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Therapeutic Recreation Wire - May 2013 Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Section Karla Gray TR Senior Manager [email protected] 704.432.4322 Abby Bergman TR Specialist [email protected] 704-432-4328 Karen Howard TR Specialist [email protected] 704.432.4325 Ariel Kliem TR Specialist [email protected] 704.432.4327 Shannon Maxwell TR Specialist [email protected] 704-432-4331 Jana McMullen TR Specialist [email protected] 704.432.4330 Stacey Thomas TR Specialist [email protected] 704-432-4326 Tari Turner TR Specialist [email protected] 704-432-4329 http://tr.charmeck.org www.facebook.com/TRSection Therapeutic Recreation Section Contact Information
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Page 1: TR Wire May 2013.pdf

Therapeutic Recreation Wire - May 2013

Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation Section

Karla Gray

TR Senior Manager

[email protected]

704.432.4322

Abby Bergman

TR Specialist

[email protected]

704-432-4328

Karen Howard TR Specialist

[email protected]

704.432.4325

Ariel Kliem TR Specialist

[email protected]

704.432.4327

Shannon Maxwell

TR Specialist

[email protected]

704-432-4331

Jana McMullen TR Specialist

[email protected]

704.432.4330

Stacey Thomas

TR Specialist

[email protected]

704-432-4326

Tari Turner

TR Specialist

[email protected]

704-432-4329

http://tr.charmeck.org

www.facebook.com/TRSection

Therapeutic Recreation Section

Contact Information

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Programs by Age Group

Page Community/Parents 6

Teen 4,5,6,8

Young Adult 4,5,6

Adult 4,5,6

Programs by Category Page

Enrichment Spill Your Beans 5

Fuel for Life 5

Super Saturday Chefs 4

Socials and Clubs Supper Club 4

TR Dance 4

Band of Brothers 5

VIP Travel 6

Spring Sampler 6

Community Summit 6

Outdoor Adventure Wilderness Bunch 3

Paralympics

Paralympic /Adapted Archery 3

Summer Camps 7,8

Table of Contents

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Paralympic/ Adaptive Archery For teens and adults, age 13 and older, with a

disability

Barefoot Archery, 4410 Old Pineville Road,

Charlotte, NC 28217

May 1-29 (Wednesdays) No program on May 22

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$40

[email protected]

Take AIM at something new. Increase hand/eye

coordination, strength, and concentration.

Program is led by USA/NAA Archery Level 3

Coach. Equipment provided. No experience

needed. This program is part of Paralympic Sport

Metrolina.

Wilderness Bunch Club

For teens & young adults with disabilities,

ages 16-35

Drop off / Pick up at Marion Diehl Rec. Center

2219 Tyvola Road

Camping and day trips from McDowell Nature

Preserve

Friday-Sunday, May 3rd-5th

4:00 pm (Friday) - 4:00 pm (Sunday)

$150.00

[email protected]

[email protected]

Wilderness Bunch is designed to teach basic

skills needed for tent camping and participating

in outdoor recreation. Day trips include hiking,

kayaking, nature outdoor games and nature lessons.

Participants should be independent in self care

and be able to hike approximately 1 mile.

Participants will need to bring: toiletries,

towel, change of clothes, bathing suit, a sleeping

bag, and a flash light.

Outdoor Adventure and Paralympic Programs

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Supper Club for teens and adults, ages 13 and up with

disabilities

Marion Diehl Recreation Center

May 31st (Friday)- Red, White and Blue

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$7.00

[email protected]

Registration deadline: 1 week before each

program date – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Be part of a favorite tradition by spending an

evening out with your friends! We will enjoy a

healthy meal before each TR Section Dance…sign

up today!

TR Dance for teens and adults, ages 13 and up, with

disabilities

Marion Diehl Rec. Center, 2219 Tyvola Road

May 31st (Friday)- Red, White and Blue

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$8.00

[email protected]

Pre-register or register at the door.

