Recreational Organizations

GUIDE TO RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
May 2013

MULTI FOCUS RECREATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

ADVENTURES WITHOUT LIMITS (AWL)
1341 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116    503-359-2568     http://www.awloutdoors.com ;
1.  Year round outdoor adventure trips and clinics for people of all abilities who are 7 years
old  and older.  Activities include sea kayaking, white water rafting,  cross country skiing,
canoeing, snow shoeing, biking, winter camping, rock  climbing, backpacking and camps.
2.  Community Based Activity Program (CBAP):  Summer program for children with
disabilities ages 5 – 18 years.  The program  combines academics and community themes.

OREGON DISABILITY SPORTS (ODS)
Trisha Suhr, Executive Director        503-241-0850
2125 N. Flint Ave., Portland, OR 97227

http://www.oregondisabilitysport.net  ;
ODS is a nonprofit organization that empowers people with physical disabilities through
sport and fitness.
1. ODS  serves  as a resource for healthy physical activities for the physically disabled.
They have an excellent resource directory
2.  ODS offers programs:  Oregon Disability Sports Ski Days, basketball (juniors and adults),
Adaptive Bike clinics in conjunction with other organizations
3.  Wheelchair sports for children

Keep on Moving Program:  1st and 3rd Wed. of every month from June through September  2012  @ PCC – Cascade campus  in the gym:  introduction to wheelchair rugby,
wheelchair   basketball, wheelchair tennis  and hand cycling
*Portland State basketball for all ages on Saturdays from 10 – 1 PM

OREGON SPECIAL OLYMPICS:  (Multnomah County)
P.O. Box 90214  Portland, OR  97290        503-721-4357   soormultnomah@yahoo.com
Sports activities for individuals 8 and older who have mental retardation.
1.  Winter (Dec – March):  basketball, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snowboarding, power lifting
2.  Spring/ Summer sports (April – July):  track and field, gymnastics, golf, softball, bocce
3.  Fall Sports (August – November):  aquatics, bowling, soccer, volleyball

CITY/ LOCAL  PROGRAMS
THE ARC OF MULTNOMAH
619 SW 11th Suite 106,Portland, OR 97205  503-223-7279
1.  Recreational Respite Project:   Recreational opportunities for children with special needs
Ages served are birth through 18 years.
2.  ARC Recreation Club:  For individuals  with developmental disabilities who are 18 and older.
3.  Information on brokerages
* Funds not available for Summer programs

THE AUTISTIC CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY PROGRAM (ACAP)
P.O. Box 4606 Portland, OR 97208   503-649-2066          info@acapportland.org
This is a parent run , not for profit organization focusing on direct services for children
who have autism spectrum disorder.
Summer Program:  7 and 8 week packages at three sites:  Beaverton, East County and Milwaukee

PHAME ACADEMY             503-973-5815      http://www.phameacademy.org
http://www.phameacademy@gmail.com ;
Opportunities for individual s with developmental disabilities to  participate in performing
and fine arts .  Classes include dance, creative writing, art, choir, music theory, music development, annual musical and theater production.

PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION  Check out your local listings.
If  there is a class you’d like your child to take contact personnel at that facility.  Explain your
child’s needs and  request adaptations i.e. a smaller class. an instructor who is familiar with
your child’s disability.   You should not have to pay extra for this service.  If you need some
financial assistance, you will need to ask for that form.

