Who We Are & What We Do: Activity Connection Community Recreation Programs

The Activity Connection programs at Children’s Specialized Hospital include recreation, sports, and social activities for children and teens with special health care needs. The programs provide opportunities to make new friends, participate in physical activities, and enjoy new experiences.  All programs are led by Children’s Specialized Hospital’s therapists, certified program instructors, coaches, and trained volunteers who provide age-appropriate and safe activities in an inclusive and fun environment.  Our community recreation programs are available for patients and members of the public. Many programs fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended. Click here to download the complete Activity Connection catalog.


Sports Connection offers competitive and recreational sports programs for youth with special health needs. These sports and physical-based activities help promote strength, coordination, and teamwork for youth of all ages. Click here for sports programs like aquatics, martial arts, Lightning Wheels sports team and all other activities within our Sports Connection.


Active Connection provides therapeutic and recreational activities for children of all ages. These programs promote physical activity, body awareness, confidence, and health education, and provide access to common childhood activities.  Click here for Fit & Fun, Yoga, Nature Walks, Zumba and all other activities within our Active Connection.


Expressive Arts Connection promotes self-expression through art, music, dance, and drama. Children and teens will explore their imagination in a safe setting that promotes friendship, social skills, and confidence, while building fine motor and coordination skills, and exploring various sensory experiences.  Click here for Expressive Arts Connection activities including painting, arts & crafts, gardening, music, cooking and more!


Social Connection provides children and teens an environment to come together and have fun. Children’s Specialized Hospital’s recreational therapists create structured activities focused on building friendships, self-expression, and improving confidence, in an enjoyable environment. Click here for Social Connection activities including social groups, board & video game nights, movie nights, pajama parties, teen nights and more!

Camps Connection offers recreational overnight and day camps, as well as therapy-based programs throughout the summer for children with special health care needs. These programs provide an opportunity to gain independence, learn new skills, and enjoy common summer camp experiences. Click here to view more details regarding Camp Pals Paradise, Camp BECOME, and Camp Chatterbox.

For a complete catalog of all programs offered within Children’s Specialized Hospital Activity Connection, please click here.

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