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 [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

See below to learn more about All In programs that are running this season.

 

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2022 Program Offerings Currently Available or Coming Soon

The following programs are available and open for registration. Please note that we have suspended some of our programming due to COVID-19, but hope to expand our offerings later this year. If you have questions please contact us at [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

 

Adaptive Rock Climbing

Adaptive Rock Climbing will continue the first and third Monday of each month at Central Rock Hadley. The time of the program has changed from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will continue to be an hour and a half. To sign up, go to the following registration link. (You must sign up at least one week before a program.)

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Adaptive Martial Arts

October 18, 25
November 1, 8

5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. (kids class) and 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (teen and adult class)

85 Interstate Drive, West Springfield

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 [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

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Cycling

Info on cycling coming this spring.

 

Dance & Movement

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

Cost: $300 (includes program fees, a one-year membership to CHD’s All In, a small portion of studio fees, and a portion of costume fees and trophies)

This adaptive dance program has been tailored to meet the individual needs of people ages 4-22. The season is from September to June.

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 [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

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Sled Hockey

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA
Olympia Ice Center, West Springfield

Sled Hockey allows individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the popular winter sport. We also welcome those without a disability to participate. Sled Hockey follows the rules of regular “Stand Up ” hockey.
Teams:
  • Junior Team (ages 4-16)
  • Adult Recreation Team (ages 16+)
  • Competitive Travel Team: We have three different teams to meet the needs of various age groups and skill levels: (ages 16+ , tryouts required)
WHEN: Sunday evenings
WHERE: MassMutual Center, Springfield and/or Olympia Ice Rink, West Springfield
COST: Junior Team: $200, Adult Rec. and Travel Team: $300

For more information contact us at [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

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WNE Swim Program

October 24, 31
November 7, 14

All sessions are from 4:30p-5:30p.
Who: Anybody with a disability ages 4-17.  There will be a wide age range in the pool together.
Cost: $40 for All In Members (Use code Member for discount)
         $50 for non-members (To become a member or learn more about becoming a member and its benefits, email us at [email protected]).
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All Programs at CHD All In

Below is a list of programs we offer regularly. We have suspended some of our programming due to COVID-19, but hope to expand our offerings later this year.

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 [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

Cost per 4-week session:
$15 for members of All In
$25 for non-members

Open to all ages, plus family, and friends!

Temporarily Suspended

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 [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

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

Come relax and kayak with us this Summer at Holyoke Rows! This program is for kids and adults of all ability levels. If you need extra assistance we ask that you bring someone to help you get in and out of the kayak. Tandem and single kayaks available. Life jackets are provided. There is a steep paved hill to get to the water. Assistance will be available to those that need help in their personal wheelchair (or just need an arm to hold onto!). 

Holyoke Rows
25 Jones Ferry Road, Holyoke MA
Starting June 2022 and going until September 2022
$5 per program

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

Cost: $300 (includes program fees, a one-year membership to CHD’s All In, a small portion of studio fees, and a portion of costume fees and trophies)

This adaptive dance program has been tailored to meet the individual needs of people ages 4-22. The season is from September to June.

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 [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

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85 Interstate Drive, West Springfield

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA
Olympia Ice Center, West Springfield

Sled Hockey allows individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the popular winter sport. We also welcome those without a disability to participate. Sled Hockey follows the rules of regular “Stand Up ” hockey.
Teams:
  • Junior Team (ages 4-16)
  • Adult Recreation Team (ages 16+)
  • Competitive Travel Team: We have three different teams to meet the needs of various age groups and skill levels: (ages 16+ , tryouts required)
WHEN: Sunday evenings
WHERE: MassMutual Center, Springfield and/or Olympia Ice Rink, West Springfield
COST: Junior Team: $200, Adult Rec. and Travel Team: $300

For more information contact us at [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

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Temporarily Suspended

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
Together with the WNE OT Doctoral Program, we are offering a play-based therapeutic swim program. The program is geared toward kids ages 4-16 who have a disability. The students will work 1:1 with each swimmer and focus on their goals throughout the sessions.
Location: Western New England
Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center
Evergreen Road, Springfield
**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. Also, the program is not intended to be for swim lessons. For more information contact us at [email protected] or call 413-788-9695.

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 [email protected] or call 413-188-9695.

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