Caring for Kids School Year Programs - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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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.


3: Fitness Center New Class Session Begins

4: RIC Adapted Golf ProgramSeason Starts

4-8: Fitness Center Classes New Sessions Begin

7: RIC Adaptive Rock Climbing Volunteer Training, Brooklyn Boulders, Chicago

9: Bike Day for Kids, Lake Shore Park, Chicago

9: RIC Veteran Archery Challenge @ Blackwell Forest Preserve, Wheaton, IL

9: RIC Cycling and Racing at the River Bank Run, Grand Rapids, MI

9-10: Caring for Kids - No Weekend Programs - Happy Mother's Day

14: RIC Sports Education Session: Handcycle Fitting - making adjustments for comfort and safety, RIC Fitness Center

16: RIC Cubs Wheelchair Softball Season Kicks-off

16: Caring for Kids and the Honeycomb Project Boardwalk Clean-up, Chicago

16-17: National Basketball Wheelchair Association Youth Camp, Chicago

20: Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Presentation 1-2 pm at the Fitness Center, Chicago

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

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

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 is Seeking Volunteers

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

Get More information about Volunteering