Therapeutic Recreation

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The intent of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, whether physical or intellectual. At CRPA our TR programs are designed to increase independence and improve quality of life through recreation and leisure for anyone with special needs.

We also encourage you and your family to participate not only in our TR programming but also everything CRPA has to offer as our programs are designed for all ages and abilities.

Leisure Spectrum
Would you like to socialize with friends or spend a night on the town away from your parents? Leisure Spectrum is an all-inclusive six-week program that involves weekly field trips into the community. Activities may include bowling, laser tag, movies, art, music, or shopping.

Dates: Session 1: Tuesdays, March 2nd - April 20th  (no meeting April 6th)                                                                                               Session 2: Tuesdays, August 3rd - September 7th
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Meet at the Recreation Center
Ages: 13 years of age and older
Cost: $130 for the six - week session

Cooking for Independence
Learn important cooking techniques ranging from easy food preparation to advanced kitchen skills. This is an all-inclusive, four-week course.
Date: Thursdays, April, May & August
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Recreation Center
Ages: 11 years of age and older
Cost: $110 for the four week course

Everybody Dance Now
Get ready to move! A variety of rhythmic music will spur interaction and physical fitness through dance. This is an all-inclusive 4-week course with monthly registration.
Date: Thursdays, March, April, May & August
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Recreation Center
Ages: 11 years of age and older
Cost: $36

Walking Wednesdays
Walking a mere thirty-minutes per day has been shown to have numerous health benefits. It can improve heart health, lower blood pressure, help maintain healthy body weight, manage stress, and improve one’s sleep. Walking club meets every Wednesday. Each participant will receive a pedometer to track progress. Participants will be encouraged to walk/run in various 5k’s together throughout the year.
Date: Wednesdays, March, April, May & August
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Various parks
Ages: 16 years of age and older
Cost: $10 per month

Water Warriors
Jump in, get wet, and join us for a low-impact, high energy aquatic therapy workout.
Date: Tuesdays, March, April, May & August.
Time: 1:00 pm -1:45 pm
Location: Aquatic Center
Ages: 16 years of age and older
Cost: $40 per month

Cherokee Courage Basketball
This is an all-inclusive basketball program for all abilities and skill levels. Sessions will include learning skills and techniques. Participants can practice and refresh their skills to get ready for the special Olympics season!
Date: Wednesdays, June 2nd – June 30th
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Recreation Center
Ages: 8 years of age and older
Cost: Free 

Friend Friday
Join us for a fun Friday night to socialize with your friends! Various activities will be planned. Pizza will be provided! 
Date: Friday, April 30 & August 13
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Cherokee Recreation Center
Ages: 6-12 years of age
Cost: $15

For more information, contact Jarron Amburgey at or 770-924-7768.

How would you like to volunteer your time a great group of youth and adults with special needs? VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Please call 770-924-7768.