Summer 2021 Register by May 27! - NISRA

 
Summer 2021 Register by May 27! - NISRA
Summer 2021
      Register by May 27!
Summer 2021 Register by May 27! - NISRA
Greetings!
We’re offering additional programs each season as
Restore Illinois progresses. We hope you’ll be pleased to
see some of your favorites back in this brochure! We look
forward to welcoming more of you back as we follow
COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Looking ahead, we are planning an eight week fall
session. Due to the challenges of planning, obtaining
facility space, and print production deadlines, the fall
brochure will not be printed and mailed.
Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas at info@
nisra.org or 815-459-0737.
In-Person Programs
In order to comply with the public health guidelines, NISRA
                                                              Staff Updates                  ?
                                                                                          What’s
                                                                                           new
                                                              Cathy Bott, Senior Manager of Support Staff, retires from
                                                              NISRA and her 32 year career in Therapeutic Recreation on
                                                              June 18. She joined the NISRA staff in Summer 1998 after
                                                              working at two other special recreation associations. Originally
                                                              managing NISRA’s summer day camps in addition to part-time
                                                              staff and volunteers, Cathy developed strong relationships and
                                                              lasting bonds with many NISRA seasonal staff and participants.
has implemented an Eligibility Assessment. Those who wish     During 2004-2008 when NISRA experienced explosive growth
to participate in-person must go through the Assessment       due to the addition of four member districts, Cathy hired and
process (form available in this brochure).                    scheduled additional staff, eventually exceeding 125 seasonal
For those who completed the Assessment and have               staff and volunteers available to work each season.
participated in-person, we have your form on file and         During the pandemic, Cathy is ending
there is no need to submit a new one.                         her career like it began: planning,
                                                              leading & assisting, and driving for
For those who want to consider in-person programs, please     programs. She demonstrates NISRA’s
see page 8 for some guidance. Then submit the Assessment      values, especially fun and compassion,
Form as soon as possible because your registration will be    in her interaction with both staff and
pending until your participation is approved.                 participants. She’s worked tirelessly
                                                              to create successful experiences for
Please check our website, Facebook page, and your
                                                              all. We thank Cathy for her nearly 23
email for updates.
                                                              years of service and wish her all the
                                                              best in retirement!
Registration Kiosk
Would you like some help accessing the brochure and/or        Kelly Kronwall, Manager of Inclusion, leaves NISRA in late
registering online? Come to the NISRA Office, where we        May to devote more time to family, especially her young
have a computer available and will assist you.                daughter. Kelly joined the NISRA Staff in August 2013 as
                                                              a Regional Coordinator. As Manager of Inclusion, Kelly
                                                              expanded training for member district staff on best practices
Summer Day Camps                                              for including residents with disabilities in their recreation
Registration is open for NISRA’s summer day camps, which      programs. Kelly also contributed expertise to NISRA’s ADA
are being offered with COVID-19 safety measures. The          Transition Plan and other projects. Thank you, Kelly, for nearly
camp brochure is available on our website, or you can call    nine great years of service!
to have one mailed to you. Camp registration ends May         Mia Leyba replaces Kelly in the Manager of Inclusion role.
17. Questions? Contact Rebecca at rmoore@nisra.org or         Mia comes to NISRA from West Suburban Special Recreation
815-459-0737, ext. 223.                                       Association where she served as an Inclusion Specialist.
                                                              Welcome Mia!

 Summer Session Dates                                                                     tion
 (please refer to each program for exceptions!)                Resident Priority Registra        (Residents of NISRA’s 13
                                                                                                 member districts will be
                                                                        ends May 24              registered first. Non-residents
 Mondays, June 21-Aug 2                                                                     n
                                                                 Non-Resident Registratio        may submit their registration
 Tuesdays, June 22-Aug 3
                                                                       begins May 25             at any time, however, their
 Wednesdays, June 23-Aug 4                                                                   e   forms will be processed–in the
 Thursdays, June 24-Aug 5                                        Final Registration Deadlin      order that they were received–
 Fridays, June 25-Aug 6                                                    May 27                beginning May 25)
 Saturdays, June 26-Aug 7
 Watch for our Fall brochure and
 registration, available July 15.
Summer 2021 Register by May 27! - NISRA
What is NISRA?
Welcome to NISRA                                                          NISRA is an extension of 13 park districts and municipal
                                                                          recreation departments, providing year round community
Our Mission                                                               recreation for local children & adults with disabilities.
The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association, enriching
                                                                          Our programs take place in our member district facilities
the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful
recreation experiences.                                                   and other public & private recreation sites throughout the
                                                                          area.
Our Vision                                                                NISRA’s activities are led by full-time staff with college
To be a community of limitation free recreation.                          degrees in Therapeutic Recreation or related fields, and
                                                                          trained part-time staff and volunteers. Our close staff-to-
Our Values                                                                participant ratios help participants to develop skills, grow
• Fun                                                                     in self-esteem, and have fun!
• Professional
• Compassionate                                                         For:
• Trustworthy
                                                                        Annual Information Update form, see pages 43-44
• Innovative
                                                                        Eligibility Assessment, see pages 33-36
                                                                        Index of all programs by name, see page 5
                                                                        Facility locations, see pages 46-47
                 NISRA OFFICE                                           Fitness Program Waiver, see page 39
                                                                        Health Questionnaire, see page 37
                  285 Memorial Drive                                    Illness Guidelines, see page 46
               Crystal Lake, IL 60014                                   NISRA Foundation, see pages 6-7
                (815) 459-0737 Phone                                    Program Information, see pages 8-9, 45-46
                  (815) 459-0388 Fax                                    Registration Information, see page 40,45
                e-mail: info@nisra.org                                  Seizure Questionnaire, see page 38
               website: www.nisra.org                                   Severe Weather Guidelines, see page 46
                      Office hours:                                     Transportation Information, see page 46
           Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
        Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 (phone/fax)                            Key to Symbols/Abbreviations
    Drop-box available on the front of the building                     Resident/Non-Resident Fee:		                  R/NR
                                                                        Each program description includes the abbreviation
   The office will be closed on the following dates:                    R/NR for the fee. The resident fee (R) applies to those
                         May 31                                         who reside within NISRA’s 13 member districts. Non-
                          July 5                                        residents are welcome to register at the non-resident
   Please check our website for the most current listing                (NR) rate.
   of our office hours and closures.
   Phone messages left beyond business hours & on                       Transportation: Programs that may include
   weekends are retrieved the next business day.                        NISRA transportation are indicated with a bus.

