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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 – Brent Kaiser @ activities@arcofcentralplains.org or (785)628-6512
-Visit haysrec.org and sign up online!

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

MOVIE MARATHONERS
We’re taking movie night to the next level! Sign up for this 4 session movie marathon! We will meet on the third Thursday of April, May, June, and July for movies and snacks at HRC!
Entry Deadline:    Wednesday before each session
Entry Fee:    $2.00 per session
Held on:    Thursday’s – April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

INSPIRATIONAL CANVAS_____NEW
Using canvas boards, painters tape, sponges and paint individuals will create a work of art! The art will be an inspirational and they can use it to decorate their room!
Entry Deadline:    April 26
Entry Fee:    $3.00
Held on:    Thursday, April 27
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

SPRING FLING PICNIC & DANCE
Meet us down at Bethesda Place for an evening of food, music and socializing. We’ll provide the main dishes, dinnerware, and drinks if you’ll bring a side dish to share with everyone! What a great opportunity to enjoy the weather and outdoors with friends!
Entry Deadline:     May 3
Entry Fee:    Side Dish
Held on:     Thursday, May 4
Times:    6:15pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Bethesda Tree Farm, 1571 220th Avenue
Limitations:    Min. 10   Max. 50

5TH ANNUAL GARDEN DAY
Bethesda Place is proud to invite the community to a family day in their beautiful gardens, west of Hays. During the event the community will enjoy live music, a scavenger hunt, make and take stations and a picnic lunch while they learn more about the work of the men who live at Bethesda Place.  Their handcrafted works and landscaping enhancements will be available for viewing and purchase.  This is a wonderful opportunity for people to celebrate how gardens and love grow, slowly... and with great care! This is a free community event but free will donations are greatly appreciated!
*Event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Entry Fee:    FREE
Held on:    Saturday, May 6
Times:    11:00am – 2:00pm
Ages:    All Ages & Abilities
Location:    Bethesda Tree Farm, 1571 220th Avenue

DIY DREAM CATCHERS    NEW
Each individual will create a homemade dream catcher using yarn, beads, ornaments, etc! Be prepared to get creative and have some fun!
Entry Deadline:    May 10
Entry Fee:    $2.00
Held on:    Thursday, May 11
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

SENSORY STATION
You will get to experience the fun of squeezing, molding, and playing with different textures! Some activities may include finger painting, sand, noodles, rice, and other fun products! Be dressed to get messy and be ready to have some FUN!
Entry Deadline:    May 24
Entry Fee:    $2.00
Held on:    Thursday, May 25
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

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:    May 24
Entry Fee:    $11.00 per person
Held on:    Friday, May 26
Times:    7:00 – 9:00pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine Street
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 30

READY, SET, GLOW!
Are you afraid of the dark? This class will be lit only by black lights. In this atmosphere, your creativity will be put to the test through painting, molding, and creating.
Entry Deadline:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $2.00
Held on:    Thursday, June 1
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

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:    May 31
Entry Fee:    $3.00
Held on:    Tuesday, June 6
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

GARDENING GALORE WITH BETHESDA
For this event, we will meet at Bethesda Tree Farm, for a fun-filled evening. Individuals will have the opportunity to create an herb, succulent, or flower pot to take home. Come prepared to get your hands dirty, have a good time!
Entry Deadline:    June 7
Entry Fee:    $5.00
Held on:    Thursday, June 8
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Bethesda Tree Farm, 1571 220th Avenue
Limitations:    Min. 8   Max. 20

DASH 4 DISABILITIES FUN RUN
This year we will be hosting our 6th annual Dash 4 Disabilities FUN RUN! This run will consist of your choice of a 1 mile run/walk or a 5K run/walk. The run will not be timed, and the proceeds will go to help support the Special Populations programs held by HRC. Our goal is to make it so our programs inexpensive for our participants. Don’t miss out on this fun event, and a great way to give back and make our community a better place for people of all abilities. Sponsors for this event include: DSNWK, HESS Services and The ARC of Central Plains.
Entry Deadline:    June 14
Entry Fee:    $10.00, $12.00 after the deadline
Held on:     Saturday, June 17
Times:    Registration at 7:15am, Event begins at 8:00am
Ages:    All Ages
Location:    Front of Hays Aquatic Park
Limitations:    Min. 15

