The Town of Castle Rock’s Therapeutic Recreation Program is designed to enhance the quality of life for youth, adolescents and adults with disabilities through participation in recreational activities. Our goal is to provide diverse leisure opportunities that focus on promoting skill development and growth related to self-esteem, appropriate socialization, independence and overall wellness.
Program offerings focus on opportunities related to athletics and movement, aquatics, camps, community outings, cultural arts, outdoor recreation, and social for individuals of various ability levels and age ranges..
Please note, offerings are updated on a seasonal basis (winter / spring, summer, and fall) and will differ from season to season and from year to year. Additional programming may be added monthly! View offerings (PDF) currently scheduled for January through May 2022.
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Adaptive Swim-Private Lessons
Please reach out to Ashley Bordenet if interested in participating in private swim lessons for individuals with disabilities for January-April 2022.
- 1:1 adaptive swim lessons are geared toward learning how to swim and continuing to learn and practice basic swim stroke techniques.
- Participants who do not fit the criteria of 1) learning how to swim and / or 2) learning / practicing basic swimming techniques are encouraged to participate in group aquatic programming.
Forms and policies
Prior to participation in a Therapeutic Recreation program, it is necessary to complete an annual Participant Information Form (PDF). This form provides staff with pertinent information to provide the best care, as well as, high-quality programming for all involved. It is also crucial to read and be aware of current program policies and procedures (PDF).
Volunteers are essential members of the Therapeutic Recreation program team! If you are interested in volunteering with the Therapeutic Recreation program or learning more about current or future offerings, please reach out to Ashley Bordenet at 303-814-7459.
Therapeutic Recreation Scholarship Program
The Therapeutic Recreation scholarship program was designed to help individuals with disabilities who have limited financial resources to be able to participate in Therapeutic Recreation programs and associated programs / events. Available scholarship funds may vary from year to year, and scholarships are provided on a need basis. If eligible, scholarships may cover a specified percentage of program fees.
In order to be eligible, the individual must be a resident of Douglas County. This requires proof of residency such as a current utility bill, housing lease, etc. This must also be the primary residence.
The applicant must have a current Participant Information Form on file prior to participation.
Please view the Therapeutic Recreation Program Scholarship Guidelines then complete the Scholarship Application for each applicable participant. All information requested must be provided. Incomplete forms will not be considered. Contact Ashley Bordenet with questions.
The Town's Therapeutic Recreation program benefits from several annual fundraising events: Climb4Change, Glow Dance Party and Castle Rock Trail Festival / liveBIG Run. Each event’s funds directly supports the program and assist in providing scholarships, purchasing adaptive equipment and improving the quality of program offerings.