DSACT recreation programs are an important part of what we offer to support individuals with Down syndrome across all ages! These programs promote healthy habits, wellness, socialization, and skills development. We offer a variety of programs that cater to different age groups and interests.

DSACT recreation programs are an important part of what we offer to support individuals with Down syndrome across all ages! These programs promote healthy habits, wellness, socialization, and skills development. We offer a variety of programs that cater to different age groups and interests.

Offerings include programs like soccer, kayaking, book club, performing arts, floral arranging, music, line dancing, choir, movement classes, and so much more! These programs are typically scheduled for one hour per week, allowing members to engage with the same group of participants and instructors, fostering a strong sense of community. Most programs run for 6-8 weeks, although we also offer occasional single session programs.

Stay up-to-date with the latest programs by becoming a member and subscribing to our regular newsletters. If you have an idea for a new recreation program, please email Programs and Events Manager, Julia Forslund!

Upcoming Programs

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Adult Art Program
Ages 18+

Adult Art Program

We're excited to have you join us for the upcoming Adult Art Program!  🎨  Adults 18 and up are invited to attend our weekly art therapy adult...
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Family Music
Ages 6-12

Family Music

DSACT and Armstrong Community Music School are collaborating to host another 8-week Family Music class. This class features music, playful movement activities, and instrumental jam sessions. The...
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Kayak Camp
Ages 8+

Kayak Camp

DSACT and Texas Rowing For All (TRFA) are offering a week-long kayak summer camp that gives kids and young adults (ages 8 and up) a great outdoor...
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Bike Camp
Ages 8+

Bike Camp

May 2024 Update: The Dripping Springs bike camp was cancelled due to staffing issues. The Harker Heights camp will still take place in July. DSACT is partnering with...
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Fitness Bootcamp
Ages 13+

Fitness Bootcamp

DSACT and Swift Fit Events are collaborating to host another 6-week Fitness Boot Camp class. Join us for a fun way to get your body moving this...
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Social Dance
Ages 13+

Social Dance

DSACT and Swift Fit Events are collaborating to host another 6-week Social Dance class. Join us for a fun way to get your body moving this summer...
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To ensure accessibility, we operate these programs on a Pay-What-You-Can model, with a typical suggested donation of only $20. These fees only cover a small fraction of the true programming costs. We rely heavily on the generosity of donors like you, and donors at fundraising events like Buddy Walk and Cocktail Bash, to cover the full cost of our programs. If you value these programs, we ask you to consider making a donation today. Your donation ensures that we can offer our programs to all members, no matter their budget!

Disclaimer

On behalf of my family members attending DSACT programs and events and myself, and the heirs and personal representatives of either (collectively, “Attendees”), I forever waive, release, discharge and covenant not to sue Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (“DSACT”), or the officers, Board members, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, agents, employees, independent contractors, and/or other representatives and/or their successors and assigns of DSACT (collectively, “DSACT Parties”), for any and all injuries, illness, or damages of any kind whatsoever suffered by my family members and/or myself arising in connection with DSACT programs and events.

In the event my family members or I should require medical care in connection with a DSACT program or event, I acknowledge that I am financially responsible for any costs of such care or treatment.

I further represent and warrant that I am authorized to execute this Waiver on behalf of Attendees. If I am parent but not guardian of the others, I hereby represent and warrant to DSACT Parties that there are no custody or other legal agreements or arrangements which limit or restrict me from executing this release on behalf of these others. I certify that Attendee(s) is in good health and has no physical or other impediment which would endanger him/her while participating. I agree (on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns) to release, discharge, waive and relinquish DSACT (or its officers, agents, employees, volunteers) from any and all liabilities, claims, or actions for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death which may arise out of his/her participation. I grant permission to DSACT to use any/all photos or videos taken of Attendee(s) for any DSACT promotional purpose, including but not limited to the website, newsletter, brochures, sponsor letters, or other promotional items.

I understand that by enrolling anyone in any of the programs associated with this form, I am automatically acknowledging and accepting all terms in the above “Waiver/ Release from Liability and Photo/Video Release.

This release of liability will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Texas. Venue for any cause of action in connection with this release will be in Travis County, Texas.