The ARO program provides quality and equal opportunities for recreation and leisure programs to community members with disabilities. The ARO program offers healthy and fun experiences through the following three basic service areas:
Wednesday, July 26 l 4:30-7:30 p.m., Lonetree State Wildlife Area
Wednesday, August 30 l 4-7 p.m., Horsetooth Reservoir, South Bay Pavilion
Age: 12+ years
Enjoy a day of fun on the water with adaptive kayaks and stand up paddle boards for people with physical disabilities and their friends. Equipment and expertise will be provided by Adaptive Adventures. Register here.
Date: Wednesdays, July 19-August 16 l 1:15-2 p.m.
Age: 18 years & up
Location: Northside Aztlan Center
Learn yoga practices that include breath work, moving, and deep stretching poses, as well as standing and balancing poses. Designed specifically for people with intellectual disabilities, autism, or sensory issues. Register here.
Date: Friday-Sunday, October 6-9 l 1 p.m.
Location: Cheley Camp, Estes Park
Age: 18+ years
Spend a weekend away at Cheley Camp in Estes Park with people from communities throughout the Front Range. This program is designed for individuals who are independent in activites of daily living. Registration includes cabin lodging, meals, staff supervision, and many activities. Register here.
Date: Fridays l 6-8 p.m.
Age: 18+ years
Location: Senior Center
Dances are fun filled events to celebrate with friends. Dressing for the theme is highly encouraged.
Are you interested in gaining valuable career skills while serving the community? ARO provides full-time practicum opportunities for students from anywhere in the country that are pursuing a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and/or Health & Exercise Science.
Roles and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: encouraging interaction among participants, provide assistance to participants to facilitate maximal independence and fun in an activity, participate in meetings, act as a liaison with other City, County and State agencies and groups in establishing cooperative programs for persons with disabilities, and lead and direct activities.
For more information and to apply, click here.