                                                                        No Program: Holidays, special events          No Prog
Asistencia en Español                                                   and scheduling conflicts result in programs
Si quiesiera inscribirse en un programa, y necesita asistencia en       not being held. Please make a note of
Español, favor llamar a la oficina de NISRA. Deje un mensaje en         these dates.
extención 6. Alguien les respondera lo mas pronto posible. Tel:
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  AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)                                 participants. Register early!
  NISRA will comply with the ADA, which prohibits discrimination
  in the provision of services, programs or facilities to individuals   Wellness Programs: Programs focusing on fitness,
  with disabilities. NISRA works closely with its member park           nutrition, and the connection between the outdoors &
  districts and recreation departments to provide information           emotional health, found throughout the brochure.
  on program inclusion, facility accessibility and communication
  devices. NISRA will make reasonable accommodations in                 Special Olympics:
  recreation programs to enable participation by an individual          The Special Olympics logo indicates local
  with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements        training programs and competition.
  for that recreation program.
  If you have questions about NISRA and the ADA, or believe             Accessibility: The wheelchair logo
  that you have been unfairly discriminated against by NISRA,           indicates programs designed for people
  please call Jim Wiseman at (815) 459-0737. If you would               with physical disabilities. Those who use a wheelchair
  like information about inclusion support, please contact Mia          are welcome to register for any program and we will
  Leyba at the NISRA Office at (815) 459-0737.                          make an accommodation for their participation.
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board & staff
Board of Directors
Terry Jennings			                   Barrington Park District               Your Regional Coordinator
Dan Jones			                        Cary Park District                     Four of our professional recreation staff develop
Jason Herbster			                   Crystal Lake Park District             new programs. If you have a program suggestion,
Dave Peterson			                    Dundee Twp. Park District              contact your Regional Coordinator!
Maria Cumpata			                    City of Elgin
Laura Schraw			                     Hampshire Twp. Park District                            Gabrielle Winkel–Southern Region
Ryan Knop			                        City of Harvard                                         Please call Gabrielle at extension 246 or
Thom Palmer			                      Huntley Park District                                   e-mail her at gwinkel@nisra.org with program
Kim Buscemi			                      Village of Lake in the Hills                            suggestions for the Dundee Township, Elgin, and
Dan Bertrand			                     Marengo Park District                                   Hampshire areas.
Bill Hobson			                      City of McHenry
Nancy Burton			                     Wauconda Park District                                  Ciara Kriegler–Eastern Region
Dave Zinnen			                      City of Woodstock                                       Please call Ciara at extension 248 or e-mail
                                                                                            her at ckriegler@nisra.org with program
                                                                                            suggestions for the Barrington, Cary, and
                                                                                            Wauconda areas.

                                                                                            Samantha Helton–Northwest Region
                                                                                            Please call Samantha at extension 265 or
 Staff e-mail addresses are the first letter of the first                                   e-mail her at shelton@nisra.org with program
 name, followed by the entire last name and @nisra.org.                                     suggestions for the Harvard, Marengo,
 For example, jwiseman@nisra.org.                                                           McHenry, and Woodstock areas.

                                                                                            Rachel Knudsen– Central Region
Administrative Staff                                                                        Please call Rachel at extension 249 or email
Jim Wiseman, B.S., CPRP, ext. 230 		         Executive Director
                                                                                            her at rknudsen@nisra.org with program
Gergana Minchev, B.S., CPRP, ext. 236        Senior Mgr. of Finance &
                                                                                            suggestions for the Crystal Lake, Huntley, and
					                                         Administration
                                                                                            Lake in the Hills areas.
Jennifer Wiley, B.A., ext. 237               Office Services Coord.
Susan Just, A.A., ext. 221			                Administrative Assistant
Susan Jennings, A.A., ext. 257		             Administrative Assistant II
Sarah Holcombe, M.S., CPRP, ext. 235         Mgr. Comm. & Marketing
Cailyn Welch, B.S., CTRS, ext. 225		         Mgr. Fund Development
David Butts, M.S., PHR, SHRM-CP, ex t. 241   Human Resources Coord.

Recreation Staff
Heidi Jenkins, M.A., CTRS, ext. 238		            Superintendent of Recreation
Cathy Bott, B.A., CPRP, ext. 228		               Senior Mgr. of Support Staff
Cynthia Herendeen, B.A., CTRS, ext. 234          Senior Mgr. of Recreation
Dana Seehafer, B.A., CPRP, ext. 227              Senior Mgr. of Operations
Kara David, B.S., CTRS, ext. 229		               Mgr. of Special Olympics/Adapted Sports/      CTRS & CPRP
					                                            Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies                  These abbreviations are for Certified
Mia Leyba, B.S., CTRS, ext. 224		                Mgr. of Inclusion                             Therapeutic Recreation Specialist &
Please call Mia with questions about inclusion into member district programs		                 Certified Park and Recreation Professional.
Rebecca Moore, B.A., CPRP, CTRS, ext. 223 Mgr. of Summer Day Camp & Outreach                   These designations are granted to
Emily Todd, B.S., CPRP, ext. 243		               Mgr. of Cultural Arts/Adult Day programs      professionals who can demonstrate
Rachel Knudsen, B.S., ext. 249		                 Regional Coord.                               through education and work experience
Please call Rachel with program ideas for Crystal Lake, Huntley & Lake in the Hills            that they meet the criteria set by the
Gabrielle Winkel, B.S., CTRS, ext. 246           Regional Coord.                               National Recreation and Park Association
Please call Gabrielle with program ideas for Dundee Township, Elgin & Hampshire                Certification Board and the National
Ciara Kriegler, B.S., CTRS, ext. 248		           Regional Coord.                               Council for Therapeutic Recreation
Please call Ciara with program ideas for Barrington, Cary & Wauconda                           Certification. These professionals have
Samantha Helton., B.S., CTRS, ext. 265           Regional Coord.                               a Bachelor’s or higher degree from an
Please call Samantha with program ideas for Harvard, Marengo, McHenry & Woodstock              NRPA accredited program, have passed
Michelle Friedrichs, B.A., ext. 240		            L.I.F.E. Program Leader                       a certification exam, and earn & maintain
Emily Eliscu, B.S., CTRS, ext. 226		             Recreation Specialist                         sanctioned educational units (C.E.U.s).
Nicole Eisenrich				                             Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies Specialist
Habacuc Rico				                                 Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies Specialist
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program index
Special Events                                                                       Virtual Weekly Programs
End of Summer Fun - Virtual...................................10                     Art Explorations.........................................................28
Fantasy Football League.........................................12                   Brain Busters...............................................................20
Fused Glass Workshops...........................................13                   Funky Fridays.............................................................22
Hawaiian Luau Dance..............................................13                  Glee Club...................................................................28
Learn to Waterski.....................................................12             Individual Music Lessons...........................................28
SRA Cooperative Events..........................................11                   Household Crafting...................................................14
Youth Social Club - Marvel Mania........................10                           Movement Mix-up.....................................................16
Youth Social Club - Nickelodeon Party.................10                             Snack Shack...............................................................22
                                                                                     Zoomtastic Package - Dance Party................14, 18

