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
INSPIRE Adventure Camp offers exciting adventures for people with disabilities.
Learn more about the camp and how to register by visiting our INSPIRE Adventure Camp page.
Andy Smith Sr. INSPIRE Golf Tournament
The next Andy Smith Sr. INSPIRE (formerly Special Needs) Golf Tournament will be in July 2020.
Learn more about the Andy Smith Sr. INSPIRE Golf Tournament.
- Splash & Dash
- Special Olympics Basketball
- Special Olympics Golf
- Special Olympics Swim
- Special Olympics Track
- Therapeutic Horseback Riding
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 (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 Splash & Dash / Stretch & Splash
Classes are held at Buchanan Park Recreation Center.
Splash & Dash (3 to 5 years) and (5 years and up)
Splash and Dash involves land exercises, therapy balls, scavenger hunts, games, and much more. Swim and work on stroke techniques and improve breath control and fitness level.
Stretch & Splash (5 years and up)
Stretch and Splash involves stretching exercises such as Yoga, Pilates, and basic stretching techniques. Then swim at Buchanan pool and work on stroke techniques to improve breathe control and fitness level.
Special Olympics 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.
Will return Winter 2020
Special Olympics 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.
Special Olympics Pre-Swim Team (8 Years & Up)
Preliminary swim class to prepare for next level competitive class, Special Olympics Swim Team. Location: Buchanan Park Recreation Center.
Special Olympics Swim Team (8 Years & Up)
Swim like a fish and compete against other Special Olympians. Location: Buchanan Park Recreation Center.
Will Return in Spring 2020
Special Olympics Track (8 Years & Up)
Run, jump, throw, and have fun! Compete against other Special Olympians in several track meets. Location: Wulf Recreation Center Gym.
Will Return Spring 2020
Therapeutic Horseback Riding (5 Years & Up)
Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Wednesday during camp. Improves flexibility, balance, motor learning, and sensory skills. Do not sign up for camp.
Will Return Summer 2020