Mesa: Adaptive Program Participants Heading to Camp and the Lake

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People with developmental disabilities who participate in the Mesa Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program will be enjoying two fun outdoor events this month on the lake and at a day camp:

Adaptive Water Sports Day Friday, Aug. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saguaro Lake. Hosted by the City of Mesa, in collaboration with Arizona Adaptive Water Sports, 20 participants will get to experience water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing and tubing.

Camp Carley Saturday, Aug. 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fool Hollow Lake, near Show Low. Hosted by the City of Mesa and City of Chandler, participants will be fishing, hiking, kayaking, enjoying a picnic-style lunch and doing arts and crafts for a day.

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Mesa Adaptive Sports and Recreation offers sports and recreation opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities, ages six or older, living in or outside Mesa. The typical program takes place weekly for up to 12 weeks in a season. Adaptive programs include special interest classes; outdoor recreation; social clubs; Off-Broadway productions, in partnership with Mesa Public Schools; fashion shows and adaptive sports including bocce, soccer, water aerobics and Zumba. The training schedule for adaptive sport programs is based on the competition schedules as determined by Special Olympics Arizona.

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