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

June 2022

  Age Range Event/Start Date Times
Earth, Water, AIR Series 18+ June 3 2-3 PM
Craft: 4th of July Wreath 16+ June 15 10-11 AM
Cultural Outing: Stampede 16+ June 27 3:45-7 PM
Special Olympics Softball Practice 16+ June 1 6-8 PM
T-ball Clinic 5-10 June 1 5-6 PM

July 2022

  Age Range Start/Event Date Time
Fall Registration ALL Opens July 18  
Craft: Painting 16+ July 20 10-11 AM
Cultural Outing: Arts Picnic 16+ July 30 10 AM-12 PM

August 2022  

 

  Age Range  Date  Time 
Social Series: Intro to Outdoor Rec  18+  August 5th, 19th   2-3 PM 
Special Olympic Bowling Starts  16+  Week of Aug.15th   4-5:30 PM 
Craft: Dried Flowers  16+  Aug. 17th   10-11 AM 
Cultural Outing: Monster Day  16+  Aug. 20th   Noon-2 PM 
AIR Soccer Clinic starts 5-9  Aug. 31st   5-5:45 
AIR Soccer Clinic start 10-15  Aug. 31st  6-6:45 PM 

September 2022  

  Age Range  Date  Time 
Unified Volleyball Starts  16+  Sept. 12th   7-8 PM 
Winter 1 Registration Opens  ALL  Sept. 18th    
Craft: Earth, Wind, and Fire  16+  Sept. 21st   10-11 AM 
       

 

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

Open Registrations

Summer Season
Registration opens March 28
Programs start May 31

Upcoming Registrations

Fall Season
Registration opens July 18
Programs start August 18

  • Bowling Club (16+)
  • Unified Volleyball (16+)

Program starts August 22

  • AIR Soccer Clinic
    (5-9 yrs, 10-15 yrs)