Our partnerships with community park districts, local schools and organizations enable us to create programs for all levels of ability.


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We’re still growing, and know we haven’t achieved our success without our staff. Our staff knows that creating a good relationship with every participant is key. Enthusiasm and awareness only begin to describe our full-time staff members. For starters, NWSRA professionals hold:

  • degrees in Therapeutic Recreation or closely related fields
  • certifications with state and/or national professional recreation associations

And know-how that includes:

  • program development
  • leadership
  • behavior management
  • lifting and transferring techniques
  • defensive driving
  • lifeguarding
  • water safety instruction

Specially-trained part-time staff and volunteers add to the dedication and understanding we give to all participating children and adults. And that means everyone can achieve their best with fun and meaningful activities. That’s what we’re about.

  • Over 150 programs/more than 1,200 registrations each season
  • A wide variety of fun programs, including sports, cultural arts, after school options, swimming, culinary classes and more
  • Over 120 social activities/over 3,000 registrations each year
  • Social clubs are offered bi-weekly during the program seasons
  • Over 100 classrooms/830 students are served by the Leisure Education program
  • More than 36 meaningful activities are offered during the school year
  • Enthusiasm soars at over 25 special events each season
  • More than 2,700 participants each year
  • Over 30 camp programs/more than 520 participants are impacted by camps (after-camp care provided)
  • Three overnight experiences are offered
  • Over 130 weekend warriors get energized on exciting adventures
  • 9 trips serving various disability groups are offered throughout the year

Please visit the following links to learn more about NWSRA and its fundraising arm, SLSF.



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