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The district provides recreation for people of all abilities. We provide a wide variety of program options that offer opportunities for our participants to engage in activities that promote socialization, skill development, and physical activity.

Adult Programs & 2018 Registration

Image of a Therapeutic Recreation Swim Program at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center.Ages: 18 & up: These programs are taught varying times throughout the year.

SUMMER 2018 ADULT TR REGISTRATION : In an effort to make the registration process accessible to everyone, BPRD-TR is using this survey (click here) to increase the likelihood that many of you will be selected to enroll in several of your top choices for Winter/Spring programs. The survey will be open from August 7 to August 27, 2018. You will be notified by September 1 of your classes and arrangements for payment must be received by September 5, or your spot will be forfeited. After September 10, any unfilled classes will be open for anyone to register.

If at any time you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, listed below.

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Adult Skill Development Programs

Physical Activity: Fitness, Water Sports, Yoga and Zumba

Arts & Crafts: Crafts, Painting,Pottery, Watercolor & more.

Cooking: Weekly baking and cooking classes

Social Skills Development Programs: Community Outings, Dancing and Social Clubs

Trips: Spring Trips, Summer Campouts, Oregon Coast Trip & more

Check out or download our current recreation guide, The Playbook, for current offerings, times, fees and locations.

Youth and Teen Programs

Image of a young lady rock climbing with a Therapeutic Recreation program.Kids Adventure Camp

Kids, save the cartoons for later, and come join us for exciting activities in and around Bend. Activities may include, sledding, skating, adapted biking, bowling, arts & crafts, and games. This year-round program is available to kids with disabilities and their siblings/friends!

GRO (Growth Through Opportunities):  Ages 6 – 12

This is a 4-week summer program for kids with disabilities. The program meets twice a week and kids will enjoy visiting various places around Central Oregon. Activities may include swimming in local lakes and parks, rafting, games, and crafts.

EXCEL:  Ages 13 – 21

Pack your sunscreen, swimsuit, and hiking shoes and prepare for an afternoon of swimming, boating, hiking, and visiting the sites of Central Oregon. This is a 4-week summer program for teens with disabilities.

Teen Skill Development Programs | Ages: 14 & up

Ages: 14 & up: These programs are taught varying times throughout the year and are offered through the therapeutic recreation department.

Physical Activity: Sports Spectacular, Zumba, Water Sports

Arts & Crafts: Pottery, Painting, Watercolor, Crafts & more.

Cooking: Weekly cooking and baking classes.

Visit our Register page or download the Recreation Guide at the link above for days, times, fees and locations.

View Current Teen Activities

Adaptive Sports Programs

Image of an adaptive sport, wheelchair tennis, class participant.BPRD strives to provide life-enhancing recreation opportunities for people with physical disabilities and their families. The adaptive sports and recreation program offers clinics focusing on skill development, and sports programs that promote physical activity and group camaraderie.

Sports Programs:

  • Adaptive Sports Night
  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Adaptive Snow-skiing

View Current Adapted Sports Activities

Accessible Places for Play

Discover a few of our staff and patrons’ favorite opportunities for accessible play. BPRD strives to make parks, trail and facility amenities safe and accessible for everyone.


For more information on this program area, contact:

Cheryl Kelley
Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator
Kristen Stone
Therapeutic Recreation Assistant
Image of a Therapeutic Recreation Swim Program at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center.