During February break, fun was the name of the game for our Adventure Program!

With no school during the week of President’s Day, nearly a dozen students came together under the guidance of Living Resources staff for lots of enriching activities out in the community.

First, students worked up a sweat and got their hearts pumping at Skyzone Trampoline Park and yoga class at Wellnest Studios. They got to laugh, play, and socialize while challenging their flexibility and stamina.


Next, it was off to ViaPort Rotterdam to make memories at Via Aquarium and The Local’s 3D black light mini golf and laser tag courses. The illuminated characters were a huge hit along with the interactive exhibits at the aquarium, which allowed students to experience ocean life up close.

The excursions didn’t end there. As the week continued, the group went bowling and traveled to Lake George to enjoy all that The Great Escape Lodge’s Indoor Water Park had to offer, including a dance party with Timbertown mascots.

Bring on the Spectrum (BOTS) in Albany also opened its doors to the group and the sensory gym was captivating! Its swings, slides, and other activities kept students entertained for hours. Classes, events, and spaces at BOTS are focused on creating inclusive spaces for both neurodiverse and neurotypical teens and adults.

Finally, after a long and exciting week, the group had one last get-together before returning to the classroom. Our Albany office’s cafetorium played host to a pajama party, complete with pancakes, a movie, and a paint and sip activity.

The Adventure Program offers full-day recreational opportunities to children and young adults with disabilities during select school breaks. Many Adventure Program participants also take part in our After School Program, which operates at seven schools across the Capital Region. So, the Adventure Program offers students the added opportunity to socialize with peers who live in different communities.

To learn more about our Adventure Program, click here: https://livingresources.orgadventure-program/.

To learn more about our Afterschool Program, click here: https://livingresources.orgservices/after-school-adventure-program/.