FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation promotes understanding and provides education for children and adults with special needs through therapeutic opportunities in the arts, recreation and leisure that enrich its clients, their families and the greater community. Programs include Camp FAR Out, which is a two-week inclusion creative arts camp for children ages 3-16. All groups, along with their counselors, rotate among fun-filled therapeutic activity sessions including music, art, recreation and movement. To cap off all our wonderful activities, we will have a public performance on the last day for friends and family to enjoy.
Offers adaptive basketball & bowling and social recreation for all ages and abilities. Also offers RARA SCAMP Summer Camp for young people with special needs design for campers that can be successful in a 3:1 camper/staff ratio.
Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR) provides a wide variety of activities for the mind and body through artistic, recreational and social programs for people with disabilities. CIR seeks to build awareness and to create opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in the life of the community as fully as possible. Services range from individual support to fully inclusive community activities by guiding healthy activity choices, providing accessible transportation, financial assistance, and connections to a variety of fun activities.
Challenge Mountain offers a wide variety of opportunities that continue to enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation. All programming is centered on having fun, making and sustaining friendships, building confidence and independence and most importantly, fostering positive and hopeful expectations for living life with a disability. At Challenge Mountain, participants gain personal fulfillment through a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of acceptance which translates positively into their everyday lives.
Canoeing for all children in the following parks: Proud Lake State Recreation Area (main location) • Island Lake State Recreation Area • Kensington Metropark- Farm Center • Newburgh Lake- Hines Drive, Livonia.
Adaptive Social Program Providing Instruction, Recreation, and Enrichment (ASPPIRE) provides support services and programs to adults with disabilities. Many of the participants in ASPPIRE are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); however, they also work with individuals with other disabilities such as mental illness, learning disabilities, or developmental disabilities. Through social coaching programs, Person Centered Planning, and connections to community resources, ASPPIRE aims to help participants lead functional and productive lives.
Bloomfield Hills Special Camp (SCAMP) provides a quality summer program for individuals with disabilities ages 3-26+ in Metro Detroit. Therapeutic recreation is at the core of the SCAMP program where campers enjoy age and skill appropriate activities from a caring staff that look forward to working with your child. Some activities include swimming in Walnut Lake, arts & crafts, music therapy, social skill development, and language activities.
Bay Cliff is a year-round, nonprofit therapy and wellness center for children and adults with physical disabilities. At Bay Cliff children work towards goals of increased independence and living a fuller life. Some activities inclue an adaptive paddling workshop, a health and wellness retreat for polio survivors, winter recreation for the children and adults that attend summer programs, and other family programs. Bay Cliff also partners with non-profit organizations and schools interested in conducting programs at camp.