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    Therapeutic Recreation Wire - June 2011

    Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

    Therapeutic Recreation Section

    Therapeutic Recreation Section

    Contact Information

    Karla Gray

    TR Senior [email protected]

    704.432.4322

    Heather [email protected]

    704.432.4324

    Megan [email protected]

    704.432.4326

    Karen HowardTR Specialist

    [email protected]

    Margot HowellTR Specialist

    [email protected]

    Ariel KliemTR Specialist

    [email protected]

    Jana McMullenTR Specialist

    [email protected]

    Angela TateTR Specialist

    [email protected]

    Peggy Walker

    TR [email protected]

    704.432.4331

    TR Summer Day Camps are right around the

    corner. We look forward to many fun filled days o

    swimming, pottery, music, art, hiking, nature

    lessons, sports, and field trips to Carowinds

    Waterpark, Dan Nicholas Park, Lazy Five Ranch

    and CPCC s Alice in Wonderland.

    Registration forms are available at Marion Dieh

    Recreation Center Lobby, 2219 Tyvola Road.

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    Programs by Age Group

    Page

    Preschool 5

    Youth 5Teen 3, 6Young Adult 3, 6

    Adult 4Seniors 4

    Parents & Caregivers 4

    Programs by Category

    Page

    EnrichmentYoung Adult Spring Fling 3Weekend Adventures 3

    Clubs & Socials

    Fuel for Life 3

    CommunityGarden 2 You 4Summit 4

    TR Summer Day Camps 56

    Table of Contents

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    Fuel for Lifefor young men, ages 16 and up, with disabilitiesDonatos / Bojangles Cafeteria

    6555 Morrison Boulevard

    June 6 (Monday)6:00 - 7:30 pm

    $10.00 (does not include the cost of dinner)

    [email protected]

    Come hang out with the guys, fuel your body

    with a good dinner, and fuel your life with

    good conversation. Fuel for Life provides the

    opportunity for young men to talk about and

    gain support for issues theyre facing in their

    lives. Each month we will host guest speakers

    and discuss different topics, such as

    employment and job skills, relationships, life

    goals and values, and other topics that are im-

    portant to you.

    Young Adult Spring Flingfor young adults, ages 18-35, with disabilities

    Mecklenburg County Aquatic CenterMay 31, June 1 and 3 (week 3 of 3)

    8:00 am4:00 pm$65.00 week 3

    [email protected]

    The Young Adult Spring Fling will be threeweeks of activities, educational instruction,

    outings, and fun. Participants will have theopportunity to go swimming, socialize in thecommunity, engage in instruction, and meetnew friends all while having the supervisionof a CTRS.

    Weekend Adventuresfor teens and young adults, ages 13-30, with

    disabilitiesMarion Diehl Rec. Center, 2219 Tyvola Road

    June 35 (FridaySaturday)

    5:00 pm (Fri..) - 5:00 pm (Sun.)$100.00

    [email protected]

    Tent camping at McDowell Nature Preserve,hiking, kayaking, geocaching, camp cooking,day trips to State Parks and nature

    exploration.

    Teen & Young Adult Programs

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    Garden 2 You Farmers MarketMarion Diehl Recreation CenterPatio and

    KitchenMay 27 (Friday)

    1:00 pm5:00 pmFree to attend;

    inquire about booth rental to sell [email protected]

    Come out to a new, one-of-a-kind farmersmarket! Vegetables, herbs and plants will beavailable for purchase, to benefit theTherapeutic Recreation Summer Campscholarship fund. Produce and plants will be

    grown by the Gifted Gardeners TRhorticulture class, and donated by localgardeners. The Garden 2 You market is agreat place to find the freshest local food, inyour neighborhood!

    Summit - Parent/Caregiver Group

    A monthly group for parents, guardians, and

    caregivers that is facilitated by a Therapeutic

    Recreation staff person but is directed by the

    group members. This FREE informal group

    gives participants the opportunity to meet and

    talk with other parents and caregivers who are

    experiencing the challenges of

    parenting a child, teen, or young adult with adisability.

