Recreation Resources

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Of Puget Sound           

Connects children ages 6-14 from single parent families with a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Phone: (206)763-9060

C.A.S.T. for Kids Programs
Children with disabilities take part in fishing activities. Locations throughout Washington State Receive a rod, reel, tackle box, t-shirt and hat to keep.
Phone: (425) 251-3214

Camp Prime Time
Provides families an opportunity to participate in an outdoor wilderness experience with their children who have disabilities or a serious illness. Families can enjoy themselves (without financial burden) in a supportive atmosphere.
Phone: (509) 248-2854

Coalition for Inclusive Communities
A group of individuals committed to promoting more inclusive recreation and leisure opportunities in Snohomish County.
Phone: (425)388-7320

Footloose Sailing Association
The Northwest’s premiere sailing program for people of all disabilities. Dedicated to bringing independence on the water and competence in the sport of sailing to our disabled members.
Phone: 206-382-2680

Friendship Adventures
Provides recreational, educational and leisure opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities in King County
Phone: (360) 668-3840

Issaquah Specialized Recreation

Issaquah Specialized Recreation offers specialized programs for those with developmental disabilities. Activities include bowling and pizza, community club, chorus, dances, drama club, Saturday social club, holiday celebrations, and Thursday Supper Club. Specialized recreation staff provides leadership to the programs but they are unable to provide attendant care. Personal attendants can participate in programs free of charge when helping participants that need one-on-one assistance.

Little Bit Riders
Provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults. Located in Woodinville.
Phone: (425) 882-1554

National Parks and Federation Lands Access Pass
Provides free passes to United States citizens or permanent residents with disabilities to National parks and Federation Lands.

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc.
Learn horseback riding (for people with and without disabilities). Find therapeutic riding centers located throughout Washington State.
Phone: 1-800-369-7433

Northwest Special Families
Parent-led community of families with children with special needs. We offer social opportunities for children and families in the King County metro area. NSF hosts a variety of programs designed for children with special needs and their families.

Outdoors For All
Provides recreational programs for individuals with disabilities including; cycling, fishing, hiking, river rafting, water and snow skiing, in line skating and more.
Phone: (206) 838-6030

Redmond Parks and Recreation
Provides many opportunities to participate in a variety of recreation and leisure activities. Request accommodations as needed.

Seattle Adaptive Sports
Find out about recreation for children ages 7 to 21 who have physical disabilities. Find sports programs throughout the Northwest.
Phone: (206) 726-3984

Seattle’s Children Museum
Museum opens their doors early on several Saturdays throughout the year with our lights dimmed and minimal sounds for those who benefit from a quieter environment.
Phone: (206) 441-1768

Sensory Friendlly Films( AMC Theatres and Autism Society)
The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!

Special Arts Sammamish
Promotion and facilitation of public art in the community for those with disabilities and special needs. Free events held throughout the year with activities ranging from art – clay – music – painting – theatre – weaving. Brought to you by Special Arts  Commission Sammamish
For more information on the next event please contact : Lin Garretson, Sammamish Arts Commissioner

Special Olympics
Sports and training for athletes with disabilities.
Phone: 206-362-4949

Theater of Possibility
TOP serves children, youth and adults who are interested in using theater to explore and express themselves more fully and authentically. We welcome students who are quirky, spirited or shy, or who may have Asperger’s, autism, ADHD, or other learning differences. TOP promotes an atmosphere of inclusion and respect for each person’s unique gifts.

Washington Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Program
The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) is a program for players 4 years of age and older who have developmental and/or physical disabilities. TOPSoccer creates an opportunity for kids with disabilities to be part of the soccer community, where they grow emotionally and physically and where their families, coaches and buddies connect to share in the joy of playing soccer.

Volunteers of America Travel Trip Program Washington
A travel program for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Phone: 360-793-0646

Washington State Accessible Outdoor Recreation Guide
Developed in partnership with State Parks, Department of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife and the US Forest Service Olympic National Park to provide information about accessible outdoor recreation.
Phone: 360-902-8844
Phone: 888-226-7688


The most comprehensive guide to special needs and disabilities summer camps can be found at the Seattle Children’s website for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Extensive Directory covers camps for physical disabilities, behavior disorders, learning and developmental disabilities, specific medical conditions and children who have lost a love one.
Phone: 866-987-2500

Highland Community Center Summer Day Camp – Bellevue
The Highland Community Center provides programs that give individuals with disabilities opportunities for recreation, socialization, and learning. The programs help individuals participate more successfully in the community. The center also offers a wide array of recreation, sports, fitness, cultural arts and social programs.
Phone: (425) 452-7686

M-Bar-C Ranch – Freeland
M-Bar-C promotes old-fashioned fun through western adventure. The ranch provides a safe and enriching environment where everyone, despite physical or mental limitations, has the opportunity to enjoy being a kid for a day. Visits to the Ranch are free!
Phone: (360) 331- 6019
Link to Schedule:


Outdoors for All Day Camp – Seattle and Issaquah
Outdoors for All Day Camps provide an active camp environment for children with and without disabilities ages 5 – 21. The camp strives to build each camper’s social development, self-confidence and motor skills by accommodating the needs of each camper. The camps are designed to provide a welcoming, fun and nurturing environment; activities are structured as “challenge by choice”, allowing for a wide variety of abilities, fitness and fun!
Phone: (206) 838-6030

UW Autism Center Summer Day Camp – Seattle
The University of Washington Autism Center Summer Day Camp is designed for 6-12 year olds with Aspergers disorder and related disabilities. Campers have the opportunity to develop friendships and learn important social interaction skills. The camp will provide fun activities and field trips around the Seattle area including hiking, bowling, and swimming.
Camp Director, Ben Aaronson. Email:
Phone: (206) 221-6806




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