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Therapeutic Recreation Program

Information about Youth Therapeutic Recreation, including youth out-of-school-time programs.

Contact Us

Loma Linda Community Center
1700 Yale SE, 87106
(505) 764-1525

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Therapeutic Recreation programs are fully inclusive and are offered throughout the city for persons with and without disabilities, age 6 through high school. Therapeutic Recreation also includes some adult programs. A variety of services are offered including art, leisure education, performing arts, gross motor activities, and games. The dates and times of programs will vary with each program. The Loma Linda Community Center houses the administrative offices for the Therapeutic Recreation Program.

Therapeutic Recreation Before & After School Program (School Year)

Availability

Programs are available at the schools listed below. Before and after school hours are 7 a.m. until classes begin, then from school dismissal until 6 p.m. Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible, including students in Special Education.

Loma Linda Community Center is an after school program site only and serves students from any APS school. Loma Linda Community Center serves K–12. Transportation is provided from Lowell Elementary School only.

Locations

Site Hours Grades Address
Mark Twain Elementary School Before and After School K–5 6316 Constitution NE
McCollum Elementary School Before and After School K–5 10900 San Jacinto NE
Loma Linda Community Center After School, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Break K–12 1700 Yale SE

Dates

The program runs from the first day of school to the last day of school. Each program follows the Albuquerque Public School schedule, which means that when the school is closed, the program will also be closed.

Please check with your child’s school for a schedule to learn when the school day begins and ends and which days are in-service days and holidays.

Registration

Register on-site at Mark Twain or McCollum during program hours, or at the Loma Linda Community Center's administration office, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Please call (505) 764-1525 for more information.

In-person registration is required, as well as on-line registration at play.cabq.gov

Registration is limited.

If there is no space available, you can put your child's name on a waiting list.

Children with disabilities will be given priority.

A completed registration form is required for any and all children who attend this program.

For safety reasons, if there is no registration form for a child, the child will not be allowed to participate in the program.

Registration Fees

There is a one-time special event fee of $30.00 per child to pay for any field trips and special activities that take place on-site.

Make special events fee checks payable to ATRS (Advocates for Therapeutic Recreation Services).

There is a one-time program registration fee of $10.00 payable online at play.cabq.gov.

Monthly Fee

Mark Twain and McCollum before and after school sites have a monthly fee payable online at play.cabq.gov.

Number of Children Monthly Cost
1 $60
2 $80
3 or more $100

Recreation Access Program

Therapeutic Recreation Programs provide recreation programming support at after school programs and summer programs at CABQ community centers around town. We will take referrals for participants with disabilities who would like to attend City recreation programs.

Eligibility Criteria

All the above registration requirements apply in addition to the following criteria:

  • Children in Kindergarten through age 14
  • Willing to attend a Community Center program
  • Adherence to all Community Center rules

Process

  • Register for Community Center or Playgrounds Program
  • Referral through the Community Center or Playgrounds Program by calling (505) 764-1525
  • Assessment of needs
  • Placement
  • Evaluation
  • Monitoring

2022 Therapeutic Recreation Summer Program

Therapeutic Recreation offers the Summer Recreation Program every year to children in school from 6 years old through high school.

Dates & Hours

The 2022 Summer Therapeutic Recreation Program begins Monday, June 13 and ends Friday, August 5, 2022.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Registration

Before registering, participants must apply for the 2022 Therapeutic Recreation Summer Program. Please see dates below:

  • May 2–May 13, 2022: Application Week—Apply Online for Therapeutic Recreation Program
  • Week of May 16, 2022: Notification Week—Families receive notification to register or are placed on the wait list.
  • May 16–May 20, 2022: Registration Week—Registration in-person and on-line is required. If you do not complete Registration in-person, your slot will be given to a family on the waiting list.

Once a site registration is full, a waiting list will be kept and maintained.

Parents will be notified as space becomes available.

A completed registration form is required for all children who attend the program.

For safety reasons, if we do not have a registration form, the child will not be allowed to attend this program.

Locations

Site Address
Loma Linda Community Center 1700 Yale SE
Teen Site at Barelas Community Center 801 Barelas SW

Registration Fees

There is a one-time special event fee of $30.00 per child to pay for any field trips and special activities that take place on-site. Please make special events fee checks payable to ATRS (Advocates for Therapeutic Recreation Services).

There is a one-time program registration fee of $10.00 that is payable online at play.cabq.gov.

Weekly Fee

Number of Children Summer Weekly Cost
1 $30
2 $35
3 or more $40