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.


27-31: Fitness Classes Late Summer Session Begins

27-Aug 7: Caring for Kids Summer Camp Session II (for kids ages 13-17), Chicago

30-Aug 1: National Wheelchair Softball World Series, Omaha, NE

31-Aug 2: Junior Cubs @ the 6th Annual Junior Wheelchair Softball World Series, Omaha, NE


3-9: RIC Cycling at Ken's Camp, Finely Lake, NY

6-8: RIC Cubs @ 39th Annual Wheelchair Softball World Series, Biloxi, MS

18-20: Valor Games Midwest hosted by World Sport Chicago, Chicago

19-23: Caring for Kids Scuba Trip, Florida

29-30: RIC Cycling at the Celebrate Anderson Omnium, Anderson, SC

30: RIC Cycling at Everybody Rides, St. Charles, IL



9: RIC Wheelchair Rugby begins practice

12-13: Caring for Kids Weekend Program Fall Session I Begin

12-13: RIC Bears Wheelchair Rugby Clinic, Palos Hills, IL

19: Dance Event: Counterbalance - Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA, Chicago

26-27: RIC Bears Brawl Home Tournament, Libertyville, IL

27: RIC Cycling at the North Shore Century Ride, Evanston, IL

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

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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