Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation Program is committed to providing innovative, inclusive, accessible and affordable recreation programs which enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for individuals with all abilities.

Page updated on Jan 14, 2016 at 7:47 PM

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is committed to providing innovative, inclusive, accessible and affordable programs which enhance the health, well-being, and quality of life for Alexandria residents with all abilities. 

Online registration is not available for Therapeutic Recreation programs. Please contact the Therapeutic Recreation office at 703.746.5422 for more information and to determine whether the Therapeutic Recreation programs are right for you or a family member. School aged youth and teens are required to have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan. All programs require an initial assessment and eligibility approval by Therapeutic Recreation staff prior to participation in programs. 



    Youth and Teen Programs

    • Mainstream Program 
      Ages 6-17. Are you looking for a program that will help your child develop important life skills, increase confidence, build social skills and lasting friendships? Participants engage in structured enrichment activities, such as swimming, arts and crafts, cooperative games, sports, cooking, field trips and special events.  Min 12/Max 24.
      M-F                   2:30–6 p.m.        NLRC
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    • Kids Day Out
      Ages 6-17. Are you looking for a program that will help your child develop important life skills, increase confidence, build social skills and lasting friendships? Participants engage in structured enrichment activities, such as swimming, arts and crafts, cooperative games, sports, cooking, field trips and special events.  Min 12/Max 24.

      Various Days      9 a.m.–6 p.m.     NLRC

    • FUNtastic Spring Break Camp

      Ages 5-12. Sign your kids up for a 5 day Spring Break adventure! Enjoy a variety of structured activities that include exploring nature, hiking, scavenger hunts and much more! You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your camper is enjoying enrichment activities, meeting new friends and experiencing just the right mix of activities your child is sure to enjoy! Participants are required to bring a bag lunch and drink. Online registration is not available for Therapeutic Recreation participants. Please contact the TR office at 703.746.5422 for more information on how to register! Before Care services are available.  Min 25/Max 40.
      M-F                  9 a.m.-6 p.m.      NLRC



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    • Adult Social Club 
      Ages 18 & up. Develop leisure and recreational interests, awareness and life skills through activities, special events and outings in the Metropolitan area. Because an assessment is required, online registration is not available. Min 10/Max 40.  
      Sa                 11 a.m.-4 p.m.      NLRC 
    • Art Works 
      Ages 18 & up. Let your creative side shine through while using a variety of art mediums and learning new art skills. Min 5/Max12.
      M                  3:30-5 p.m.           NLRC


     


     

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    • Teenie Weenie Toddler Camp
      Ages 3-5. Dive into summer and enjoy a variety of fun and exciting recreational activities, such as story-time, music and movement, arts and crafts, group games and swimming.
      M-F               8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     NLRC

    • TR Summer Camp

      Ages 6-17. Dive into summer and enjoy a variety of fun and exciting recreational activities, such as sports, group games, music and movement, arts and crafts, swimming, weekly field trips and much more! Before Care services are available. 
      M-F               9 a.m.–6 p.m.                 NLRC

    • Before Care Services

      Ages 5-12 for General Recreation and Ages 6-17 for Therapeutic Recreation participants. Let us help you get out in time in the morning! Participants will engage in board games, movies, and group games. Min 12/Max 24.
      Various Days  7 a.m.–9 a.m.                  NLRC


     Volunteer Opportunities

    • Volunteer Instructor Program – VIP
      Volunteers have an opportunity to work with younger children while under the supervision of a Therapeutic Recreation Leader while conducting programs. For more information, call 703.746.5422.

     


    Therapeutic Recreation Advisory Board

    • The Therapeutic Recreation Advisory Council meets quarterly on Monday evenings, 5:30 p.m. at Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information, call 703.746.5422.

     


    Services and Transportation

    • The Department has adopted the L.I.F.E., Leisure Is For Everyone, philosophy, and the Department complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA accommodations may include, but are not limited to, furnishing assistive listening devices, providing sign language interpreters and meeting with an instructor or staff prior to the start of an activity, class or event to discuss any concerns. To ensure the requested accommodation, please notify the specific facility where the program is provided at least four weeks in advance. DOT Para Transit Service and Metro Access provide specialized transportation services for area residents with disabilities. To request an ADA accommodation, contact Jackie Person, Therapeutic Recreation Program Manager, at 703.746.5423 (VA Relay 711) or jackie.person@alexandriava.gov.
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