEACHER/CONTACT NAME: ____________________________________ SCHOOL/WORK PHONE: (

) ________________________

DIAGNOSIS: _________________________________________________________

PARTICIPANT REQUIRES MEDICATION DURING PROGRAM

IN ADDITION TO PROGRAM SITES, WE HAVE NSSRA PICK UP AND DROP OFF SITES FOR PARTICIPANTS. PLEASE LIST YOUR PICK UP AND DROP OFF CODES BELOW (SEE PAGE 57). WHEN SIGNING UP FOR OPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION, ENTER AND TOTAL BOTH THE PROGRAM AND THE TRANSPORTATION FEES LISTED ON THE PROGRAM WRITE-UP. SECTIONS BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED TO PROCESS YOUR REGISTRATION.

PROGRAM INFORMATION PROGRAM NAME

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION CODE

FEE

CODE

FEE

PICK UP SITE/ SCHOOL

DROP OFF SITE

SUBTOTAL PROGRAM & TRANSPORT FEES

Yes, I would like to make a donation to Northern Suburban Special Recreation Foundation (NSSRF) ....... $ To learn more about NSSRF, check out pages 58 - 59. **see reverse** Subtotal Fee Column: IF PAYING BY CHECK, PLEASE FILL IN YOUR CHECK NUMBER HERE: ___________________________________

Subtotal from Reverse Side:

IF YOU ARE USING MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, VISA, OR AMERICAN EXPRESS, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING SECTION:

Deposit:

PLEASE CHECK ONE:

Credits:

MASTERCARD

VISA

DISCOVER

AMEX

ACCOUNT NUMBER: _______________________________________ V-CODE #: ___________________ EXPIRATION DATE: ____________________ ZIP CODE: (NEED ZIP CODE # TO MATCH) _____________________

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MAIL OR DROP OFF TO: NSSRA, 3105 MACARTHUR BLVD, NORTHBROOK, IL 60062 (BE SURE TO INCLUDE CHECK OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION). FAX TO: (847) 509-1177 NSSRA OFFICE: (847) 509-9400 EMAIL: REGISTRATION@NSSRA.ORG

TOTAL DUE:

OFFICE USE ONLY: AMOUNT OF CHARGE: ________________________________________________________________ REGISTRATION COMPLETE CARDHOLDER NAME: ________________________________________________________________ DATE: ________ TIME: ________ RECEIPT #: _________________ AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE: _____________________________________________________________

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS

Please read this form carefully and be aware in registering yourself or your minor child/ward for participation in an NSSRA program, you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you or your minor child/ward might sustain arising out of said program(s). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in a program, and I agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss regardless of severity which I or my minor child/ward may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with such program (including transportation services and vehicle operation, when provided). I agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my child/ward may have as a result of participating in the program against NSSRA and its officers, agents, servants, and employees. I do hereby fully release and discharge NSSRA and its officers, agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims from injuries, damage, or loss which I or my minor child/ward may have or which may accrue to me or my child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend NSSRA and its officers, agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, damages, and losses sustained by me or my minor child/ward arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program. In the event of any emergency, I authorize NSSRA officials to secure from any licensed hospital, physician and or medical personnel any treatment deemed necessary for me or my minor child/ward’s immediate care and agree that I will be responsible for payment of any and all medical services rendered. I have read and fully understand the above Program Details, Waiver and Release of All Claims and Permission to Secure Treatment.

If registering via fax or email, your facsimile or email signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effects as an original form signature.

EACH REGISTRATION FORM MUST BE SIGNED PARTICIPANT/PARENT/GUARDIAN: ___________________________________ DATE: _______________ PLEASE PRINT NAME: __________________________________________________________________

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PROGRAM INFORMATION PROGRAM NAME

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION CODE

FEE

CODE

FEE

PICK UP SITE/ SCHOOL

PLEASE PRINT PARTICIPANT’S NAME ON THIS SIDE: NAME: _____________________________________________________________

DROP OFF SITE

SUBTOTAL PROGRAM & TRANSPORT FEES

SUBTOTAL:

PLEASE CARRY THIS SUBTOTAL OVER TO FRONT OF FORM.

VALUE CHECK FORM/COMMENT SHEET - WE WELCOME YOUR INPUT You or your child is participating in programs through NSSRA and/or your local park district or recreation department. NSSRA services include providing yearround recreation programs for the residents of its thirteen partner communities, inclusion support, sign language interpreters, behavior management support and training, disability awareness training and any other services necessary to involve you and your child in community recreational activities.

We encourage you to share with us your thoughts and ideas about our current services or other services which you would like to see us offer. We use your comments to develop new programs, train support staff and companions, and improve the quality of NSSRA and park district or recreation department programs. We value your feedback!

