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Youth Recreation

  • Camps & Events

YOUTH RECREATION SCHEDULE

Lakeshore camps & events are for members and non-members with a physical disability or chronic health condition. Participants must be able to function independently in a group setting. To register, contact the staff member listed for each program.

Paralympic Experience – Age 8 to 18
April 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Paralympic Experience is a day of learning and play focused on Paralympic sports and ideals. Participants receive entry-level instruction, skill development and have lots of fun. To register, contact Rob Welty at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@w1560711540bor1560711540 or 205-313-7457.

Mini Super Saturday – Age 3 to 6
May 4, 9-11:30 a.m.
Super Saturday – Age 6 to 18
May 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Super and Mini Super Saturday is a fun-filled day designed to introduce kids to adapted sports, games and activities. Each child with a physical disability may invite one sibling or friend to attend. To register, contact Lori Watkins at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@w1560711540irol1560711540 or 205-313-7429.

Camp Strive – Age 4 to 19
June 14-16 & August 2-4
This family camp offers a weekend of outdoor activities including swimming, adapted water skiing, fishing and kayaking. Camp is held at Children’s Harbor in Lake Martin, AL. Due to its popularity, we have added a second Camp Strive August 2-4. To register, contact Lori Watkins at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@w1560711540irol1560711540 or 205-313-7429.

Adventure Camp – Age 10 to 18
June 24-27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor sport and recreation activities such as day-time camping, a cycling trip, geocaching and a lake day To register, contact Lauren Cherney at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@c1560711540nerua1560711540l1560711540 or 205-313-7483.

JAWS Camp – Age 6 to 18
July 8-11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
JAWS Camp, which stands for Junior Ambulatory and Wheelchair Sports, is an adapted sports day camp. Campers are introduced to Paralympic and other adapted sports and instructed by Lakeshore staff and athletes with a physical disability. To register, contact John Gautsch at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@g1560711540nhoj1560711540 or 205-313-7446.

Inclusion Camp – Age 6 to 18
July 22-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
This camp is for youth with a physical disability and their sibling or friend. Campers will participate in fun recreational activities including field trips to an outdoor park, local recreational venue or bowling alley. Camp concludes with a 1K Fun Run for campers and family members. To register, contact Lori Watkins at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@w1560711540irol1560711540 or 205-313-7429.

Teen Club – Age 12 to 19
June 4 & 18, July 16, August 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-4 p.m.
Teen Club offers fun on and off-site activities throughout the summer. Youth with a physical disability may invite one age appropriate sibling or friend. Transportation is provided from Lakeshore Foundation for all community outings. Non-members may participate in one or all of the dates with the purchase of a $10 guest pass. To register, contact Lauren Cherney at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@c1560711540nerua1560711540l1560711540 or 205-313-7483.

SEC Wheelchair Basketball Camp
July 26-28
This free overnight camp is open to NWBA 10’ Varsity Division teams in the Southeastern Conference. To register, contact Rob Welty at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@w1560711540bor1560711540 or 205-313-7457.

Camp of the Americas USTA/ITF Wheelchair Tennis Camp
July 14-20
This overnight camp is for youth familiar with the game of wheelchair tennis and hoping to improve their skills. Participants will undergo training in the mornings and compete in a tournament every evening. To register, contact Cliff Cook at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@c1560711540ffilc1560711540 or 205-313-7426.

Regions Climbing Wall
The Regions Climbing Wall is open to all ages multiple times each month from 3 to 5 p.m. Climbers must sign in by 4:30 p.m. Dates are listed at the climbing wall. For more information, contact Kris King at gro.e1560711540rohse1560711540kal@k1560711540netsi1560711540rk1560711540 or 205-313-7435.