Programs meet at various sites throughout our community.
The Therapeutic Recreation programs at St. David’s Center are person-centered, community-based programs that focus on modeling, teaching, and promoting positive-peer relationships, growing independence and adaptive skills, improving or maintaining overall wellbeing, and increasing community involvement. Participants work on the enhancement of physical, cognitive, social, and affective development through personalized Therapeutic Recreation goals.
Our programs work alongside the participant’s family and team to empower and transform their lives through a structured group environment, providing skills to build friendships, participate in group activities, become an active member of the community, and embrace health and wellness.
Payment/Funding: The Therapeutic Recreation Programs at St. David’s Center can be funded through DD/CADI Waivered Services, grants, and private pay options such as:
Program participants must be 11 years of age or older and be able to safely engage in a group program staffed at a 1:2 ratio.
After School Adventure is located at partner sites throughout the west metro. Program runs from the time school gets out (*varies by site) until 6:00 PM.
Release Day Programming
Full-day therapeutic recreation programming during school release days (i.e., MEA break, winter break, spring break, occasional Saturday’s)
Summer Adventure Program
Summer Adventure is a 10-week program that runs 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Locations are throughout the west metro at our partner sites.
Full Program Day Activities include:
Program participants must be 18 year of age or older and be able to safely engage in a group program staffed at a 1:3 ratio.
Destination Anywhere is a full day program that takes place two Saturdays a month. Program hours are 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM and include a day filled with outings, field trips, and other therapeutic recreation activities.
Types of Activities include:
Participants must be 22 years of age or older and be able to safely engage in a group program staffed at a 1:2 or 1:3 ratio.
Venture Forward is a year-round afternoon Therapeutic Recreation program for our young adult participants ages 22 and up. Venture Forward was developed to create an age-appropriate space for our participants to enhance and continue to grow their independence, adaptive skills, overall well-being, and community involvement.
Types of Activities Include:
Therapeutic Recreation interns are a critical part of our TR team and are actively involved in all programing. Working alongside Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, interns learn to support, then plan and facilitate therapeutic interventions that target social and emotional development. Interns learn to create individualized goals and plan of cares. Interns also assist in refining program procedures and administrative duties to enhance the quality of services for clients, families, and staff.
Successful interns are proactive learners, poses the ability to take direction and work as a team member. Interns must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, physically active community setting. This Internship is developed to meet the standards and expectations of Therapeutic Recreation Majors and the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). Therapeutic Recreation majors are preferred; however, we will consider other degrees pending availability (I.e. Psychology, Special Education, etc.).
See more information and apply to our internship here.
Required Materials: Resume and Cover Letter
*2 letters of recommendation are required upon interview.