Pediatric Recreation Program

Medical Reviewer: Megan Hyman, M.S., OT/L
Last Updated: October 26, 2020

The Brooks Pediatric Recreation Program provides youth with disabilities meaningful and accessible recreation opportunities that offer social connection, family empowerment, and community integration to enhance quality of life. We offer both sport and recreation programs year round through weekly classes, monthly activities, family-friendly special events.

  • Adapted Aquatics
  • Arts and Music
  • Cooking and Dance
  • Sports Programs
  • Respite Events
  • Educational and Resource Fairs

All equipment is provided FREE for participants and families.

Our motto is PLAY TO LIVE, LIVE TO PLAY!

Who we serve

The Brooks Pediatric Recreation Program serves any child, from birth to 17 years old, with any type of limitation/disability (physical, developmental, cognitive, sensory, and social).

How to participate

To register for the Brooks Pediatric Recreation Program, participants and families complete an orientation meeting with a member of our staff. The orientation meeting gives us a chance to identify a child’s ability, target goals, and ensure an appropriate match with activities. Once the registration and orientation process is complete, youth and their families will have access to all our year round programming.

To stay up to date with our classes, activities, and events, we recommend signing up for our digital newsletter. Just email us at PediatricRecreation@brooksrehab.org to be added to our mailing list!

Volunteering

The Brooks Pediatric Recreation Program relies heavily on volunteer support in order to provide a supportive and FUN environment FREE for to children and families in the community. Volunteers help us maintain a group setting with optimal ratio of adults/participants.

Volunteer opportunities are available for all our classes, sports, and special events. Please contact us directly if you are interested in volunteering.

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Brooks is currently accepting applications for children ages five years and younger. Click to learn more.

 

Connect with us

To volunteer, register for an event or class, or get more information please contact us at PediatricRecreation@brooksrehab.org or call 904-345-7501.

To stay up to date with our classes & events, join our Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/brookspediatricrecreation

To check out past events/activities, visit us at www.flickr.com/BrooksPediatricRecreation

Medical Reviewer

Megan Hyman, M.S., OT/L

Pediatric Community Programs Manager, Outpatient Pediatric Program Coordinator
Megan Hyman is a pediatric occupational therapist of 19 years, working in outpatient and school-based environments. Megan is the Pediatric Community Programs Manager at Brooks, overseeing operations of the Pediatric Recreation Program, School Re-entry Program, and Brooks ThinkFirst chapter. Megan also serves as Outpatient Pediatric Program Coordinator, supporting programmatic implementation and development of best practices in pediatric rehabilitation across the division.