Therapeutic Recreation

Volunteers Needed

We need your help with Unified Basketball - 
Wednesdays • 5:15 or 6:00 p.m. • Southridge

If you have questions please contact Summer Aden at 303-471-7043 or email

To see all TR classes and to register online, click here.

Activity Guide for September - December TR Classes

For more info about participating or volunteering email us.

What is Therapeutic Recreation?

HRCA Therapeutic Recreation Programs are intended to enhance the quality of life of individuals with special needs. Programs are facilitated by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and/or qualified staff. We provide a quality and compassionate community-based environment for participants of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to challenge participants and support general independence, choice, self-determination, and self-confidence. We want each participant to enjoy recreation. We work towards social independence in a fun and safe environment, while encouraging a general sense of health, wellness, and improved quality of life.

Also, HRCA staff members in all program areas work together to support the leisure interests of people of all ages and abilities. Check the other sections of the guide for mainstream program opportunities when participants are ready for more independence. Ask the registration staff about free valet parking.

Who can participate?

Those age 8 and up with a physician's approval. Those under 8 years can practice with approval of the Therapeutic Recreation staff. Special Olympics Almost 8 Just Can't Wait (ages 5-7) For kids who are almost 8 and just can't wait to be an athlete! Provides an introduction to Special Olympics sports and skills. HRCA's Special Olympic sports are bowling, basketball, swim team, and tennis.

More Information

For information about Therapeutic Recreation programs, birthday parties, scholarships, personal instruction appointments, or to volunteer contact the Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator at 303-471-7043 or email us.

Therapeutic Recreation Classes

A parent or caregiver may be required to assist during Therapeutic Recreation Programs if a participant needs 1:1 assistance.

Splash Swim Group (Ages 3-7)
Learn water safety activities, blowing bubbles, and swimming skills. Recreation Center at Southridge, Fitness Pool.

Details & Register

Special Needs Tumbling (Ages 3 - 7)
Movement skills, strength, coordination and balance are enhanced as children experience the joy of moving through space. Recreation Center at Northridge, Conundrum.

Spooktacular Dance
Come for some fearsome fun, dress up in your favorite costume and dance the night away. Halloween Spooktacular Dance Party, for people with special needs, ages 16 and older. Members $9; Program Guests $10

Details & Register

Special Needs Hip Hop Dance Class (Ages 5 - Adult)
The focus of this class is a fun dance environment. Come learn dance steps and creative movement to music. As a member of this dance group, participants will have increased self confidence and poise. The dancers are included in the studio wide shows. Sign up today. Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Streetside South Studio

Details & Register

Thrilling Thursdays (Ages 16 +)
Join the program and participate in a variety of activities that increase motor skills, balance, and social skills. Activities include swimming, soccer, art, basketball, cooking, fitness, and more!  Recreation Center at Southridge.

Details & Register

Fall Sports Camp
Play a variety of sports and have fun!

Details & Register

Special Needs Tae Kwon Do (Ages 5 - Adult)
Designed to help students improve balance, concentration, self-control, and confidence. Belt testing is determined by our certified instructor and requires a separate fee. Recreation Center at Southridge, Fitness Studio

Details & Register

Special Needs Indoor Basketball
Learn the skills necessary to play basketball and the rules of the game.

Details & Register

Scholarships are available for participants who need financial assistance to join groups or for personal instruction. Completion of a scholarship form is required.

Therapeutic Recreation Individual Service Plan
An Individual Service Plan (ISP) is required to participate in Special Needs Programs. For new enrollees, an ISP must be completed before service begins and for all participants an annual update is required each year thereafter.

Therapeutic Recreation Individual Service Plan (ISP)

ISP Annual Update

Therapeutic Recreation Personal Instruction
Designed for individual needs, interests, and abilities in our gyms, pools, weight rooms, or in the community. Cancellation notice of less than 24 hours can result in a charge for the session.

Therapeutic Recreation Small Group Instruction
Designed for small group needs, interests, and abilities in our gyms, pools, weight rooms, or in the community. Small groups will be with one Therapeutic Recreation staff member. Call the Therapeutic Recreation program to form groups.

Special Needs Family Swim
Bring your family and enjoy some water fun during your one-on-one session. Perfect for program guests.


Volunteer Registration Form 

For more information, call 303-471-7043 or email

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference with Therapeutic Recreation!

Unified Basketball
Wednesdays • 5:15 or 6:00 p.m. • Southridge more

Splash Swim Group
Fridays • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. • Southridge

Hip Hop Dance Class
Mondays • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Streetside South Studio

For more information on volunteering call 303-471-7043 or email.



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