REAL - Special Needs Club

REAL stands for recreation, empowerment and active living. It's therapeutic recreation right here in Castle Rock.

REAL provides top-notch programming and inclusion support for persons with disabilities. We believe that living a fun, meaningful, active life is important for all members of our community.

Program activities include social groups, outdoor adventures, Friday night programs, family programs, swim lessons, fitness groups, adaptive sports, and more.

2016-2017 Fall / Winter Calendar of Events

Class # Date Time Event Cost Ages
55921 Aug. 30,
Sept. 6, 13, 20,
27 and
Oct. 2
5:30-6:30 p.m. Hot Chocolate 5K Training Group $50 12+
55921 Oct. 2 5:30 a.m. Hot Chocolate 5K Race Included 12+
57611 Oct. 2 5:30-7 p.m. Sensory-Friendly Family Swim $10 per family All
57941 Oct. 7 7-11:30 p.m. Friday Night Out: Bowling 
(dinner provided)
$20 12+
57231 Oct. 11 TBD Night at the movie theater $5 13+
57381 Oct. 15 10 p.m.  Ski trip registration deadline $350 12+
57361 Oct. 18 5:30-7:30 p.m. Family Trampoline Extravaganza 
(dinner provided)
$10 per family All
57131 Oct. 25 5:30-7:30 p.m. Halloween Costume Party
(dinner provided)
$5 5+
57612 Nov. 6 5:30-7 p.m. Sensory-Friendly Family Swim $10 per family All
57152 Nov. 8 5:30-7:30 p.m. Swimming and Pizza 
(dinner provided)
$5 5+
57912 Nov. 11 5-10 p.m. Friday Night Out: Avalanche Game $35 10+
57132 Nov. 22 5:30-8 p.m. Thanksgiving Potluck (dinner provided) No fees 5+
57613 Dec. 4 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sensory-Friendly Family Swim $10 per family All
57171 Dec. 13 5:30-7:30 p.m. Craft and Pizza 
(dinner provided)
$5 5+
57251 Dec. 16 5:30-10 p.m. Park Meadows Mall Shopping Trip
(dinner provided)
$5 5+
57381 Saturdays,
Jan. 7-
Feb. 20
5:15 a.m.-6 p.m. REAL Ski Program $350 12+

General information


  • Fees include membership and the recreation user fee
  • Tuesday night drop-in group: $5
  • Other programs vary; see the Recreation Guide or the chart above.


  • Registration for any recreation class is encouraged, regardless of ability. If you need accommodations or assistance in order to participate in any of our classes, day camps, outings, swim lessons or other programs, please email us
  • Register online for classes.

Adaptive recreation


and inclusion

  • Please contact us if you have specific requests, and we will be happy to work with you. Generally speaking, we can modify food choices, provide personal care, modify activities, or work with you to create a plan that works.
  • Generally, ages listed in Recreation Guide are merely suggestions. Contact us for more information. 
  • Siblings and parents are always welcome to attend, but participant independence, or working toward it, is encouraged.  


We love to give scholarships! Contact us for more information.

Application and waiver forms

REAL Registration / Waiver - REAL Club registration / waiver / photo release form.


Please visit our volunteer registration site at Click on the large purple button that says "I Want to Volunteer." This will take you to a search box. Enter "Castle Rock" as your geographic area and "Adults with Disabilities" as your area of interest. The REAL volunteers opportunities will then populate under the search box, just scroll down and click on the opportunity that interests you.