Teen and Young Adult Programs

Super Saturday Chefs for teens to adults, ages 13 and up with disabilities

Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 Tyvola

Road

May 18 (Saturday) – Spring Picnic Favorites

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$15.00

[email protected]

Teaching great cooking…one Saturday at a time!

Join us for instructional cooking classes with a

"side order" of fun and conversation! Each 1-day

class has a different focus - in addition to learning

or improving basic cooking skills, participants will

learn about kitchen safety and hygiene; making

healthy food choices; and proper food handling and

storage practices.

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Spill Your Beans for young women with disabilities ages 16 and up

Marion Diehl Recreation Center

May 13th (Monday)

6:00 pm -7:30 pm

$10.00 (does not include the cost of dinner)

[email protected]

**We will be joining Fuel for Life this month

for a Spring social!

Welcome to a super-charged ladies night! Spill

Your Beans provides the opportunity for young

women to talk about and gain support for issues

they’re facing in their lives, such as health &

safety, independent living, relationships,

friendships, and self-esteem (participants will

have the opportunity to choose the topics to learn

about). Each month we will host a guest speaker

or lead a discussion about issues that are

important to you.

Band of Brothers for young men with disabilities ages 18-35

Marion Diehl Recreation Center

May 14th (Tuesday)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$10.00 per meeting

[email protected]

Do you need a night out with the guys to relax

and enjoy new activities? Come hang out with

"Band of Brothers" every Tuesday night from

6-8pm. You can practice social skills, meet new

people, enjoy community outings and develop

positive relationships, all while enjoying some

"guy time".

Fuel for Life for young men, ages 16-35, with disabilities

Marion Diehl Recreation Center

May 13 (Monday)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$10.00 (does not include the cost of dinner)

[email protected]

**We will be joining Spill your Beans this month

for a Spring social!

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 they’re facing in their

lives. Each month we will discuss different

topics, such as employment and job skills,

relationships, life goals and values, and other

topics that are important to you; occasionally

we will have guest speakers.

Teen and Young Adult Programs

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“Summit” Parent/Caregiver Group Amelie’s Bakery and Café (in NoDa)

2424 N. Davidson Street, 28205

May 14 (Tuesday)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE – participants may purchase food

[email protected]

A FREE monthly group for parents, guardians, and

caregivers that is facilitated by a Therapeutic

Recreation staff person but is directed by the group

members. This 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 a disability.

Join us in this comfortable setting as we share re-

sources, ideas, challenges and successes with others

who are on the same “journey.”

Community and Adult Programs

VIP Travel Club for adults and seniors, ages 35 and up, with a visual

impairment

Pick-up/Drop-off locations:

Marion Diehl Recreation Center (MDRC),

2219 Tyvola Road

Metrolina Association for the Blind (MAB),

704 Louise Avenue

May 29 (Wednesday) – Wing Haven Gardens and

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

Pick-up: MDRC @ 9:00 am, MAB 9:30 am

Drop-off: MAB @ 3:30 pm, MDRC @4:00 pm

$15.00

[email protected]

Enjoy a social day with friends, while building

independence in the community. Learn about

historical, educational and recreational attractions in

Charlotte and surrounding areas. Please bring money

for lunch.

Spring Sampler

For adults, ages 18 and up with developmental

disabilities

Marion Diehl Recreation Center

May 13-17 (Monday-Friday)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$75.00

[email protected] OR

[email protected]

Join your friends for a 5-day session of daily

programs...try something new, or practice favorite

skills! This week of half-day programs will allow

participants to try out a variety of cooking,

gardening, creative arts, dance, fitness and sport

skill activities.

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YOUTH (ages 5-10):

Camp Fun Flics: for youth, ages 5-6 with disabilities.

Come and join us for a camp full of animated fun. Ex-

plore the wonderful world of helping Nemo find matching

colors and shapes. Learn about friends and sharing with

Buzz Lightyear. How about arts and crafts with Shrek?

