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Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities Leisure Programming

IDD activities are designed for any individual, youth or adult, with a mental or physical disability who chooses not to participate in regular Hays Recreation Commission Programs.  The IDD Section develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of recreation and leisure programs and special events to meet the interests and needs of children, teens, adults, and seniors with disabilities. Programs are designed to develop, enhance, and/or maintain leisure skills, motor skills, socialization, and overall well-being as well as to promote fun and enjoyment.

We look forward to working with IDD individuals more and making this program grow!

To participate in these activities, a person must:
-be diagnosed with intellectual disabilities
-have a significant learning or vocational problem

To sign up for these activities by the deadline you can contact:
-Haley Nixon at HRC @ haley@haysrec.org or (785)623-2650
-DSNWK Members - Scott Stults @ scott_stults@notes1.dsnwk.org or (785)625-5678
-ARC Members – Beth Pfeifer @ thearccp@hotmail.com or (785)628-6512
-Visit haysrec.org and sign up online!

We want to thank Scott Stults, DSNWK, Beth Pfeifer, and The ARC of Central Plains for all their support and hard work, and for making these programs a possibility here at the HRC.

SPECIAL POPS WALKING CLUB
Put your walking shoes on and get in shape!  Meet us behind the hospital for a walking workout.  If temperatures are at 90 degrees or higher or 50 degrees or below, we will meet at The Big Creek Crossing Mall. Starting October 24th we will meet at Big Creek Crossing for the rest of the winter. We’ll keep track of your miles, and at certain points you’ll receive prizes. Every member will also receive a t-shirt that they can wear to each weekly session! Don’t miss out on this chance to socialize and get fit with your friends!
Entry Deadline: Any Time!
Entry Fee: $10.00/year membership
Held on: The 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
Times: 6:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Location: HMC Fitness Trail, 2220 Canterbury Dr.
 Big Creek Crossing – 2925 Vine

IDD - SOFTBALL NIGHT
It’s time to bring out your athletic side. We will break into two groups, take turns batting from the tee, and fielding the ball. All play is just for the love of the game! No score will be kept and everyone will have a few turns to bat and run!
Entry Deadline:  September 14
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on:  Thursday, September 15
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All Ages
Location: TBA
Limitations: Min. 10   Max. 30

IDD - PUTT-PUTT
Meet us at Precision Valley for some fun team putt-putt! You can choose your teammate or we’ll find you one when you get there. We’ll see who can cheer on their team the most!
Entry Deadline: September 21
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Thursday, September 22
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Precision Valley
 1500 West 27th
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 40

IDD - MOVIE NIGHT
Bring your friends and enjoy treats, along with an excellent movie! Movie will be chosen closer to date.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: September 28
 Session 2: February 22
Entry Fee: $2.00
 
Held on: Session 1: Thurs., Sept. 29
 Session 2: Thursday, February 23
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitation:  Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD –ICE CREAM IN A BAG
Are you ready to make so delicious homemade ice cream? After your scrumptious treat is ready we will sprinkle it with some yummy toppings!
Entry Deadline:  October 12
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on:  Thursday, October 13
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD - PUMPKIN CARVING & DECORATING
It’s time to get creative and messy while carving and decorating a pumpkin that you can take home to use for Halloween décor!
Entry Deadline:  October 19
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on:  Thursday, October 20
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD - HALLOWEEN PARTY
Come to the party dressed in your favorite costume while we dance the night away.  If you’re not into dancing then stay active in many of the games going on in the gym. Snacks and prizes will be part of this fun evening.
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Friday, October 28
Times: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 10 & older
Location: Recreation Center

CITY LIGHTS
It’s time for a new twist to the Hays Recreation sleigh rides.  The plans are still in the works but the dates are set.  More information will be coming to you, listen for radio advertisements and check for updates on our Facebook account or our webpage www.haysrec.org. Tickets on sale at Rec Center Mon. Oct. 31 - Friday, Dec. 9. Thanks again to this year’s sponsor: Ameriprise Financial - Michael Schaffer & Associates
Held on: Saturday, Dec. 10 &
 Sunday, Dec. 11
Time: Pick ride time when you buy tickets
 Rides start at 6:00pm and go every 15 minutes till 7:30pm

IDD - BINGO NIGHT
Come get your BINGO on with us!  We’ll have snacks provided and prizes for our winners!  Don’t miss this fun evening.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: Nov. 2
 Session 2: March 22
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Session 1: Thursday, Nov. 3
 Session 2: Thursday, March 23
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30

