All In Programs & Activities

Look below to find activities for disabled adults, teens, and children in Western MA.

Here are some of the exciting Adaptive Sports and Recreation Activities that we offer throughout the year. From adaptive CrossFit, swimming, rock climbing, sled hockey and more, there are plenty of opportunities to pursue your passion or try something completely new.

Please note that some programs may not be currently running due to COVID-19. If you have questions please contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

 

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Programs at CHD All In

Catch CrossFit at N.E.X.T Fitness
470 Shoemaker Ln, Agawam, MA

Adaptive CrossFit is geared towards those with physical impairments. Learn ways to strengthen your body along with pushing your personal limitations. Open to anybody with a physical disability.  The kids program is for ages 8-15, and the adult program is for ages 16 and up.

For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

West Springfield Fish & Game Club
329 Garden St, Feeding Hills, MA

This program is offered together with Adapt Outdoors!  Fishing poles and bait will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own equipment as well. Food may be offered sporadically. You must register ahead of time, so we’ll have an accurate head count. For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

Per four-week session: $20 for members, $30 for non-members.
Open to all ages, plus family, and friends!

168 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Phone: 413-525-7198 bowling lanes
Cost: $2.75 per game (NEW fee)

This adaptive bowling opportunity has several bowling ramps and balls with no holes to use on the ramps. Volunteers assist by retrieving balls if participants are unable to lift them from the ball return themselves. We have access to lightweight balls for those who are ambulatory and want to play. Staff members are trained to help with visually impaired athletes as well. Bowling takes place year-round. Open to children and adults. For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

*Bowling is not staffed by CHD All In. It is open to anyone that wants to go.

Ohana School of Performing Arts, 41 Sheridan St., Chicopee, MA

Cost: $265 (includes program, DR membership, costume, trophies)

This adaptive dance program has been tailored to meet the individual needs of people ages 4-22 who are confronting various challenges.

It works to create an open environment in which every child or young adult can participate regardless of ability, and it integrates various components that may not be seen in a traditional dance or movement program. We participate in a variety of performances throughout the year with our partner studio. For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

Center for Martial Arts & Fitness, 22 Center St, Chicopee, MA.

Regardless of a physical or intellectual disability, marital arts is a great way to get exercise while building strength, improving coordination, flexibility, and making new friends! Some upper arm strength is required, as is some mobility in arms or legs. Open to individuals ages 4 and up that have a physical disability, developmental disability, and/or visual impairment. Master Ken teaches about respect, focus, and coordination. He focuses on board breaking and learning the repetitive martial art movements. After each session, participants earn the next level belt or a piece of tape that gets them closer to the next belt!

For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

Central Rock Gym, 165 Russell St., Hadley, MA

Climb to new heights with this fun adaptive program for beginners and advanced climbers alike. The program is open to anyone 4 years old and over and does require some upper body strength.

For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA
Olympia Ice Center, West Springfield

Sled hockey is an exciting ice sport that allows individuals with physical disabilities to enjoy the great sport of hockey. It is very similar to “stand-up hockey” in terms of concept and rules. The main difference is that instead of standing up to skate, participants sit on their skates using an adaptive device known as a sled, which is affixed with two skate blades, and use two shortened hockey sticks with a blade on one end and a pick  on the other to propel themselves across the ice.

Anyone with a disability that would prevent them from participating in “stand-up hockey” is a candidate for sled hockey. It is a sport that allows players with mobility limitations & lower limb mobility impairments to play, and requires upper-body strength, balance, and the ability to handle the puck. There are three teams available:

Junior Sled Hockey Team (ages 4-17)
Adult Recreation Team (ages 17 and up)
Adult Competitive Travel Team (ages 17 and up; tryouts required)

For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

Western New England University, Alumni Healthful Living Center, Evergreen Road, Springfield

Together with Western New England University Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, we are offering two different play-based therapeutic pool programs. Students volunteer their time to work 1:1 with our participants. One for kids and adults with disabilities and another specifically for kids with autism. As this is also a student run program, swimmers are expected to attend all of the sessions.

**Please note that the University’s pool is not a therapeutic pool. Flotation devices are provided if necessary. Participant must be continent or wear protective swimwear. For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

Springfield College students in the adaptive PE program work 1:1 with the swimmers.  This program is designed to also help SC students gain a better understanding of different abilities and is not intended to be swim lessons.

For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-788-9695.

All members of All In are welcome to participate in social activities and meet some new people. We try to go out to dinner somewhere affordable and accessible and choose restaurants on the PVTA bus line. Participants pay on their own. We also have movie theater outings, card games and pizza, etc. Periodically, we pull together a like-minded group of participants for regular meetings for several weeks, such as the Young Adult Program.

Some past activities include:

  • Field Trips
  • Social Nights
  • Holiday Parties
  • Disc Golf
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Bingo
  • Picnics and BBQs

Snow and water skiing takes place through the Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers (LOF) organization for participants of all abilities. The water-skiing program is held in Sandy Hook, CT a few times a year in the warmer months. The winter skiing takes place during the week a few times in the winter on Mount Southington in CT.  The programs include mono-skiing, bi-skiing, sit skiing, blind skiing, 3-track skiing (winter), and 4-track skiing (winter). All adaptive equipment is available, but pre-registration is required.

For more information contact us at AllIn@CHD.org or call 413-188-9695.

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