Sports, Fitness, Recreation & Leisure

Adam’s Camp
6767 South Spruce St., Suite 102
Centennial, CO  80112
Phone: (303) 563-8290
Web: www.adamscamp.org
Services: Adam’s Camp serves toddlers, children, youth, and young adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities and their families. The following camps are offered:

  • Therapy: provide an intensive, multidisciplinary therapy experience in a fun camp setting for children with disabilities, ages 1-12, and their families.
  • Adventure: provide an experience that is full of fun, challenge and adventure for youth and young adults with disabilities.

Adaptive Recreation Opportunities (ARO)
City of Fort Collins Recreation Department
215 N. Mason St., 3rd Floor
Fort Collins, CO   80524
Phone: Renee Lee at (970) 224-6027
Web: www.fcgov.com/aro
Services: Provides quality & equal opportunities for sports & fitness, recreation, and leisure activities to community members with disabilities.  ARO provides opportunities for kids and adults with disabilities to participate in various sports & fitness activities.

Athletes in Tandem
Phone: (970) 217-6751
Web: www.athletesintandem.org
Services: Actively participates in relationships with athletes who have a disability to enhance the quality of their lives by competing together in triathlons, running, biking and swimming events

B.A.S.E. Camp (Before & After School Enrichment)
1241 Riverside Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 266-1734
Fax: (970) 377-9865
Web: www.mybasecampkids.org/
Services: B.A.S.E. Camp’s Before & After School program is activity based, supports classroom learning, & provides help with homework, snacks, arts & crafts, sports, science and music activities.  Through our programs children develop academic, socialization, arts, athletic, & communication skills which instill them with the confidence & ability to succeed in their school and community

Best Buddies – Colorado State University
Best Buddies is an international non-profit dedicated to creating a global volunteer movement that provides opportunities for one-to-one friendships, leadership training, and integrated employment for people with I/DD.

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Challenge by Choice Programs
1385 S. Colorado Blvd., #A606
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 355-9969
Web: http://BIAColorado.org
Email: camp@biacolorado.org
Services: providing adults, youth, & families with day & week-long camp sessions including snow-shoeing, rock climbing, ziplining, & kayaking. Accommodates all levels of brain injury & stroke.

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
524 Wellington Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: (970) 453-5633
Web: www.boec.org/
Services: Provides meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences, with a specialized focus on serving those with disabilities and special needs

Camp Hope
Buckhorn Methodist Camp
PO Box 125
Bellvue, CO 80512
Phone: (970) 484-2508
Web: www.buckhorncamp.org
Email: BuckhornCamp@gmail.com
Services:  Christian summer camp for people with physical and developmental disabilities, which strives to open a new world of possibilities to these special individuals.

Camp Wapiyapi
University Building Management
910 16th Street #226
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 534-0883
Web: www.wapiyapi.org/
Services: hosts free summer camps & family retreats for children with cancer and their siblings.

Capernaum: Students with Disabilities
Young Life Northern Colorado
PO Box 2396
Fort Collins, CO 80522-2396
Phone: (970) 484-9919
Web: http://northerncolorado.younglife.org/Pages/Capernaum–Students-with-Disabilities.aspx
Email: nococapernaum@gmail.com
Services: Young Life for students with disabilities from the age of 12-23.

ChAMP Summer Camp
P.O. Box 6639
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Phone: (970) 923-0578
Fax: (970) 923-7338
Web: www.challengeaspen.org/
Services: highly structured weeklong camps for the outdoor adventuere with ASD

Chilson Recreation Center
700 E. Fourth Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 962-2462
Web: www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=256
Email: chilson@cityofloveland.org

  • Mainstreaming/Inclusion
  • Chilson Center Workouts
  • Specialized Classes
  • Special Olympics
  • Challenger Baseball
  • Adapted Exercise Classes

Colorado Lions Camp
28541 State Highway 67
Woodland Park, CO   80866
Phone: (719) 687-2087
Web: www.coloradolionscamp.org
Services:  The camp is a year round facility providing summer programs for those with developmental and physical disabilities and winter programs available for larger and smaller groups.

