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

September 2022

  Age Range Date  Time
Adaptive Preschool Play 3-5 Week of September 5 Tue 3-3:45 p.m.
Wed 9:15-10 a.m.
Unified Volleyball Starts  16+ September 14 Wed 7-8 p.m.
Winter Session 1 Registration Opens All ages September 18  
My PlayClub Under 10 September 17 Sat 10-11:30 a.m.
Craft: Earth, Wind, and Fire  16+ September 21 Wed 10-11 a.m.
Social Series: Thank-Fall-ness 16+ September 30 Fri 2-3 p.m.

October 2022

  Age Range Date Time
Adaptive Preschool Play 3-5 Week of October 3 Tue 3-3:45 p.m.
Wed 9:15-10 a.m.
Fall Fun Day: Resource Fair
Interested in having a booth at the event? Sign up here
All ages October 8 Sat 1-4 p.m.
Adaptive Group Swim Lessons 15+ October 11 Tu/Th 6:05-6:35 p.m.
Tu/Th 6:40-7:10 p.m.
Adaptive Private Swim Lessons All ages October 11 Tu/Th 5:30- 6 p.m.
Social Series: Thank-Fall-ness 16+ October 14 and October 28 Fri 2-3 p.m.
My PlayClub Under 10 October 15 Sat 10-11:30 a.m.
Craft: Pom Pom Pumpkins 16+ October 19 Wed 10-11 a.m.

November 2022

  Age Range  Date  Time 
Adaptive Preschool Play 3-5 Week of November 1 Tue 3-3:45 p.m.
Wed 9:15-10 a.m.
Adaptive Group Swim Lessons 15+ November 1 Tu/Th 6:05-6:35 p.m.
Tu/Th 6:40-7:10 p.m.
Adaptive Private Swim lessons All ages November 1 Tu/Th 5:30- 6 p.m.
AIR Basketball Clinic 5-8 November 2 Wed 5-5:45 p.m. 
AIR Multi-Sport Clinic 9-15 November 2 Wed 6-6:45 p.m. 
Social Series: Thank-Fall-ness 16+ November 11 Fri 2-3 p.m.
Craft: Flower Turkeys 16+ November 16 Wed 10-11 a.m.
My PlayClub Under 10 November 19 Sat 10-11:30 a.m.
NO PROGRAMS All ages Week of November 21  
Winter Session 2 Registration Opens All ages November 21  
Adaptive Swim Group Lessons 15+ November 29 Tu/Th 6:05-6:35 p.m.
Tu/Th 6:40-7:10 p.m.
Adaptive Private Lessons All ages November 29 Tu/Th 5:30- 6 p.m.

December 2022

  Age Range  Date  Time 
My PlayClub All ages December 17 Sat 10-11:30 a.m. 
Craft: Holiday Décor All ages December 21 Wed 10-11 a.m.

 

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

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)