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 Current CORSE Programs  

Sports and Recreation Programs: Open to all towns

For all CORSE-sponsored recreation programs:

All Stars provides recreation programs for ALL children, those with and without special needs who would prefer a less competitive atmosphere.  Our programs are highly motivating within a structured setting to build skills in a particular physical and social activity while having fun!  This more relaxed setting, along with a low student to staff ratio (3 to 1), offers the perfect opportunity for children with moderate special needs to participate in community programs alongside their friends and peers.

 

Each program has a 3:1 (student to staff) ratio, unless otherwise designated. This 3:1 student to staff ratio allows for most children with and without special needs to successfully access our classes independently, if the student can understand directions, be able to request assistance and have basic verbal skills to communicate with peers. If your child needs access to medications, please be aware that there is no nurse on-site.  Parents are responsible for assuring the appropriate information is provided to the instructors.  Instructors cannot dispense medication or perform testing.  If there is an emergency, 911 will be called.  If a parent/guardian believes that a program is not accessible to their child without reasonable accommodations and wants more information, please contact the CORSE Foundation who will put you in touch with the appropriate program provider.  If you register your child within 10 days of the program start date, your child’s start date may be delayed one week to ensure proper staffing and appropriate reasonable accommodations.

For 2018, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Harold Brooks Trust, John W. Alden Trust, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Scituate Rotary Club, South Shore Playhouse Associates as well as our community fundraising supporters.

Financial assistance is available for all programs, please contact corsefoundation@comcast.net for more information and guidelines.

Programs fill quickly so please follow the detailed registration processes for each program below. 

We welcome out-of-town registrations based on providers’ guidelines. All recreation programs follow the policies and procedures of that provider. You must register with that program provider to participate.

Financial assistance guidelines are available; contact corsefoundation@comcast.net for more information.

Want to volunteer?  Please email the CORSE Foundation at corsefoundation@comcast.net


Program Provider:  Scituate Recreation

Location: 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate High School

For information, please call: 781-545-8738 

Website and Registration https://apm.activecommunities.com/scituaterec/Home

                                     

All Stars provides recreation programs for ALL children, those with and without special needs who would prefer a less competitive atmosphere.  Our programs are highly motivating within a structured setting to build skills in a particular physical and social activity while having fun! This more relaxed setting, along with a low student to staff ratio (3 to 1), offers the perfect opportunity for children with moderate special needs to participate in community programs alongside their friends and peers.  For all CORSE-sponsored programs through Scituate Recreation: Each program has a 3:1 (student to staff) ratio, unless otherwise designated. This 3:1 student to staff ratio allows for most children with and without special needs to successfully access our classes independently, if the student can understand directions, be able to request assistance and have basic verbal skills to communicate with peers. If your child needs access to medications, please be aware that there is no nurse on-site.  Parents are responsible for assuring the appropriate information is provided to the instructors. Instructors cannot dispense medication or perform testing. All staff, excluding volunteers, are certified in CPR. If there is an emergency, 911 will be called. If a parent/guardian believes that a program is not accessible to their child without reasonable accommodations and wants more information, please contact the Scituate Recreation Department. If you register your child within 10 days of the program start date, your child's start date may be delayed one week to ensure proper staffing and appropriate reasonable accommodations.  

                                                

                                      Spring Recreation Programs

                           

Open to All Children, those with and without special needs.  Open to all towns.

Registration for Scituate residents begins March 19 at 6:30pm.  Registration for non-residents begins March 26 at 9:00am.

All-Stars Nautical Mile

Location:  Recreation Track, 327 First Parish Road

Our very popular Nautical Mile program is back for the Fall and Spring, designed for ALL abilities to help improve your fitness level.  Workouts will include a variety of training approaches from running intervals, aerobic exercise, stretching and core strengthening - customized to multiple ability levels - through a variety of fun exercises, games and teamwork activities. This program is designed as a non-competitive physical and social recreational activity for students who would enjoy a fun experience while building skills.  Program is open to children in grades 1-8.  Instructor: Brian Stewart

Sundays, April 8-June 10, 2-3:00pm (No class 4/15 and 5/27)

Fee $80

Register here:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/scituaterec/Home

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All-Stars Jiu Jitsu

Location: Jenkins School Gymnasium

Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts program that helps children improve balance and coordination; strength, physical and motor skills; self defense; awareness and attention; and patience and determination.  There will also be incorporation of the nationally renowned Gracie Academy Jiu Jitsu Bullyproof curriculum in which the instructor is certified.  Students who would enjoy a less formal martial arts curriculum are encouraged to attend.  Program is open to children in grades 1-8.  Instructor: Danny Reynolds

Mondays April 2-June 4, 6:15-7:00pm  (No class 4/16 and 5/28)

Fee $80

Register here:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/scituaterec/Home

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                             Summer Recreation Programs

                           

Open to all towns. All programs except iCan Bike are open to all children, those with and without special needs. 

Registration for Scituate residents begins March 19 at 6:30pm.  Registration for non-residents begins April 23 at 9:00am.

All-Stars Summer Youth Camp  (Grades 1-4):

Location: Jenkins School

Participants in this one week program will enjoy a variety of activities that are geared towards facilitating fun-filled social interactions in a structured setting.   This program will be a combination of summer field trip excursions and on-site group activities including sports, gym activities, arts & crafts, etc.  Participants should bring a snack, lunch, extra drinks and sun lotion.  Fee includes t-shirt and all activities. 

