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.

A Ready Reference for Families and Individuals with Disabilities

Contact:

Office:  770-278-7249

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.

 

 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

 

Tennis  For  All
This class is for individuals who want to have fun learning or getting better at playing tennis. Whether you want to be a skilled player or just hit the ball with friends, this group is for you!

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!! We will provide racquets and balls for those who need them; you provide the desire to have a good time! Wheelchairs will be available for those who need them.

TWO CLASSES – MORNING & EVENING (may sign up for either or both classes)

               Evening Class:
Date:   Mondays, May 1, 8, 15
Time:  5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location:  Rockdale Tennis Center, 1370 Parker Road, Conyers 30094
Fee:    Free to Special Olympians, $10 others

                Morning Class:
Date:       Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time:     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Tennis Courts, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee:    Free to Special Olympians, $10 others

 

Movement To Music
Movement to music will consist of warm up exercises to songs, and line dancing to exercise in a fun and exciting way.
Date: Wednesdays, May 3, 17, August 2, 16
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Johnson Park Aerobics Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: Free

 

Special  Olympics  Masters  Swim  Team
This group is open to individuals 22 years and older. We will train for Special Olympics meets and to qualify for the State Games. Recommended: ability to swim one length of the pool independently.
Date:   Thursdays, May 4, 11
Time:  5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee:   Free, for more information contact Coach Daryl 678-779-9540

 

Special  Olympics  Junior  Swim
This group is open to individuals 8 – 21 years. We will train for Special Olympics meets and to qualify for the State Games.
Date: Saturdays, May 6, 13 (contact Coach Angela 925-301-6257 for time)                                           Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17
Time:   5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location:   Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee:   Free

 

Friday  Night  Live  Disco  Dance
Looking for something fun to do? Come join us for our disco night where we will listen to popular dance music, dance with friends, and meet new friends. Be ready to participate in our Cha-Cha slide and learn some new dance moves. Come prepared to have fun!!
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time:  6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location:   Johnson Park Large Meeting Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $2

 

Strawberry  Picking 
Is there anything more delicious than fresh strawberries picked right from the field? Join us as we raid the 5 acre Southern Belle farm strawberry patch for the freshest, most succulent berries off the vine. You can eat while you pick.
Date:   Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time:    9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location:  Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $14, bring extra money if you want more than 1 bucket of berries, bring a sack lunch to enjoy after we pick strawberries

 

Dinner Trip – Five Guys Restaurant
Enjoy a great night out catching up and eating yummy food with friends.
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Fee: $15

 

Make It Take It Crafts
We’ll be crafting something to put in our homes tonight! Join us for a fun night of DIY monogram letters that we’ll decorate to hang up proudly.
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Art Room 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $7, you must register by Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm so we can have your monogram letter ready for the class

 

Movie Trip
We’re going to a local theater to take in a first run movie. Get out of the house and join your friends for a relaxing good time in the evening. Movie will be determined by majority.
Date:                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time:                 6:00 p.m.
Location:          Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $15 includes movie ticket, small popcorn and drink

 

 

 

iCAN Shine Bike Camp
The iCAN SHINE BIKE program is a safe, fun, proven method that teaches individuals 8 and older with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently. The camp is 5 consecutive days for 75 minutes per day. Information about the Bike Camp can be found at www.icanshine.org/conyers-ga. Hosted by Rockdale County Autism Support Group.
Date:   Monday – Friday, June 19-23, Orientation for parents/volunteers Sunday June 18
Time:   Different time slots available upon sign up
Location:    Memorial Middle School, 3205 Underwood Road, Conyers 30094
Fee:   $150 registration fee
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP CONTACT:ESTHER MACLIN 770-633-5007,icanbikerockdale@gmail.com

 

Special Olympic Softball Registration Night
We will be holding a softball registration night for all those interested in playing Special Olympics Softball and being considered for the State Games. It is very important that you show up to this meeting. We will be checking forms for the upcoming Fall State Games. If you would like to take care of these forms ahead of the meeting or cannot attend the meeting please contact Taushima.Nixon@rockdalecountyga.gov.
Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Art Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: Free

 

Girls Club Career Institute – Manicures & Lunch
Come out to a fun and social time with other girls 13 and older with special needs to get manicures and have a delicious lunch.
Date:   Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time:  11:00 a.m.
Location:  Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee:   TBA

