INSPIRE (Special Needs)
INSPIRE (Formerly Special Needs) Program
INcorporates opportunities for Social, Physical and Inclusive Recreational Experiences for individuals with disabilities.
INSPIRE believes that everyone, regardless of ability, deserves choices for health, leisure, recreation, education, advocacy and wellness to enhance the quality of their lives.
Offerings include camps and specialty classes such as:
- Group and private swimming lessons
- Therapeutic horseback riding
Winter/Spring INSPIRE Camps
INSPIRE Camps offer exciting adventures for people with disabilities.
Andy Smith Sr. INSPIRE Golf Tournament
The next Andy Smith Sr. INSPIRE (formerly Special Needs) Golf Tournament will be in 2021.
Learn more about the Andy Smith Sr. INSPIRE Golf Tournament.
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- Wonders Wed
- Dance and Yoga
- INSPIRE Basketball
- INSPIRE Golf
- INSPIRE Swim Team
- INSPIRE Track
- Therapeutic Horseback Riding
- Adaptive Climbing
- Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons
INSPIRE Wonders Wed - New!
INSPIRE-Wonders Wed classes are individual activity classes to bring out your creative side! Make a candle, homemade ice cream, a dinosaur from a kit, or learn how to make a pickle. Tea anyone? High tea, cucumber sandwiches, high class! And the last class of the series is pizza and games. Come hang out with your friends and eat pizza and play games. Sign-up for one or all the different classes!
INSPIRE Bowling (5 Years & Up)
Become a kingpin! Two games per visit. First session is a Special Olympics sport, second session is a recreational activity. Participants must pay in advance for arranging proper ratio of athletes/counselors and transportation. Several pickup/drop off locations are available.
INSPIRE Dance & Yoga Will Return Spring 2021
INSPIRE Dance (16 Years & Up)
Join us every other month for a fun social dance in Lakewood.
INSPIRE Dance Class (5 Years & Up)
Dancing in a positive, encouraging, environment can help students develop a healthy sense of confidence and expression.
INSPIRE Yoga ( 5 Years & Up)
Yoga in a relaxing environment.
INSPIRE Basketball (8 Years & Up)
Play basketball on a unified youth or adult team. Practices run simultaneously. Be on time please. 10 games and transportation are provided. Location: Wulf Recreation Center Gym.
INSPIRE Golf Team (8 Years & Up)
Get into the swing of things and have fun. Learn from professionals how to play golf. Tee off at some of Colorado’s finest country clubs and golf courses. Play in Special Olympics regional and state tournaments. Transportation available for camp to practice, but not to clinics. Location: Evergreen Golf Course.
Will Return Summer 2021
INSPIRE Swim Team (8 Years & Up)
Swim like a fish and compete against other Special Olympians. Location: Buchanan Park Recreation Center.
INSPIRE Track (8 Years & Up)
Run, jump, throw, and have fun! Compete against other Special Olympians in several track meets. Location: Wulf Recreation Center Gym.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding (5 Years & Up)
Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Thursday during camp. Improves flexibility, balance, motor learning, and sensory skills. Do not sign up for camp.
After registering, please complete the required paperwork for the National Sports Center for the Disabled.
Now offering private and semi-private swim lessons for individuals with disabilities. Please contact Maren Schreiber to arrange lessons.
Fees (All fees are per individual)
|Type of Lesson||District Resident Fee||Non-District Resident Fee|
|30 Minute Semi-Private||$18||$23|
|30 Minute Private||$26||$33|