136 Northpoint Avenue (get directions)
(336) 883-3481 or (336) 883-3477
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The Special Populations section of the Recreation Division 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 disabilities 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, Power Lifting, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball. 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.
AWARD WINNING PROGRAM
The Miracle League Program was presented an award at the North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association's annual conference in Raleigh, NC on November 15, 2010. William Covington and Sherry Paul accepted the "Innovative Program Award" on behalf of our department.
There were 14 programs nominated by Parks & Recreation departments across the state and a committee selected The Miracle League Program as the statewide winner.
|Beepball for the Visually Impaired - Practice
Instructor: Cookie Jones-Peele
This program is for people with visual impairments to play an adapted softball game. Practice will be held at Morehead Recreation Center through June 28. Participants will travel to different cities to compete.
|Breakfast Club for the Visually Impaired
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! Please call 883-3477 for more information. Schedule is as follows: May 20 - Tom's Place; June 3 - Golden B.
Fee:$35.00/resident; $50.00/non-resident - per weekly session
Deadline for enrollment: 2 weeks before session begins
Summer day camp for ages 6 and older of all disabilities. There will be arts & crafts, swimming, outdoor recreation and field trips. Lunch and one snack will be provided. Session dates: Elementary: July 15-19, July 22-26; Middle/High School: June 24-28, July 8-12; Adult: June 10-14, June 17-21, July 29-August 2. Camp Ann is located at High Point City Lake Park.
|Cookout and Swim Party
June 19, 2013
July 10, 2013
August 7, 2013
For people with and without disabilities. The cookout begins at 5:30p.m., swimming begins at 6:30p.m. Event will be held at High Point City Lake Park.
|Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Aquatics Practice
Mondays & Wednesdays
Training for Special Olympics athletes interested in aquatics. Must attend practices and qualifier to be eligible to advance to state competition. Practice will be held at the Central Family YMCA, 150 West Hartley Drive, through May 29. Please call 883-3481 or 883-3477 for more information.
|Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Car Wash
June 8, 2013
This is our primary fundraiser for the year. Come out and support our local program by having your car washed or by volunteering. Donations will be accepted for the car wash. Join us at Deep River Friends Meeting, 5300 West Wendover Avenue.
|Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Committee Meeting
June 26, 2013
July 24, 2013
This committee of volunteers, coaches, and athletes will help make decisions involving the business of Special Olympics High Point. We are always looking for new members. If you are interested in becoming part of this committee, please call Brian Coward at 883-3481. Committee meets at the Parks & Recreation Administration Office located at 136 Northpoint Avenue, High Point.
|Special Olympics Guilford/High Point Softball Practice
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Training for Special Olympics athletes interested in softball. Must attend practices and a qualifier 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 through May 30 at Cedrow Park.
|Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games
May 31, 2013 - June 2, 2013
This is a statewide competition for Special Olympics athletes who qualify for state level competition in softball and aquatics. Games will be held at North Carolina State University and the surrounding area.
|Special Populations Recreation Fun Night
June 6, 2013
June 13, 2013
June 20, 2013
June 27, 2013
July 11, 2013
July 18, 2013
July 25, 2013
A recreational program for those with disabilities, their families and friends to be able to participate in a variety of sports and leisure activities. Kickball, water aerobics, basketball, corn hole, and other sports will be played. Program will be held at High Point City Lake Park. For more information, call 883-3477.
|Super Social Supper Club
June 26, 2013
July 24, 2013
Fee:Cost of Meal + Tip
A program for people with disabilities and their families to go out to eat and socialize with others; 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 6:15p.m. Plan to be picked up at the restaurant by 8p.m. You must call 883-3481 or 883-3477 by 12:00pm the day of each event if you plan to attend and to find out the location.
|Variety Program for the Visually Impaired
Fee:Cost of event
Deadline for enrollment: 3pm the day before the program
This program is for adults who are visually impaired or legally blind. Activities include exercise, guest speakers, dinners, movies, trips and fellowship. Limited transportation is provided. For more information call 883-3477. May 14 - Dinner at TGI Fridays; May 28 - Visit to WS Industries of the Blind; June 11 - Cookout at Washington Terrace Park; June 25 - Winston-Salem Dash Game; July 9 - Dinner at Chili's; July 23 - Trip to High Point City Lake Park.