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Summer Opportunities in our Community

The Nashville Dolphins offers swimming programs for special needs individuals of all ages and abilities at no cost. These programs are for children and adults who are not capable of being integrated into an able-bodied program (a form signed by a doctor is required).

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Move is an inclusive dance studio for individuals of all abilities to learn life skills through movement and music. Move offers classes year-round for kids and teens both in-person and virtually.

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Flip for Function offers adaptive gymnastic classes for kids and teens. They offer 1 on 1 classes, group classes, and strengthening classes. Flip for Function also offers free classes monthly if you want to experience the class before committing.

  • Camp runs May 29 - August 4

  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Located at We Rock the Spectrum - Franklin

  • What to expect: Flip for Function provides gymnastics while incorporating core strengthening, balance, body awareness, motor coordination, self-regulation, obstacle course, group games, and confidence building

Scan the QR code to sign up on their website.

Summer Camps

  • May 30 - August 3

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (extended hours offered)

  • 9 months - 12 years

  • Specially Themed Weeks

    • Water Week*​

    • Ninja Week*

    • Movie Magic Week

    • Gymnastics Week

    • Carnival Week*

    • USA Week

    • Talent Week

*Theme weeks that occur twice throughout the summer

Most camps are half day (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for children 4-8 years of age.

Animal Adventures is being offered again July 24-28.

Tri My Best
Triathlon

Saturday, June 17th

Tri My Best Triathlon at Opryland

 

Sunday, July 16th: Tri My Best Triathlon

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

 

Sunday, September 10th: Tri My Best Triathlon 

Brentwood Indoor Sports Complex

Children who participate in all three races will be awarded a special “Three Race Athlete” medal at the conclusion of the September race. The Tri My Best Triathlon at Opryland will remain our signature event and will serve as a fundraiser to support the remaining races as well as many adaptive fitness programs throughout the year. Details are as follows.

WHEN
Saturday, June 17th at 9:00 a.m.

 

WHERE
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

ABLE Youth is the only organization of its kind, located in Nashville, Tennessee, to provide opportunities for youth who use wheelchairs in learning independence, skills and sports. Above all else, we strive for our participants to learn the importance of complete independence in all activities of daily living, which in turn, leads to self-esteem, motivation and a desire to excel. The children are taught The ABLE Way – to Adapt, Believe, Love and Enjoy life.

 

Super Sports Saturdays, held once a month at the Williamson County Recreation Center, is the cornerstone of ABLE Youth. Our youngest preschool Tiny Tots start with learning wheelchair mobility, transfers, how to dress, bathe and perform other self-care routines. Older children are introduced to advanced chair skills, problem-solving skills as it pertains to independent living, and driving a car with hand controls.

 

Super Sports Saturdays also introduces children to sports, such as basketball, tennis, rugby and wheelchair racing. Not all of our participants are full-time wheelchair users, but all have lower limb disabilities that make instruction in independence skills beneficial and effect their participation in community sports leagues.

Buddy Ball is a year-round, non-profit special needs athletic league. We strive to provide non-competitive sports and special events to individuals who have physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to give them an opportunity to play sports, regardless of their disabilities. There is a long list of sports that are part of the Buddy Ball program including bowling, street hockey, basketball, bowling, soccer, baseball and flag football. The nature of these activities teaches teamwork, promotes self-esteem, turn-taking, physical fitness, and social skills. The league also strengthens support networks for our athletes and their families.

 

The program serves adults and children ages 3 and up in Montgomery County and surrounding areas. There’s no charge for participating in any of the sports or activities.

 

Featured sports are Basketball, Baseball, Bowling, Street Hockey and Swimming. Additional special events are the Buddy Ball Prom, Easter Egg Hunt, and a Christmas Parade.

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