 

Special Olympics Masters Softball
This is Softball for All! Everybody plays and has fun. We are looking for 15 year old to adult age players for our summer softball team. We will have regular practices, home and away games and compete in the Fall State Games and other tournaments!
Date: Wednesdays, July 12-26, August 2-30Saturdays, September 9-October 15
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Location: Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: Free
*sign up at 770-278-7249 or Johnson Park or visit us online @ https://secure.rec1.com/GA/rockdale-county/catalog

 

Special Olympics Masters Bowling
For individuals 22 years of age and older.Come enjoy air-conditioned bowling with other adults with disabilities. We’ll help you get the hang of it while you try to be the King or Queen Bowler. Ramps and other adapted equipment will help you maximize your fun and bowling score!
Date: Thursdays, July 6 – TBA
Time:  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:  AMF Lanes, 885 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: Free, to sign up call Coach Cathy at 678-662-4444

 

Stone Mountain Laser Show Trip
Let’s go enjoy the spectacular laser show at Stone Mountain Park. First we’ll picnic and enjoy our sack dinners. Then we’ll sit and enjoy the show featuring awesome laser effects, flame cannons and a firework ending.
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $3 includes transportation and parking.
*We will be picnicking on the lawn so bring a sack dinner and blanket

 

Make It Take It Crafts
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. (Bring in different magazines and photos for collage making.)
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Art Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $5

 

Thursday  Thunder  Car  Racing
The door-to-door excitement of short track racing greets fans with Legends, Bandolero and Buzz Car racing on the 1/4-Mile “Thunder Ring,” at the Atlanta Motor Speedway! But the racing is only part of the fun and excitement at Atlanta Motor Speedway. On the concourse, there will be weekly themes and contests, exciting intermission activities, merchandise, and ticket giveaways.
Date:  Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location: Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $9 for adults, includes transportation, parking and admission
$6 for children (ages 6-11), includes transportation, parking and admission

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, dance with friends, and meet new friends. Be ready to participate in our Cha-Cha slide and learn some new dance moves. Come prepared to have fun!!
Date:  Friday, July 28, 2017
Time:  6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Large Meeting Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee:  $2, payable at the door

 

Lunch And Movie Trip
We will go to a local theater to take in a new movie. We will be going to Chipotle for lunch before our movie.
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $17

 

Old Fashioned Family Picnic
Join us for a fun evening spent outside enjoying the good ole days. We’ll enjoy food over the grill, ice cream and lots of games to pass the night away.
Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 p,m.-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $9

 

Art Camp
We are introducing a new art program for our participants! We will be partnering with some gifted local artists who will be helping you to create some moving and inspiring pieces to place in your home.
Date: Saturday, August 5 & 19
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Art Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $10 per class

 

Crazy Bingo
We’ll have a great time trying to win the fabulous prizes and being the first to yell “BINGO”. Everyone will bring 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.
PLEASE NOTE: You must bring one small “White Elephant” prize, value under $5
Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park Art Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: Free

 

Masters  Bocce  For  Individuals  22  And  Older
Bocce has been played for centuries but is new to Rockdale County. Bocce requires a minimum of physical ability but a maximum of strategy, teamwork and fun. It’s also an excellent way of meeting other adults with similar interests.
Date:  Thursdays, August 31 – TBA
Time:  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:  Bocce Courts at Softball fields Johnson Park 1781 Ebenezer Rd, Conyers 30094
Fee:  Free, but must register at Coach Cathy at 678-662-4444

 

Carnival Night
Step right up Ladies and Gentleman! The ringmaster will lead you through an amazing night of games, prizes, activities and more!
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Gymnasium 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $9

 

Luau Party
Let’s celebrate the grand Hawaiian tradition with a luau! This luau will be in celebration of the summer months and all the fun that comes with them. We’ll learn about the original Hawaiian luau’s, eat some great snack food and relish some entertaining activities.
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location:        Johnson Park Art Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $10

 

Dazzling Drop In
Games, music & Arts and Crafts! We will have stations set up with activities to choose from. You can choose several crafts or maybe hang around the card table with friends. There will be music and lots of fun. Come see what surprises we have for you!
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Johnson Park Art Room, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers 30094
Fee: $5