Upcoming Recreation Therapy Events

Our Health and Wellness Clinics are for individuals with a spinal cord injury, C-6 or below, and other disabilities with similar physical function. These clinics provide the opportunity to become physically active and gain insight to achieving a well-balanced lifestyle. Sports and activities vary.

2022 Recreation Therapy Yearly Program Events

Online Programs

Shepherd Moves

Join Shepherd Center Recreation Therapist and Exercise Physiologist for a 6-week course that focuses on fitness and wellness education.

  • Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 6 to Oct. 13, 2022 (12 sessions)
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $30 (includes t-shirt, equipment, and video)

In-Person Programs

Birding Clinic

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, Georgia*
  • Cost: $30 (includes t-shirt, snacks, equipment usage, and more)

*Marta Mobility goes to and from Brook Run Park.

Tennis Clinic

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Cost: $30 (includes t-shirt, snacks, equipment usage, and more)

Kayaking Clinic

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Morgan Falls Overlook Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia
  • Cost: $30 (includes t-shirt, snacks, equipment usage, and more)

Special Events

Para-Tri Clinics

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 and Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Ed Isakson/Alpharetta YMCA (3655 Preston Ridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30005
  • Description: Saturday's class will feature hands-on experience in swimming, wheelchair racing, and handcycling. Sunday's clinic will feature a mini-tri.
  • Cost: $30 (includes t-shirt, snacks, equipment usage, and more)

Camp Twin Lakes Weekend

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 21 - Sunday, Oct.23, 2022
  • Time: Check-in starts at 5:00 p.m., and check-out is at 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Camp Twin Lakes Rutledge (1391 Keencheefoonee Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663)
  • Description: Join us for a weekend that features two leisure skill pathways. Pick from outdoor skills (kayaking, climbing, ziplining) OR horticulture skills (nature craft, birding, cooking with plants) for a weekend full of FUN!
  • Cost: Participant: $175. Caregiver: $155

*Spots are limited in both events, and registration is required.

Programs Coming Soon

Check back for more information and registration for our October 2022 online and in-person programs.

  • Tennis Clinic - Oct. 8, 2022 (in-person)
  • Para Tri Clinic - Oct. 15-16, 2022 (in-person)
  • Seated Tai Chi - Oct. 16, 2022 (online)
  • Camp Twin Lakes Weekend - Oct. 21-23, 2022 (in-person)

Registration

Registration is required for all events and opens 6-weeks prior to the start of the class or course. Each course requires a small fee of $30 and financial assistance is available.

All staff, volunteers, and participants will be required to follow our Covid-19 policy at the time of the event. If masks are required, they will be provided to all participants.

Register for a Recreation Therapy Event

Questions?

For more information or requests for special assistance, please contact Jenny DiLaura at 404-603-5173 or jenny.dilaura@shepherd.org.