IDD – STEPPING STONE CREATIONS
For this project you will place jewels, beads, rocks and more into a pattern that we will turn into your very own stepping stone!
Entry Deadline: November 9
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, November 10
Time: 5:45pm
Grades: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD - THANKSGIVING GIFTING
To celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, we will put together art projects, crafts and more! You can keep these items for yourself or gift them to someone special for the holidays.
Entry Deadline: November 16
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, November 17
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD - HOLIDAY GIFTS @ POTTERY WORKS
Come make your own holiday ornaments or decorations at Pottery Works!  Use them as gifts or keep them for yourself! Instruction and assistance will be provided for anyone who wants it! Bring your creativity and be ready to make something unique!
Entry Deadline: November 30
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Thursday, December 1
Times: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Pottery Works - 126 West 9th
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30

IDD – GLOW BOWLING
It’s time to bowl in the dark! Join us for a night of glow bowling at Centennial Lanes. Remember to wear something that will glow in black light.
Entry Deadline: November 30
Entry Fee: $11.00
Held on: Friday, December 2
Times: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Centennial Lanes – 2400 Vine
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30

IDD - CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
Come join us in designing your own fun, creative ornament for your Christmas tree. We’ll be making three different ornaments for you to take home!
Entry Deadline:  December 7
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on:  Thursday, December 8
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD - GINGERBREAD HOUSES
Come create your own mini gingerbread house using graham crackers, frosting and decorative treats.  Bring your appetite for construction and gingerbread.
Entry Deadline: December 14
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Thursday, December 15
Time: 5:45pm
Grades: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD – CHRISTMAS DINNER
Let’s celebrate Christmas together by having dinner at HRC! We will provide a home cooked meal to celebrate the holiday. Come and enjoy with friends!
Entry Deadline: December 21
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, December 22
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD - CLAY CREATIONS
Meet us for an evening of molding and shaping a creative object from clay!
Entry Deadline: January 4
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, January 5
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD – SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
Through various stations participants will experiment with things such as milk, food coloring, baking soda, ice, and more!
Entry Deadline:  January 11
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on:  Thursday, January 12
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD – BREAKFAST BINGO
Bring your appetite to Bingo Night! Breakfast food will be served upon arrival, and then Bingo will be played following. Everyone wins a prize before the night is over!
Entry Deadline:  January 18
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on:  Thursday, January 19
Time: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD -STRING ART HEART
Come join us in constructing your own unique heart from a variety of colored string twisted around nails! The end result is beautiful!
Entry Deadline: January 25
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, January 26
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD - VALENTINE’S CRAFTS & CARDS
This Valentine’s season, we will make Valentines cards and crafts to celebrate the holiday.  Don’t miss out on an opportunity to make someone feel special with a one-of-a-kind craft & card from YOU!
Entry Deadline: February 1
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, February 2
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations:  Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD - VALENTINE’S PARTY
Need a place to take your sweetheart out for Valentine’s Day, or just a place to socialize and meet friends around this LOVEly time of year? Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to dance the night away. If you’re not into dancing then stay active in many of the games going on in the gym. Snacks and prizes will be part of this fun evening as well!
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Friday, February 10
Times: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: 10 & older
Location: Recreation Center

IDD - JEOPARDY NIGHT!
Gear up for a fun evening of competing against other groups in a jeopardy face off! We will break into two groups and see who can answer the most trivia!
Entry Deadline:  February 15
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on:  Thursday, February 16
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD - BOWLING
Meet us down at Centennial Lanes for some fun team bowling! You can choose your teammate or we’ll find you one when you get there. We’ll see who can cheer on their team the most!
Entry Deadline: March 1
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Thursday, March 2
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Centennial Lanes – 2400 Vine
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30

IDD – HOMEMADE BREAD IN A BAG
Each participant will get to mix, measure, and kneed their own homemade bread! Everyone will take home two small loaves!
Entry Deadline:  March 8
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on:  Thursday, March 9
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD – FOOD ART
It’s time to get artistic with edibles! There will be 4 food art stations; you must assemble each food item before enjoying your delicious meal as a whole!
Entry Deadline: March 29
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Thursday, March 30
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

IDD – EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
This fun filled evening will include Easter egg dying and an indoor flashlight Easter egg hunt!
Entry Deadline:  April 12
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on:  Thursday, April 13
Times: 6:15pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Recreation Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

 

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