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.

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

January

  Age Range Event/Start Dates Times
Unified Basketball League and Skills Clinic 16+ January 8 – must register in advance 9 – 12 pm
Basketball Skills Clinic Under 10 January 11 – must register in advance 6 – 6:45 pm
My Playclub Under 10 January 12 5:30-6:30 pm
Basketball Skills Clinic 11- 16 January 13 – must register in advance 6 – 6:45 pm
Swim Team Practice 16+ January 15 and 29 10-11 am
AIR Craft: Snow Day 18+ January 19 10-11 am
Kindness and Coffee 18+ January 21 2-2:45 am

February 2022

  Age Range Event/Start Dates Times
Kindness and Coffee 18+ February 4 and 18 2-2:45 pm
My Playclub Under 10 February 9 5:30-6:30 pm
Swim Team Practice 16+ February 12 10-11 am
AIR Craft: Spreading Kindness 18+ February 16 10-11 am

March 2022

  Age Range Event/Start Dates Times
Kindness and Coffee 18+ March 4 2-2:45 pm
Swim Team Practice 16+ March 5, weekly starting March 19 10-11 am
My Playclub Under 10 March 9 5:30-6:30 pm
AIR Craft 18+ March 16 10-11 am
Community Prom 16+ March 18 6-8 pm

 

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