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WINTER / SPRING 2014 GUIDE

REGISTRATION OPENS JAN 6

Registration ends 8 days before the start of the program/event

Your partners in exploring and experiencing life to its fullest

PROGRAMS & OPPORTUNITIES for

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• youth • teens • adults WINTER / SPRING GUIDE

• adapted & paralympic sports • inclusion • NASR

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2 this is where the fun begins TABLE OF CONTENTS TR Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The team that delivers fun . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Featured events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lending Closet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 NASR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sports & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–9 Cultural Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11 Life Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13 Social Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–22 Adapted Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23–24 Operation Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Inclusion Information . . . . . . . . . . 28–29 Registration information . . . . . . . . . . 30 Annual Information form . . . . . . . 31–32 Registration form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33–34 Community resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Registration ends 8 days before the start of the program/event

key to symbols Watch for these symbols throughout the guide.

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Participants are asked to bring items

Please bring spending money Bus transportation service available/ offered Bus transportation service NOT available/offered

FUN AND ENJOYMENT FOR EVERYONE! See p 30 for details.

About Us The Therapeutic Recreation Team of the Rockford Park District is committed to providing community based recreation to promote the development, maintenance, and expression of a meaningful leisure lifestyle to individuals with disabilities. We deliver our services promoting and/ or providing access, specialty programs, leisure education, skill development, and inclusive opportunities.

Endless Benefits of Participation • Exposure to new recreation and cultural opportunities • Education and practice of lifelong leisure skills • Build confidence and self esteem • Foster independence • Enhance communication skills • Develop fundamental play • Expand support network • Provide emotional and social support • A fun and safe environment to enhance overall quality of life

your resource

Trained and Ready to Play! The Park District is committed to providing safe and enjoyable leisure experiences; all employees are mandated reporters for child abuse and neglect. Throughout the year, staff attend various trainings based on their role. Trainings may include: • Sensory integration

If the use of pictures will benefit your child in Rockford Park District programs, please contact the Therapeutic Recreation office, and we will be happy to set up the communication tool to meet their individual needs. Visual systems are available for download at rockfordparkdistrict.org/ therapeuticrecreation/resources

Speakers

• Transfer and seizure training • Safe places and standards for play • Conflict avoidance/crisis prevention • Cooperative games • Disability awareness • Character development • CPR and First Aid

One of our trained staff members would be happy to meet with your organization, social service agency, or community group to present information about Rockford Park District services, offerings, and other disability related topics, such as disability awareness and program adaptations.

Use us as a resource

Individualized Education Plan Therapeutic Recreation services can be listed as a related service on your child’s I.E.P. or student planning meeting. Please invite us to be a part of this process.

customer service

RPD visual systems

The Therapeutic Recreation Team of the Rockford Park District can answer questions and assist you in the process of finding appropriate recreational programs or services to accommodate interests with an individualized approach; please call the Therapeutic Recreation office at 815-987-1606 for more information.

815-987-8800

TTY, 888-871-6171


3 the team that delivers

FUN!

recreation coordinators

[JM]

STAFF INITIALS At the end of each program description, you will see initials — these initials refer to the coordinator of that program. For additional program information, please contact that coordinator directly.

[KD]

[LW]

[PR]

[JM] Recreation Coordinator Jordan McDonald 815-987-1609 • jordanmcdonald@rockfordparkdistrict.org

[LW] Recreation Coordinator Lindsay Woods, CTRS 815-987-1604• lindsaywoods@rockfordparkdistrict.org

[KD] Recreation Coordinator Kuenzi Dearth, CTRS 815-987-1626 • kuenzidearth@rockfordparkdistrict.org

[PR] Recreation Coordinator Paula Reiter 815-987-1613 • paulareiter@rockfordparkdistrict.org

additional support staff Therapeutic Recreation Manager Karin Kellogg 815-987-1601 • karinkellogg@rockfordparkdistrict.org

[Karin]

[John]

Special Events & ADA Officer John Beck 815-987-1636 • johnbeck@rockfordparkdistrict.org Operations Assistant Mariah Anast 815-987-1606 • mariahanast@rockfordparkdistrict.org

[Mariah]

fax

815-987-8877

online

rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR


4 FUN FOR EVERYONE! FREE! Mornings of Fun for Everyone Sat, April 12, 2014 and Sat, June 7, 2014 • 9:00–10:00 am Discovery Center Museum, 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL We invite children with disabilities and their immediate families to experience Discovery Center Museum’s multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge before the museum opens to the general public. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00 am, and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public that day. Advance registration is required to receive free admission. Call Kim O’Malley at 815-972-2839 or e-mail kimo@discoverycentermuseum.org.

FR EV EE EN TS ! FREE! Easter Seals Family Fun Night Friday, April 11, 2014 • 6:00 – 9:00 pm Carlson Ice Arena and Sapora Playworld, 4150 N Perryville Rd, Loves Park Help us celebrate Autism Awareness Month by coming out to play at the Annual Family Fun Night for families that have a child with a developmental disability. We’ll dine, skate, and play at Carlson Ice Arena with the assistance of the Rockford Park District’s Therapeutic Recreation staff.

FREE! TR Art Show Saturday, May 17, 2014 • 12:00 – 3:00 pm The Arc of Winnebago, Boone, and Ogle Counties, 1222 East State St, Rockford, IL Enjoy an afternoon of great art from the Rockford Park District’s Therapeutic Recreation artists. This open house show will include artwork from the artists of Art at the Arc; some artwork will be for sale. There will be music and light refreshments served. Come support local artists, and learn about the importance of art as therapeutic recreation. No registration or reservation is required — bring your family and friends!

The schedule for the evening is as follows: check in from 6:00 to 6:30 pm, dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, play time in Sapora Playworld from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, and ice skating from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. Registration is required, and is limited to the first 150 people (registration opens March 24). ALL reservations must be made by calling Patti Mook at Easter Seals. Your reservation is not confirmed until you have spoken to her. To register, contact Patti at Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago-Rockford Region at 815-965-5069 ext 1221.

… MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Teen and Adult Programs Feedback Session January 7, 2014 • 5:00–6:30 pm

Inclusion Programs Open House March 4, 2014 • 5:00–6:30 pm Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

Webbs Norman Center, 2nd floor in RPD Ed, 401 S Main St, Rockford, IL We want to hear from you! Please join us for a chance to share your experiences with the Rockford Park District Therapeutic Recreation team. We will be discussing ways to improve our teen and adult recreation programs, get your feedback on the program choices, look at fundraising options, etc.

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Stop by and meet some of the Rockford Park District Therapeutic Recreation Department staff. This will be a chance for you to share program experiences and discuss program options for your child between the ages of 5 and 12. Come see what we have to offer!

815-987-8800

TTY, 888-871-6171


LENDING CLOSET

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If you don’t have it, don’t worry … we probably do! Ask about our Lending Closet, available to anyone in the community looking to try a new sport or use new equipment. See the detailed list of equipment below; available on a first come first served basis. • sports wheelchairs

• tricycles

• bowling ramps

• basketball

• downhill skis

• portable pool lift

• tennis

• water skiing

• power soccer equipment

• softball

• all-terrain joggers

• bicycles

• portable ramp (rollout mat)

• hand cycles

• for temporary accessibility

Schools Contact us for use of adapted equipment in your classroom.