In-Person Weekly Programs
Archery.......................................................................17     NISRA Knights Athletics
Art Explorations.........................................................29          Bocce.......................................................................... 27
Art in the Park...........................................................29         Flag Football............................................................ 27
Biking Club.................................................................15       Golf............................................................................ 27
Bowlero Bowl.............................................................15          Powerlifting............................................................... 27
Explore the Parks & Splash Pads...........................23                         Rhythmic Gymnastics............................................... 25
Feel the Beat..............................................................17        Softball...................................................................... 26
Friday Friends (formerly Meetin’ Place)...............22                             S.O. Package - Team Building............................... 25
Friday Fun Days........................................................22            S.O. Package - Workout......................................... 25
Friday Night Supper Club.......................................23                    Strength & Conditioning......................................... 25
Gamers.......................................................................23      Tennis - Intermediate/Advanced........................... 27
Gaming Squad..........................................................21             Unified Golf.............................................................. 27
Gardening Club........................................................20             Volleyball.................................................................. 26
Independent Ice Skating..........................................15
Individual Music Lessons...........................................28
Karate “Special Focus”............................................24
Kick Start Sports & Games.....................................21
Kingpins-Barrington..................................................21              Teen, Young Adult & Adult Social Clubs
Kingpins-Crystal Lake..............................................15                Adult Social Club.....................................................32
Let’s Get Crafty........................................................14           Teen Club...................................................................30
Monday Fun Day.......................................................14
                                                                                     Young Adult Club.....................................................31
Movie Review Crew..................................................18
Old Time Movies.......................................................18
Rock ‘n Bowl...............................................................14
Saturday Bowlers......................................................24
Saturday Fun Club....................................................24
Saturday Strikers......................................................24
Science and Sensory................................................15
Sensory Exploration..................................................14
Simply Cooking I.......................................................19
Simply Cooking II......................................................21
Sports Mania.............................................................19
Sports Sampler..........................................................17           Color key to sections:
Sticky Fingers.............................................................21
Summer Creations.....................................................19
Sunshine Through Golf camps.................................23                            Special Events & Trips
Super Saturdays.......................................................24
Teen & Young Adult Disc Golf................................23
Tennis - Beginner.......................................................19                Monday - Saturday Programs
That’s a Holiday?!.....................................................16
Theater Troupe..........................................................29
Trekkers.......................................................................24
Walking Warriors.....................................................20
                                                                                          Cultural Arts
Workout @ McHenry Rec Center..........................15
Workout @ Woodstock Rec Center......................16
Workout Wednesdays.............................................18                         NISRA Knights Athletics
Yoga............................................................................15
Zumba.........................................................................19
                                                                                          Teen Club

                                                                                          Young Adult & Adult Clubs

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NISRA Foundation & fundraising information

    Do You Know?
    For every $1.00 given to the Foundation:

    • 79 cents goes to support NISRA programs & services
    • 16 cents goes to fundraising costs
    • 5 cents goes to management & administrative expenses

What The Foundation Does
The NISRA Foundation was created in 1991 to
preserve the future funding and quality of NISRA
services. The Foundation raises money through
fundraising events, grant solicitation and donations                    You Can Help!
in order to exclusively support NISRA programs and
services. Since its inception the Foundation has made    Donate a raffle prize or auction item, or be a
annual grants to NISRA, cumulatively exceeding $2        sponsor
million, for the following purposes:
                                                         Volunteer a bit of time
    • NISRA Summer Day Camp &                            Leave a Legacy
      recreation program scholarships                    Remember NISRA in your will or estate planning and leave a
    • Special Olympics                                   lasting legacy. Please call us for more information.
      training & competition
                                                         Visit the Foundation page at www.nisra.org
    • Wheelchair accessible buses                        or contact Cailyn Welch, Manager of Fund Development
    • Innovative programs                                at 815-459-0737, ext. 225 or cwelch@nisra.org.
      & specialized equipment

The Foundation Board
The Foundation Board’s role is to identify potential
sources of funding, reach out to the community, and
assist with fundraising activities & events.

      Foundation Board of Directors
    Julie Amendt       Pat Kallaus                      Thank you to Kevin Murray, who served on the
    Rochelle Donahue   Thom Palmer                      Foundation Board of Directors for 12 years. We
    Dawn Goerger       Jim Wiseman                      appreciate the perspective Kevin brought to the
                                                        board as a parent of a child with a disability, a
    Tad Gralewski                                       business person, and community member.
    Annette Hammortree                                  Thank you and best wishes, Kevin!

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                                                                        What’s
                                                                         new
                                                      with the NISRA Foundation

                                                                        Move-A-Thon Results
                                                                        Thank you to those who participated in the
                                                                        Foundation’s first Move-a-Thon. Your efforts
                                                                        to move and raise funds inspired us! The
                                                                        Move-a-Thon generated over $2,000 to
                                                                        support NISRA programs and services.

2021 Fundraisers
2021 brings the return of our in-person fundraisers,
both our own and favorites with partner organizations.
We can’t wait to be back together!

Please take a moment to mark your calendar:                      Please watch your email, social media
• Spring Shootout Golf Outing     June 4                         and our website for updates on some new
• Top Cats Ride for Dreams		      June 13                        fundraising opportunities that we’re working
                                                                 on now!
• Women’s Golf Outing		           September 14
• Fall Diddley				                October 9-10                   Not on our email list? Contact Cailyn at:
• Holiday Fashion Show		          November 20                    cwelch@nisra.org and we’ll add you!

  The NISRA Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)charitable organization, established to receive qualified
  tax-deductible donations.
  Thank you to the NISRA Foundation’s Corporate Partners:
  • Brown Dog Media          • Hammortree Financial
  • Crystal Clear Plumbing   • Stryker
  • Ed & Rochelle Donahue
 Thank you to these organizations that have made recent donations:
 • NISRA Foundation

 NISRA, as an inter-governmental agreement among the member districts, also receives contributions, such as
 grants, in-kind donated goods, fee for service or discounts.
 Thank you to the families who donated their credits back to us!

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Information for virtual and in-person programs
Registration
You can register in the usual ways:
Online. Click “Register online” in the menu on NISRA’s Home         Program supplies
page at www.nisra.org. It’s easy! If you need help creating
                                                                    Some programs have slightly higher fees due to supplies
your account, leave a message at 815-459-0737 and we’ll
                                                                    and/or the expertise of the specialty leader. Some
return your call.
                                                                    programs have maximums because supplies are
Mail or drop-off. Use the form at the back of this brochure to
                                                                    included. If you register for a program with supplies, you
mail or drop off a paper registration at the NISRA Office.
                                                                    will receive an email with instructions about getting the
Fax. 815-459-0388
                                                                    supplies.
NEW! Stop in to our office. Let us assist you at our new
Registration kiosk in the front lobby. Please call first for the
                                                                    A General Supplies Package is also available, with basic
current status of our office hours.
                                                                    items such as tape, glue, etc. If you do not have these
                                                                    supplies at home or don’t want to shop for them, you may
See page 3 or our website for the most current office hours.
                                                                    purchase this optional package. See page 10 and each
Please register by the deadline so that we can distribute
                                                                    program’s description for additional details.
supplies and coordinate with our specialty leaders so that
you’ll have a fantastic experience!

 Participant Eligibility/Registering for In-Person Programs
 NISRA continues to follow the guidelines of the Restore Illinois phases and health authorities, and there are eligibility
 requirements for in-person programs. Participants will need to be able to comply with safety requirements such as the following:
      •Ability to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others
      •Ability to put on, wear, and remove a cloth face covering when necessary, for the duration of the program
      •Ability to perform personal care independently (hand washing, toileting, other hygiene, eating)
      •Ability to function in a 1:4 staff to participant ratio
      •Participate with visual and verbal prompting without the need for physical re-direction
      •Ability to follow NISRA’s Behavior Code of Conduct and other guidelines
      •Have a current Annual Information Form on file
 Full details are on pages 25-28. Included is an Assessment Questionnaire that is required if the participant wants to be
 considered for in-person programs.

 Are in-person programs a good fit?
 Your answers to these questions may help you decide whether to proceed with submitting an Assessment Form:
      •Can the participant maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others?
      •Is the participant able to put on, wear, and remove a cloth face covering when necessary, for the duration of the program?
      •Can the participant perform personal care independently (hand washing, toileting, other hygiene, eating)?
      •Can the participant do the activities in a 1:4 staff to participant ratio, with visual and verbal prompting without the need
       for physical assistance or re-direction?
      •Can the participant demonstrate safe behavior toward him or herself and other throughout the duration of the program?
     You answered “Yes” to all of the questions and the participant is interested in potentially joining in-person programs. We
 encourage you to complete and submit the Assessment Questionnaire as soon as possible. Then staff will review it promptly
 and notify you of your status to register for in-person programs.

