Youth Recreation


  • Winter/Spring Classees
  • Winter/Spring Events

Lakeshore Foundation offers some of the nation’s best adapted recreation programs for children with a physical disability or chronic health condition. Click here to register your child for winter/spring programs, or contact the staff member listed for each program. Age appropriate siblings are welcome where noted. Also, check out our fall youth aquatic and athletic programs.

Session One: January 7 – March 21
Session Two: April 1 – May 9

Mini Movers – Age 3 to 6
Monday, Wednesday: 4-4:45 p.m.
This play group introduces activities that improve socialization, strength, agility and endurance with a goal to enhance overall fine and gross motor skills and increased physical endurance. Participants will engage in a variety of land-based activities that include scooter boards, parachute, yoga, movement exploration, art, music and more. Siblings are welcome. Contact Lauren Cherney at 205-313-7483 or gro.e1550823886rohse1550823886kal@c1550823886nerua1550823886l1550823886.

Fish Out of Water – Age 6 to 14
Monday, Wednesday: 4:45-5:30 p.m.
A land-based program focusing on specific functional skills such as balance, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance, fine and gross motor skills and body awareness in a fun and encouraging environment. Contact Lori Watkins at 205-313-7429 or gro.e1550823886rohse1550823886kal@w1550823886irol1550823886.

FRESH – Age 6 to 18
Tuesday, Thursday: 5-5:45 p.m.
A land-based program that promotes physical fitness through recreational activities such as relay races, team building activities, yoga, parachute, scooter boards, sports, cycling, climbing and more. Siblings are welcome. Contact Lori Watkins at 205-313-7429 or gro.e1550823886rohse1550823886kal@w1550823886irol1550823886.

Splash N Dash – Age 6 to 12
Thursday: 12-12:45 p.m. (Land)
This combination land and aquatics program is designed for children who are homeschooled. Splash N Dash Land promotes physical activity through recreational activities such as relay races, team building activities, scooter boards, sports, cycling and more in a fun environment. Splash N Dash Swim focuses on water safety skills, stroke development, endurance and more. It is open to all levels of swimmers. Siblings who meet the age requirement are welcome. Contact Lori Watkins at 205-313-7429 or gro.e1550823886rohse1550823886kal@w1550823886irol1550823886.

Next Level Fitness – Age 14 to 19
Tuesday, Wednesday: 4:15-5 p.m.
Next Level Fitness is an adapted weight training program that promotes strength, mobility, and endurance for teens age 14 to 19. This program teaches participants various fitness techniques to enhance their performance level. No previous experience in weight training is necessary and all ability levels are welcome. Workouts will be customized to each participant. Contact Peter Park at 205-313-7443 or gro.e1550823886rohse1550823886kal@p1550823886retep1550823886.

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. Contact Kris King at 205-313-7435 or gro.e1550823886rohse1550823886kal@k1550823886netsi1550823886rk1550823886

Recreation events are open to Lakeshore members and non-members. To register or for more information, contact Contact Lori Watkins at gro.e1550823886rohse1550823886kal@w1550823886irol1550823886 or 205-313-7429.

Youth Hunt – Age 6 to 18
January 25-27
Youth with a physical disability along with a parent will travel to the accessible hunting property at Camp ASCCA in Jackson Gap, AL. Lakeshore staff will provide assistance to hunters to and from the deer blind (by ATV) as well as guiding, tracking, and field dressing of harvested game.

Mini Super Saturday (age 3 to 6) and Super Saturday (age 6 to 18)
February 23 and May 4: 9-11:30 a.m. (Mini) and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Super)
Super and Mini Super Saturday is a fun-filled day designed to introduce kids to adapted sports, games, and activities. Participants must be able to function independently in a group setting. Each child with a physical disability may invite one age appropriate sibling or friend to attend.

Spring Break Camp – Age 6 to 18
March 25-27
A fun-filled three-day, day camp for kids with a physical disability and a sibling or friend. Each year brings a different theme and includes recreational games and activities, crafts, sports and field trips around the Birmingham area.

Paralympic Experience – Age 8 to 18
April 13, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Paralympic Experience is a day of learning and play focused on Paralympic sports and ideals. Participants receive entry-level instruction and skill development.