Don’t let accessibility be what holds you back! Many of our facilities provide equipment to enhance your experience at our facilities at no cost.

water wheelchairs • available at Magic Waters • available to take to the beach or other swimming pool

accessible golf cart • for use at any RPD golf course; please contact the course call 48 hours in advance

ice hockey sleds • for use during public skate sessions, or to try the sport of sled hockey

ice skating walkers • for use during public skate sessions

pool lift • for use at any RPD public pool

Call the Therapeutic Recreation department at 815-987-1606 for more information. fax

815-987-8877

online

rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR


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NASR

Rockford Park District Therapeutic Recreation www.rockfordparkdistrict.org 815-987-8800 • TTY, 888-871-6171

Belvidere Park District Special Recreation Dept www.belviderepark.org 815-547-5711

Freeport Park District Special Recreation Dept www.freeportparkdistrict.org 815-235-6114

NORTHLANDS ASSOCIATION FOR SPECIAL RECREATION is a cooperative partnership between the Rockford, Freeport, and Belvidere park districts (referred to as member districts). NASR programs are open to any individual with disability-related special needs such as physical, mental, and developmental disabilities, and persons with mental illness, behavior disorders, visual, or hearing impairments. Member district residents are invited to participate in specialty/therapeutic recreation (TR) programs offered through any member district at the resident rate. Participation in inclusion services at a member district other than your own member district dictates you must pay the non-resident rate for that specific program.

NASR Park Adventures

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We will enjoy the many adventures that Krape Park has to offer with our friends from Belvidere and Freeport park districts. There will be paddleboats, kickball, mini golf, and of course, the carousel. Lunch will be provided. Join in on the adventure today! Transportation will be provided from the Webbs Norman Center, departing at 10:30 am. No door-to-door transportation will be available for this program. Krape Park, 1799 S Park Blvd, Freeport, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $15.00 Non-resident. . . . . $16.00 AGES

DATES

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

8+

May 10

11:30 am–2:30 pm

Sa

406526-00

customer service

815-987-8800

TTY, 888-871-6171


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TUES THURS

TOTS

YOUTH

TEEN

ADULTS

3–5

6–12

13–19

20+

PROGRAM

TIME

PAGE

Pool school

6:00–6:50 pm

9

Aquafitness

7:00–7:50 pm

9

X

X

Movin2GetFit

6:30–8:00 pm

8

X

X

6:00–6:50 pm

8

7:00–7:50 pm

8

X

8–12

Buddy Basketball

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fax

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online

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13–22

FUN AND ENJOYMENT FOR EVERYONE! See p 30 for details.

SPORTS & FITNESS

SPORTS & FITNESS AT A GLANCE


CULTURAL ARTS

SPORTS & FITNESS

NASR

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Movin2GetFit

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What better time to start something new!?! This year, we will be combining several fitness components to offer the best total mind and body workout! You may be familiar with yoga, fitness fun, and walking club … we’re bringing it all together for Movin2GetFit. Are you ready to get fit? If so, this is the program for you! [LW]

SOCIAL

LIFE SKILLS

ID Pennock Family Branch, 200 Y Blvd, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $24.00 Non-resident. . . . . $34.00 AGES 13–19 20+

DATES

TIME

Feb 4–25

6:30–8:00 pm

Buddy Basketball

DAY

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ACTIVITY#

Therapeutic Recreation —

406256-21

Tu

Rockford Park District

506356-21

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Buddy Basketball is a non-competitive recreational league for individuals of all abilities. Each player with a disability related need is paired with a “buddy” to assist in creating a fun and successful opportunity. The program focuses on experience of team play, exposure to a lifelong leisure skill, and participation. All involved will have fun as friendships are built and skills are developed. [LW]

ADAPTED SPORTS

Salvation Army Center, 1706 18th Ave, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $35.00 Non-resident. . . . . $40.00 AGES Players Buddies (free)

8–12 13–22 16+

DATES Feb 6–March 27 Feb 6–March 27

TIME 6:00–6:50 pm 7:00–7:50 pm 6:00–7:50 pm

DAY Th Th

customer service

ACTIVITY# 406154-01 406254-01 406254-BB

815-987-8800

TTY, 888-871-6171


sports & fitness

NASR

Aquafitness

9

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Learn a healthy alternative to high impact exercise. Join us in the pool as we learn water aerobics, or sharpen your swim skills by swimming some laps to get the heart pumping. Then, play a fun game to keep moving while having fun with your friends. [LW]

See p 30 for details.

Millennium Center, 220 S Madison St, Rockford

Resident. . . . . . . . . $75.00 Non-resident. . . . . $85.00 AGES 13–19

TIME

DAY

March 4–April 22

7:00–7:50 pm

Tu

ACTIVITY# 406249-31 506349-31

CULTURAL ARTS

20+

DATES

SPORTS & FITNESS

FUN AND ENJOYMENT FOR EVERYONE!

NOTE: If a swimmer is not completely toilet trained, swim diapers are required. Paper diapers of any type are not allowed in the pool. Swim pants or swim diapers must be reusable (not disposable) rubber or plastic pants that fit tightly around the waist and legs of the participant. These are similar to plastic pants that fit over cloth diapers.

LIFE SKILLS

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Get ready to make a SPLASH! This program is designed for participants to gain confidence in and around the water, learn water safety, and develop motor skills needed for basic swimming. [LW]

Millennium Center, 220 S Madison St, Rockford

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Resident. . . . . . . . . $75.00 Non-resident. . . . . $85.00 AGES

DATES

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

6–12

March 4–April 22

6:00–6:50 pm

Tu

406150-31

fax

815-987-8877

online

rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR

RIDE

Participants are asked to bring items

Please bring spending money Bus transportation service available/ offered Bus transportation service NOT available/offered

ADAPTED SPORTS

NOTE: If a swimmer is not completely toilet trained, swim diapers are required. Paper diapers of any type are not allowed in the pool. Swim pants or swim diapers must be reusable rubber or plastic pants that fit tightly around the waist and legs of the participant. These are similar to plastic pants that fit over cloth diapers.

key to symbols

SOCIAL

Pool School


CULTURAL ARTS AT A GLANCE PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPENS JAN 6! Registration ends 8 days before the start of the program/event

PROGRAM

SAT THURS WED TUES

CULTURAL ARTS

10

TIME

PAGE

TOTS YOUTH

TEEN

ADULTS

3–5

13–19

20+

6–12 X

Art at the Arc

X 4:00–5:30 pm

11

X

Chance to Dance

customer service

10:30–11:20 am

11

11:30 am–12:20 pm

11

815-987-8800

X

X X

TTY, 888-871-6171

X


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Art at the Arc RIDE

The Rockford Park District and the Rockford Dance Company have teamed up to provide Chance to Dance, a semester-long dance program for youth with disabilities. This class is a technique-based dance program that lets participants explore creative expression in a non-judgmental setting, creating an enjoyable opportunity for expressive movements. Learn basic dance skills, rhythm, and creative expression in a real dance studio. Please wear movable clothing such as sweat pants, t-shirts, and soft dance shoes (or go barefoot — no socks, please). Parents are encouraged to stay and watch from the observation rooms. [JM]

Are you an artist? Have you always wanted to be one? Then you need to join the Art at the Arc! This collaborative program between the Rockford Park District and the Arc of Winnebago, Boone, and Ogle counties provides its artists with the proper supplies and facility to practice their creative skills. Artists will learn a new skill to try out each week, as well as creating their very own art piece. The artist’s work will then be displayed at the May 17 TR Art Show. Be sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy [JM] The Arc, 1222 E State St, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $12.00 Non-resident. . . . . $17.00 TIME

Feb 4–25

4:00–5:30 pm

Tu

406140-21

March 4–25

4:00–5:30 pm

Tu

406140-31

Feb 5–26

4:00–5:30 pm

W

506340-21

Feb 6–27

4:00–5:30 pm

Th

506340-22

March 5–26

4:00–5:30 pm

W

506340-31

March 6–27

4:00–5:30 pm

Th

506340-32

506342-11

April 2–23

4:00–5:30 pm

W

506340-41

506342-31

April 3–24

4:00–5:30 pm

Th

506340-42

5–12

Resident. . . . . . . . . $35.00 Non-resident. . . . . $45.00 AGES 3–12 13+

DATES Jan 25–Feb 22 Mar 1– 29 Jan 25–Feb 22 Mar 1– 29

TIME

DAY

10:30–11:20 am

Sa

11:30 am–12:20 pm

Sa

ACTIVITY# 406142-11 406142-31

20+

Always affordable  

Adult fare only $1.50 Reduced fare for passengers with a disability $.75 Paratransit fare $3.00 (one way fares)

Entire RMTD fleet is wheelchair accessible

SOCIAL

Always accessible 

LIFE SKILLS

Rockford Mass Transit & Rockford Paratransit

DAY ACTIVITY#

CULTURAL ARTS

DATES

Riverfront Museum Park, Rockford, IL

AGES

SPORTS & FITNESS

Chance to Dance

RIDE

We’ll get you there no matter which way your compass is pointing.

fax

815-987-8877

online

rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR

ADAPTED SPORTS

For more information call 815.961.9000 or visit our web site at rmtd.org today.


