SP- Altamonte Springs Special Needs Recreation

 The City of Altamonte Springs - Special Community Services and the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. provide social and recreational activities at a minimal cost to the mentally and physically challenged population, ages 13 and up in Altamonte Springs and surrounding communities.

July 2013 e-Reminders


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In This Issue
Swim Lessons
Summer Camp
Bowling Practices
Belly Dance
Belly Dance
Thank you to our Sponsors
Programs to Resume in Fall
 Monthly Highlights 


July 1: Bowling

July 3: Summer Camp

July 3: Red Hot & Boom

July 8: Bowling

July 8: Swim Registration - Session 4

July 10: Summer Camp

July 15: Bowling

July 15: Session 4 Swimming Starts

July 17: Summer Camp

July 22: Bowling

July 24: Summer Camp

July 24: Belly Dance

July 29: Bowling

July 29: Swim Registration - Session 5


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Contact Information
Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
F: 407-571-8809


Mail To:
  225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs Fl, 32701

Office Location:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Activity Locations:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

Westmonte Park
624 Bills Lane
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714

AMF Altamonte Lanes
280 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Lake Brantley South
1010 Sand Lake Road
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714


STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances, Bowling or Thursday Night Out

Altamonte Springs Recreation would like your feedback. If you took part in any STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances, Bowling or Thursday Night Outs during January-June, we hope that you will take a moment to complete this quick 10-question survey. Click Here for survey.



Ages 3-5, 6-18, and 18 and up

Special Needs Swim Lessons are geared toward individuals with special needs ages 3 and up. Sessions are designed to meet the needs of each individual by offering (8) 15-minute classes with 1:1 instruction (1 swimmer to 1 instructor). Classes are held M-Th for two weeks in a time slot between 6pm-6:45pm. Select your time slot when registering. Cost: $40/session for residents and $55/session for non-residents. Financial Assistance Available. Space is Limited.

Please click here for more information on our 2013 Session Dates. 

Register online at www.ASRecreation.org


2013 Swim Lessons              Registration Begins             Session Dates              
Evening Session 4                     July 8 at 9:00am              July 15 - July 25          
Evening Session 5                     July 29 at 9:00am            Aug 5 - Aug 15  


Scholarship requests must be made by July 23, 2013 by contacting Ranwa Nin El-khoury at 407-571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org 


4 weeks down, 4 to go 
 Camp is offered on Wednesdays for 8 weeks in June/July at Eastmonte Recreation Center. The camp includes swimming, crafts, field trips, guest speakers, games, and much more!


Thank you to the 30+ counselors who have committed to volunteering their time with us this summer! We were able to register 93 campers because of their willingness to serve.


 Each week campers review the day's schedule/expectations, practice their hand shake (which gets longer each time), engage in a meet'n'greet question and celebrate birthdays. During the month of June campers went bowling, participated in zumba, martial arts, ballroom dancing, took a field trip to the Science Center and learned from guests in our community including Park Rangers, Police, Fire and even Star Wars volunteers! 


Check out photos on our Facebook Page.


Files for registered campers:

2013 Summer Camp Schedule

2013 Summer Camp Medication Authorization Form    

Every Monday Excluding Holidays 
SP-BowlingPractice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, at the Altamonte AMF Lanes  from 3-5pm. Cost is $2 per game. Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet with participant's high score.
This months dates:
Monday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.
Special Olympics Eligibility
Altamonte Recreation Bowling is an approved site for Special Olympics Bowling or you can chose from 2 other sites. Find out more online:  http://specialolympicsseminolecounty.org/sports/bowling



Next practice is Wednesday, July 24, 2013

 Our Special Needs Belly Dancers & family members meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Eastmonte Park to exercise & prepare for performances from 6:30-7:30pm. Wear comfortable clothes or belly dance clothing. Coin belts are recommended and are available. Bring water. Cost:$15/season. Financial Assistance Available. Family members/guests dance free. 


July 26, 2013  -  August 12, 2013

Nin will be out of state July 26-July 31 and out of country August 1-12. 


For immediate assistance while gone, please contact:

Special Needs Programs- General
Daniel Yarborough, DYarborough@altamonte.org or 407-571-8806


Swim Lessons/Registration

Debbie Hines, DHines@altamonte.org or 407-571-8761 


Special Olympics Bowling

Sandy Clinebell, Sandy@SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org, 407-808-5432



Thank you for your support


Programs to Resume in Fall


Program resumes in Fall 2013

Themed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm.

Cost is $2 per participant and $1 per companion/family member/guest. Dances are usually held at Eastmonte Park, excluding our June pool party which is held at Westmonte Park.  Only drinks and light snacks will be served.

Prizes awarded for dance contest winners, costume contest winners & birthdays! If you have a group home or a large party, please call in advance and we will reserve your group a table(s).


The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club and Oviedo Parks and Recreation now offer dances on alternate evenings. Please click here for 2012-2013 schedule.  

"Saturday Time Out for Parents"

  STOP Trips take place one Saturday a month and are socially, physically and educationally beneficial field trips. Cost: $3 per person with lunch provided. Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Park. *Feel free to send souvenir money for trips.
To Sign Up: 
You must RSVP on the designated day a week prior to the trip by phone or email. Reservations are taken in the order received. Only one message is required. Space is limited. Please send your reservation to only: 407-571-8814 or
rrel-khoury@altamonte.org on the designated reservation day.



Next Trip(s): 


Program resumes in Fall 2013.


Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm

"Thursday Night Outs" are held on the 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month. They are designed to allow participants to get together and just have some fun! Events are held at Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments.   *Please let us know if you will be attending the cooking class. 



Program resumes in Fall 2013


The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of male and female cheerleaders with special needs who have been training and competing since 2005.


Program resumes in Fall 2013. Coaches Needed.


To check out videos of their competition routines, visit our Facebook Page.


Keep up with news, photos and more!

We have created a Facebook page for our special needs recreation programs. Find us and "like" us to see pictures, announcements and more.
Free Sports Training and Competition
Special Olympics Seminole County offers free sports training and competition in over 12 different sports. To learn more or sign up, visit www.SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org or CLICK HERE to sign up to receive their monthly newsletter.