PUTT-PUTT
Meet us down at Precision Valley for a fun game of putt-putt and socializing with friends! There are snacks and drinks available for purchase at the venue as well.
Entry Deadline:    June 21
Entry Fee:    $3.00
Held on:    Thursday, June 22
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Precision Valley - 1500 West 27th
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 40

FUN WITH FOOD
With this class you get to play with your food and eat it too! We will make unique creations with the use of everything edible, then enjoy our delicious treat!
Entry Deadline:    June 21
Entry Fee:    $2.00
Held on:    Tuesday, June 27
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

4th OF JULY CELEBRATION
In honor of Independence Day let’s celebrate by making American crafts, and creating 4th of July cooking project. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate an important day in American history.
Entry Deadline:    June 28
Entry Fee:    $3.00
Held on:    Thursday, June 29
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

ADAPTED DAY CAMP
Campers in the Adapted Day Camp will participate in many activities such as movies, bowling, crafts, miniature golf and many other summer time activities.  
The camps are open to USD-489 Special Education COOP students ages 7 – 21 only!
This Adapted Day Camp is not associated with USD 489.  Please direct questions to Haley Nixon, Program Director and Instructor for the camp at Hays Recreation Commission 623-2650.  
The Hays Recreation Commission does not provide services of a personal nature including assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing in any of its programs or activities.  Persons who need services of a personal nature and who are participating in any programs or activities sponsored by the Hays Recreation Commission must provide his or her own personal assistant.
Entry Deadline:    Session 1: July 5
    Session 2: July 12
    Session 3: July 19
    Session 4: July 26
Entry Fee:    $8.00 per session
Held on:    Monday’s & Tuesdays:
    Session 1: July 10 & 11
    Session 2: July 17 & 18
    Session 3: July 24 & 25
    Session 4: July 31 & Aug. 1
Times:    1:00 - 3:00pm - Snacks will be provided
Ages:    IDD Individuals aged 7 - 21 year old
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 15

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: July 5
    Session 2: August 9
Entry Fee:    FREE
Held on:    Session 1: Thursday, July 6
    Session 2: Thursday, August 10
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 30

POTTERY WORKS
Come spend a relaxing afternoon painting at Pottery Works! Instruction and assistance will be provided for everyone, so come ready to learn!  Don’t miss out on a fun way to relax and CREATE!
Entry Deadline:    July 12
Entry Fee:    $10.00
Held on:    Thursday, July 13
Times:    4:30pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Pottery Works - 126 West 9th
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 30

GAME NIGHT & SNACKS
Join us for an evening full of fun, starting with snacks, then playing original board games: Jenga, Uno, Connect 4 and more! Don’t miss an opportunity to hang out with your friends and socialize.
Entry Deadline:    July 26
Entry Fee:    $2.00
Held on:    Thursday, July 27
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

PICNIC SOCIAL
Meet us down at Municipal Park (located at 1st St. & Main St.) for an evening of food and socializing. We’ll provide the main dishes, dinnerware, and drinks if you’ll bring a side dish to share with everyone! What a great opportunity to enjoy the weather and outdoors with friends!
Entry Deadline:     August 2
Entry Fee:    Side Dish
Held on:     Thursday, August 3
Times:    6:15pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Municipal Park – 1st & Main St.
Limitations:    Min. 10   Max. 50

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:    August 16
Entry Fee:    $4.00
Held on:    Thursday, August 17
Times:    5:30pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Centennial Lanes - 2400 Vine Street
Limitations:    Min. 5   Max. 20

BOCCEBALL, BASKETBALL & BURGERS
Come and join us for an active evening at the HRC. Activities will include: bocce ball, basketball, and a dinner of hamburgers!
Entry Deadline:    August 23
Entry Fee:    $2.00
Held on:    Thursday, August 24
Times:    5:45pm
Ages:    All IDD Individuals
Location:    Recreation Center
Limitations:    Min. 10   Max. 30

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