Let’s work it out with Zebra Marty. This camp offers an

array of hidden educational treasures with great interactive

activities, music, games, trips, exercise and more!

Location: Tom Sykes Recreation Center,

1501 Euclid Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203

Fee: $100.00 per week

Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Contact: Tari Turner at 704-432-4329 or

[email protected]

Summer Camp Programs PRE-SCHOOL (ages 2-4):

Imagination Station: for pre-school, ages 2-4 with

disabilities

Join us this summer on the Discovery Train! Imagination

Station will allow you to explore the world around you

while making new friends! We will explore such things

as science, art, health, music and sports & games! Each

week will have a different theme such as: Chicka Chicka

ABC and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which will allow

your child to use their imagination and creativity!

Imagination Station is a great opportunity to introduce

children to a group recreation setting or allow for

continued interaction with their peers during the summer

months. There’s no doubt, kids will enjoy this camp that

encourages non-stop fun and imagination!

Location: Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center,

440 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208

Fee: $100.00 per week

Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Contact: Abigail Bergman at 704-432-4329 or

[email protected]

X-Treme Kids: for youth ages 7-8 with disabilities

Campers will be engaged in sports, group games,

playground fun, swimming, and other interactive

activities, designed to promote friendship, fun, and

social skills. We will exercise our minds and bodies

through music, dance, art projects, and by taking weekly

field trips. Each week will have a different theme so

kids can look forward to spending time under the sea,

exploring dinosaurs, getting shipwrecked and more!

Location: Tom Sykes Recreation Center,

1501 Euclid Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203

Fee: $100.00 per week

Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Contacts: Stacy Thomas at 704-432-4326 or

[email protected]

Young Explorers: for youth, ages 9-10 with

disabilities

Join us for an 8-week summer camp full of fun and

exploration where youth will enjoy many different

hands-on activities and group games. Get ready to come

with us on a Journey through the Jungle, Tropical

Exploration and more! We will enjoy weekly field trips,

swimming, music, pottery, sports and outdoor activities.

Children should bring a bag lunch with a drink each day.

Location: Naomi Drenan Recreation Center,

750 Beal St., Charlotte, NC 28211

Fee: $100.00 per week

Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Contact: Shannon Maxwell at 704-432-4331

[email protected]

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Tweens (Ages 11-13)

Camp BE-Tween (For youth, ages 11-13 with

disabilities)

During this eight-week summer experience for

“tween-agers,” we’ll enjoy weekly field trips, swimming,

sports, arts and crafts and much more! Join us as we explore

outer space, around the globe, our amazing brains and our

own backyards. BE active, BE yourself, BE curious,

BE creative…at Camp BE-Tween!

Location: Clanton Pavillion, 3132 Manchester

Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28217

Fee: $100.00/ per week

Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Contact: Karen Howard at 704-432-4325 or

[email protected]

Teens (Ages 14-16)

Summer Quest (For teens age, 14-16 with disabilities)

Summer Quest is an eight-week summer

camp experience where teens will participate

in hands-on activities, crafts, music and dance,

and group games. We will enjoy weekly field

trips, swimming, sports, special events, and

much more!

Location: Methodist Homes Recreation Center,

3200 Shamrock Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215

Fee: $100.00/ per week

Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Contact: Ariel Kliem at 704-432-4327 or

[email protected]

Summer Camp Programs

Teens (Ages 17-21)

Therapeutic Recreation

Experience Camp (TREC)

(For teens ages 17-21 with disabilities,

and still in High School)

Spend your summer with friends and

participate in sports, swimming, arts and crafts,

music and art therapy, cooperative games,

guest speakers and a weekly field trip.

Location: Marion Diehl Recreation Center,

2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC

28210

Fee: $100.00/ per week

Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Contact: Jana McMullen at 704-432-4330

[email protected]


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