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Adaptive Programs

Adaptive programs are geared toward individuals with disabilities. We believe that everyone should participate in leisure opportunities that allow for performance at their highest level, and we encourage participation by all ages and abilities. So, we are bringing adaptive programming to all age groups, from Open Flow at The Waterpark to Little Yogis. Programs include Teen Muscle Up, Aqua Cardio Dance, Summer Camping Adventure and more!

Some of our adaptive programs are specifically designed to provide a break to the parents of those enrolled in our programs. Oftentimes we offer programs in the evenings so parents can go on a date, get things done around the house, or relax. Programs such as Teen Night Out, Fantastic Friday and Bowling Nights are just a few of these respite programs.

 

 

Modifications

All of our programs are inclusive. If you or your family member would like to participate in any program or use our facility, we can make modifications to meet your needs. Requests for modifications must be made at least one month before participation.

Request for Modification Form

Does your child require an ADA modification? Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation will conduct an assessment on your child to determine if a 1:1 ratio is needed to assist your child. If it is determined based on your child’s assessment that a 1:1 ratio is required, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation will assign a qualified staff member(s) within 30 days from the assessment date to work directly with your child. Participation may not begin until Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation assigns your child a staff member.

To schedule your child’s assessment please contact Michelle Yadon, Monon Community Center Inclusion Supervisor, at 317.573.5245 or myadon@carmelclayparks.com.

In case of inclement weather, outdoor programs will be cancelled or moved indoors. Please call 317.843.3870 to receive the most up-to-date program cancellations and changes.

“We believe that everyone can participate in their community and enjoy recreation activities."

Michelle Yadon, Inclusion Supervisor

Adaptive Programs

Adaptive Open Flow

The FlowRider® is a special wave machine that is similar to boogie boarding or surfing in the ocean. Staff can adapt instruction making it possible for anyone to ride the wave. All ability levels are welcome to participate. Must be 48 inches to ride and 52 inches to stand. Ride the only FlowRider® in Indiana! *Designed for individuals with disabilities.
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Adaptive Open Swim

You asked for it, and we made the Adaptive Open Swim longer! The Waterpark can be overwhelming and overstimulating so we have a solution for you. Join us for an evening at The Waterpark free of distraction, designed for individuals with disabilities. The music will be off, the concession stand will be closed, and your family can focus on enjoying The Waterpark. The main activity pool, slides, and lazy river will be open for families to swim, play, and interact with others. Cost is $15 per family. Pre-registration is required. You only have to register one member of your family, and then everyone is registered. *Designed for individuals with disabilities.
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United Water Polo

Come with your friends, best buddy, or siblings to learn and play inner tube water polo. This inclusive program is designed for all abilities, and no experience is necessary. Participants must be comfortable in water up to 5 feet. *Designed for individuals with disabilities.
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Outdoor Adventure Skills

Are you registered for our Summer Camping Adventure, but need more experience with Leave No Trace awareness, fire safety, campfire cooking, shelter building, basic first-aid, and packing-up a campsite? No problem! You can register for one of these courses or all of them to make sure you are ready to take on the great outdoors. Not registered for the Summer Camping Adventure? Attend these helpful courses to get prepared for summer experiences with your family and friends. *Designed for individuals with disabilities.
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Summer Camping Adventure

Join us for an adventure under the stars! We will be camping at White River Campground and enjoying group games, dinner over the fire, scavenger hunts, campfire stories, and s'mores. Families will have to provide transportation to and from the campsite in Cicero, Indiana, but will be able to leave once the event begins. Don't miss out on this summer adventure! Participants are required to attend two mandatory preparation courses on Tuesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. Check out our other Outdoor Adventure Skills courses, so you can be as prepared as possible for our trip and other summer experiences. *Designed for individuals with disabilities.
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