 If you completed the Questionaire for the summer or fall program session, we have it on file! You do not need to complete it
 again. Questions? Contact Emily at etodd@nisra.org.

     You cannot answer “Yes” to all of the questions and comply with the requirements at this time. Virtual programs are
 available now and there will be upcoming opportunities to re-assess as Restore Illinois progresses and the guidelines change.
 We encourage you to call us to explore which programs are potentially the best fit for the participant’s abilities and interests.

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In-Person Programs                                                   •   A cloth face mask, covering the nose, mouth, and
                                                                         resting under the chin (not Gator-type) is required to
Before the Program. NISRA has a video showing how to
                                                                         be worn for the duration of the program.
prepare and arrive at the program. Those who registered for
                                                                     •   Face shields are not permitted unless approved by
an in-person program will receive an email with instructions
                                                                         NISRA Senior Manager of Operations.
and a link to the video.
                                                                     •   Before participants enter the programming space,
•   Before leaving home, use the checklist on page 29 to                 they must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer, and
    make sure there aren’t any symptoms to prevent the                   wear a cloth (not Gator-type) face covering.
    participant from attending.
                                                                     During and After the Program.
By registering for the NISRA program, you are agreeing to            •   The participant must successfully participate in a 1:4
conduct the Health Questionnaire Wellness Screening Form                 ratio and comply with all criteria in the Eligibility
each day for the participant attending the program. This                 Assessment. Staff are able to provide verbal prompts
process is critical in keeping our participants and staff safe. If       only, not physical assistance.
the participant has any of the symptoms and/or signs listed on       •   If it is found that these safety standards cannot be
the questionnaire or answers yes to any of the questions, you            maintained, or the participant exhibits symptoms from
are NOT to send nor attend the program that day and contact              health monitoring form, parents/guardians will be
the program staff. By sending the participant to the NISRA               asked to pick up their participants from the program
program it confirms that the wellness check was completed and            immediately. This could result in loss of eligibility.
all answers resulted in a response of “no.”                          •   Family members should depart from the program space
•   If any symptoms from the health monitoring form (see                 once the program begins.
    page 29) have been exibited, the participant will not be         •   When outside, all safety standards will be enforced,
    allowed to participate.                                              but the cloth facial coverings may be removed when
•   Please arrive no sooner than 5 minutes before the program            prompted by staff.
    time. Upon arrival to the program location, please               •   Outside programs will be canceled due to inclement
    remain in your vehicle. A NISRA staff member will greet              weather, and not rescheduled or made up, except for
    participants and escort them to the program.                         those with a stated alternate plan.
•   No food or drink is allowed. Only water is permitted             •   Parents/Guardians are asked to stay in their cars and
    (please bring your own water bottle).                                line up at the pick up/drop off location. Staff will direct
                                                                         participants to cars while maintaing social distancing.

                                                                     Virtual/Online Programs
                                                                     •   Each week you will receive an email with the Zoom link,
                                                                         meeting ID and password to enter the program. If you
                                                                         prefer an alternate email address, please notify the
                                                                         leader.
                                                                     •   You’ll receive the email no later than 2 hours before the
                                                                         start of the program.
                                                                     •   Zoom links will change weekly to ensure added security
                                                                         precautions.
                                                                     •   Be sure to read the entire email each week, as the
                                                                         leader may provide additional information to ensure
                                                                         you are prepared for the start of each program.
                                                                     •   Zoom has a sensitive auditory system and easily picks
                                                                         up background noise. Please be conscious of this while
                                                                         your participant is attending virtual programs. This
                                                                         helps eliminate any distractions during the program and
                                                                         maintains your privacy. If this occurs, please be aware
                                                                         that the participant may be muted.
                                                                     •   When entering a Zoom session, participants will be put
                                                                         into a waiting room until the program leader admits
                                                                         them into the session. If you registered for a program
                                                                         that has supplies, you will be contacted through email
                                                                         prior to the start of programs.
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Special Events
                                                                   Youth & Teens

                                                          VIRTUAL/ONLINE PROGRAMS
                 VIRTUAL – End of Summer Fun
Special Events

                 Have some fun with creative crafts before school starts again!
                 We’ll make a bubble wrap pineapple, puffy paint ice cream cone,        For this program there will be multiple activities in your bag
                 and more.                                                              and we will do 3 of them together on Zoom.
                 Age group: Ages 6 & older
                 Suggested ability level: all abilities                                 The Zoom sessions are optional. We would love to
                 Min/Max: 5/20                                                          connect with you, but you are free to do the activities
                 Staff Contact: Ciara                                                   on your own--you can find videos to guide you each
                 Prog# Days          Dates		         Time               R/NR Fee        day after the program ends on our YouTube channel:
                 5004 Mon-Wed Aug 16-18 1:30 pm Zoom                    $11/$18         NISRACrystalLake
                 NOTE: Staff will notify you regarding the supplies that will be
                 ready for pick-up at the NISRA Office the week before the              Questions? Please contact Ciara.
                 program.

                                                                IN-PERSON PROGRAMS
                 Before registering, the potential participant must be assessed for eligibility to comply with COVID-19
                 requirements & be confirmed to register (see pages 33-36).
                 Outside programs will be canceled in inclement weather unless an alternate is indicated.

                 Youth Social Club                                                    Youth Social Club –
                 Marvel Mania                                                         Nickelodeon Party
                 Spiderman, Superman, Batman                                          Nick-Nick-Nickelodeon! Hang out with us as we make crafts, play
                 and so many more! Let’s do some                                      games, and mix up some slime from our favorite Nickelodeon shows.
                 activities and crafts celebrating                                    Age group: Ages 6-15
                 our favorite Marvel superheroes.                                     Suggested ability level: all abilities
                 Age group: Ages 6-15                                                 Location: East Conference Room, The Centre, Elgin
                 Suggested ability level: all abilities                               Min/Max: 4/10
                 Location: Cary Park District                                         Staff Contact: Ciara
                 Min/Max: 4/10                                                        Prog# Day Date                Time		                   R/NR Fee
                 Staff Contact: Ciara                                                 3240 Sat July 31              12:30-1:30 pm            $14/$24
                 Prog# Day Date                  Time		                 R/NR Fee      Bus Departs Transportation Location                    Returns
                 3241 Sat July 17                1:00-2:00 pm           $14/$24       12:00 noon NISRA Office				                            2:00 pm
                 Bus Departs Transportation Location                    Returns       NOTE: Transportation Min/Max: 4/6 per bus. Participants must
                 12:45 pm        NISRA Office				                       2:15 pm       wear a face covering on the bus, and will sit one person per seat.
                 NOTE: Transportation Min/Max: 4/6 per bus. Participants must
                 wear a face covering on the bus, and will sit one person per seat.

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VIRTUAL/ONLINE PROGRAMS

                                      SRA Cooperative events
Connect with friends from the comfort of your home with these events, most of which are FREE!

VIRTUAL – SRA Bingo
Calling all B-I-N-G-O fans! Join with the staff and our friends at

                                                                                                                                        Special Events
the other SRAs for some rounds of this favorite game of chance.
Age group: Ages 16 & older
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Min/Max: 5/10
Staff Contact: Samantha
Prog # Day Date			                     Time             R/NR Fee
5017 Sat June 19			                    7:00-8:00 pm Free!

