Parks & Recreation

Special Populations/Special Olympics

136 Northpoint Avenue (get directions)
336-883-3481 or 336-883-3477
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Staff Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; excluding Holidays
Due to meetings and events at other facilities, some staff members may be out of their office during regular business hours.  We recommend you call 336-883-3469 before visiting, or if you need additional information.

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High Point Miracle League Field
Special Olympics North Carolina
Websites of Interest



The Special Populations section provides year round recreational and leisure opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Programs include field trips, community integration outings, Lucky Strikes bowling league, holiday parties, Camp Ann, The Miracle League and Special Olympics.

Camp Ann is a summer day camp program for school age children and adults with developmental SOCyclingdisabilities located at High Point City Lake Park in Jamestown.  The program began as a 2-week program in 1966 with a matching grant from the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation. The City of High Point has continued to sponsor the program with support of numerous civic sponsors.

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point is a year round sports training and competition organization for athletes 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The High Point program offers the following sports: Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Athletics (track and field), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Roller Skating, Soccer, Softball, and Tennis. Athletes must have a current medical/participation form on file, as well as a current Parent/Guardian Release form.

Volunteers are an essential part of the Special Populations programs. Interested persons should contact the Special Populations section at 336-883-3481 for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Current Programs  


Bowling for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+
Wednesday
9-11am  Fee:$1.50 per game bowled (paid directly to the bowling alley)
A morning bowling program for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Special bowling equipment and limited transportation is provided. Program is held at the High Point Bowling Center, 309 W. Fairfield Road through March 30, 2016.

 

Breakfast Club for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+
Monday
March 7, 2016
10am-12pm  Fee:Cost of Meal + Tip
A program for individuals who are visually impaired to socialize and enjoy a morning breakfast out. Limited transportation is provided. We are always looking for new participants! 12/14 - Cracker Barrel, 1/11 - BBQ Joe's, 2/8 - Golden Corral, 3/7 - Spiro's.

 

Camp Ann - ages 6+
Monday-Friday
9am-3pm  Fee:$35/per person - resident; $50 per person - non-resident - per weekly session
Deadline for enrollment: 2 weeks before session begins
Summer day camp for participants of all disabilities. There will be arts & crafts, swimming, outdoor recreation and field trips. Lunch and snack will be provided. Session dates: Elementary: June 20-24, June 27-July 1; Middle/High School: July 11-15, July 18-22; Adult: June 13-17, July 25-29, August 1-5. No camp will be held the week of July 4-8. Camp Ann is located at High Point City Lake Park.

 

Recreation Class for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+
Friday
2-4pm  A program for the visually impaired to participate in a variety of recreation opportunities. Activities may include shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce, walking, bowling and more. Program will be held at Morehead Recreation Center through March 18.

 

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Aquatics Competition - ages 8+
Thursday
March 3, 2016
9am-1pm  A Special Olympics aquatics competition for local athletes. Some athletes may advance to area and state competition. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Competition will be held at the Central Family YMCA, 150 W. Hartley Drive.

 

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Aquatics Practice
Monday, Wednesday
5:45-7pm  Training for Special Olympics athletes interested in aquatics. Must attend practices to be eligible for consideration for advancement to state competition. Practice at the High Point YWCA, 112 Gatewood Avenue through June 1.

 

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Bowling Practice - ages 8+
Monday
March 21, 2016 - May 30, 2016
6-7pm  Training for Special Olympics athletes interested in bowling. Practice will be held at the High Point Bowling Center, 309 W. Fairfield Road through May 30.

 

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Committee Meeting - ages 18+
Wednesday
February 24, 2016
March 23, 2016
1-3pm  This committee of volunteers, coaches and athletes assist in making decisions involving the business of Special Olympics Guilford/High Point. We are always looking for new members. Committee meets at the Parks & Recreation Administration office located at 136 Northpoint Avenue. If you are interested in becoming part of this committee, please call Brian Coward at 336-883-3481.

 

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Cycling Practice - ages 8+
Tuesday & Thursday
March 1, 2016 - June 2, 2016
6-7:30pm  Training for Special Olympics Athletes interested in cycling. Practice will be held at Southwest Guilford Elementary School parking lot through June 2.

 

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Local Track & Field Competition
Tuesday
April 19, 2016
9am-1:30pm  A Special Olympics competition for local track and field athletes. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Event will be held at the High Point Athletic Complex. Rain date is Thursday, April 21.

 

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Local Track & Field Competition Training
Thursdays
February 18, 2016 - April 14, 2016
10:30-11:30am  Training for local athletes interested in participating in our track and field competition. Practice will be held at High Point City Lake Park through April 14.

 

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Softball Practice - ages 8+
Tuesdays & Thursdays
March 1, 2016 - June 2, 2016
6-7:30pm  Training for Special Olympics athletes interested in softball. Must attend practices to be eligible for consideration for advancement to state competition. Team athletes will practice on Tuesdays; skill athletes will practice on Thursdays. Practice will be held at Cedrow Park through June 2.

 

Super Social Supper Club - ages 12+
Wednesday
February 24, 2016
March 30, 2016
6-7:30pm  Fee:Cost of Meal + Tip
A program for people with disabilities and their families to go out to eat and socialize with others, and an experience to help with ordering food, paying the bill and making change for the tip. Bring your money! We will meet at the restaurant at 6pm Plan to be picked up at the restaurant by 7:30p.m. You must call 336-883-3481 or 336-883-3477 by 12:00pm the day of each event if you plan to attend and to find out the location.

 

The Miracle League of High Point - ages 5-22
Friday & Saturday
April 8, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Fridays - 6p.m, 7pm; Saturdays - 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am  The Miracle League of High Point is a baseball program providing athletes with physical and/or intellectual disabilities the chance to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. Our belief is that "Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball." We have a specially equipped "Field of Dreams" adaptive baseball field that allows players utilizing wheelchairs and walkers the opportunity to move around the field without barriers. Please visit www.hpmiracleleague.org to check the schedule, volunteer, register a player, or sign up to coach. Games will be held through May 21. For more information, please contact Wendy Brosnan at 883-3483 or wendy.brosnan@highpointnc.gov, or email Brian at brian.coward@highpointnc.gov.

 

Variety Program for the Visually Impaired - ages 21+
Tuesday
February 23, 2016
March 8, 2016
March 22, 2016
6-8pm  Fee:Cost of event varies and is on your own
Deadline for enrollment: 12pm Thursday before each event date
A program for those who are visually impaired/legally blind. Activities include exercise, guest speakers, dinners, movies, trips and fellowship. Limited transportation is provided. For more information call 883-3477. 12/15 - Christmas dinner at High Point Elk's Lodge, 1/12 - Dinner at Golden Corral, 1/26 - Movie at Carmike 8, 2/9 - Games at Morehead Recreation Center, 2/23 - Dinner at Rancho, 3/8 - Dinner at Sanibel's, 3/22 - Trip to Putt-Putt Golf.

 

Zumba Class - ages 8+
Tuesday
February 23, 2016
March 8, 2016
March 22, 2016
10:30-11:30am  Fee:$3 per person/per class
Instructor: Sheila Martinez
This program is for people with disabilities to socialize while participating in a Zumba class. Class will be held at Deep River Recreation Center.

 

High Point Parks & Recreation Department
136 Northpoint Avenue • High Point, NC 27262 • (336) 883-3469 • Fax - (336) 883-8524

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