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 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.
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.
For the competitive athlete, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) offers Special Olympics sports like basketball, bowling, volleyball, swim team, soccer, track and field, and softball. Programs are geared towards individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
AIR Events and Activities
|AIR Social Series: Random Acts of Kindness – Responsibility||16+||May 5||2-3 p.m.|
|AIR Craft: Trip to the Beach||16+||May 17||10-11 a.m.|
|Adaptive Water Aerobics||16+||May 24||Wednesday | 10-10:30 a.m.|
|Game Night: Cooperative Games||16+||May 26||6:30-8 p.m.|
|AIR T-ball Clinic||4-8||May 30||Tuesday | 5-5:50 p.m.|
|AIR Baseball Clinic||9-15||May 30||Tuesday | 5-5:50 p.m.|
|Program||Age Range||Date||Day / Time|
|Social Series||16+||June 2, 16, & 30||Friday | 2-3 p.m.|
|Adaptive Swim Lessons||All ages||June 5||Monday & Wednesday|
|Special Olympics Softball||16+||June 8||Thursday | 6-7 p.m.|
|Crafting without a Recipe||16+||June 13||Tuesday | 12:30-1:30 p.m.|
|Craft: Rodeo Inspired||18+||June 21||Wednesday | 10-11 a.m.|
|Adaptive Water Aerobics||16+||June 28||Wednesday | 10-10:30 a.m.|
|Game Night||12+||June 30||Friday | 6:30-8 p.m.|
|Crafting w/out a Recipe||16+||July 11||Tuesday | 12:30-1:30 p.m.|
|Social Series||16+||July 14||Friday | 2-3 p.m.|
|Craft: Jewelry||16+||July 19||Wednesday | 10-11 a.m.|
|Adaptive Water Aerobics||16+||July 26||Wednesday | 10-10:30 a.m.|
|Game Night||12+||July 28||Friday | 6:30-8 p.m.|
|Program||Age Range||Date||Day / Time|
|Adaptive line Dancing Classes||12+||August 5-26||Saturday | 12:30-1:30 p.m.|
|Crafting without a Recipe||16+||August 8||Tuesday | 12:30-1:30 p.m.|
|Social Series: Teamwork||16+||August 11 & 25||Friday | 2-3 p.m.|
|Special Olympics Bowling||16+||August 14||Monday | 4:15-5:30 p.m.|
|Craft: Sculpting||18+||August 16||Wednesday | 10-11 a.m.|
|Special Olympics Bowling||8-15||August 17||Thursday | 4:15-5:30 pm|
|Adaptive Water Aerobics||16+||August 23||Wednesday | 10-10:30 a.m.|
|Game Night||12+||August 25||Friday | 6:30-8 p.m.|
|Unified Flag Football||12+||August 30||Wednesday | 5-6 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.
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.
Kassi Decuir, CTRS
Registration is going on now for:
- Unified Soccer (16+)
Register now: Program starts March 27
- Special Olympics Track & Field (16+)
Register now: Program begins March 28