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THURS WED TUES

LIFE SKILLS

LIFE SKILLS AT A GLANCE TOTS

YOUTH

TEEN

ADULTS

3–5

6–12

13–19

20+

18+

X

PROGRAM

TIME

PAGE

Coffee Talk

5:30–6:30 pm

13

Green Thumb Gardening

6:00–7:15 pm

13

X

Edible Creations

6:00–8:00 pm

13

X

customer service

815-987-8800

TTY, 888-871-6171


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Edible Creations

RIDE

NOTE: Need a Ride from Art at the Arc? Let us know, and we’ll fire up the van! Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $26.00 Non-resident. . . . . $34.00 AGES

DATES

TIME

ACTIVITY#

W

506331-31

Th

506331-32

W

506331-41

Th

506331-42

March 5–26 20+

March 6–27 April 2–23

6:00–8:00 pm

April 3–24

Coffee Talk

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Coffee Talk is less about the coffee and more about the talk. We will practice our social skills through activities and conversations. [JM]

RIDE

The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and it’s time to dig in! We’ll add our own personal touches to the Linda K. White Center by planting flowers and vegetables. After we’re done planting, we’ll help maintain our landscape designs and make some crafts for our gardens at home. [PR] Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $24.00 Non-resident. . . . . $32.00 AGES

DATES

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

20+

May 7–28

6:00–7:15 pm

W

506332-51

CULTURAL ARTS

DAY

Green Thumb Gardening

SPORTS & FITNESS

Looking to learn to cook and increase independence in the kitchen? The menus are still simple and still delicious. We will work on our cooking and safety skills and knowledge. We’ll focus on healthy eating this time around, too. If you have special diet needs, contact the program coordinator prior to the first week of the program. [PR]

Millennium Center, 220 S Madison St, Rockford

AGES

DATES

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

20+

March 4–April 22

5:30–6:30 pm

Tu

506344-31

LIFE SKILLS

Resident. . . . . . . . . $12.00 Non-resident. . . . . $17.00

SOCIAL

for inclusion opportunities throughout the Park District

fax

815-987-8877

online

rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR

ADAPTED SPORTS

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PROGRAM

TIME

PAGE

13–19

Teens on the Town: Bowling I

6:00–9:00 pm

17

X

Teens on the Town: Ultimate Dance Party

6:30–9:00 pm

17

X

Teens on the Town: Classic Movie Night

6:30–9:00 pm

17

X

Teens on the Town: St. Patrick’s Day Dance

6:30–9:00 pm

17

X

Teens on the Town: Friday Night Drop-In

6:30–9:00 pm

18

X

Teens on the Town: IceHogs Game

6:30–10:00 pm

18

X

Be Social: Friday Friendzy

6:30–9:00 pm

19

X

Be Social: Game Night

6:30–9:00 pm

19

X

Be Social: Ultimate Dance Party

6:30–9:00 pm

20

X

Be Social: Italian Cooking Night

6:00–8:30 pm

20

X

Be Social: Valentine’s Day Dance

6:30–9:00 pm

20

X

Be Social: IceHogs Game

6:30–10:00 pm

20

X

Be Social: Classic Movie Night

6:30–9:00 pm

21

X

Be Social: Open Mic Night

6:30–9:00 pm

21

X

Be Social: St. Patrick’s Day Dance

6:30–9:00 pm

21

X

Be Social: Friday Fitness and Fun!

6:30–9:00 pm

21

X

Be Social: Sweets and Treats

6:30–9:00 pm

22

X

Be Social: Friday Night Drop-In

6:30–9:00 pm

22

X

FRI SOCIAL

TEEN

SOCIAL PROGRAMS key to symbols Watch for these symbols throughout the guide.

Participants are asked to bring items

Please bring spending money

customer service

RIDE

RIDE

Bus transportation service available/offered Bus transportation service NOT available/offered

815-987-8800

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SAT

15

TEEN

ADULTS 20+

PROGRAM

TIME

PAGE

13–19

Teens on the Town: Bowling I

1:00–3:00 pm

17

X

Teens on the Town: Nickel World and Lunch

12:00–3:00 pm

17

X

Teens on the Town: Shop ‘til You Drop and Dine

12:00–3:00 pm

18

X

Be Social: RVC Basketball Game

6:30–9:00 pm

19

X

Be Social: Shop ‘til You Drop and Dine

12:00–3:00 pm

20

X

Be Social: Bowling

1:00–3:00 pm

20

X

Be Social: Spring Craft

1:00–3:00 pm

21

X

Be Social: Classics and Chrome Car Show and Lunch

12:30–3:00 pm

21

X

Be Social: Dine Out at Stockholm Inn

12:00–2:00 pm

22

X

Be Social: TR Art Show and Lunch

12:00–2:00 pm

22

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SOCIAL

AT A GLANCE


LIFE SKILLS

CULTURAL ARTS

SPORTS & FITNESS

NASR

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Teen and Adult Social Programs

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The Therapeutic Recreation team’s social program provides adults (Be Social) and teens (Teens on the Town) almost weekly events to hang out with their friends. Some of the events are housed within the Rockford Park District facilities. These events include seasonal dances, karaoke nights, game nights (video and board games), movie nights, craft opportunities, and cooking programs, to name a few. When we “hit the town,” we’ll check out community sporting events (IceHogs, Rockford Aviators, Rock Valley College basketball), the local museums, movies, bowling, go out to eat, check out our favorite parks for picnic fun, and of course, hang out at some of our favorite RPD spots (Forest City Queen, Magic Waters, the pools, Lockwood Park, etc.). We are also open to suggestions. If you’re looking to get out on the town to be social, give us a call! [PR] Locations vary by program

FEE FOR EACH PROGRAM, UNLESS OTHERWISE LISTED Resident. . . . . . . . . $12.00 Non-resident. . . . . $17.00 Transportation • $4.00 per social event

Registration Deadline

• Residents: We now provide door-to-door transportation for teens that are Rockford Park District residents.

• Please also note, the registration deadline is 8 business days prior to the event.

• Non-residents: Pick-up points are available for participants who are non-residents. Please choose one of the following pick-up points

• To be officially registered, a program registration form must be completed and signed. Payment must also be made prior to the registration deadline.

• North Pick-up Point — the southwest corner of Meadow Mart Shopping Center (N Second St and Windsor Rd, Loves Park)

• South Pick-up Point — Phillips 66 (4402 Linden Rd, Rockford)

ADAPTED SPORTS

SOCIAL

• You can also choose to bring your teen to the location of each social event; you DO NOT have to use transportation services.

• If you have extenuating circumstances and cannot register your teen prior to the deadline, contact the Therapeutic Recreation office at 815-987-1606 as soon as possible.

Serving the community for 40 years customer service

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SOCIAL 17 NASR

FUN AND ENJOYMENT FOR EVERYONE! See p 30 for details.

