Therapeutic Programs

To register for programs please click: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/rockdale-county/catalog

 

 

A.S.P.I.R.E.

(All Special People Involved in Recreational Experiences) offers activities for persons with disabilities. For further information on programs, to be added to the mailing list of upcoming events, or to volunteer, contact Tom McPike, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator.

A Ready Reference for Families and Individuals with Disabilities

Contact:

Office:  770-278-7249
Email: tom.mcpike@rockdalecountyga.gov

Please register for activities as soon as possible to ensure getting into the class/event, and to avoid cancellation of class due to lack of attendees.

 

 

 

Bowling League

We had so much fun at our last Family Bowling Night, people wanted to form a recreational league. So come with a partner or be put on a two-person team that night. We’ll keep record of what team’s leading, the most improved team and other awards. We’ll have ramps for bowlers with physical limitations and orientation devices for blind/low vision bowlers. Come one, come all!
Date: Fridays, January 27, February 3, 10, 17
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: AMC lanes, 885 Flat Shoals Rd
Fee: $8 per night includes 2 games and shoes

Tuesday Super Swimmers Club

Come join us in getting fit and making new friends. Twice a month we’ll meet at Johnson Park indoor pool to exercise and play in the water. It is fitness and fun together with friends, with limited instruction and stroke refinement also.
Date:   Tuesdays, January 31, February 7, 21, March 7, 21
Time:   11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at Johnson Park Pool, 1781 Ebenezer Rd
Fee: Free, but must sign up

 

 

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus

Lions, Tigers and Dogs, Oh My! Time for the circus, watch dare devil antics of the acrobats, the fearless lion tamer, and of course the funny clowns. This is sure to be a night to remember. Dinner on your own at CNN food court.
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Location: Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Fee: TBA

Note: Dinner on your own at CNN food court before show (self-pay or bring sack lunch)

 

Girls Club

Come out to a fun and social time with other girls 13 and older with special needs.
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Fee: TBA

 

Masters Track and Field

Come join Masters Age participants, 22 years of age and older, as we work out. This activity will practice different running and field events leading to the Rockdale County track and field competition. Activity will emphasize individual development and recreational participation.
Date:  Thursdays, February 23-April 20
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: Free (Call 678-662-4444 or email cmr45@bellsouth.net for more information or to sign up)

 

Masters Swim Team Special Olympics

This group is open to individuals 22 years and older. We will train for Special Olympics meets and to qualify for the State Games.
Date:    Thursdays, February 23-May 11
Time:   5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location:   Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Fee:   Free, FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT COACH DARYL AT 678-779-9540, 770-922-2653, darylshadrix@att.net,

 

Cooking Class-Sandwich Wraps

Enjoy a tasty wrap for lunch or dinner. This class is designed to create simple nutritional meals. With guidance we will enable participants to become more independent in meal preparation and carry over what they’ve learned to their home
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center Art Room , 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $8

 

Craft Class

Use your imagination and creativity to enjoy an evening of making crafts. We have several crafts for you to pick out. You can do multiple crafts if you choose.
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center Art Room, 1781 Ebenezer Rd
Fee: $8

 

Girls Club

Participate with other girls 13 and older with special needs.Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer RoadFee: TBA

 

Dinner at a Local Restaurant

Enjoy local cuisine for dinner with new friends and seeing old ones.
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Rd
Fee: $15

 

Miracle League Baseball

Miracle league baseball provides opportunities for children with disabilities of all forms to play baseball, regardless of their abilities. It provides them the opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing our National pastime – baseball.
Dates: March 10 – April 29
Time: Friday evenings and Saturday morning games (schedule of game times depends on team)
Location: Miracle League Field located in Legion Field complex 1260 Main Street, Conyers
Fee: $50 includes coaching, insurance, jersey, hat, end of season party & awards

  • To register call 404-295-7232 or go to miracleleaguerockdale.com
  • Please register early to ensure player receives uniform for 1st game

 

