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.

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Leisure Spectrum
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.
Session 1: Tuesdays, August 3rd - September 7th
Session 2: Tuesdays, October 5th - November 16th
Session 3: Tuesdays, January 4th - February 8th
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

Leisure Roamers
Join us for a nice Saturday with your friends while eating lunch and a enjoying a movie at Movie Tavern!
Date: Saturday, November 13th
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Drop off at recreation center
Ages: 16 years of age and older
Cost: $35

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, August 13th, October 15th & February 11th
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Recreation Center
Ages: 6-12 years of age
Cost: $15

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, August, September, October & January
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Recreation Center
Ages: 11 years of age and older
Cost: $115 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, August - February
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, August - November
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, August - February
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 

Photos with Santa
Get your photos taken with Santa in a calm environment tailored to individuals with special needs. Crafts, snacks and a movie will be offered along with a polaroid picture to take home and an emailed picture.
Date: Thursday December 2nd
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Cherokee County Recreation Center
Ages: All ages
Cost: $25

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.