Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation


Our Goal

The goal of Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation (AIR) is to enhance participants' health and well-being, sense of self and community, and overall quality of life by facilitating the development of leisure and recreation skills, fostering independence, and promoting socialization. 

What We Offer

Adaptive Recreation Programs
Frederick County Parks and Recreation offers Adaptive Recreation (AR) programs designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, developmental differences, and/or higher support needs as well as emphasize participants’ unique abilities. Programs utilize trained staff and higher staff/participant ratios in addition to adapted spaces, materials, and content to provide an opportunity for individuals to participate in various recreation activities. 

Programs include: 
  • Adaptive sports 
  • Fitness, health, & wellness classes 
  • Social groups 
  • Enrichment and special interest classes 

Inclusion Services

Reasonable accommodations are also offered to individuals who need additional support to encourage and enable them to fully participate in our general recreation programs alongside their peers.  Reasonable accommodations are based on each individual’s abilities and needs.   
Possible Accommodations include:  
  • Inclusion support staff  
  •  ASL interpreters  
  • Communication visuals  
  • Additional training provided for program staff  
  • Activity modifications that do not change the nature of the program or activity   
  • Individualized strategies for success        
Steps to Requesting an Accommodation 
  1. Register for the program, camp, or event. 
  2. Check "yes" that you are requesting an ADA accommodation.   
  3. AIR staff will contact the parent/guardian to complete a Program Accommodation Form and return to AIR at 355 Montevue Lane, Suite 100, Frederick, MD 21702 or via email.   
  4. Once the Program Accommodation Form is received, AIR staff will reach out to the parent/guardian to set up a time to review the request and develop individualized strategies for success

Contact Us

  1. Calli Guercio, Recreation Supervisor
    Ph: 301-600-2197

Additional Information

In order to ensure the safety of all participants, FCPR utilizes program levels to determine the basic skills need to participate in the program.

  • Friday Night Rec Schedules

Spring 2022 Schedule

Summer 2022 Schedule

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