Adaptive Programs

Offering recreation activities specially designed for children and teens who have a disability and/or special needs. Our programs assist people in developing ways that enhance their health, well-being, and independence.

Adaptive programs offer youth of all abilities the opportunity to develop social skills and learn the rules of game play. Siblings and friends (ages 5-13) are welcome to register and participate. Non-competitive fun recreation programs are adapted to the ability of the player. Parents, older siblings, and volunteers are always welcome. No programs during inclement weather. Volunteers over the age of 18 must complete the county coaches’ background form. Programs run 10 weeks, weather permitting. For individual accommodation needs, if you are a new participant, or for additional program content information, please contact Ryan Stewart before registering.

Supervision: 1:3 ratio unless otherwise noted. Nurse is not available during the school year programs for medication administration or medical protocols.     
Peer coaches for all programs are encouraged to volunteer. All volunteers over the age of 18 are subject to a criminal background check. Ccontact Ryan Stewart at (410) 222-7313 or by e-mail to for additional information.

View the program guide or the online registration system for program descriptions, times and fees.

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ActiveNet Account Instructions

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is committed to serving county residents and visitors with disabilities. In compliance with the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disability Act, our commitment is to ensure accessible facilities, programs and services. Anyone needing special accommodations should contact Ryan Stewart at (410) 222-7313 or by e-mail to at least 7 days prior to the event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.

Group of Children at Summer Camp

Summer Program Guide

Enjoy Summer in the Parks! As our best season, we offer a variety of programs and events from swimming at our aquatic centers to our fitness classes to outdoor hikes, park programs, and our plethora of summer camps….this guide provides opportunities for ALL!! Registration opens Monday, May, 6, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.