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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. Where available, click for more information.

April

25-29: Summer Session Fitness Center Classes Begin

26: RIC Life Center and RIC Amputee Team host: Loss of Limb Awareness Month Event, RIC

30: RIC Road Racing at Louisville Half and Full Marathon, Louisville, KY

May

1: RIC Cycling at the Tour de Lou 35-mile Ride, Louisville, KY

2: RIC Adaptive Golf Program Season Starts

7: Adaptive Climbing Expo, Chicago

11: Learn about Adaptive Sailing! Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Presentation, RIC Fitness Center

14: RIC Cycling and Road Racing at the River Bank Run 25K, Grand Rapids, MI

17: RIC Cubs Wheelchair Softball Practice Season Begins

17: Outdoor Cycling Season Begins

18: Education Session: Summer Nutrition, RIC Fitness Center

29: Bike the Drive, Chicago

30: No Fitness Center Classes

30: FITNESS CENTER CLOSED - MEMORIAL DAY

See a complete list of SPORTS AND FITNESS EVENTS here...

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Caring for Kids
School Year Programs

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When:

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

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

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.

Sports and Fitness Opportunities

Volunteer and Intern with the Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program!

Sports and Fitness Internships: Learn more about internships with the Sports Program, Fitness Center, Caring for Kids, and Inpatient Therapeutic Recreation Department.

Volunteer: The Sports and Fitness Program is seeking dedicated volunteers to help out in a variety of capacities. To learn more, contact RIC Volunteer Services, Derek Daniels, or one of the program leads below.

Caring for Kids: contact Ashley Gruenwald or call 312-238-5005

Sports Programs: contact Trent Thenhaus or call 312-238-5011

Fitness Center: contact Maggie Morrissy or call 312-238-5001

Get More information about Volunteering