VIRTUAL – SRA Painting
No painting experience needed! Simply follow along as FVSRA
staff lead us through a step-by-step painting on canvas.             VIRTUAL – SRA Digital Dance Party
Age group: Ages 16 & older                                           Feel like crashing a dance party? Join us as we take part in
Suggested ability level: all abilities                               FVSRA’s Friday Night Dance Party. You never know who you
Min/Max: 5/10                                                        might see and what dance moves you might learn!
Staff Contact: Ciara                                                 Age group: Ages 13 & older
Prog # Day Date			                     Time            R/NR Fee      Suggested ability level: all abilities
5002 Fri June 25			                    1:00-2:00 pm $8/$14           Min/Max: 5/20
NOTE: Staff will notify you regarding supplies that will be ready    Staff Contact: Ciara
for pick-up at the NISRA Office the week before the program.         Prog# Day Date		 Time		                               R/NR Fee
                                                                     5039 Fri June 11		 7:00-8:00 pm                       Free!
VIRTUAL – SRA Beach Bash
Grab your favorite sunglasses and throw on your best beach attire
as we imagine we’re on a beach somewhere, dancing with our           VIRTUAL – SRA Digital Dance Party
friends from other SRAs.
Age group: Ages 16 & older                                           Take 2
Suggested ability level: all abilities                               We’re crashing FVSRA’s Friday Night Dance Party again! Sign on
Min/Max: 5/10                                                        to look for some familiar faces and check out their dance moves.
Staff Contact: Samantha                                              Age group: Ages 13 & older
Prog# Day Date		 Time		                              R/NR Fee        Suggested ability level: all abilities
5010 Sat July 17		 7:00-8:00 pm                      Free!           Min/Max: 5/20
                                                                     Staff Contact: Ciara
                                                                     Prog# Day Date		 Time		                                R/NR Fee
VIRTUAL – SRA Game Time                                              5041 Fri July 9		 7:00-8:00 pm                         Free!
Let’s play some popular games with our SRA friends. Games might
include Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal, or Family Feud–join in
to find out!
Age group: Ages 16 & older                                          VIRTUAL – SRA Digital Dance Party
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Min/Max: 5/10                                                       Take 3
Staff Contact: Ciara                                                Another Dance Party! Sign on to look for some familiar faces and
Prog # Day Date			                      Time             R/NR Fee   check out their dance moves.
5008 Fri July 23			                     1:00-2:00 pm Free!          Age group: Ages 13 & older
                                                                    Suggested ability level: all abilities
                                                                    Min/Max: 5/20
VIRTUAL – SRA Trivia Night-Disney+                                  Staff Contact: Ciara
Join the NISRA Team as we battle it out in a friendly competition   Prog# Day Date		 Time		                               R/NR Fee
with our pals at other special recreation associations. If you know 5015 Fri Aug 13		 7:00-8:00 pm                        Free!
about Disney, we need you to play and add to our success! The
trivia questions will be all about Disney topics.
Age group: Ages 16 & older
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Min/Max: 5/10
Staff Contact: Samantha
Prog # Day Date			                      Time             R/NR Fee
5016 Sat Aug 21			                      7:00-8:00 pm Free!                    Turn the page for more events!
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                                                                  IN-PERSON PROGRAMS
                  Before registering, the potential participant must be assessed for eligibility to comply with COVID-19
                  requirements & be confirmed to register (see pages 33-36).
                  Outside programs will be canceled in inclement weather unless an alternate is indicated.
Special Events

                 NISRA Fantasy Football League
                 Are you looking for some added fun during the upcoming
                 National Football League season? How about trying some friendly
                 competition with your NISRA buddies? We’ll have a draft party
                 and an end of season party where awards will be given to the top
                 three teams. Food and beverages will be provided.
                 Age group: Ages 16 & older
                 Suggested ability level: Participants must be able to understand
                 football, use their own smart phone to operate the Yahoo Fantasy
                 Football App, and work with a partner to compete each week.
                 Location: Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office
                 Min/Max: 3/12
                 Staff Contact: Kara
                 Prog# Day Date			                      Time                  R/NR Fee
                 8405 Mon Aug 16 Draft party 6:00-9:00 pm $52/$91
                 Season runs 13 weeks from the beginning of September through
                 December. Weeks 14-16 will be playoffs.
                 NOTES:
                 • In order to participate, participants need a partner (parent,
                      adult sibling, etc.) and must complete tasks such as updating
                      their roster each week (dropping/adding players, moving
                      players on or off their bench, etc.). Fulfilling this requirement
                      may affect future participation.
                 • If there is more than one division, we’ll contact you about an
                      additional draft night(s).
                 • Draft order will be random.
                 • The top eight in the league will compete in the playoffs.
                 • The date and details for the end of the season party in
                      January will be sent out closer to the event.
                 • Please email Kara at kdavid@nisra.org with your partner’s
                      name, phone number and the email address you will use for the
                      Yahoo App.
                                                                                          Learn to Water Ski
                                                                                          Learn basic water ski techniques from the national champion
                                                                                          Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team! The goal is for each
                                                                                          skier, regardless of his or her ability, to have a successful ski
                                                                                          experience. All water skiers will participate in a ski show for their
                                                                                          families & friends on the last night of the program.
                                                                                          Age group: Ages 14 & older
                                                                                          Suggested ability level: must be able to grip a ski rope and be
                                                                                          comfortable in the water. The Team can accommodate up to 2
                                                                                          non-ambulatory participants
                                                                                          Location: Wonder Lake
                                                                                          Min/Max: 4/10
                                                                                          Staff Contact: Samantha
                         Check out the                                                    Prog# Days         Dates             Time
                         Sunshine Through Golf                                            1310 Mon & June 7, 14 & 6:00-8:00 pm
                         Clinics on page 23!                                                        Tues     June 8, 15
                                                                                          R/NR Fee no Transp. R/NR Fee w/Transp.
                                                                                          $51/$89                    $71/$109
                                                                                          Bus Departs                Transportation Location        Returns
                                                                                          5:20 pm		                  NISRA Office		                 8:30 pm
                                                                                          NOTE: Alternate ski show date in case of rain is June 21. Trans-
                                                                                          portation Min/Max: 4/6 per bus. Participants must wear a face
                                                                                          covering, and sit one person per seat by the window.

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Hawaiian Luau Dance
We’re dancing under the stars! Thanks to the Crystal Lake
Dawnbreakers Rotary Club, we’ll gather at the Band Shell at
Main Beach to enjoy tropical tunes, light Luau dinner, and try

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out the luau limbo! Find your most colorful Hawaiian shirt or a
grass skirt to dance the warm summer night away!

Age group: Ages 18 & older
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Location: Band Shell at Main Beach, Crystal Lake
Min/Max: 15/25
Staff Contact: Gabrielle
Day      Date			 Time		                               R/NR Fee R/NR Fee w/Transp.
Sat      Aug 7		 5:00-7:00 pm                         $15/$26 $20/$31
Prog # Bus Departs		 Transportation Location                        Returns       Transp. Max
8458 4:30 pm		 Huntley Park District R.E.C. Center 7:25 pm                        6
8453 4:15			 McHenry Recreation Center                              7:20          combined with NISRA Office
8499 4:40			 NISRA Office		                                         7:35		        6
8457 4:30			 Rakow Center, Carpentersville                          7:30		        combined with The Centre
8455 4:15			 The Centre, Elgin		                                    7:45          6
8456 5:00			 no transp; meet at dance                               7:00		        NA
NOTE: Please register for the Program # that goes with the transportation location where you wish to be picked up &
dropped off. Transportation Min/Max: 4/6 per bus. Participants must wear a face covering, and sit one person per
seat by the window. No indoor alternate is available; if inclement weather, the dance will be canceled.

