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.

View our 2016 / 2017 Fall-Winter Calendar of Events.

​Check out our upcoming Glow Zumba event and fundraiser!

2016 Summer-Early Fall Calendar of Events

Class # Date Time Event Cost
55341 Aug. 27, Sept. 17
and 24
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Outdoor Rock Climbing Program $125
Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13, 
20, 27, and Oct. 2
5:30-6:30 p.m. Hot Chocolate 5K Training Group $50
55921 Oct. 2 5:30 a.m. Hot Chocolate 5K Race Included

General information


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


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


Generally, ages listed in Recreation Guide are merely suggestions. Contact us for more information.

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.


Siblings and parents are always welcome to attend, but independence, or working toward it, is encouraged.  


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

Register for programs

Application and waiver forms


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.