PORTLAND PARKS – ADAPTIVE AND INCLUSIVE RECREATION
426 NE 12th Ave Portland OR                 503-823-4328
Debbie Timmons, Program Director        http://www.portlandonline.com/parks
Kevin Mattias: Inclusion Specialist
Teresa Koon: Recreation Leader
1.  Assistance with inclusion.  They are very helpful in the selection of  classes on the basis
of needs and interests.   They will request an interview.
2.  Provide specialized recreation programs

SHRINER’S HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN   (Recreation/Therapy)
3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd Portland, Oregon 97201 POR-RecTherapy@shrinenet.org

TUALATIN HILLS  SPECIALIZED RECREATION
55550 S.W. Hall Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
Leilani Galanto  503-629-6342

VANCOUVER-CLARK COUNTRY
WASHINGTON PARKS & RECREATION-
Access to Recreation
Debbie Gibbs  360-696-8218

WASHINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND (Recreation Program)360-696-6321 #180
Adrienne Fernandez    Adrienne.fernandez@wssb.wa.gov

CAMPS AND SUMMER PROGRAMS
CAMP EASTER SEALS(Summer 2012)   camp@easter seals.com    www.or.easterseals.com/Camping
503-228-5108.  Camp Easter Seals is open to anyone 7 and older who has a diagnosed disability.  People served   have a wide variety of ability levels and may include those with moderate behavioral or
medical considerations.  Individuals may attend with personal attendant(s) at no extra charge
Activities include swimming, horseback riding, boating, fishing, archery, dancing, skits,
talent shows, arts and crafts, sports/games, special meals, board games and nature hikes
MOUNT HOOD KIWANIS CAMP    http://www.mhkc.org
Contact:  skyemhkc@hevanet.com        503-452-7416
This camp offers children and adults with disabilities an opportunity to experience outdoor activities such as challenge/ropes courses, horseback  riding, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing and fishing.   There are 3 camps
A.  Main Camp :  Fee = $975

Week 1 June 24-29 ages 21-35                Week 2 July 1-6ages 9-14
Week 3  July 8-13 ages 20-35                   Week 4  July 15-20 ages 16-25                                                     Week 5  July 22-27 ages 18-30                Week 6 July 29-August 3ages 10-18                                             Week 7  August 5-10 ages 13-21             Week 8  August 12-17 ages 25+

B.  Canoeing at Trillium Lake:  Fee = $1,000. (sessions listed on web site)
C.  Trip and Travel Camp (sessions listed on web site)

CAMP JAM:  (Juvenille Arthritis Matters )
Canby Grove in Canby Oregon
ccbishop@arthritis.org  (503) -245-5695

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CAMP
For individuals ages 6 – 21 who have  neuromuscular diseases.
Camp Array Wanna,  Welches, OR     July
Sarah Schoemperlen of MDA             503-223-3177

ORAL HULL CAMP FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM  http://www.mhkc.org
503-452-7416     skyemhkc@havenet.co

ACTIVITIES
AQUATICS
EASTER SEALS POOL (run by Providence Rehab)    503-223-6840
5757 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR
The pool is heated to 93 degrees.
PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION:  contact the individual pools.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
CHALLENGER DIVISION OF LITTLE LEAGUE  http://www.eteamz.com/oregonllbbchallengers/news
Parkrose Area – Fay Martinolich              503-281-6370
Gresham/ Reynolds Area – Vern Lofts         503-260-3261
SE Portland Area – Darlene Myers         503-465-2056
Clackamas Area – Kim Kauffman             503-351-7754
This is a baseball league for individuals aged 5 – 18 years who have physical and mental
disabilities.  The season runs from April to June although they are willing to add participants
part way into the season.  They  also feature special events including Henry Hag Fishing Day,
Easter Egg Hunt, and Nike Day.

BASKETBALL

Unified basketball camp  www.bballcamp.net

Refer to Special Olympics
Refer to Oregon Disability Sports

BICYCLING

BIKE FIRST/LOSE THE TRAINING WHEELS Bike camps and clinics for children with disabilities, www.bikefirstlttw.com
ADAPTIVE BIKING CLINIC           Sunday June 3, 2012  9 am – 1 pm
Vera Katz East Bank Esplanade
Call  ODS, Shriners’, Adventures Without Limits or  Portland Parks and Recreation for more
information.      Try all kinds of adaptive bikes.