    Donatos / Bojangles Cafeteria6555 Morrison Boulevard

    June 7 (Tuesday)6:00 - 7:00 pmFREE! - group members may purchase food

    individually if [email protected]

    Community

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    PRE-SCHOOL (ages 2-6):

    Imagination Station:for pre-school, ages 2-6 withdisabilitiesAll aboard! Spend you summer on the Discovery Trainexploring yourself and the world around you. Camp willallow for curious discovery through science, art, health,music, friendships, sports, and games. Each week the Dis-covery Train will travel to a different place, such as Ani-mal World, Health Island, and Helping Hands Blvd.Imagination Station is a great opportunity to introducechildren to a group recreation setting or allow for contin-ued interaction with their peers during the summer

    months. Theres no doubt, kids will enjoy this camp thatencourages non-stop fun and imagination!Location: Tom Sykes Recreation Center, 1501 EuclidAvenue, Charlotte, NC 28203Fee: $100.00 per weekTime: 7:00 AM6:00 PMContact: Angela Tate at 704-432-4329 [email protected]

    YOUTH (ages 6-12):

    Natural Wonders:for youth, ages 6-9 with disabilitiesThis program is designed to introduce the joys of summerto children with disabilities ages 6-9. Together they willlearn about nature, sports, group games, arts and crafts,aquatics, outdoor adventure, science, theatre and friend-ship. They will participate in group play, fitness, sports,music, art and be involved in camp field trips.Location: Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 TyvolaRoad, Charlotte, NC 28210Fee: $100.00 per weekTime: 7:00 AM6:00 PM

    Contact: Megan Hotze at 704-432-4326 [email protected]

    Summer Express:for youth, ages 6-10

    with disabilitiesClimb aboard the Summer Express! This camp isdesigned for children who are at their best in a smallgroup setting. Our travels will take us to Summer FunDepot, Art-full City, Great Outdoors Center, MusicalMountain, Stars & Stripes Station, Olympic Kids Peak,and other exciting destinations! Camp activities will alsoinclude water play, group games, arts & crafts, gardeningactivities, playground time, field trips and more.Location: Tom Sykes Recreation Center, 1501 EuclidAvenue, Charlotte, NC 28203Fee: $100.00 per week

    Time: 7:00 AM6:00 PMContact: Karen Howard at 704-432-4325 [email protected]

    World of Wonders:for youth, ages 10-12 withdisabilitiesChildren will learn about nature and environmentalstewardship through hands-on educational activities,stories, music, art and craft activities, skits and games.Well take time for fun, summer-time activities, too,including swimming, homemade ice cream, picnics andoutdoor play! Learn about plants, trees, the seasons,

    nsects, spiders, birds, bats and more!Location: Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 TyvolaRoad, Charlotte, NC 28210Fee: $100.00 per weekTime: 7:00 AM6:00 PMContact: Ariel Kliem at 704-432-4327 [email protected]

    TR Summer Day Camps

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]
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    TEENS (ages 13-21):

    Teen Scene I:for teens, ages 13-21 with disabilitiesTeen Scene is an eight-week summer day camp for teensages 13-21 with disabilities. This camp will featureweekly themes and activities. Campers will participate insports, swimming, arts and crafts, music and art therapy,cooperative games, guest speakers and a weekly field trip.Location: Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey KellRoad, Charlotte, NC 28277Fee: $100.00 per weekTime: 7:00 AM6:00 PMContact: Jana McMullen at 704-432-4330 or

    [email protected]

    Teen Scene II:for teens, ages 13-21 with disabilitiesTeen Scene is an eight-week summer day camp for teensages 13-21 with disabilities. This camp will featureweekly themes and activities. Campers will participate insports, swimming, arts and crafts, music and art therapy,cooperative games, guest speakers and a weekly field trip.Location: Ivory Baker Recreation CenterFee: $100.00 per weekTime: 7:00 AM6:00 PM

    Contact: Margot Howell at 704-432-4328 or

    [email protected]

    TR Summer Day Camps

    YOUNG ADULTS (ages 22-35):

    TRue (TR uptown experience):for young adultsages 22-35 with disabilitiesThe TR Uptown Experience will mix fun summer activi-ties with important life skills. This camp will focus onvarious activities such as swimming, field trips, sports,crafts and more. It will also give participants an opportu-nity to work on independent living skills such as utilizingpublic transportation, improving money managementskills and practicing appropriate social skills while utiliz-ing the Light Rail, Goldrush and CATS bus system.

    Location: Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, 800 E.Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202Fee: $100.00 per weekTime: 7:00 AM6:00 PMContact: Peggy Walker at 704-432-4331 or

    [email protected]

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

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