Adaptive Recreation Newsletter
June 2020
Please give a warm welcome to Amelia Martin, who will be joining the Adaptive Recreation team this summer as an intern.

Hello everyone! I am Amelia Martin, an occupational therapy student at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences-Mary Baldwin University. I chose to intern with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation this summer because I have a desire to help create programs that everyone will enjoy. Recreational activities have played a huge role in my life and I want to help everyone have the same opportunity. I am looking forward to getting to know and work with all of you!

You will be seeing Amelia a lot on our programs, so be sure to say "Hi!"
Have you joined our Adaptive Connects Facebook Group page yet? Be sure to join us for virtual programs, suggestions for daily activities to stay busy and to see some familiar faces!
We miss you!

Follow the link below and select "Join Group"

Not on Facebook? E-mail Caitlin Marcotte to be put on the list to receive links to virtual programs!
Current Virtual Programs

Changes for June & July
After June 22, our schedule will change slightly to accommodate our Virtual Camp Program. Information will be emailed and posted on our Facebook page

We are currently offering the following programs through Zoom, an online video/audio meeting platform.
Contact Caitlin Marcotte to receive the links to programs

Relax and reduce stress through different breathing techniques and yoga poses.

45 Minute Fitness
Stay active and work up a sweat at home! We will be doing cardio and body weight exercises
Tuesdays and Fridays
11:00-11:45 am

Book Club
Join us as we read a story to the group and have a discussion afterwards
4:00-5:00 pm

Rotating Special Programs
We are also offering specialty programs each week to include baking/cooking, arts & crafts, Spa Night, Game Night, Happy to See You Hour, Music Programs and more!
Adaptive Recreation's
Online Adventure Camp!
Join us for a completely new and virtual camping experience beginning June 22, 2020!

Beat summer boredom and keep your curious kids and young adults engaged while they're at home with a variety of programs taught in real-time. Our Online Adventure Camp offers baking, cooking, art, dance, outdoor and indoor fitness, yoga, weird science, music, poetry writing, virtual tours and more!

All Virtual Summer activity periods include live sessions with instructors and a counselor who will facilitate the development of friendship, social interaction, creativity, and connection to help campers build confidence and self-esteem, practice important life skills, and take steps toward independence while making new friends and having fun.

The summer activities will culminate in a Friday-night backyard (or living room) CAMP OUT complete with some of your favorite camp songs, skits, and s'mores on July 24th.

Camp Online Adventure will utilize the Zoom platform. An optional parent/camper orientation session will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 10 am
  • All Levels
  • Optional parent/camper orientation session will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 10 am
  • Camp: Monday-Thursday June 22- July 23 (camp out activity July 24)
  • Ages 8-25
  • 10:00 am -2:00 pm
  • Zoom- you will need an account and a link will be sent to you after you register
  • $20 per week

Schedule of weekly and daily activities will be available soon. The link will be provided after registration. We will also be utilizing Break Out Rooms via Zoom, so at times, the entire group will be together, and other times be broken up according to age/ activity interest.
Stay In Touch
If you have any ideas for virtual programs, suggestions for what we can do, or just want to say "Hello" please don't hesitate to contact us!

Caitlin Marcotte: (434)962-9519
Sarah Blech: (434)989-9387
April Baber: (434)760-0702
Program Updates
Due to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, Adaptive Recreation will be cancelling all In person supper clubs, classes, trips and events until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
P.O. Box 911Charlottesville, VA 22902
Customer Service: (434) 970-3260