Empower Connection Sports Camp

Day Camp:  July 8-12, 2019 at the JCC

9:30 am to 2:00 pm daily

Empower Sports and Rec2Connect have teamed up for an exciting day camp for individuals with special needs ages 12 to adult.

The program is a week long traditional summer day camp program with exposure to a variety of sports and summer camp games and activities.

Cost: $500*

*Early bird pricing available until May 1st

Fit Friends Connection is an hour fitness class for adults (15+) with special needs.

Each class starts with a warm-up, then alternates between strengthening and cardiovascular exercises, followed by a cool down.


When: Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm

Where: Gemini Center, Fairview Park

Cost: $20 per class

Rec2Connect accepts self waiver, NEON funding, and insurance reimbursement.

Fit Friends Connection

Programs for Teens and Adults




Rec2connect  

Building connections and achieving goals through recreation therapy and aquatic therapy       

Coming Fall 2019:

the Art Connection


This hour-long art therapy class is designed for ages 11+ and focus on the theme of friendship through both group and individual art projects while promoting social skills. 


The class is led by Courtney Carnes. A registered Art Therapist and certified Trauma Practitioner, she is the current Art Therapist with the Monarch Center for Autism. Courtney has over 5 years of Art Therapy experience and has had her participants’ exhibits of art showcased at the ETON Chagrin Blvd Shopping Center. The Snowflake Project has been displayed through the Holiday Season since 2015. In Courtney’s spare time, she is a dedicated community volunteer and coaches Women’s JV High school Basketball.


More information will be announced soon.