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 2023

  Age Range Date Time
Social Series: Healthy Relationships 16+ January 27 Fri 2-3 pm
Adaptive Private Swim Lessons All Ages January 26 Th 5:30-6, 6:05-6:35, or 6:40-7:10 p.m.
Game Night 16+ January 27 Fri 6:30-8 p.m.
Spring Season Registration Opens All Ages January 31  

 

February 2023

  Age Range Date Time
Adaptive Preschool Play 3-5 February 7 Tu 3:-3:45 p.m.
Social Series: Healthy Relationships 16+ February 10 and 24 Fri 2-3 pm
Craft: Print Making 18+ February 15 Wed 10-11 a.m.
Game Night 16+ February 24 Fri 6:30-8 p.m.

March

 

Age Range

Date

Time

Special Olympics Swim Team

8-15 & 16+

March 4

Sat. 9-10/ 10-11 a.m.

Craft: Flowers

18+

March 15

Wed 10-11 a.m.

Adaptive Private Swim Lessons

All Ages

March 21

Th 5:30-6, 6:05-6:35, or 6:40-7:10 p.m.

Social Series: Kindness

16+

March 24

Fri 2-3 pm

Inclusive Community Prom

All Ages

March 25

Sat 6-8 pm

AIR soccer clinic

5-8 & 9-15

March 27

Mon. 4:15-5/ 5-5:45 pm

Unified Adult Soccer

16+

March 27

Mon. 6-7 pm

Special Olympic Track

16+

March 28

Tu 5:30-6:30pm

Game Night

16+

March 31

Fri 6:30-8 p.m.

 

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

Upcoming Registrations

Winter Season

Registration opens November 28
Programs start January 5

  • Special Olympics Basketball
    (16+)

Program starts week of January 9

  • AIR Basketball Clinic
    (Age 9-15)
  • AIR Multi-sport Clinic
    (Age 5-8)
  • Adaptive Preschool Play
    (Age 3-6)