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Caring for Kids: Registration Forms

To participate in any Caring for Kids program, please fill out and submit the following forms:

Download Registration Form [PDF]

Download Medical Form [PDF]

Download Insurance Waiver and Release of Liability Form [PDF]

Send completed forms to:

RIC - Caring for Kids Program
Attention: Ashley Gruenwald
345 E. Superior St., Rm. 532
Chicago, IL 60611

Once your forms are received, you will have the opportunity to register for individual events and programs.

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Upcoming Sports and Fitness Events

To learn more about any upcoming event, call 312-238-5001. Dates/events are subject to change.


21-23: Wounded Heroes Foundation Ride to Walter Reed Hospital, Washington D.C.

23-24: Caring for Kids - No Weekend Programs - Happy Memorial Day

24: Bike the Drive, Chicago

25:  FITNESS CENTER CLOSED - Happy Memorial Day!

27: Information Session: Exercise and Cancer - The Essentials of Exercise During and After Treatment, 5-6 PM, RIC Fitness Center

30: RIC Cycling at the Glencoe Grand Prix, Glencoe, IL


5: Caring for Kids Family Game Night

6: RIC Cycling at Bike Benzie, Michigan

12-14: Great Lakes Regional Games hosted by GLASA

13-14: RIC Cubs @ Southeastern Slugfest, Greenville, SC

19: Ability Open hosted by RIC and GLASA, Chicago

26-28: RIC Cubs Wheelchair Softball Tournament, Chicago

27-28: Caring for Kids Weekend Program Summer Session Begin


3: FITNESS CENTER CLOSED - Happy Fourth of July!

4: RIC Cycling at the Plainfield Century Ride, Plainfield, IL

4-5: Caring for Kids - No Weekend Programs - Happy 4th of July!

6-17: Caring for Kids Summer Camp Session I (for kids ages 7-12), Chicago

9-13: RIC-WHF Military Sports Camp

11-12: RIC Cubs @ Nebraska Barons Tournament, Omaha, NE

14-15: Dare2Tri Kids Paratriathlon Training Camp, Chicago

18: RIC Cycling at Z Tour Bike Ride, Princeton, IL

18: 12th Annual Disability Pride Parade, Chicago

See a complete list of upcoming events and programs...

Caring for Kids
School Year Programs

Caring for Kids participants making pottery Caring for Kids participants giving A-OK during scuba dive Caring for Kids participant working with tools at Chicago Children's Museum

Activities are held mainly on weekends, with some activities during school holidays.

Where: RIC and at various Chicagoland locations
Season: Fall - Spring

Caring for Kids, 312-238-5005

Caring for Kids School Year Programs

Caring for Kids School Year Programs offers a variety of recreational, social and sports activities from September through June. During the school season, Caring for Kids has 2-3 Saturday programs each month generally focused on a sport or physical activity. Besides weekends, Caring for Kids may also be held on Chicago Public School holidays.

Activities include:

  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Indoor Sports
  • Theater and Museums

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Caring for Kids, in conjunction with Equestrian Connection, offers therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy. Therapeutic riding helps improve core balance, posture, flexibiltiy, and self-confidence. This program is held one weekday a month from October through March based on Chicago Public School Holidays. The Caring for Kids Summer Camp also participates in therapeutic horseback riding in July and August.

How to register?

Registering for Caring for Kids programs is easy! Simply follow the directions for enrolling into the Caring for Kids Program or found in the Registration panel to the right. Once enrollment into the Caring for Kids program is complete, youth will be able to register to participate in the summer camp and other Caring for Kids programs offered.

Caring for Kids Seeks Volunteers

The Caring for Kids program is looking for volunteers!

To volunteer for any Caring for Kids program, please contact Ashley Gruenwald at or 312-238-5005

Get More information about Volunteering