The Therapeutic Recreation department helps children who have a chronic medical condition or disability develop skills and knowledge needed to be involved in the recreation and leisure activities. The TR department provides an inpatient program to work with children during their hospital stay, ambulatory clinic consults to work with children as part of their clinic appointment and community outreach programs to connect our patients to resources in the community.
Programs and Outreach
The Therapeutic Recreation department provides a variety of programs designed to train, educate and support children so that they may be involved in recreation and leisure activities. In addition to educating patient families and the community about inclusion. TSRHC's community outreach programs include:
Learn to Golf
Learn to Golf is a program that gives TSRHC hospital patients with physical challenges a hands-on introduction to the game of golf. The program provides the tools and instruction needed for patients to participate in and reap the rehabilitative benefits of the game. Learn More.
Summer All Stars
Summer All Stars is a six week program for TSRHC patients ages 6 to 14. It emphasizes fun, fitness, healthy competition and team spirit through inclusive sports and activities, such as basketball, golf and tennis. The 2013 dates are May 20, 2013 - July 1, 2013. Learn More.
Chance to Dance
Chance to Dance is a program designed to introduce TSRHC patients between the ages of 5 -12 to various types of dance, including modern, jazz, salsa and ballet. The program was offered on Monday and Tuesday evenings from February 19, 2013 to April 9, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at TSRHC. This year's theme was Global Dance: Dancing Around the World. Children learned various dance movements from countries around the world. Classes are taught by professional dance instructors.
Adapted Cycle Evaluations
Patients with physical challenges may require adapted equipment to participate with family and friends in typical recreational activities. This is often true when it comes to riding a bike. Fortunately TSRHC serves as an AmTryke demonstration site and has therapists available to conduct the necessary evaluation in order for a patient to obtain an adapted cycle from an AMBUCS Chapter. National AMBUCS, Inc. is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Part of their mission is provide AmTryke therapeutic tricycles to individuals unable to operate a traditional bike.
The goals of camp are for TSRHC patients to foster independence and self-confidence, while developing and improving communication and problem solving skills in an enjoyable "can do" setting. Campers are supervised 24 hours a day by counselors made up of staff and volunteers from TSRHC. Learn More.
Jas. F. Chambers, Jr. Youth Fitness Park
TSRHC's four-acre park was created to provide a safe outdoor area for patients and families to play. The park features a tennis court, three adjustable height basketball goals, a quarter-mile walking/wheeling trail, three disc golf baskets, a bocce ball court, a putting green, a veranda with tables and chairs, a pavilion with restrooms and water fountains and a beautiful lawn for games.
Patients and families may use our play equipment. The hospital security officer at the park will supervise check out and return of the equipment. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., seven days a week, and children must be supervised by an adult at all times.