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Our Upcoming Events
Inclusion Center Summer Programs
Get Involved, Get Active, Come Play with Us!
Youth Summer Programs
Elementary school kids love our mainstream RCEB vendored program at Dimond Recreation Center. Contact Inclusion Services for other neighborhood options. Summer programs starts Monday, June 16th through Friday, August 22nd.
Teens with and without special needs receive leadership training, gain independence, and play the OPR way with supports supplied by this RCEB vendored program at the Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center. Summer programs starts Monday, June 16th through Friday, August 22nd.
Saturday Dance events at Studio One offers teens an opportunity to socialize, meet new people, and get their groove on (dates and times to be announced!)
First Fridays for Families
The Inclusion Center sponsors First Friday events in the summertime at two locations:
Tassafaronga Recreation Center in East Oakland and Willie Keyes Recreation Center in West Oakland.
Join us on the following dates and times at one of these centers:
Friday, June 6: Kids' Carnival - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Friday, July 11: Wet n' Wild - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Friday, August 1: Backyard BBQ - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Contact Oakland Parks and Recreation Inclusion Services: Phone: 510-615-5980 TTY/VRS: 510-394-1855 Email: email@example.com
Adaptive Sports for Youth, Adults, and Seniors
Our sports programs compete in Special Olympics events!
Golf at Lake Chabot Golf Course for ages 11 and up. Softball at Montclair Recreation Center for ages 7 and up.
Adaptive Golf at Lake Chabot Golf Course:
Mondays June 16th-Aug 25th
Golf Tournament TBA
Adaptive Softball at Montclair
Wednesdays June 18th-Aug 27th
Softball Championship is August 16th and 17th in Walnut Creek
ADA Inclusion Center
ARROYO VIEJO RECREATION CENTER
7701 KRAUSE AVENUE, OAKLAND, CA 94605
PH: (510) 615-5980
School is in hours: M-F 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (unless otherwise noted)
School is out hours: M-F* 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Adaptive Golf at Lake Chabot Golf Course (summer): 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Adaptive Softball at Montclair Recreation Center (summer): 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Teen Inclusion Dances: every 2 months at Studio One Art Center. Please contact us for more information.
We also provide citywide accommodations and services. Please contact us for more information.
YOUTH INCLUSION DAY CAMP
This is the ideal camp for youth with or without special needs who would benefit from a summer experience lead by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Make new friends and play in a safe and welcoming environment! Enjoy cooking, computers, games, art and crafts, sports, and weekly field trips. Due to the specialized nature of this program spaces are limited so sign up today!
The Inclusion Center provides an environment where people have an opportunity to shine regardless of their ability or disability. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of acceptance so that individuals with special needs acquire the confidence and skills to exercise their option to access mainstream programs and services. A component of our service is to include and educate people without disabilities so they may gain the benefit of knowing how to interact with their peers regardless of functioning level.
We offer homework assistance, recreation, and other developmental activities in an asset-rich, safe, and accessible environment for children and teens. Our preschool age parent-child playgroups (in 5 locations) are great place for children to socialize and attain developmental benchmarks. In addition to on-site programming, the Inclusion Center serves as a resource for people with special needs to access city-wide programs.
*We are closed during some holidays. Please contact the Inclusion Center for details.
The Inclusion Center is self sustaining through the support of Oakland Fund for Children and Youth and contracts for services.
ADA INCLUSION STATEMENT: The City of Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) is fully committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make accommodation requests at least 10 days prior to an event. Direct all inquiries concerning program and disability accommodation to the OPR Inclusive Recreation Coordinator at (510) 615-5980 or firstname.lastname@example.org. VRS callers please dial (510) 615-5883.