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                                                                       May 27

                                    Cultural Arts Workshops
Fused Glass Workshops
Discover this beautiful art medium! Place colored grains of glass
into a unique shape to be fired.
Age group: Ages 16 & older
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Location: Art Studio, Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office
Min/Max: 4/8 for each night
Staff Contact: Emily
Prog # Day Dates			                      Time              R/NR Fee
5591 Tues June 22			                     6:00-7:00 pm $30/$53
          Iridescent Radiant Platter & Medallion Key Chain
5592 Tues July 6			                      6:00-7:00 pm $30/$53
          Gingko Leaf Swoop Plate & Marble Swirl Soap Dish

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Mondays
                                                     VIRTUAL/ONLINE PROGRAMS
            VIRTUAL - Zoomtastic Package
            Register for this “package” of both of the programs listed!
            Age group: Ages 8 & older
            Suggested ability level: all abilities
Mondays

            Min/Max: 5/12
            Staff Contact: Rachel
            Prog #: 5009
            R/NR Fee: $42/$74                                                     VIRTUAL - Household Crafting
                                                                                Let’s surprise ourselves with how creative we can be! Not sure
            Dance Party                                                         what to do with some of those common household items tucked
            Put on your boogie shoes and show us your best moves. You’ll have away in cabinets, cupboards, and the pantry? Let’s make some
            these tunes stuck in your brain to keep you dancing all night long! clever and imaginative craft projects!
            Day      Dates			 Time                                              Age group: Ages 6 & older
            Mon      June 21-Aug 2		 6:00-7:00 pm                               Suggested ability level: all abilities
                     No Prog July 5                                             Min/Max: 5/10
            Gaming Mash-up                                                      Staff Contact: Ciara
            BINGO, Trivia, and Guess Who...oh my! Link up on Zoom with your Prog # Day Dates			                         Time            R/NR Fee
            friends and staff to play games and have some laughs.               5018      Mon    June 21-Aug   2			     4:00-5:00 pm    $18/$32
            Day      Dates			 Time                                              		               No  Prog July  5
            Wed      June 23-Aug 4		 6:00-7:00 pm                               NOTE: Each week’s email will be sent Monday morning with the
                                                                                supplies you need to gather and the Zoom link for the program.

                                                           IN-PERSON PROGRAMS
          Before registering, the potential participant must be assessed for eligibility to comply with COVID-19 require-
          ments & be confirmed to register (see pages 33-36). Outside programs will be canceled in inclement weather
          unless an alternate is indicated.

          Rock ‘n Bowl                                                            Sensory Exploration
                                                                                               ®
          Let’s get back on the lanes...it’s been too long! Dust off a bowling    Check out the Snoezelen sensory room! Participants are guided
          ball and practice your skills. It’s time to throw some strikes and      through a sensory experience that incorporates hand-eye
          spares!                                                                 coordination, gross motor skills, working with others, operating
          Age group: Ages 16 & older                                              controls and setting scenes in the room, and relaxing.
          Suggested ability level: all abilities                                  Suggested ability level: all abilities
          Location: Raymond’s Bowl, Johnsburg                                     Location: Sensory Room, Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office
          Min/Max: 8/12                                                           Min/Max: 1/3 for each program
          Staff Contact: Samantha                                                 Staff Contact: Samantha
          Prog # Day Dates			                        Time              R/NR Fee   Ages 3-6
          1622 Mon June 21-Aug 2			                  10:00-11:00 am $66/$116      Prog#   Day Dates			                 Time             R/NR Fee
          		             No Prog July 5                                           6100    Mon June 21-Aug 2			         4:30-5:15 pm     $36/$63
                                                                                          No Prog July 5
          Let’s Get Crafty!                                                       Ages 7-12
          Grab your scissors, grab your glue, and let’s see what we can do!       Prog# Day Dates		 Time		                              R/NR Fee
          We’ll come up with different projects to get your creativity going.     6200 Mon June 21-Aug 2			 5:45-6:30 pm                $36/$63
          Age group: Ages 16 & older                                              		        No Prog July 5
          Suggested ability level: all abilities
          Location: Art Studio, Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office                Monday Fun Day
          Min/Max: 4/8                                                            Spend Monday afternoons playing games and creating new things!
          Staff Contact: Samantha                                                 Enjoy some social fun while playing favorite games and crafting.
          Prog # Day Dates			 Time                                 R/NR Fee       Age group: Ages 16 & older
          1621 Mon June 21-Aug 2			 11:00 am-12:15 pm $47/$81                     Suggested ability level: all abilities
          		             No Prog July 5                                           Location: Community Room, Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office
                                                                                  Min/Max: 4/10
                                                                                  Staff Contact: Gabrielle
                                                                                  Prog # Day Dates			                    Time           R/NR Fee
                                                                                  0602 Mon June 21-Aug 2			              3:30-4:30 pm $47/$81
                                                                                  		             No Prog July 5
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Workout @ McHenry Rec Center                                                                Independent Ice Skating
We’ll use the equipment at the fitness center to develop                                    Intermediate and advanced skaters, now’s the time to get back on
strength, muscle tone, and cardiovascular health. Develop your                              the ice! This program is designed for those who want to focus on
own fitness plan & goals with the help of staff.                                            developing their skills, and also for those who simply want to free
Age group: Ages 16 & older                                                                  skate independently during the time available.
Suggested ability level: all abilities                                                      Age group: Ages 10 & older
Location: McHenry Recreation Center                                                         Suggested ability level: intermediate/advanced; must be able to
Min/Max: 4/8                                                                                skate independently without assistance
                                                                                            Location: Crystal Ice House, Crystal Lake

                                                                                                                                                                                Mondays
Staff Contact: Samantha
Prog # Day Dates			 Time                                 R/NR Fee                           Min/Max: 4/8
1618 Mon June 21-Aug 2			 4:00-5:00 pm                   $47/$81                            Staff Contact: Rachel
		              No Prog July 5                                                              Prog # Day Dates			                     Time            R/NR Fee*
NOTE: See page 39 for information about the fitness waiver                                  2607* Mon June 7-Aug 9			               4:15-5:00 pm $34/$60
required for participation by participants with a disability. If you                        		              No Prog June 28, July 5
have had medical treatment during the 2 year time frame of                                  NOTE: Must have participated in a previous session of Ice Skating
your Fitness Waiver, please submit a new form to your doctor &                              with NISRA at the Ice House. The age requirement has been
NISRA. Leaders and participants will be required to wear cloth                              temporarily increased due to COVID-19 safety requirements. The
face masks (not Gator-type).                                                                Ice House requires that everyone wear a mask to both enter the
                                                                                            building and to be on the ice, and also that parents/guardians
                                                                                            remain in the building during the program time. Fee is reduced
                                                                                            due to the generous donation of ice time & instructors by the
                                                                                            Crystal Ice House.
Biking Club                                                                                 *Non-residents, please register as early as possible and we’ll
Hop on your bike for each week’s leisurely, scenic ride and take                            put you in the program if space is available, regardless of the
in the sights & sounds of the season on the Prairie Trail.                                  registration deadlines.
Age group: Ages 16 & older
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Location: Prairie Trail, Towne Park in Algonquin