Bowling I

SPORTS & FITNESS

Teens on the Town

RIDE

RIDE

CULTURAL ARTS

Lace up those bowling shoes, it’s time to roll. We will bowl as many games as possible. Shoes, balls, and ramp will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Please bring money if you would like a snack ($5.00 to $10.00 recommended). NOTE: To ensure everyone gets an opportunity to participate, please limit registration to one of the two bowling programs. Park Lanes, 5318 N 2nd St , Loves Park, IL

AGES 13–19

DATE

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

Jan 18

1:00–3:00 pm

Sa

406221-11

April 5

1:00–3:00 pm

Sa

406221-41

LIFE SKILLS

Ultimate Dance Party

RIDE

Join us at our ultimate party to dance to great music and xbox360 on the BIG screen! Plenty of room on the dance floor for everyone to perfect all those dance moves; snacks and beverages will be provided. Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

Classic Movie Night

RIDE

DATE

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

13–19

Jan 31

6:30–9:00 pm

F

406221-12

Webbs Norman Center, 401 S Main St, Rockford, IL

Nickel World and Lunch

RIDE

AGES

DATE

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

13–19

Feb 28

6:30–9:00 pm

F

406221-22

Grab your friends and join us for an afternoon of fun! We will enjoy lunch at Culver’s, then head over to Nickel World to play video and arcade games. Participants will receive 20 tokens for game play. Please bring money for lunch and any extra tokens you would like to purchase ($10.00 to $15.00 is recommended).

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Nickel World, 3321 N Main St, Rockford, IL

Webbs Norman Center, 401 S Main St, Rockford, IL

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DATE

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

AGES

DATE

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

13–19

Feb 22

12:00–3:00 pm

Sa

406221-21

13–19

March 14

6:30–9:00 pm

F

406221-31

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Everyone’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, so don your kelly green, it’s time to shamROCK and ROLL! St. Patty’s themed snacks and beverages will be served.

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Kick back and relax as we settle in to watch one of your choice of Hollywood’s classic movies on the big screen. We will enjoy special movie night treats and beverages.


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18 SOCIAL Teens on the Town continued

Friday Night “Drop-In”

RIDE

Join us for a shopping excursion to Cherryvale Mall. We will grab some lunch at the food court, then check out all of our favorite stores and shops. Be sure to bring money for lunch and shopping ($10.00 is recommended for lunch). CherryVale Mall, 7200 Harrison Ave, Cherry Valley, IL

Start the weekend out right by relaxing with friends. There will be games, music, dancing, movies, cooking, and arts and crafts for everyone. We will enjoy some great snacks and beverages during our visit. Meet up with your old friends or make new ones; everyone is welcome!

AGES

DATE

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

Note: This is a drop-in event. No transportation will be available for this program.

13–19

March 22

12:00–3:00 pm

Sa

406221-32

Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . . $9.00 Non-resident. . . . . $12.00 IceHogs Game

RIDE

Cheer on our very own Rockford IceHogs as they skate across the ice to put another “W” on their record. Be sure to dress for the cool atmosphere, and bring money for those great stadium treats and/or souvenirs ($10.00 to 15.00 is recommended). BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $17.50 Non-resident. . . . . $24.50

AGES

DATE

TIME

13–19

May 2

6:30–9:00 pm

DAY ACTIVITY# F

406221-51

FUN AND ENJOYMENT FOR EVERYONE! See p 30 for details.

AGES

DATE

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

13–19

March 28

6:30–10:00 pm

F

406221-33

ADAPTED SPORTS

SOCIAL

LIFE SKILLS

CULTURAL ARTS

SPORTS & FITNESS

Shop ‘til You Drop and Dine

RIDE

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SOCIAL 19 NASR

Be Social

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NOTE: Door-to-door transportation is available for an additional fee of $4.00.

SPORTS & FITNESS

The Therapeutic Recreation team’s social program provides adults (Be Social) and teens (Teens on the Town) almost weekly events to hang out with their friends. Some of the events are housed within the Rockford Park District facilities. These events include seasonal dances, karaoke nights, game nights (video and board games), movie nights, craft opportunities, and cooking programs, to name a few. When we “hit the town,” we’ll check out community sporting events (IceHogs, Aviators, Rock Valley College basketball), the local museums, movies, bowling, go out to eat, check out our favorite parks for picnic fun, and of course, hang out at some of our favorite RPD spots (Forest City Queen, Magic Waters, the pools, Lockwood Park, etc.). We are always open to suggestions; if you’re looking to get out on the town and be social, give us a call! [PR] Locations vary by program

Friday Friendzy Grab all your friends to hang out at Gigi’s Playhouse for the evening. We will play games, sing karaoke, dance, meet new (and old) friends, and of course, have some snacks and beverages. Food, friendship, and fun! Note: This is a “drop in” event. No transportation will be available for this program.

Resident. . . . . . . . . . FREE! Non-resident. . . . . . FREE! AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

Jan 17

6:30–9:00 pm

Game Night

DAY ACTIVITY# F

RIDE

Come and watch the Rock Valley College Golden Eagles as they slam dunk on the Joliet Jr College Wolves. We will cheer on our team as they dribble home a victory! Don’t forget to bring money for those game time concessions ($5.00 to 10.00 recommended). Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL

AGES

DATE

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

20+

Jan 25

6:30–9:00 pm

Sa

506322-13

506322-11

RIDE

SOCIAL

It’s game night! We will have all of our favorite classic board games, cards, puzzles, and some new games, too! We will also play some of our favorite tunes, enjoy a snack, and hang out with our friends. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

Jan 24

6:30–9:00 pm

DAY ACTIVITY# F

506322-12

Registration ends 8 days before the start of the program/event

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ADAPTED SPORTS

PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPENS JAN 6!

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Gigi’s Playhouse, 8801 N Second St, Machesney Park, IL

RVC Basketball Game

CULTURAL ARTS

FEE FOR EACH PROGRAM, UNLESS OTHERWISE LISTED Resident. . . . . . . . . $12.00 Non-resident. . . . . $17.00


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20 SOCIAL Be Social continued

CULTURAL ARTS

SPORTS & FITNESS

Ultimate Dance Party

RIDE

Dance at our ultimate party to great music and xbox360 on the BIG screen! Plenty of room on the dance floor for everyone to perfect all those dance moves! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

Jan 31

6:30–9:00 pm

Shop ‘til You Drop and Dine

DAY ACTIVITY# F

506322-14

RIDE

Join us for a shopping excursion to CherryVale Mall. We will grab some lunch at the food court, then check out all of our favorite stores and shops. Be sure to bring money for lunch and shopping ($10.00 is recommended for lunch). CherryVale Mall, 7200 Harrison Ave, Cherry Valley, IL

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

Feb 1

12:00–3:00 pm

Italian Cooking Night

LIFE SKILLS

RIDE

Bowling

Lace up those bowling shoes, it’s time to roll. We will bowl as many games as possible. Shoes, balls, and ramp will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Please bring money if you would like a snack ($5.00 to $10.00 recommended). NOTE: To ensure everyone gets an opportunity to participate, please limit registration to one of the two bowling programs Park Lanes, 5318 N 2nd St , Loves Park, IL

AGES

DAY ACTIVITY# Sa

506322-21

20+

DATE

TIME

DAY

Feb 8

1:00–3:00 pm

Sa

March 8

ACTIVITY# 506322-23 506322-32

RIDE

Spaghetti and meatballs is on the menu, and we are going to make it from scratch. Once we’ve made our delicious creation, we will enjoy it with our close friends. There will even be spumoni ice cream for dessert! Bon appetit!

Valentine’s Day Dance

Webbs Norman Center, 401 S Main St, Rockford, IL

Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $17.50 Non-resident. . . . . $24.50 AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

Feb 7

6:00–8:30 pm

RIDE

Watch out for Cupid’s arrow! Love will be in the air on this very special night of music and dancing. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

DAY ACTIVITY# F

506322-22

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

Feb 14

6:30–9:00 pm

IceHogs Game

SOCIAL

RIDE

DAY ACTIVITY# F

506322-24

RIDE

Come cheer on our very own Rockford IceHogs as they skate across the ice to put another “W” on their record. Be sure to dress for the cool atmosphere, and bring money for those great stadium treats and/or souvenirs ($10.00 to 15.00 is recommended).