August 6-10Monday-Friday , 8:30am-1:30pm  

Fee: $260

Register here:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/scituaterec/Home

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All-Stars Summer Extreme  (Grades 5-8)

Location: Jenkins School

Participants in this one week program will enjoy a variety of activities that are geared towards facilitating fun-filled, age appropriate social interactions in a structured setting.   This program will be a combination of summer field trip excursions and on-site group activities including sports, gym activities, arts & crafts, etc.  Participants should bring a snack, lunch, extra drinks and sun lotion.  Fee includes t-shirt and all activities.    

August 6-10 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-1:30pm  

Register here:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/scituaterec/Home

Fee:  $260 

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All-Stars Maritime Adventures through AccesSport America   (Ages 6-22):

Location: Maritime Center, Edward Foster Road

During this water sports camp, athletes will build skills in adaptive windsurfing, Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, and stand-up paddling. Sailing will be included the week of July 23rd.  This camp will provide specialized instructors and equipment from AccesSport America.  Participating students can be non-ambulatory, non-verbal and do not need to know how to swim. If the weather is simply intolerable, we will run a conditioning and soccer clinic during that session time. DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THIS CAMP, a certain amount of slots are reserved for children receiving special education services (on an IEP, 504 or DCAP plan) until June 1.  After June 1st, it is a first come, first serve basis for registration.  You may sign up for one or both weeks. 

Week 1:  July 16-19 Monday-Thursday Fee: $125

Week 2:  July 23-26 Monday-Thursday Fee: $125

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.          

11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.               

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.                

3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.  

Register here:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/scituaterec/Home

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 iCan Bike, Formerly Lose the Training Wheels  (Ages 8-22):

Location: Scituate High School Large Gym

iCan Bike uses a fleet of adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and a trained staff to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike. Over the course of the program, the adapted bike is adjusted to gradually introduce more instability in an effort to challenge riders at their own individual pace. Success in learning to ride a bike is a major accomplishment, building confidence and self-esteem.

Participants MUST have a diagnosed disability but able to walk without assistive devices, sidestep from side to side, wear a properly fitted bike helmet and maximum weight is 220 lbs.  Participants will be required to purchase a bike that fits the specifications of iCan Bike.  Informational materials on iCan Bike requirements will be sent out in advance of the program’s start date. 

August 13-17 Monday-Friday Fee: $150

9:30am to 10:45am 

11:05pm to 12:20pm

1:45pm to 3:00pm
3:20pm to 4:35pm

4:55pm to 6:10pm

Register here:  https://apm.activecommunities.com/scituaterec/Home

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Program Provider:  Scituate Youth Center

All Stars Tennis with ACEing Autism (Ages 6-22)

Location: Scituate High School Tennis Courts

CORSE and Scituate Youth Center are collaborating to offer All Stars Tennis with Aceing Autism.  The mission of this 6 week program is to make the sport of tennis available to children with special needs that cannot access a typical program.  Each week will introduce or address different basic tennis skills.  Children ages 6-22 will learn basic ball and racquet skills.  Programming is individualized to fit each participant based on their prior tennis experience, developmental level and motor abilities.  Many children will benefit from seeing a visual schedule and cues like place-markers, cones, arrows and targets to help focus.  All tennis equipment is provided.  Sneakers are mandatory, bug spray and water are recommended.  
6 weeks, Mondays 5:45-6:30pm   July 9 to August 13  Fee $60
Register here:  https://conta.cc/2uBGv9N

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Program Provider: Funtastics

Funtastics Gymnastics (ages Kindergarten & up) is BACK!Open to ALL towns

Weekly program designed specifically for students with special needs with emphasis on gaining gross motor mobility as well as overall fitness, exposure to a variety of sensory integration stations, and participation in positive peer interactions, all in a supportive and nurturing environment. Class length is 30 minutes. Limited class size.

Tuesdays 3:30-4:00

8 Week Sessions September - June

Location:  Funtastics at 359 Gannett Road (rear entrance)

To register: call 781-545-2813

Fee: $100 per session plus $30 annual registration fee

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Program Provider: Lauren McGonagle

All Stars Swim Lessons for Children with Special NeedsOpen to ALL towns

Our swim program is a program specifically designed for children with special needs.  This developmental swim program uses water education to develop water safety and swimming skills, and also focuses on developing self-confidence and self-esteem.  The program is customized for each child's emotional and developmental abilities, with the goal to help each child become physically active and learn the life-saving skill of swimming.  Any level of swimmer is welcome, from beginning to adept.  Instructor, Lauren McGonagle has been teaching children of all abilities to swim for 16 years and she has worked with children swimming in the Special Olympics for 3 years.  Lauren is WSI (water safety instructor)/First Aid/CPR certified; she has coached for 14years, 4 years of which were Special Olympics.  The program runs with a 2:3 ratio with Lauren and an assistant.

Saturday mornings, 1/2 hour sessions, 10:00-10:30;10:30-11:00;11:00-11:30;11:30-12:00, 12:00-12:30, 12:30-1:00

Ongoing Cycles:  Four week sessions September-June; first session begins September 9 

Location:  McMullin Pool, 748 Main Street, Norwell

Fee:  $125.00  

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Click here for more information and to register: Swim Registration Flyer