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Min/Max: 4/12
Staff Contact: Rachel
                                                                                            Yoga
                                                                                            Yoga is great for your body and your mind.
Prog # Day Dates			                    Time              R/NR Fee
                                                                                            Discover techniques to make you stronger and more flexible, and
2635 Mon June 21-Aug 2			              4:30-6:00 pm $46/$80
                                                                                            also help you concentrate, calm your emotions, reduce stress &
		              No Prog July 5
                                                                                            promote positive thoughts.
NOTE: Participants need to have their own bike, helmet, and
                                                                                            Age group: Ages 16 & older, and family members
water bottle. Meet in the Towne Park parking lot at the west end
                                                                                            Suggested ability level: all abilities
of Washington Street.
                                                                                            Location: Community Room, Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office
                                                                                            Min/Max: 4/10
                                                                                            Staff Contact: Rachel
Bowlero Bowl                                                                                Prog # Day Dates			                    Time           R/NR Fee
Let’s get back on the lanes...it’s been too long! Dust off a bowling ball                   2639 Mon June 21-Aug 2			              5:00-5:45 pm $54/$95
and practice your skills. It’s time to throw some strikes and spares!                       		             No Prog July 5
Age group: Ages 16 & older                                                                  R/NR Fee for Family Member
Suggested ability level: all abilities                                                      $46/$80
Location: Bowlero, Algonquin                                                                NOTE: Leaders and participants will be required to wear cloth
Min/Max: 8/12                                                                               face masks (not Gator-type). Please wear comfortable clothing
Staff Contact: Rachel                                                                       for moving & stretching, and bring your mat if you have one.
Prog # Day Dates                       Time                 R/NR Fee                        NISRA has a limited number of mats. Please complete a Registra-
2601 Mon June 21-Aug 2                 5:00-6:00 pm         $66/$116                        tion Form for each family member who will be attending.
		             No Prog July 5

                                                                                            Kingpins Drumline–Crystal Lake
Science and Sensory                                                                         This awesome percussion group is an ensemble of the Crystal
Let’s be curious and explore some science and sensory activities to                         Lake Strikers. Learn drumming and drumline techniques.
engage our brains and senses. Engage in playful activities,                                 Age group: Ages 13-25
messy art, and create slime. Have fun with us!                                              Suggested ability level: all abilities
Age group: Ages 6 & older                                                                   Location: Striker’s Hall, Crystal Lake
Suggested ability level: all abilities                                                      Min/Max: 6/12
Location: Rakow Center, Carpentersville                                                     Staff Contact: Rachel
Min/Max: 4/10                                                                               Prog # Day Dates			                     Time              R/NR Fee
Staff Contact: Gabrielle                                                                    2352 Mon June 21-Aug 2			               6:00-7:00 pm      $39/$68
Prog # Day Dates			 Time                               R/NR Fee                             		              No Prog July 5
0601 Mon June 21-Aug 2			 6:30-7:30 pm                 $47/$83                              NOTE: Fee includes professional instruction and drum sticks if
		              No Prog July 5                                                              needed. Performance dates may be added if conditions allow.
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Tuesdays
                                                     VIRTUAL/ONLINE PROGRAMS

           VIRTUAL - Movement Mix-up
           This creative and active program will have your body AND your
           mind thanking you! Our enthusiastic fitness instructor will guide us
           through an engaging routine that incorporates a variety of fun
Tuesdays

           exercise styles to get you up and moving!
           Age group: Ages 13 & older
           Suggested ability level: all abilities
           Min/Max: 5/12
           Staff Contact: Gabrielle
           Prog # Day Dates			                     Time                R/NR Fee
           5013 Tues June 22-Aug 3			              9:00-10:00 am $47/$83

                                                             IN-PERSON PROGRAMS
           Before registering, the potential participant must be assessed for eligibility to comply with COVID-19 require-
           ments & be confirmed to register (see pages 33-36). Outside programs will be canceled in inclement weather
           unless an alternate is indicated.

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            Workout @ the WRC–
            Woodstock Rec Center
            We’ll use the equipment at the fitness center to develop strength,
                                                                                                                           tion
                                                                                                Resident Priority Registra
            muscle tone, and cardiovascular health. Develop your own fitness
            plan & goals with the help of our staff.
            Age Group: Ages 16 & older                                                                   ends May 24
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            Suggested ability level: all abilities                                                Non-Resident Registratio
            Location: Woodstock Recreation Center                                                       begins May 25
            Min/Max: 4/8                                                                                                      e
            Staff Contact: Samantha                                                               Final Registration Deadlin
            Prog # Day Dates			                    Time            R/NR Fee                                 May 27
            1616 Tues June 22-Aug 3			             4:45-5:45 pm $54/$95
            NOTE: See page 39 for information about the fitness waiver
            required for participation. If you have had medical treatment
            during the 2 year time frame of your Fitness Waiver, please
            submit a new form to your doctor & NISRA. Leaders and
            participants will be required to wear cloth face masks (not
            Gator-type).

             That’s a Holiday?!
             Did you know there’s a national ice cream day? A national best
             friends day too! Learn about these quirky holidays. Each week
             we’ll celebrate a new one with activities and crafts related to the
             day.
             Age group: Ages 13 & older
             Suggested ability level: all abilities
             Location: Community Room, Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office
             Min/Max: 4/10
             Staff Contact: Ciara
             Prog # Day Dates			                     Time              R/NR Fee
             3614 Tues June 22-Aug 3			              4:30-5:30 pm $54/$95
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Sports Sampler
Learn sports skills in a fun-filled program! We’ll work on motor
and cognitive skills through traditional sports such as t-ball or
softball, basketball & soccer. Our encouraging staff will also focus
on teamwork & sportsmanship.
Age group: Ages 6-10
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Location: Buddy Baseball Field, Sunset Park, Lake in the Hills

                                                                             Tuesdays
Min/Max: 4/8
Staff Contact: Rachel
Prog # Day Dates			                      Time             R/NR Fee
2200 Tues June 22-Aug 3			               4:00-4:45 pm $46/$80
NOTE: Please bring a water bottle. Meet at the Buddy Baseball
Field off of Haligus Rd, near the skate park.

Archery
Hit a “bullseye” with this program! Release your inner Robin Hood as
you explore the timeless sport of archery. Learn shooting techniques
& safety skills at the range from an experienced instructor.
Age group: Ages 16 & older
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Location: Petersen Farm, McHenry
Min/Max: 4/8
Staff Contact: Samantha
Prog # Day Dates			                    Time              R/NR Fee
1321 Tues June 22-July 27		            5:00-6:00 pm $69/$121
NOTE: Archery equipment will be provided. Please wear close-
toed shoes each week and bring insect repellent.