ADAPTED SPORTS

NOTE: To ensure everyone gets an opportunity to participate, please limit registration to one of the two IceHogs games BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $17.50 Non-resident. . . . . $24.50 AGES 20+

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DATE Feb 21 March 28

815-987-8800

TIME 6:30–10:00 pm

DAY ACTIVITY# F

506322-25 506322-35

TTY, 888-871-6171


SOCIAL 21 Classic Movie Night

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Be Social continued

RIDE

Friday Fitness and Fun!

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Webbs Norman Center, 401 S Main St, Rockford, IL

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

Feb 28

6:30–9:00 pm

DAY ACTIVITY# F

506322-26

Join us for an evening of fitness and fun activities at the YMCA. We will have the opportunity to rock climb, walk on the indoor track, shoot hoops, and take a dip in the pool. We will also take a break in the action for a healthy snack and beverage. Please dress accordingly for these activities. Note: To ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to participate, please register for only one night of Fitness and Fun. ID Pennock Family Branch, 200 Y Blvd, Rockford, IL

AGES

Spring Craft

March 21 May 9

TIME

DAY ACTIVITY#

6:30–9:00 pm

F

506322-34 506322-52

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Spring is in the air! Come help us welcome it with a fun craft, snack, and nature walk. Dress for the weather. Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

March 29

1:00–3:00 pm

DAY ACTIVITY# Sa

506322-36

Open Mic Night

Have you ever wanted to perform in front of a live audience? This is your opportunity to sing your favorite song, tell a joke, show us your dance moves, play an instrument, read a poem, or watch all this talent as an audience member. This is your night to shine! Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

March 7

6:30–9:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

DAY ACTIVITY# F

Old Menards building, 2001 S Perryville Rd, Cherry Valley, IL

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

April 12

12:30–3:00 pm

DAY ACTIVITY# Sa

506322-41

506322-31

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Webbs Norman Center, 401 S Main St, Rockford, IL

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AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

March 14

6:30–9:00 pm

815-987-8877

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DAY ACTIVITY# F

506322-33

rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR

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ADAPTED SPORTS

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so don your kelly green — it’s time to shamROCK and ROLL! St. Patty’s theme snacks and beverages will be served.

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Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

Attention all car buffs! Race cars, muscle cars, motorcycles, and classic cars will be on display at this awesome indoor car show. We will grab a quick lunch, then head over to the show. Please bring money for lunch ($5.00 to 10.00 is recommended).

LIFE SKILLS

Classics and Chrome Car Show and Lunch RIDE

CULTURAL ARTS

20+

DATE

SPORTS & FITNESS

Kick back and relax as we settle in to watch your choice of one of Hollywood’s classic movies on the big screen. We will also enjoy special movie night treats and beverages.

RIDE


CULTURAL ARTS

SPORTS & FITNESS

NASR

22 SOCIAL

Be Social continued Sweets and Treats

RIDE

Chocolatey, gooey, fruity … there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth. We will be in the kitchen creating some wonderful treats that we sample and take home. Recipes included! Please let us know if there are any dietary restrictions prior to date of the program. Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

April 25

6:30–9:00 pm

LIFE SKILLS SOCIAL

TR Art Show and Lunch Join us to hit up downtown Rockford for a quick lunch and a cultural experience. We’ll grab a bite at Burger King, then head over to the Annual TR Art Show at The Arc to see the creativity and talent of some of our friends. Please bring money for lunch ($5.00 to $10.00 recommended). The Arc, 1222 E State St, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . $17.50 Non-resident. . . . . $24.50

Dine Out at Stockholm Inn

ADAPTED SPORTS

RIDE

DAY ACTIVITY# F

506322-42

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

May 17

12:00–2:00 pm

DAY ACTIVITY# Sa

506322-53

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Whether you choose lunch or breakfast, you’re bound to leave satisfied. Stockholm’s diverse menu offers so many delicious options, and their Swedish pancakes are always available! Be sure to bring $15.00 to 20.00 for your meal, beverage, and tip.

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Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St, Rockford, IL

AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

April 26

12:00–2:00 pm

DAY ACTIVITY# Sa

506322-43

RIDE

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Participants are asked to bring items

Please bring spending money Bus transportation service available/offered Bus transportation service NOT available/offered

Friday Night “Drop-In” Start the weekend out right by relaxing with friends. There will be games, music, dancing, movies, cooking, and arts and crafts for everyone. We will enjoy some great snacks and beverages during our visit. Meet up with your old friends or make new ones! Everyone is welcome. Note: This is a “drop in” event; no transportation will be available for this program. Linda K. White Center, 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . . $9.00 Non-resident. . . . . $12.00 AGES

DATE

TIME

20+

May 2

6:30–9:00 pm

DAY ACTIVITY# F

506322-51

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Adapted Sports & Paralympic Sports Beginner to advanced athletes are invited to participate in Adapted Sports to find out, What’s Your Game? These programs are geared toward introducing players to the wonderful world of sports. Athletes can choose to participate at the level where they are comfortable … recreationally or competitively. Interested families are encouraged to call for more details about each program. Eligible players include children and adults who: • have mobility needs (may or may not use a wheelchair on a daily basis) • are visually impaired • have an amputation • have a neurological/muscular impairment, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and others, including those with orthopedic impairments, permanent knee injuries, and leg length discrepancies.

TEEN

ADULTS

3–5

6–12

13–19

20+

PROGRAM

TIME

PAGE

TUES

YOUTH

Wheelchair Basketball

6:15–8:15 pm

24

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X

WED

TOTS

Paralympic Boccia

4:00–6:00 pm

24

X

X

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ADAPTED SPORTS

ADAPTED SPORTS AT A GLANCE

X


CULTURAL ARTS

SPORTS & FITNESS

NASR

24 ADAPTED SPORTS Wheelchair Basketball Come Join the Jr. Chariots Wheelchair Basketball team for another great season. Whether you are just beginning or have been playing for years, we have the opportunity for you. The team practices at the “Jr. Varsity” division Standards of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Weekend tournaments and games are offered throughout the season. Game schedule will be given out at practices. Contact Paula Reiter at 815-987-1610 for more information. [PR] Indoor Sports Center (ISC), 8800 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL

Resident. . . . . . . . . . FREE! Non-resident. . . . . . FREE! AGES

DATES

TIME

DAY

ACTIVITY#

6–18

Oct 1, 2013–April 29, 2014

6:15–8:15 pm

Tu

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Boccia is geared toward beginners to try this strategy-oriented sport. The object of the game is to throw or roll game balls so they land as close as possible to a target ball called the jack. Join us to learn the rules and strategies. Athletes practice to compete at different tournaments in the Chicagoland area. [LW] Note: We will be playing boccia every other Wednesday. Also, registration for Adapted Sports/ Paralympic programs is ongoing. Participants must speak to a Recreation Coordinator to discuss appropriate start date. Indoor Sports Center (ISC), 8800 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL

AGES 6+

DATES

TIME

Feb 5–May 21 4:00–6:00 pm

DAY

NO PROGRAM

ACTIVITY#

W

Feb 12, 26; March 12, 26; April 16, 30; May 14

606461-31

ADAPTED SPORTS

SOCIAL

LIFE SKILLS

Resident. . . . . . . . . $24.00 Non-resident. . . . . $34.00

The Rockford Park District has been named an official Paralympic Sport Club. The Paralympic Sport Club will provide an excellent opportunity to connect organizations to new audiences, increase sports and physical activity opportunities, and raise the profile of Paralympic Sports nationally.

