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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.

Sponsors and volunteers help make our adaptive programs successful and low-cost for the community. Click here for information on sponsorship and click here for information on our volunteer opportunities.


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

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.

Program Guide

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

Michelle Yadon, Inclusion Supervisor

Adaptive Programs

Sensory Friendly Family Night

Join us for some outdoor family fun, inside! Families can roast hot dogs and make s'mores on the patio! Enjoy fun lawn games, board games, and puzzles or choose to "camp-out" inside while watching a sensory-friendly movie. Families can choose to bring blankets, pillows, or sleeping bags to make the movie more cozy. Price is per family. One registration will include the entire family. *Designed for individuals with disabilities.

March into Spring Formal + Lock-In

You are invited to our March into Spring Formal! Bring your sweetie, your friends, or come solo, you will have a blast! This fancy and magical night is the perfect opportunity to dress up and dance the night away. Light refreshments will be provided by our friends at McAlister's Deli on 116th St. Stay afterwards for a lock-in! Enjoy an evening swim with the pool all to ourselves and fun group games! You will not want to miss out on this memorable event! *Designed for individuals with disabilities.

Magical Fairy Hike

Take part on a magical fairy hike with your kiddo as we search the forest and hear stories about enchanted woodland creatures. After exploring native Indiana species, kiddos will create beautiful potted fairy houses that they will take home so the magic can continue! *Designed for individuals with disabilities.

All-Star Athletes

Team up with us as your athlete gets the chance to try a variety of different sports including soccer, volleyball, basketball, and more! This class will focus on cultivating teamwork skills while your child develops as an athlete. Ratio is one staff per two athletes. Ages 6 to 13. *Designed for individuals with disabilities.

Build a Birdhouse

Create a beautiful, unique, and one-of-a-kind birdhouse from a gourd! Our friends from Janus Developmental Services are known for making these gorgeous creations. Experienced artists from Janus will support you in making a birdhouse that you can use in the Spring! Ages 18+ *Designed for individuals with disabilities.

Adaptive 5K Training

Have you ever dreamed of running or walking in a 5K, but thought it would be too difficult? Join us in this Saturday morning 5K training program! This program is geared and built towards the The Indiana Members Credit Union 5K during the Carmel Marathon Weekend. It doesn't matter if you run or walk, it just matters that you finish! Together, we can do this! Meet us in the Fitness Center Lobby for our first session. Program fee includes the training sessions and the The Indiana Members Credit Union 5K registration fee. *Designed for individuals with disabilities.
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