The Monon Community Center in Carmel, Indiana takes the “community” part of its name seriously. The host of adaptive programs offered for people with special needs is evidence of that, as is the fact that the Monon Center employs an Inclusion Supervisor. The list of available adaptive programs fills 5 pages of the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Summer Escape Guide. Adaptive programs at the Monon Center range from social opportunities for teens:
- Teen Night Out, a weekly Friday night gathering for kids ages 13-17. Activities include swimming, gym games and board games.
- Girls Night Out, which will take place on July 19, will be filled with make-up lessons, facials, painting nails and plenty of girl talk.
- Karaoke Night, this monthly event combines music, laughter and that teen favorite — pizza!
- Summer Luau, coming soon on June 7. Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and towel.
- Adaptive FlowRider. This weekly summer event allows people with special needs time to improve their skills catching waves on the Monon Center’s popular FlowRider wave ride.
- Biking Club uses the paths and trails surrounding the Monon Center to allow club members to increase their endurance and cycling skills. BYO bike and helmet.
- Young Athletes, for ages 2-7, prepares participants to compete in the Special Olympics
- Adaptive Yoga, which allows parents to participate alongside their child
Participants in the Adaptive Programs do not have to be members of the Monon Community Center. Fees for activities range from free to $35. Private recreational therapy and music therapy are available in a 1:1 setting and are priced higher accordingly.