Two great opportunities to support the Seattle Parks and
Recreation Specialized Programs
If you are unfamiliar with Specialized Programs, let me tell you that this is the best opportunity around for not only the participants but for the families too. The staff is knowledgeable and specially trained, stable and returns year after year for the annual summer camps – both the day camp and overnight camp. Even though this program is not funded and supported by the Division of Developmental Administration it is the best respite for families and also very affordable.
It is affordable because the Advisory Council and others raise funds to support our programming. It is critically important to us to keep the cost affordable for our participants and their families and we can only do this with your help. Please consider helping support these programs, many of which have waiting lists to get in or are full to capacity, by sending a tax-deductible donation for our annual Movin’ for Money event.
There is a variety of programming, both for youth and adults, which cover recreational, athletic, life skill building, social and community events. The annual day camp at Woodland Park and the summer overnight camps at Camp Long are anticipated with enthusiasm every year.
Below are some places that the youth have gone to this year in the Saturday Activities program:
Outback Kangaroo Farm – Feed llama’s and roo’s – hold a baby Joey and see animals from down under.
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – See the beautiful rainbow of tulips and ride a wagon through fields of rainbows.
Special Olympics Track Meet
Kelsey Creek Farm and Sheep Shearing – watch the interesting art of sheep getting a haircut. Animal viewing and wagon rides.
Storybook Theatre – “Rapunzel”
Hike, Bike and Boat – explore the Sauk River Trail, learn from the Fern Fairy and the Hiker Dude, ride adaptive bikes.
M-Bar C Ranch – ferry ride to Whidbey Island and horseback riding with a BBQ lunch.
Please help support our programs to enable as many people as possible to attend these great programs!