Military Sports Programs - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Adaptive Sports and
Fitness Program


312-238-5017 (Fax)

RIC Adaptive Sports and Fitness
541 North Fairbanks
Mezzanine Level
Chicago, IL 60611 

Office Hours

6:15 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

RIC Military Sport Programs

Military camp participant being coached in biathlon exercise Archery in wheelchair aiming bow at target Military Camp participant throwing discus

RIC Military Sports Camp

RIC Military Sports Camp is designed for injured military personnel with a primary physical disability. Introductory-level athletes are invited to learn from elite-level coaches and enjoy all Chicago has to offer.

Local ground transportation, lodging, meals, and program activities are provided to military personnel at no cost. A small travel stipend may be available to help offset the cost of travel to Chicago.

Ongoing Military Sports Programming

In addition to our other sports programs, we offer the following popular programs for our participants with a military background in mind. Please note that to participate in the ongoing sports programs offered, the Sports Program requires that a completed medical form and waiver be on file.


Learn the fundamentals of archery for fun or for competition with the RIC Sports Archery Program. Equipment and coaching will be available on site. Tournaments and competitive opportunities are available for those interested.

Rock Climbing

Reaching new heights! The RIC Rock Climbing program is the newest addition to the sports line-up.

Program meets every other Monday evening for a three-hour, guided session of indoor climbing. The program is open to people of all ability levels. Adaptive equipment is provided.

Learn more here.


Ride for fun, fitness, or competition. Join the RIC Sports Adaptive Cycling program for rides along the lakefront during the summer months or indoor CompuTrainer™ during the winter. Handcycles (arm-powered bikes) are available for use and participants are welcome to bring their own cycles too.

Time/Location: Tuesday and Thursday 3:00–6:00 p.m. at RIC Adapted Sports and Fitness Center (541 N. Fairbanks Ct., Mezzanine - FALL/WINTER). Outdoors in the summer. Call for locations.

Fox News coverage of RIC's 2014 Military Camp