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The Rockford Park District and the Jr. Chariots would Thank you to like to say thank you to these sponsors: all the players, parents, Glendenning Grain coaches, and volunteers ABC Home Medical who helped to make the 14th Annual Holiday Wheelchair Basketball Tournament a success! fax

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Thank you to these sponsors: Per4Max Pepsi


26 ROCKFORD ILLINOIS Mobility Vehicles Van Conversions

Side Entry & Rear Entry

Wheelchair Lifts Interior & Exterior

Mobility Scooter Lifts Cars-Vans-Suv's

Independent Drivers Hand Controls Transfer Seat Bases

Equipment Service Maintenance & Repairs

Home Accessibility

CALL 815-544-9600

Stair Lifts

Straight & Curved Styles

Wheelchair Ramps Permanent & Portable

Electric Scooters

Sales -Service - Rentals

Power Wheelchairs Sales & Service

Manual Wheelchairs Sales - Service - Rentals

Living Aids

Products for Independents

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ROCKFORD, IL

Prairie Street Brewhouse

The Rockford Region is a Real. Original. City of Gardens and rivers, and a wonderful place to spend a life — or a weekend! Explore the Burpee Museum of Natural History, featuring both a Triceratops and a juvenile T. rex, or spend a relaxing afternoon at the top Japanese garden in North America, Anderson Japanese Gardens. Grab a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants and unwind at one of our hotels after a fun-filled day of visiting the fantastic attractions Rockford has to offer.

It’s all right here in Real. Original. Rockford. gorockford.com


28 inclusion services What is inclusion? Inclusion within the Rockford Park District means individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate in the same recreation programs and activities as their peers. Reasonable accommodations are provided to enable an individual’s successful participation in a program.

HOW?

INCLUSION SERVICES

The Rockford Park District welcomes and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. • Consultation on activity modification

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO INCLUSION

• Disability awareness training

STEPS TO RECEIVE INCLUSION SUPPORT

• Behavior modification support

1. Register for desired Rockford Park District program at Webbs Norman Center, Carlson Ice Arena, or www.rockfordparkdistrict.org

• Observation and evaluation • Visual systems and sensory equipment/toys • Sign language interpreters • Adapted equipment (sleds, skate walkers, hand cranked bicycles, sport wheelchairs) • Varying levels of staff support

Popular programs in which individuals with disabilities have been included: • Lessons (swimming, hockey, ice skating, horseback riding, tennis, golf) • Day and residential summer camps (Summer Blast, Nature Quest, Camp Lone Oak, Pony Camp, Adventure Club, Camp Winnebago) • Neighborhood programs (Playgrounds, Lewis Lemon and Washington Park community centers) • Environmental education and recreation • Youth sports

2. Check “yes” where the registration form states, “…does the participant have a disability or medical conditions that may require assistance or accommodation?” 3. A team member from Inclusion Services will contact you within 48 hours to assess needs, level of support, and an appropriate start date

INCLUSION SERVICES ROLES 1. Contact family/guardian to complete full assessment 2. Obtain and organize any additional information, equipment, and additional support staff (if applicable) 3. Notify program staff of participant’s needs and their role in supporting the participant in their program 4. Communicate with family any updates, changes, or information they need to be made aware of before the start of the program 5. Maintain communication with parents/guardians, support staff, and program staff, throughout the course of the program

• Rec nights

Inclusion Services has created successful inclusion opportunities by: • Implementing a positive support plan for a child with a conduct disorder in a full day summer camp setting • Providing an all-terrain wheelchair for a student with a physical disability for full trail access at Atwood Center • Creating and training staff on an enhanced visual system for a camper with a visual impairment • Trained staff supported a camper with an attention deficit disorder by providing additional supports such as redirection and positive reinforcements at a sports camp • Providing a sign language interpreter for a teen at horseback riding lessons

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6. Recommendations will be addressed based on the participant’s progress or level of success in the program

PARENTS’ ROLE 1. Verify the participant meets minimum eligibility requirements of program (i.e., age, registration, and level of participation) 2. Keep in mind, recreation programs and activities are voluntary in nature. Participation will be encouraged and aided, but not forced. 3. Communicate openly with inclusion services staff by providing pertinent information on participant’s needs for successful inclusion 4. Communicate absences to inclusion and/or program staff in advance 5. Provide constructive feedback on participant’s progress and response to inclusion effort

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29 Hear what people are saying about Inclusion Services and how it is changing the lives of our residents. “We are so grateful for this program; it is the only summer program I can send my son to and have peace of mind knowing the staff can handle my son’s issues. The staff did everything they could to make it a successful experience.” “The Inclusion staff were great, super enthusiastic, high energy, and great communication.”

“My son has a great summer having the ability to participate in golf and tennis. I am truly at ease when he is there because of the level of understanding that the staff have. Thank you so much!”

For additional questions, contact Inclusion Services at 815-987-1626, (TTY, 888-871-6171) or e-mail Inclusion@rockfordparkdistrict.org

Therapeutic Recreation – Rockford Park District Buddy Baseball/Basketball –­ Rockford Park District

Check out this guide for inclusion opportunities throughout the Park District.

Accessibility–Compliance and Grievance Process We welcome the opportunity to assist guests with disabilities to enjoy ALL our facilities, programs, and services. For assistance and information on accessibility, contact the Therapeutic Recreation team at 815-987-8800 (TTY, 888-871-6171), or indicate your disability-related need on your registration form. The Rockford Park District is a public entity as defined under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits the District from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in all programs, activities, and services. The Rockford Park District is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of Title II as well as all other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. Any person or authorized representative who believes that the Rockford Park District has discriminated against them based on their disability by denying access to its programs and services, may file a formal grievance with the Rockford Park District’s ADA Compliance Officer. For more information, please visit rockfordparkdistrict.org/AllAccess or submit your concern in writing within 30 days to: John Beck, Rockford Park District, 401 S. Main St., Rockford, Illinois 61101

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TITLE VI As the Rockford Park District has received financial assistance in the form of Land and Water Conservation assistance, the U.S. Department of the Interior, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, or disability. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination in any program, activity, or facility, or you desire further information regarding Title VI, please write to: Office for Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC, 20240

INCLUSION SERVICES

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30 registration information 4 convenient ways to register Please make checks payable to the Rockford Park District. 1. REGISTER ONLINE at www.RockfordParkDistrict.org. Click on “My RPD” for details

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

2. MAIL your registration form and payment to ROCKFORD PARK DISTRICT ATTN CUSTOMER SERVICE 401 S MAIN ST STE 109 ROCKFORD, IL 61101-1321

3. FAX your form (credit card only) to 815-987-8877

Fun and enjoyment for everyone EZ Pay Plan We offer an installment payment plan for select programs, which automatically withdraws payments from your bank account or charges payments to your credit card. Call 815-987-8800 (TTY, 888-871-6171) to make arrangements.

4. REGISTER IN PERSON at our Customer Service locations

Fee Assistance

WEBBS NORMAN CENTER 401 S. Main Street, Rockford OFFICE HOURS Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–5:00 pm

People with disabilities of all ages who meet fee assistance guidelines, and are residents of the Park District, may be eligible for the “Fun For All Kids” fee assistance program. Call 815-987-8800 for more information.

CARLSON ICE ARENA Perryville and Riverside, Loves Park OFFICE HOURS Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–8:00 pm; Sat, 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Program Registration REGISTER EARLY! Registration ends 8 days prior to the start of the program or event. If you register after the deadline, your registration will be held until we can determine if accommodations for the participant can be made. Accommodations include assessment of individual’s needs, requirements of the program, space limitations, staffing, and where appropriate, transportation capacity. We also have minimum requirements to have a program run. Due to low enrollment, a program may be cancelled.

TR Assessment/Annual Information Form (AIF) To better serve you or your child’s needs, it is necessary for us to have a current AIF on file in our office. This form contains medical and other information that ensures individual success in the program and provides essential emergency information.

PHOTOS On occasion, the Rockford Park District staff may photograph or videotape participants during Park District programs/classes, events,

or at our facilities. These photos may be used in Park District publications, advertisements, videos, or on our web site. If you or your child do not wish to be photographed, please step away from the camera or notify the photographer.

