What is Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)?

Greeley Recreation’s AIR program provides activities and services to individuals in the community who have varying levels of physical or intellectual abilities. We are dedicated to empowering all individuals to participate in recreational programming and activities while becoming part of the City of Greeley Recreation family. AIR program staff are led by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) to coordinate programming.

Adaptive Programs

Adaptive programs are specialized programs for individuals who may have disabilities and need adaptive support to participate in activities—for example, sled hockey or adaptive swim lessons. AIR can help provide adaptive solutions for individuals.

    • AIR /ADA Assistance Fund: A portion of Greeley’s Youth Assistance Fund provides financial aid to ANY individuals with disabilities at ANY AGE to participate in Greeley Recreation Programs. Complete and return this form to the Greeley Recreation Center, Family FunPlex or Rodarte Community Center to apply.

Inclusion

The AIR program provides support for people to participate in any Greeley Recreation program.  AIR can help determine how to most effectively support individuals in recreation programs. Inquiries about what type of accommodations are available should be made at least two weeks before the class begins.

Contact AIR today to work with you to adapt activities and meet your needs.

AIR Swim Team

Join Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) for swim team practices as we prepare for the local Special Olympics Competition. During practice, we will work on stroke development and swimming endurance. Practices will be held Saturdays 10-11 a.m. at the Greeley Recreation Center (651 10th Ave). There will be a $3 drop-in fee. Pre-Season Swim Team practices will be held on January 15 & 29, February 12, and March 5 from 10-11 a.m. at the Greeley Recreation Center.

Division 16+
Begins March 19
Fee: $3 drop-in paid at the front desk

Unified Sport Leagues

Greeley Recreation offers unified teams for sports like basketball, soccer, and softball. They are teams comprised of players with and without disabilities. These leagues may work with rule additions and changes that allow all players to be supported and make gameplay fair.

AIR Events and Activities

February 2022

  Age Range Event/Start Dates Times
Kindness and Coffee 18+ February 4 and 18 2-2:45 p.m.
Swim Team Practice 16+ February 12 10-11 a.m.
AIR Craft: Spreading Kindness 18+ February 16 10-11 a.m.

March 2022

  Age Range Event/Start Dates Times
Kindness and Coffee 18+ March 4 2-2:45 p.m.
Swim Team Practice 16+ March 5, Weekly starting the 19 10-11 a.m.
AIR Craft: Lucky Charms 18+ March 16 10-11 a.m.
Community Prom 16+ March 18 6-8 p.m.
Soccer 5-9, 10-15, 16+ (Adult) Week of March 21  

April 2022

  Age Range Event/Start Date Times
Craft: Fairy garden 18+ April 20 10-11 AM
Earth Day Series 18+ April 22 2-3 PM
Summer Registration ALL Opens April 4  

May 2022

  Age Range Event/Start Date Times
Earth Day Series 18+ May 5 and 20 2-3 PM
Adaptive Group Swim Lessons (Two Levels Available) 15+ May 3 register in advance TU/TH 5-6:15
Craft: Sun catchers 18+ May 18 10-11 AM
Unified Softball League 16+ May 23 register in advance Mondays 6-9 PM

June 2022

  Age Range Event/Start Date Times
Earth Day Series 18+ June 3 2-3 PM
Craft: 4th of July Wreath 16+ June 15 10-11 AM
Cultural Outing: Stampede 16+ June 27  
Special Olympics Softball Practice 16+ June 1 6-8 PM
T-ball for All Clinic 5-10 June 1 5-6 PM

July 2022

  Age Range Event/ Start Date Time
Fall Registration ALL Opens July 18  
Craft: Painting 16+ July 20 10-11 AM
Cultural Outing: Arts Picnic 16+ July 30  

 

Avens Village Playground brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to build awareness and create a safe, understanding place to play together. Avens Village is Greeley’s first universally accessible playground.

  • The rubber flooring and ramps allow easy access for wheelchairs.
  • Chair swings allow everyone the opportunity to play.
  • The park features sensory elements such as musical features and games incorporated into the play structures.

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

AIR program staff are led by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) to coordinate AIR programming. A CTRS is a qualified professional providing recreational therapy services. Therapeutic recreation uses recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses or disabling conditions as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.

Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential piece to running adaptive recreation programs. If you are interested in volunteering and giving participants a wonderful experience, call 970-350-9779 for more information or download the volunteer application.

Contact

Kassi Decuir, CTRS
AIR Coordinator

970-350-9779
kassi.decuir@greeleygov.com