We invite you to share with us your program ideas and comments about our services: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR COMMENTS WITH A NSSRA STAFF MEMBER, PLEASE CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX. YES NO

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A.C. Nielson Tennis Center (847) 501-2065 530 Hibbard Road, Winnetka

Blair Park Recreation Center (847) 234-4150 355 W. Washington Avenue, Lake Bluff Brunswick Zone (847) 498-3575 Deerbrook Shopping Center 10 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield Clarkson Park (847) 446-4693 1950 Willow Road, Northfield Community Playfield [No Phone] 702 Locust Road, Wilmette Equestrian Connection (847) 615-8696 600 North Bradley Road, Lake Forest Everett Elementary School (847) 234-5713 1111 Everett School Road, Lake Forest Glen Grove Elementary School (847) 998-5030 3900 Glenview Road, Glenview Greenbriar School Gym (847) 498-7950 1225 Greenbriar Lane, Northbrook Jewett Park Community Center (847) 945-0650 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield

Lake Forest Recreation Center LFRC (847) 234-6700 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest

Sleepy Hollow Park [No Phone] 1300 Sleepy Hollow Road, Glenview

Moraine Living Facility Moraine 1954 Green Bay Road, Highland Park

Takiff Center (847) 835-3030 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe

New Tier High School (847) 446-7000 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka Northbrook Leisure Center (847) 291-2995 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook Northbrook Sports Center (847) 291-2993 1730 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook Northfield Community Center (847) 446-4428 405 Wagner Road, Northfield NSSRA Office NSSRA (847) 509-9400 3105 MacArthur Boulevard, Northbrook Park Center (847) 724-5670 2400 Chestnut, Glenview Recreation Center of Highland Park RCHP (847) 579-4554 1207 Park Avenue West, Highland Park Sachs Recreation Center (847) 572-2600 455 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield

Waveland Park [No Phone] 600 S. Waveland Road, Lake Forest Weber Leisure Center (847) 674-1500 9300 Weber Park Place, Skokie West Ridge Center (847) 831-3810 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park Willow Park Fieldhouse (No Phone) 2600 Greenwood, Glenview Wilmette Community Recreation Center WCRC (847) 256-9686 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette Winnetka Golf Course (847) 501-2050 1300 Oak Street, Winnetka Winnetka Park District Administrative Office (847) 501-2040 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka FOR DIRECTIONS TO A FACILITY, CALL NSSRA AT:

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2014 EVENTS:

SAVE the DATES Winnetka Park District’s

2nd Annual Leprechaun Leap Saturday, March 15

Register By March 3! WPD, 540 Hibbard Road On-Line @ www.winpark.org Activity # Leprechaun Leap (141955) Chili Cook Off (141956) Dessert Bake Off (141957)

12-2 pm at Lloyd Beach, Winnetka

• Take the Plunge • Receive Your LL Hoodie • Enjoy Corned Beef & Green River Soda • Warm Up with Hot Chocolate/Coffee • Stay Warm with Bonfires Across the Beach

Benefitting...

Just $30 for WPD Residents If you are a non-resident, please use the registration codes NSSRF14 (Chili Cook Off and Dessert Bake Off) or NSSRA14 (Leprechaun Leap) to receive the resident fee. For more information, contact NSSRA Foundation Manager Susie Julison at (847) 509-9400 or sjulison@nssra.org.

Questions? 847.501.2040

Same day, time and location . . .

NEW! Chili Cook Off and Dessert Bake Off Chili Cook Off participants must bring 1 gallon of chili, serving utensils, and crock pot to keep their chili warm. Electricity, tables, chairs, bowls, and spoons will be provided. Dessert Bake Off participants must bring enough dessert to pass out at least 100 samples for judges and patrons to taste.

$15 WPD Residents / $30 nr (includes t-shirt)

NSSRA NIGHT at the Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship Monday, June 30 (Tentative) A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka

Support NSSRA by attending a professional tennis tournament practically in your own backyard!

STRIKES FOR NSSRA Bowl-A-Thon Sunday, July 27 Brunswick Zone, Deerfield

Friends, families and supporters will bowl to raise funds for accessible vehicles to transport children, teens and adults with disabilities to leisure opportunities.

SWING Golf Outing Friday, September 19 Wilmette Golf Club

Scramble event featuring 18 holes of golf, contests, awards, prizes and more! These events will raise funds to purchase two accessible vehicles, provide over 420 scholarships to those in financial need, sponsor the Shining Stars Banquet and the Summer Bash events as well as provide support for new programs and services.

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To support the mission of Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association by raising and granting supplemental funding.

NSSRA Night

Strikes for NSSRA

SWING Golf Outing

Created in 1997, Northern Suburban Special Recreation Foundation (NSSRF) supports NSSRA by: • • • •

Providing financial assistance for participants and their families who are in need. Granting the funds to purchase specially-equipped vehicles to transport participants to programs. Sponsoring several special events allowing the participants and their families to attend for free or at a reduced rate. Providing ongoing support for the growing demand for new services and programs offered by NSSRA.

Our Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to NSSRF are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

NSSRF Board of Directors Terry Porter, President, Wilmette Robynn Medansky, Vice President, Highland Park Mitchell L. Slotnick, Treasurer, Northbrook Susan R. Hartemayer, Secretary, Winnetka Ed Bettenhausen, Northbrook Sheilah Burnham, Glencoe Ron Fowler, Deerfield Greg Kavanaugh, Glencoe Rick La Chapelle, Wilmette Dan Peterson, Glenview Barry Slotnick, Glencoe John Thissen, Glenview

Chuck Balling, NSSRA Board Liaison Glenview Park District Craig Culp, Assistant Secretary Executive Director, NSSRA

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Foundation

NSSRF Mission

The NSSRF Board of Directors invites you to join us in our efforts to support NSSRA programs and services. To volunteer your time, make a donation, attend or sponsor one of our events, contact Foundation Manager Susie Julison at (847) 509-9400 or sjulison@nssra.org. register.nssra.org

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Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) 3105 MacArthur Blvd. Northbrook, IL 60062-1903

SAVE THE DATE Friday, April 25, 2014 Invitations will be mailed to you at a later date. Call the NSSRA office at (847) 509-9400 with questions.


Spring 2014 Program Guide (NSSRA)