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.


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.

Special Olympics

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

May 2023 

ProgramAge RangeDateTime
AIR Social Series: Random Acts of Kindness – Responsibility16+May 52-3 p.m.
AIR Craft: Trip to the Beach16+May 1710-11 a.m.
Adaptive Water Aerobics16+May 24Wednesday | 10-10:30 a.m.
Game Night: Cooperative Games16+May 266:30-8 p.m.
AIR T-ball Clinic4-8May 30Tuesday | 5-5:50 p.m.
AIR Baseball Clinic9-15May 30Tuesday | 5-5:50 p.m.


June 2023 

ProgramAge RangeDateDay / Time
Social Series16+ June 2, 16, & 30Friday | 2-3 p.m.
Adaptive Swim LessonsAll agesJune 5Monday & Wednesday
12:30-1 p.m.
1:05-1:35 p.m.
5:30-6 p.m.
Special Olympics Softball16+June 8Thursday | 6-7 p.m.
7-8 p.m.
Crafting without a Recipe16+June 13Tuesday | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Craft: Rodeo Inspired18+June 21Wednesday | 10-11 a.m.
Adaptive Water Aerobics16+June 28Wednesday | 10-10:30 a.m.
Game Night12+June 30Friday | 6:30-8 p.m.


July 2023 

ProgramAge RangeDateTime
Crafting w/out a Recipe16+July 11Tuesday | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Social Series16+July 14Friday | 2-3 p.m.
Craft: Jewelry16+July 19Wednesday | 10-11 a.m.
Adaptive Water Aerobics16+July 26Wednesday | 10-10:30 a.m.
Game Night12+July 28Friday | 6:30-8 p.m.


August 2023 

ProgramAge RangeDateDay / Time
Adaptive line Dancing Classes12+August 5-26Saturday | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Crafting without a Recipe16+August 8Tuesday | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Social Series: Teamwork16+August 11 & 25Friday | 2-3 p.m.
Special Olympics Bowling16+August 14Monday | 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Craft: Sculpting18+August 16Wednesday | 10-11 a.m.
Special Olympics Bowling8-15August 17Thursday | 4:15-5:30 pm
Adaptive Water Aerobics16+August 23Wednesday | 10-10:30 a.m.
Game Night12+August 25Friday | 6:30-8 p.m.
Unified Flag Football12+August 30Wednesday | 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
AIR Coordinator


Upcoming Registrations

Spring Season

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