“After my daughter became a part of your sports program, she stopped thinking about what she couldn’t do, but what she could do… being ABLE to do so many things including rock climbing, water skiing, kayaking, etc. all with one arm has changed her life (and mine as well)!
~ Karen, Mom of Greta — Age 16, below elbow amputee
And check out the Washington Post’s video from Extreme Recess with the Washington Nationals
Extreme Recess gives children with physical and developmental challenges the opportunity to participate in sports, often for the very first time. Adaptive sporting events from water-skiing to biking and softball allow youth to realize a physical potential previously unimagined while having the time of their life!
Participating in challenging activities with peers increases and reinforces a child’s positive belief in their own abilities, building immeasurable confidence and self-esteem. At a base level, recreational activities are vital to a child’s health. Extreme Recess events help to improve respiratory capacity, circulation, heart rate, muscle tone, and consequently their quality of life.
All of our Extreme Recess clinics are free of charge to our participants and open to any child in the Greater Washington Region. Dreams For Kids DC has arranged a minimum of one Extreme Recess clinic a month and to view our calendar of events please refer to our Events page. If you are a parent or guardian of a child with a disability in the DC Metro Area, sign up for our listserve today, and find out the latest news and events for your child. If you are an organization that is interested in working with Dreams For Kids, join this listserve today!
For more information and to sign up, email our Extreme Recess Team.
Dreams For Kids DC is dedicated to working with other child serving charities and non-profits in the area to ensure children with disabilities the same athletic opportunities as their able bodied peers. If you think there is an organization in the area that we should be working with, we encourage you to email our Director, Andrew Horn. Together we WILL do something extraordinary for young people with disabilities in the DC Metro!
Download Chapter 17 of Kiss of a Dolphin, “A Pier Full of Empty Wheelchairs”, and read more about the amazing stories from Extreme Recess!