OREGON HAND CYCLE ALLIANCE (handy cycling)
Martin Bean                    ombean@gmail.com
This program is open to people with and without disabilities ages 4 and up

WHEELCHAIR CURLING -EVERGREEN CURLING CLUB
Lloyd Center Ice Rink                 http://www.evergreencurling.org

DANCE                                              JOINT FORCES DANCE COMPANY, INC./DANCE ABILITY (Eugene)
Alito Alessi                http://www.jointforcesdance.com  ;
Information on workshops in Portland    jointforcesdance@yahoo.com  503-342-3273
Erik Ferguson (Portland)        erikferret@yahoo.com

EQUESTRIAN/THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING
LAKE OSWEGO HUNT CLUB     ridingacademy@lakeoswegohunt.com
2725 Iron Mountain Lake Oswego         503-636-1319
Heather Tyrell
PHOENIX FARM            carena@teleport.com
16428 NW Rock Creek Rd.  Portland, OR 97231      503-621-3823
SHENANDOAH VALLEY RANCH
23875 Farmington Rd, Beaverton, OR       503-628-1320

GOALBALL  (Refer to Washington School for the Blind or contact ODS)
Portland contact: David Cahill Columbia Regional Vision Services
503-916-5576 x78302
GOLF
THE CHILDREN’S GOLF COURSE           Thechildrenscourse@opusnet.com
19825 River Rd  Gladstone, Oregon 97027
Summer Adaptive Camps
OUTDOOR & ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES        refer to Adventures without Limits

RUGBY      PORTLAND POUNDERS WHEELCHAIR RUGBY
Ed Suhr  503-238-1324 / esuhr@aol.com,

SNOW SPORTS – MOUNT HOOD MEADOWS
Mark Fischer                     503-337-2222 #1288
adaptive ski program                mark.fischer@skihood.com
refer to Adventures Without Limits and Oregon Special Olympics

Oregon Adaptive Sports, Bend Oregon  Adaptive Ski program at Mt. Bachelor www.oregonadaptivesports.org

SOCCER
SPECIAL OLYMPICS (refer to 1st page)
ESUFC TOP SOCCER (an outreach program for children with disabilities
ages 4 – 19 years)
Contact your local Youth Soccer League      www.oregonyouthsoccer.org
TOP Soccer Programs
Multnomah Jewish Community Center 6651 SW Capitol Hgwy Portland, OR 97219
503-997-4902 hazncool@spirtone.com
Top Soccer Gresham
Back to Back Indoor Sports   http://www.backtobackindoorsports.com               ;     819 NW Corporate Drive Troutdale, OR 97060
Sue Protz topsoccer@esufc.com

Clackamas  Oregon Soccer Center 17015 SE 82nd   Clackamas, OR 97015
Cory Moore                    cory.moore@threeriverssoccer.org
Tammie Moore                tammie.moore@threeriverssoccer.org

TOP Soccer Rec Jamboree
Gradin Sports Park
2303 SE Palmquist Rd
Gresham, OR  97080                topsoccer@esufc.com
Sue Protz                     503-665-9345

TOP Soccer Summer Camp (East side United)
2303 SE Palmquist Rd, Gresham, Oregon 97080            topsoccer@esufc.com
Sue Protz                    Call 503-665-9345

TENNIS
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WHEELCHAIR TENNIS ASSOCIATION
info@pnw.usta.com

ST. JOHNS RACQUET CLUB
Mike Stone, Director                503-823-3189
7519 N. Burlington,Portland,OR 97203    http://www.PortlandParks.org

PORTLAND TENNIS CENTER  ST. JOHNS RACQUET CLUB
Mike Stone, Director                503-823-3189
324 NE 12th Ave., Portland, OR, 97232    http://www.PortlandParks.org

TUALATIN HILLS TENNIS CENTER
Debbie Borchers                debbie.borchers@techpowerusa.com
15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, Oregon   503-629-6331

WHEELCHAIR SPORTS INSTRUCTION
Refer to Oregon Disability Sports

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Adapted Physical Education Teacher

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