Community Life Center
220 N. Grant Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 449-5191

  • Family Services – assists families in their pursuance of vocational education, sustainable and safe housing, parenting support, financial budgeting, community connections and aid in the increase of support networks
  • Education – improves student’s academic skills, intellectual capacity and social abilities enabling them to creatively and practically solve their educational needs and life challenges and to provide career development support to students
  • Recreation – offer recreation opportunities to children, adults and whole families

Core Fitness & Nutrition
Dennis Blair
Phone: (970) 691-5789
Web: www.ftcollinspersonaltrainer.com
Email: dennis@ftcollinspersonaltrainer.com
Services: Serves special needs young adults with

  • Sensory Integration
  • Stress Reduction
  • Body Control
  • Attention Span
  • Limiting of Repetitive Behavior
  • Muscle Tone Improvement
  • Weight Management
  • Heart Strengthening

Dance Express
633 South College Avenue, Suite H.
Fort Collins, CO  80524
Phone: (970) 493-2113
Web: www.fortnet.org/danceexp
Services: An inclusive dance company for persons with or without disabilities based in Fort Collins, Colorado

Easter Seals
5755 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226-3500
Phone: (303) 233-1666
Web: www.easterseals.com/co
Services: Camp is about all the things children and adults can do — play basketball, canoe, sing, eat s’mores and more. In addition to Easter Seals Colorado camping program at Rocky Mountain Village, summer day camps are also available. Easter Seals provides a safe, barrier-free environment for children and adults to experience all aspects of camp without usual limitations.

Easter Seals Colorado, Camp Rocky Mountain Village
P.O. Box 115
Empire, CO 80438
Phone: (303)569-2333
Services: Rocky Mountain Village is fully accessible and used by more than 800 children and adults with disabilities during the summer camp sessions. Campers enjoy swimming, fishing, overnight camping, outdoor cooking, travel camp, day trips, arts & crafts, sports and recreation, hiking, dances, music & drama, horse-back riding, and riding the zip-line. During the non-summer season, camp provides approximately seven R&R weekends. Campers come up to Rocky Mountain Village to get away and relax while giving their families a short rest from care-giving.

Extreme Sports Camp
520 South 3rd Street #29
Carbondale, CO 81623
Phone: (970)-927-3143
Web: www.ascendigo.org/
Services: Offers a fun, rewarding, and challenging day and overnight sports program that provides the opportunities and support for children and adults on the autism spectrum to progress in active sports

Inspiration Playground at Spring Canyon Community Park
2626 West Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 224.6027 (Renee Lee)
Web: www.fcgov.com/aro/inspirationplayground.php
Email: rlee@fcgov.com
Services: A place that brings children and families of all abilities together to share play experiences, recreation & relaxation. It enables children with & without disabilities the opportunity to play independently on the same equipment.

Roundup River Camp: Adam’s Camp
8333 Colorado River Road
Gypsum, CO 81637
Phone: (970) 524-2267
Web: www.roundupriverranch.org/
Services: Free medically supported summer camp for children with chronic & life threatening illnesses

Student Leadership Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE)
210 Lory Student Center
8033 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 491-7817 (Brandon Devlin, the Volunteer Programs Graduate Coordinator)
Web: www.slce.colostate.edu/tgif.aspx
Services: A program where CSU student volunteers interact with Larimer County teens with disabilities. Each month students and their partners get together on a Friday evening for a fun activity.

Special Olympics Colorado
384 Inverness Parkway, Suite 100
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: (720)359.3100   Toll Free: (800) 777-5767
Web: www.specialolympicsco.org
Web: Provide year-round sports training & athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, eight years of age & older, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy & participate in a sharing of gifts, skills & friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes & the community

The Cheer and Dance Connection
3501 South Mason St.
Fort Collins CO 80525
Phone: (970)305-0803 (Vel Green)
Web: www.thecheeranddanceconnection.info
Email: velgreen970@gmail.com
Services: provides opportunities for social interaction, physical fitness, building individual confidence, coordination, strength, skills, and techniques

The Wayfaring Band
We are a wayfaring band, which means we are a band of people who travel together. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Denver, Colorado. Our programs serve adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as neurotypical leadership fellows.
(720) 515-1596
3327 Brighton Blvd. / Denver, CO 80216

Trips, Inc.
P.O. Box 10885
Eugene, OR 97440
Phone: 1(800) 686-1013 or (541)686-1013
Web: www.tripsinc.com/
Email: trips@tripsinc.com
Services: All-inclusive vacation packages for travelers ages 16+ with intellectual & developmental disabilities

Wilderness Inquiry
808 14th Ave SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 676-9400
Fax: (612) 676-9401
Web: www.wildernessinquiry.org/
Email: info@wildernessinquiry.org
Services: facilitates adventures all over the world and conducts programs introducing urban youth, families, and people with disabilities to the outdoors.

YoungLife Northern Colorado/Capernaum
PO Box 2396
Fort Collins, CO 80522-2396
Phone: (970) 484-9919
Web: www.northerncolorado.younglife.org
Email: nococapernaum@gmail.com
Services: Capernaum is Young Life for students with disabilities from the age of 12-22. Capernaum does a summer camp and a winter camp where kids get can do activities such as Skiing, horseback riding and mountain climbing. One-on-one help is provided to ensure young people get to do as many of the camp activities as possible.

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