Feel the Beat
Along with being enjoyable, music can relieve stress. Join us in this
free-spirited jam session. Each week we’ll use different, ordinary
objects to make amazing sounds. It might be a yoga ball, rubber
bands, or...show up and find out!
Age group: Ages 8 & older
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Location: Community Room, Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office
Min/Max: 4/10
Staff Contact: Samantha
Prog # Day Dates			                    Time               R/NR Fee
1620 Tues June 22-Aug 3			             6:00-7:00 pm $46/$80

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Wednesdays
                                                             VIRTUAL/ONLINE PROGRAMS

                  VIRTUAL - Zoomtastic Package                                  Dance Party
                  Register for this “package” of both of the programs listed!   Put on your boogie shoes and show us your best moves. You’ll have
                  Age group: Ages 8 & older                                     these tunes stuck in your brain to keep you dancing all night long!
                  Suggested ability level: all abilities                        Day      Dates			 Time
                  Min/Max: 5/12                                                 Mon      June 21-Aug 2		 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesdays

                  Staff Contact: Rachel                                                  No Prog July 5
                  Prog #: 5009
                  R/NR Fee: $42/$74                                             Gaming Mash-up
                                                                                BINGO, Trivia, and Guess Who...oh my! Link up on Zoom with your
                                                                                friends and staff to play games and have some laughs.
                                                                                Day      Dates			 Time
                                                                                Wed      June 23-Aug 4		 6:00-7:00 pm

                                                                 IN-PERSON PROGRAMS
              Before registering, the potential participant must be assessed for eligibility to comply with COVID-19 require-
              ments & be confirmed to register (see pages 33-36). Outside programs will be canceled in inclement weather
              unless an alternate is indicated.                                                                       Healthy... w             e

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             Movie Review Crew                                                       Workout Wednesdays
             Kick back, relax & watch a movie with friends. See a different          Do you want to discover some new ways to stay active? Join us
             flick each week & decide if it’s a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down!”      to learn some fitness techniques in this energizing program. We’ll
             Age group: Ages 21 & older                                              motivate each other and take steps toward a healthy lifestyle!
             Suggested ability level: all abilities                                  Age group: Ages 16 & older
             Location: varies                                                        Suggested ability level: all abilities
             Min/Max: 4/10                                                           Location: Multipurpose Gym, The Centre, Elgin
             Staff Contact: Samantha                                                 Min/Max: 4/10
             Prog # Day Dates                    Time                R/NR Fee        Staff Contact: Gabrielle
             1433 Wed June 30;                   11:30 am-3:00 pm $47/$83            Prog # Day Dates			 Time                                  R/NR Fee
             		             July 14, 28                                              0618 Wed June 23-Aug 4			 3:00-4:00 pm                    $46/$80
             Bus Departs Transportation Location                     Returns         NOTE: Please see page 39 for information about the fitness
             11:20 am       NISRA Office				                         3:00 pm         waiver required for participation. If you have had medical
             NOTE: Transportation Min/Max: 4/6 per bus. Participants must            treatment during the 2 year time frame of your Fitness Waiver,
             wear a face covering, and sit one person per seat by the window.        please submit a new form to your doctor & NISRA. Leaders and
             Pick-up and drop-off times may vary based upon the movie                participants will be required to wear cloth face masks (not Gator-
             schedule. Movie choices will be partly based upon PG or PG 13           type).
             ratings.

             Old Time Movies
             Watch some old classic movies that never go out of style! We’ll
             have fun seeing some of those great movie stars from the past.
             Age group: Ages 21 & older
             Suggested ability level: all abilities
             Location: McHenry Recreation Center
             Min/Max: 4/12
             Staff Contact: Samantha
             Prog # Day Dates			                    Time            R/NR Fee
             1405 Wed July 7; 21                    12:00-2:30 pm $32/$56
             		             Aug 4
             Bus Departs Transportation Location                    Returns
             11:40 am       NISRA Office				                        3:00 pm
             NOTE: Transportation Min/Max: 4/6 per bus. Participants must
             wear a face covering, and sit one person per seat by the window.
             Movie choices will be partly based upon PG or PG 13 ratings.
             Fee includes a snack; if you want to eat lunch, please bring your
             own sack lunch.
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Summer Creations
In this creative class we’ll spend fun-filled weeks crafting beautiful
creations. Each week you’ll build on the previous week’s effort,
resulting in original pieces that are uniquely yours!
Age group: Ages 16 & older
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Location: Community Room, Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office
Min/Max: 4/12

                                                                                                                                                               Wednesdays
Staff Contact: Samantha
Prog # Day Dates			                        Time             R/NR Fee
1606 Wed June 23-Aug 4			                  3:30-4:30 pm $75/$132

Simply Cooking I                                                         Sports Mania
Ready to get back in the kitchen? We’ll start out mixing up some         Learn sports skills in a fun-filled program! We’ll work on cognitive
simple recipes that are surprisingly delicious!                          and motor skills through traditional sports such as kickball, t-ball,
Age group: Ages 18 & older                                               soccer and more! We’ll also focus on teamwork & sportsmanship.
Suggested ability level: possesses skills to use kitchen tools           Age group: Ages 8 & older
independently for washing, cutting, chopping, spreading, etc.            Suggested ability level: all abilities
Location: Teaching Kitchen, Sage TR Center at the NISRA Office           Location: Multi-use Gym, The Centre, Elgin
Min/Max: 4/5                                                             Min/Max: 4/10
Staff Contact: Ciara                                                     Staff Contact: Gabrielle
Prog # Day Dates			 Time                                 R/NR Fee        Prog# Day Dates			                       Time            R/NR Fee
3404 Wed June 23-Aug 4			 4:45-6:15 pm                   $82/$144        0233 Wed June 23-Aug 4			                6:30-7:30 pm $46/$80
NOTE: No hand-over-hand physical assistance can be provided.
The menu will be the same for Wednesday & Thursday programs.
Please register for only one week night, so that more people can
participate.

Tennis
Get out your tennis racket & hit some balls! Start practicing in
these encouraging programs. We’ll focus on the basics: serves,
volleys, forehand & backhand.
Suggested ability level: all abilities
Location: Crystal Lake Racket Club, Algonquin
Min/Max: 4/6 for each program
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NOTE: The beginner programs are a prerequisite to
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participation in Special Olympics Intermediate/Advanced
                                                                         Get hooked on Zumba! This latin-inspired dance
Tennis. Please wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes to
                                                                         fitness program for all ages, shapes & sizes features
move around in. Bring your own racket and water bottle. The
                                                                         red-hot international music to make you move!
Racket Club has a no spectator policy. Parents will need to wait
                                                                         Age group: Ages 16 & older, and family members
in their car or come back at the end of the program. Leaders
                                                                         Suggested ability level: all abilities
and participants will be required to wear cloth face masks (not
                                                                         Location: Oak Room, Huntley R.E.C. Center
Gator-type) indoors.
                                                                         Min/Max: 4/8 for each program
                                                                         Staff Contact: Rachel
Youth Beginner                                                           Prog # Day Dates			                     Time            R/NR Fee
Age group: Ages 10-15                                                    2628 Wed June 23-Aug 4			               7:00-7:45 pm $54/$95
Prog # Day Dates			                     Time              R/NR Fee       R/NR Fee for Family Member
2220 Wed June 23-Aug 4			               4:45-5:30 pm      $46/$80        $46/$80
                                                                         NOTE: Leaders and participants will be required to wear
Adult Beginner                                                           cloth face masks (not Gator-type). Please see page 39 for
Age group: Ages 16 & older                                               information about the fitness waiver required for participation by
Prog # Day Dates			                     Time              R/NR Fee       participants with a disability. If you have had medical treatment
2442 Wed June 23-Aug 4			               5:30-6:15 pm      $46/$80        during the 2 year time frame of your Fitness Waiver, please
                                                                         submit a new form to your doctor & NISRA. Please complete a
                                                                         Registration Form for each family member attending.
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