Specialized Programs for People with Disabilities

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2022 Summer Day Camps

Specialized Programs offers summer camps for youth with disabilities ages 4-21 years old. Campers will be involved in games, entertainment, adventure activities, arts and crafts, and fitness activities. A nurse will be onsite for all camp sessions. 1:1 supervision is not provided, but aides can accompany a camper. For location, dates and costs, please see our Camps page.


In-person Programs:

Registration starts at 9:00 am on the dates listed below by calling the Specialized Programs Office at (206) 684-4950 

Program Date and Name Age Group
Tuesday, March 8  
Track & Field Program                            Youth (ages 6-21)  
Adult Sports:  Spring Training              Adult (ages 21 and up)
Wednesday, March 9  
Afternoon Hangout                                   Transition (ages 16-30)
Fitness with Friends                                 Adult (ages 21 and up)     
Thursday, March 10    
Social Space                                               Transition (ages 16-30)
Sunshine Social                                         Adult (ages 21 and up)  
Friday, March 11  
Staycation Saturdays                               Youth (ages 6-21)                                   
Sensory Friendly Saturdays                  Youth (ages 6-21)                                   

Virtual Programs:

Register anytime to get updated links and access codes  

  • Transition Age (13-30): Weekly Wellness, formerly Wellness Wednesdays - now on THURSDAYS! 
  • All Ages: Rec Round Up - now on TUESDAYS!

Online Videos:

View over 235 of our past program videos on the Specialized Programs YouTube playlist


In non-pandemic years, the Specialized Programs unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation offers year-round activities for people with disabilities. The purpose is to provide recreational opportunities for individuals who may choose to participate in activities specifically designed and conducted by trained staff to best meet their needs. We offer:

  • Special Olympics Sports of all kinds
  • Wheelchair basketball teams
  • Weekend trips
  • After school programs
  • Classes, such as: cooking, dance, pottery, and drama
  • Extensive camping program during the summer
  • Adult day programs
  • Evening socials

The programs are particularly suited to people with a range of cognitive and physical disabilities . The Specialized Programs staff will also work with individuals or family members who would prefer to integrate into other Department programs but need some type of accommodation such as an interpreter.  

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for our program. Please visit this page for more info, and also check out Part 1 and Part 2 of these videos on Facebook about the application process!

Seattle Adaptive Sports

Seattle Parks and Recreation Specialized Programs is proud to partner with Seattle Adaptive Sports.

Seattle Adaptive Sports' mission is to enable people with disabilities to push beyond their limits and realize their full potential, using adaptive sports as a vehicle for personal growth. SAS offers team adaptive sports like wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, and power soccer. For more information, please contact them at (206) 963-0916 or info@seattleadaptivesports.org.