Information you need to know Program Drop-off and Pick-up For the safety of all participants, parents must personally check in with a program leader when dropping off and picking up their participant. Individuals picking up participants will be asked to show a photo I.D. Participants may be dropped off no more than 10 minutes prior to the start of program.

Late Pick-up Policy If parents/guardians are not on time for picking up participants, a late fee will be assessed. A $5.00 fee will be invoiced for every 5 minutes. Continued tardiness could result in possible dismissal from the program.

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New Medication Procedures The Rockford Park District strongly encourages participants’ self-responsibility for their personal health, including personal care and medications. We ask that whenever possible, participants take their medication before or after, rather than during programming. Please understand that the Rockford Park District will administer medication for youth under the age of 18 and/or participants enrolled in our Therapeutic Recreation specific programs only in situations that are absolutely necessary for a participant’s health, and which fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act and District guidelines. In order for staff to administer medication, parents/guardians must complete the appropriate forms. TR GUIDE ACCURACY Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of information contained within this Guide. However, errors can occur and circumstances may require adjustments to fees, schedules, locations, or other aspects. The Rockford Park District reserves the right to make such adjustments, and apologizes for any inconveniences these errors or adjustments may cause.

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PLEASE COMPLETE BOTH SIDES OF THIS FORM, AND RETURN TO THE THERAPEUTIC RECREATION TEAM Participant Name ___________________________________________________ Information collected from_____________________________________ Program(s) Registered For____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARTICIPANT INFORMATION Date of Birth________/______/________ Sex M

F

Primary Disability/Diagnosis___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Secondary Diagnosis________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Is the participant subject to seizures?

Yes

No

Date of last seizure_________ /_______/________

Describe seizure signs/symptoms, type, and frequency__________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Seizure Treatment_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If Down Syndrome, has the participant been tested for Atlanto-Axial Instability? Does your child have a shunt?

Yes

No

Yes

No

If yes, were the results positive?

Yes

No

Please describe_____________________________________________________________________

Does the participant have a specific diet, dietary restrictions, or any food that may cause behavioral changes? Yes

No

If yes, please explain________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Does the participant have any allergies?

Yes

No

If yes, please explain______________________________________________________________

Are there any side effects from medications that we should be aware of?

Yes

No

If yes, please explain______________________________________

REASONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN PROGRAM Please mark all that apply. Physical Activity Socialization/Friendships Exposure Motor Development Group interaction Creativity

Responsibility Entertainment

Individual skill/development FUN

Specific GOALS parents/guardians would like to see worked on_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DAILY LIVING SKILLS EATING Can eat independently

Needs to be monitored

Needs physical assistance

Explain___________________________________

BATHROOM

Needs to be monitored

Needs physical assistance

Explain___________________________________

Can toilet independently

Detailed Comments_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MOBILITY Does the participant use any devices for mobility? Mobility needs staff should be aware of

Manual wheelchair Endurance

Motorized wheelchair Balance

Crutches Gait

Leg Braces Other

Walker

Explain__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ COMMUNICATION Verbal/speaks clearly Uses hearing devices

Verbal/speech is difficult to understand

Has difficulty expressing needs

Uses a communication board/schedule/pictures

Other_________________

Gestures/points

Uses sign language

English as a second language (first language_________________________ )

Detailed Comments_______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ INTERACTION/SOCIALIZATION SKILLS Initiates social interaction on own Initiates socialization?

Socializes with verbal prompting

Avoids social interactions

Explain__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Prefers being

Alone

with peers

Is most successful in

Large groups

Responds better to

Males

with adults Small groups

Females

Either

Explain_________________________________________________________________ Other

Explain___________________________________________________________

Explain_________________________________________________________________

Detailed Comments__________________________________________________________________________________________________

fax

815-987-8877

online

rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR

ANNUAL INFORMATION FORM

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


815-987-8800 TTY, 888-871-6171 fax 815-987-8877 online rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR ABILITY TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS Independently Can follow directions

With verbal prompting

With step-by-step assistance

Explain_______________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BEHAVIORS/CONDUCT Short attention span Easily distracted Verbal outbursts

Hyperactivity

Physical outbursts towards others/self

Runs/wanders Tantrums

Oppositional/defiant Emotional meltdown

Manipulative Shy/withdrawn

Steals

Instigates behavior

Other_____________________

Detailed Comments__________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What are the known triggers?__________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ANNUAL INFORMATION FORM

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Does the participant respond to specific behavior techniques (i.e., used at home or school)?

Yes

No Explain_________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Does the participant respond to specific reinforcement devices (i.e., used at home or school)?

Yes

No Explain_________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Does the participant display any unusual fears or concerns?

Yes

No Explain_____________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PERSONAL INTERESTS Favorite Quiet Activities__________________________________________ Favorite Active Games_____________________________________________ Favorite Colors_______________________ Other_________________________________________________________________________________ PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION Parent/Guardian Name________________________________________ E-mail_________________________________________________________ Home Phone___________________________Cell Phone____________________________Work Phone_______________________________________ Emergency Contact______________________________________________________________ Phone_______________________________________ SCHOOL/WORK INFORMATION School/Work_________________________________________________________ Grade_____ Teacher/Para________________________________ School/Work #________________________________________________ Classroom Setting______________________________________________ TRANSPORTATION To program_______________________________________________ From program_____________________________________________________

STAFF/INDIVIDUAL COMPLETING FORM

DATE


33 PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

HH ID#___________________

Last Name

First

Address

City

Home Phone

Birthdate

Parent/Guardian Name

Work Phone

E-mail address (optional) How did you find out about our program(s)?

billboard

e-newsletter

friend/relative

Does participant have allergies that may require medication (i.e., Epi Pen, Benadryl, etc.)? Yes

State Zip /

Male

Age

Female

Cell Phone

magazine Yes

/

newspaper

other

radio

TV

web site

No If answering yes to either medication question, please request the Permission to Administer Medication Form from Customer Service

No

Does participant have a disability or medical condition that may require assistance or accommodation? (i.e., diabetes, seizures, mental illness, conduct/behavior disorder, physical disability, developmental delay)

Yes

No

The Rockford Park District is committed to providing services in an equitable manner. Answering the following is optional, but helps us measure how we are doing. RACE/ETHNICITY (select all that apply) American Indian/Alaskan Native Asian/Pacific Islander Black White Hispanic (any race) Other (please list)_______________________ EMERGENCY INFORMATION/AUTHORIZED PICK-UP Please list any adult (age 18+) we should contact if the parent/guardian cannot be reached in the event of any emergency. Indicate anyone authorized to pick up your child in the event that you are unable to do so. To ensure your children’s safety, they will not be released to any individual not named on this form. Adults must present a photo ID at the time of pick-up. Name

Phone #1

Phone #2

Relationship

May Pick Up

Name

Yes

No

Yes

No

Phone #1

Phone #2

Relationship

May Pick Up

PROGRAM INFORMATION ID #

PROGRAM NAME

PROGRAM DATE

ADULT PROGRAMS ONLY: IF PROVIDED, IS TRANSPORTATION NEEDED? (add $4 to fee) YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

FEE

FORM CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE • FORM IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL BOTH SIDES HAVE BEEN FILLED IN PARTICIPATION WILL BE DENIED if the signature of adult participant or parent/guardian and date are not on the waiver (see reverse side).

REGISTRATION FORM REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Will participant need to take medication during program hours?

