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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program :

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: Yes

    Bus transportation is provided to camp from pick up points located within NWSRA's 16 member park district area.


NWSRA is an extension of your local park district, and provides recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. Thirty-seven full time staff support the year-round activities of NWSRA. Staff maintain certifications with state and national professional organizations, first aid, CPR, lifeguarding, water safety instruction and commercial drivers licenses. Supplemental part-time staff are students in high school, college and graduates with a desire to work with individuals with special needs.

Summer day camp provides summer time fun while helping campers retain skills developed during the school year. Benefits include socialization, increased motor skill and community awareness. Daily camp activities include sports, games, crafts, and swimming. Field trips and special events add extra excitement to the program. Hundreds of day camp staff are hired and assigned to day camp sites according to their interest and background. Staff is trained in the areas of activity planning, behavior management, first aid and safety. The staff to camper ratio varies from 1:1 to 1:4 depending on the camp.

Day Camp Programs include:
  • Children And Teens With Developmental Delays (7-21 Years Old)
    Camps recommended for children diagnosed with educable mental handicaps (EMH) multple needs (MN), trainable mental handicaps (TMH), and autism (AUT).

  • Children And Teens With Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)or Behavior Disorders (BD) (7-21 Years Old)

  • Early Childhood (3-6 Years Old)
    Camps recommended for pre-schoolers diagnosed with special needs.

  • Urban Adventures
    Camp recommended for individuals with a physical or visual impairment, ages 18 - 22. Activities include local community outings.

  • Day Camp After Care
    NWSRA is offering a daily after camp care program for children in Session I NWSRA day camps.