Surprise Trip

It’s a surprise! We’ll take a trip somewhere special but we won’t know where we are going until we get there.
Date:   Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Location:    Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Fee:  $10

 

Friday Night Disco Dance

Looking for something fun to do? Come join us for our disco night where we will listen to popular dance music, and dance with friends, Be ready to participate in our Cha-Cha slide and learn some new dance moves. This will be an exceptional night so come prepared to have fun!!
Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center Large Meeting Room , 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $2

 

Atlanta Zoo Trip

Come join us in a fantastic trip to the Atlanta Zoo. We’ll enjoy seeing pandas, giraffes and more. We’ll even take some time to get up close and personal with a few friendlier animals.
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $3, includes one admission ticket and transportation.

 

Hobby Class

Let’s dig into spring together. Develop a new interest that you can continue at home!
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center Art Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $8

 

In House Movie Night and Dinner

Come join us for a very special in house movie night. We’ll enjoy the flick while eating deluxe tacos and fruit.Date:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center Art Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $8

 

Talent Show

Show off your hidden talent in front of friends. We’ll have a great time discovering our singers, comics, dancers and more. Read a poem, act out a scene, play an instrument or show some photography. Go for it!
Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center Large Meeting Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: Free but must sign up at 770-278-7529

 

 Crazy Bingo

We’ll have a great time trying to win fabulous prizes and being the first to yell “BINGO.” Everyone will bring at least one small prize from home. Therapeutic Recreation will provide a few special prizes. Any way you’re sure to have a good time and come home with something.
Date:  Friday, April 7, 2017
Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Recreation Center Large Meeting Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: You must bring one small “White Elephant” prize, value under $5. This can be something lying around your house, something you can make or cook

 

Teen Scene Summer Camp Registration

Don’t waste your summer watching re-runs of Gilligan’s Island! Here’s your chance to see old friends, socialize with new ones, learn new skills and savor the sunny days of summer! We’ll enjoy sports and games, swimming, music, dance, cooking, art, field trips and surprises planned by the group. For Teenagers ages 13-19 and 20-21 if still in school.
Dates:        Registration starts April 17th
Online registration starts April 17
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Walk in registrations starts on April 19
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Camp dates will be June 5th – 30th
Time:   Camp will be from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. every day
Location:    Govt. Annex Bldg. (Old Maxell Building), 1400 Parker Road, Conyers
Fee:   $120/week

 

 

Wheelchair Tennis

This class will develop and teach basic skills necessary to enjoy wheelchair tennis. Wheelchair tennis is the fastest growing adapted sport and for good reason – it’s a blast!! You can play at your neighborhood park or travel internationally for elite play. All you need is a racquet and balls and a desire to have a good time! Wheelchairs and racquets will be available for those who need them.
TWO CLASSES –
Day and Evening
Date: Mondays April 10 – May 15
Time: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: Rockdale Tennis Center
Fee: Free to Special Olympians, $10 others

Date: Tuesdays April 11 – May 2
Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location: Johnson Park tennis courts
Fee: Free to Special Olympians, $10 others

 

Girls Club 

Participate with other girls 13 and older with special needs.Date:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time:  6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Fee:  TBA

 

Breakfast Bunch-Betty’s Country Kitchen

Wake up Sleepy Heads! Join this club as we come together to share breakfast, talk about the day and enjoy some great food.
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $12

 

Camp Songs and S’mores

Enjoy a fun time around a campfire singing songs and making delicious s’mores.
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Pavilion, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $5

 

Drop In Party

Want to have a good time to start the weekend? Come in to play different games and hang out.
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center Large Meeting Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $5

 

Georgia Tech Men’s Tennis vs. North Carolina State

Catch some future professional players competing against North Carolina State. For sure there will be plenty of action as we cheer on Tech!
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1718 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $3

 

In House Movie

Come join us for a very special in house movie night at Johnson Park. We’ll enjoy popcorn and drinks.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center Large Meeting Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road
Fee: $3