Middle


34 Participant’s Name (repeat from front) FEE ASSISTANCE “Fun For All Kids” is available to residents for select youth programs. Call 815-987-8800 for more information. PAYMENT INFORMATION Would you like to donate to the Rockford Park District Fee Assistance program to aid kids who need financial help to participate in RPD programs? Yes $________ No Credit Card Number

Exp Date

TOTAL FEE

Signature (Authorization for Credit Card Use)

FOR YOUNG ADULT & BE SOCIAL PROGRAMS ONLY

REGISTRATION FORM

I LIVE IN A: Group Home

Housing/Apartment Complex: Name__________________________________________________

Family Residence

Retirement/Nursing Home: Name____________________________________________________

WHERE SHOULD WE PICK YOU UP? (These are the only addresses that will be used for transportation routes) At address listed on the front of this form Meadow Mart, N Second St Phillips 66, 4402 Linden Rd

Address of family or friend (list below)

Name Phone Address City State

IMPORTANT INFORMATION The Rockford Park District is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in a safe manner and holds the safety of participants in high regard. The District continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participants’ safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for this program/activity must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreational activities/programs. You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward are physically fit and/or adequately skilled for the activities contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, disabled in any way or has recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity.

WARNING OF RISK Recreational activities are intended to challenge and engage the physical, mental and emotional resources of each participant. Despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury when participating in any recreational activity. All hazards and dangers cannot be foreseen. Depending on the particular activity, certain risks, dangers and injuries may exist due to inclement weather, slips and falls, poor skill level or conditioning, carelessness, horseplay, unsportsmanlike conduct, premises defects, inadequate or defective equipment, inadequate supervision, instruction or officiating, and other risks inherent to the particular activity. In this regard, it is impossible for the District to guarantee absolute safety.

Zip

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this program/activity, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this program/activity (including transportation services and vehicle operations, when provided). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program/activity, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in this program/activity against the Rockford Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred to as “District”). I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this program/activity.

I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. If registering on-line or via fax, my on-line or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature. Participant’s Name (PLEASE PRINT) ______________________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian or Adult Participant Signature________________________________________________________________________ Date___________________

PARTICIPATION WILL BE DENIED if the signature of adult participant or parent/guardian and date are not on this waiver.

customer service

815-987-8800

TTY, 888-871-6171


35 helping others do what they do best Collaboration & Community Partnerships

Through mutually beneficial partnerships, agencies can leverage resources to serve citizens that they could not serve alone. The Rockford Park District celebrates the following agencies and businesses that work together with the Therapeutic Recreation Team to “Help People Enjoy Life.”

Rosecrance Ware Center www.rosecrance.org • 815-968-9300

Barbara Olson Center of Hope www.b-olsoncenterofhope.org • 815-964-9275

Northwestern Illinois Association www.thenia.org • 815-895-9227

Belvidere Park District www.belviderepark.org • 815-547-5711

RAMP — Winnebago County branch www.rampcil.org • 815-968-7467

Center for Sight and Hearing www.rockfordcenter.org • 815-332-6800

Rockford Art Museum www.rockfordartmuseum.org • 815-968-2787

Child and Family Connections www.accessni.com • 815-654-6170

Rockford Chariots Wheelchair Athletic Association Facebook.com/RockfordChariots

Division of Specialized Care for Children www.uic.edu/hsc/dscc • 815-987-7571 Easter Seals —Metropolitan Chicago www.chicago.easterseals.com • 815 965-6745 Freeport Park District www.freeportparkdistrict.org • 815-235-6114 Gigi’s Playhouse www.gigisplayhouse.org • 847-885-PLAY Gymnastic Academy of Rockford www.onefungym.com • 815-654-3867 Harlem School District www.harlem122.org • 815-654-4500 llinois Growth Enterprises www.illinoisgrowth.com • 815-962-8333

fax

815-987-8877

online

rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR

Rockford Dance Company www.rockforddancecompany.com 815-963-3341 Rockford Public Schools www.rps205.com • 815-966-3000 Special Olympics www.specialolympics.org The Arc www.arcwbo.org • 815-965-3455 The Autism Program Service Center of Rockford www.theautismprogram.org • 815-395-5566 YMCA of the Rock River Valley www.rockfordymca.org • 815-987-2252

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Access Services of Northern Illinois www.accessni.com • 815-282-8824


ROCKFORD PARK DISTRICT

PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID Rockford, IL Permit #4585

401 S MAIN ST • ROCKFORD IL 61101 www.rockfordparkdistrict.org BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Jack L. Armstrong • Douglas J. Brooks • Julie Elliott Ian K. Linnabary • Tyler Smith EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tim Dimke

FALL 2013 GUIDE

Where’s

P EER P L AY AFTER

PEER PLAY, you say … ?

Peer Play

Peer Play

you need to know to be a part of the fun!

5–12 grades K–5

Peer Play After

School — Broo kview/Froberg DATES Brookview ID# Froberg ID# program Feb

Feb 10–14 Feb 18–21; no prog ram Feb 17 Feb 24–28 March 4–7; no prog ram March 3 March 10–14 March 17–21 March 31–April 4 April 7–11 April 14–17; no program April 18 April 22–25; no program April 21 April 28–May 2

May 5–9 May 12–16 May 19–23 May 27–30; no program May June 2–4

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406101-BM 406101-FM 406101-BN 406101-FN 406101-BO 406101-FO 406101-BP 406101-FP 406101-BQ 406101-FQ 406101-BR 406101-FR 406101-BS 406101-FS 406101-BT 406101-FT 406101-BU 406101-FU 406101-BV 406101-FV 406101-BW 406101-FW 406101-BX 406101-FX 406101-BY 406101-FY 406101-BZ 406101-FZ 406101-C1 406101-G1 406101-C2 406101-G2 406101-C3 406101-G3

MORE PROG

RAMS ON

CUSTOMER SERVICE • SE HABLA ESPAÑOL

815-987-8800 • TTY 888-871-6171 • rockfordparkdistrict.org/TR

MS

After Scho ol

Feb 3–Feb 6; no

flyer packed with all of the details

L PROG RA

This after school Program program provides an inclusive oppo as its main sourc e of rtunity utilizing the YMCA School arts and crafts, healt fun. Participants will make new Age Center Prog friends while parti ram chance to spend h and fitness, active games, and cipat time on their hom playing on the playg ing in the following activities: ewor get to the site, and round. They will parents/guardia k; a daily snack will be provided. also following the Distr ns should pick up Participants shou be given the at the site betw ict 205 school calen ld use Sept ran een 5:00 and 5:30 to dar. [KD] pm. Program offer NOTE: The 4/5 ed days per week optio n for Peer Play After School includes the School’s Out Club (see back). Brookview Elem entary School (District 205) 1750 Madron Rd, Win Rockford, IL dsor Elementa ry School (Dis trict 122) 935 Windsor Rd, Froberg Elem Loves Park, IL entary School (District 205) 4555 20th St, Rock ford, IL

AGES

Watch for an all NEW!

SCHOO

AGES

After schoo l pricing op tions Part-week plan — 1 day Resident . . . . . Non-resident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 .00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12 .00 Part-week plan — 2 days Resident . . . . Non-resident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18 .00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 .00 Part-week plan — 3 days Resident . . . . Non-resident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26 .00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29 .00 Convenience plan — (School’s Out Club 4 to 5 days included) Resident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-resident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44 .00 . . $48 .00

Peer Play After

School — Win dsor DATES Windsor ID#

Feb 3–7

5–12 grades K–6

THE NEXT

Feb 10–14 Feb 18–21; no prog ram Feb 17 Feb 24–26; no prog ram Feb 27–28 March 4–7; no prog ram March 3 March 10–14 March 17–21 March 31–April 4

April 7–11 April 14–17; no program April 18 April 22–25; no program April 21 April 28–May 2 May 5–9 May 12–16 May 19–23 May 26–27 (last day of school)

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406101-WM

406101-WN 406101-WO 406101-WP 406101-WQ 406101-WR 406101-WS 406101-WT 406101-WU 406101-WV 406101-WW 406101-WX 406101-WY

406101-WZ 406101-X1 406101-X2

REGISTRATION OPENS JAN 6

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