Caring for Kids Summer Camp - 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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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 Derek Daniels or call 312-238-5008

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

Get More information about Volunteering

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.


20: RIC Boccia Practice Begins

21-23: RIC Blackhawks at the MWSHL, Denver, CO

22: Caring for Kids Halloween Party


4: Caring for Kids: Kids Club @ Build-a-Bear, Chicago

5-6: RIC Bears at Turnstone Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, Fort Wayne, IN

6: SkyRise Chicago benefitting the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago

11: Caring for Kids No School Day Program

12-13: RIC Hornets and Skyhawks DIII at the Second City Shootout, Chicago, IL

17-20: RIC Blackhawks at the NHL Classic, Nashville, TN

21-25: No Fitness Center Classes - Thanksgiving Break

28: Winter Rock Climbing Program Begins



3-4: RIC Bears at Columbus Collision Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, Columbus, OH

10: Sled Hockey Tournament at U of I: RIC Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues, Champaign, IL

10-11: RIC-CPD Skyhawks at Rockford Holiday Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, Rockford, IL 

10-11: Boccia Regional Competition, LaGrange, IL

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

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Caring for Kids Summer Camp

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Summer 2017

Session I (For kids aged 7–12)


Session II (For kids aged 13–17)


Cost: $50 per two-week session
Deadline to register:

Contact Ashley Gruenwald

Contact: Ashley Gruenwald, 312-238-5005,

About the Caring for Kids Summer Camp

Caring for Kids Summer Camp is a dynamic program for youth between the ages of 7 and 17 years who have a physical disability and are independent in their daily living skills. Summer camp offers outdoor and indoor adaptive sports and hands-on recreational activities.

The program is designed to foster a positive quality of life among youth with physical disabilities by promoting physical fitness, independence, socialization, activity, and adaptive programming resources.

  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Karate
  • Yoga
  • Field Trips


When and where does summer camp meet?

The camp runs Monday-Friday, 10AM-2PM. Summer camp activities occur at locations throughout Chicago, the surrounding suburbs and at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Is transportation provided?

Caring for Kids is able to provide door to door, wheel chair accessible bus transportation service to/from summer camp to participants residing within Chicago city limits. Spots for transportation are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Is food provided at camp?

No, Caring for Kids Summer Camp does not provide daily camp lunches. Camp-goers are responsible for bringing a lunch with them each camp day unless notified by summer camp staff as snacks and beverages may be provided at certain programs.


How do I qualify for Caring for Kids Summer Camp?

Participants must:

  • be between 7-17 years old
  • physical disability as their primary disability
  • Be independent in his or her skills of daily living such as toileting and feeding. If a child is not independent, the family is asked to provide an aide or caregiver of adult age to provide direct assistance to the child.

How do I register?

Registering for camp 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.

Reviewed by Jillian Beemer on May 01, 2012