RGDSN Summer Program

Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network is providing a variety FREE summer programs for our individuals with Down Syndrome and some of the programs for a sibling or buddy. Each program has a maximum number of attendees. Therefore, register early - first come first serve. Program descriptions are located below with an option to sign up for that program. Also, please fill out camper information and parent/caregiver information as well. All programs are free of charge thanks to the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network.

Please note, some of the programs have additional forms and waivers that must be completed. An email with those details will follow shortly after you register.
If you have questions, please email info@rgdsn.org.
List of Summer Activities (Scroll down for more information and to sign up):
- Cooking Class for Teenagers - Start July 7
- Art Class for Adults - Start June 9
- Volcano Vista Athletic Camps - Start June 2
- Keshet Dance  - Starts June 6
- Sunshine Dance Class - Start June 13 (New Start Date)
- UNM Football Clinic - June 15
- SAGA Gymnastics - Start June 21
- Sunshine Music Class - Start June 28
- City of ABQ Swim Class - Start July 4
- JuJitsu - Start July 7
- Explora - Start in July
- Art Class with Emily - (Details TBA)

Caregiver Registration Information

Select Summer Program(s)

Jujitsu Class 
Dates: July 7 (Thurday), July 11 (Monday), July 14 (Thursday), July 18 (Monday), July 21 (Thursday), July 25 (Monday) and July 28 (Thursday)

Age and Time: 13 years and older 7-7:45PM 

Location: 4210 Carlisle BLVD

Participants: Individual with Down Syndrome 

What to wear:  T-shirt and sweat pants (shorts not recommended)
What to bring:  Water 
JuJitsu Camp - Starts July 7 (Monday and Thursday's)
Sunshine Dance Class
Dates: Every Monday - Starts June 13

Time:  5-5:45 PM

Location:  Paragon Church - 103 Rio Rancho Blvd NE - Rio Rancho, NM  87124

Participants: Individual with Down Syndrome & Buddy/Sibling

No Sign up Necessary - Just Show Up.
Volcano Vista Athletic Camps 
Dates: Basketball - June 1-3, Baseball - June 1-3 and Soccer June 7-9

Age and Time: Basketball 6-14 & 9AM-Noon,  Baseball 6-12 & 8:30AM-Noon,  Soccer 8-15 & 9AM-11AM.

Location: 8100 Rainbow BLVD, 87114
Participants: Individual with Down Syndrome & Buddy/Sibling

What to wear:  Athletic Gear.  
What to bring:  Water & Suncreen (Baseball and Soccer)
Keshet - Mixed Ability Dance Class
Keshet is offering a mixed ability dance class 1 time per week this summer.    Week starts on Tuesday, June 6 and ends on Tuesday, August 6.  No Class on July 5. 
This class is a Mixed Ability Improvisation dance class. Keshet is still asking for masks for anyone in our building. 

Date: Every Tuesday, June 6 - August 6 (NO CLASS July 5th)
Day: Tuesday

Time: 4:30-5:30PM

Ages: All
Participants:  Individuals with Down Syndrome NO Siblings and/or Buddy 

Location: 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Website: http://keshetarts.org/
UNM  - Football Clinic
Come take part in a great opportunity to engage with Coach Gonzales and the UNM Football team.  Coach and his team will run participants through a variety football and athletic skills at UNM Stadium (or Indoor Practive Field).  

Date:  Wednesday, June 15

Time: 11AM-Noon

Ages: 6-18 years old
Participants:  Individual w/ DS and a Sibling or Buddy

Location: UNM Football Stadium - 1111 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
City of ABQ - Swim Classes
Date: July 5 -8 (Tuesday-Friday)

Time: 10:00 -10:40 AM 

Ages: Ages 6-16
Participants:  Individual w/ DS and a Sibling or Buddy

Location: West Mesa Pool -6705 Fortuna Rd NW
Sunshine Music Therapy
Date:  Tuesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 30
Time:  Group 1 (3-7) 9-10AM & Group 2 (8-14) 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: 630 Manzano ST NE  Suite A, Albuquerque, NM
Includes:  Music Therapy
Ages:  Ages 3-14
Max # of Participants: 12 in each group
Buddy and Siblings Welcome

Sunshine Music Therapy- June 28 & 30 - Group 1 Ages 3-7 -9-10AM
(4 remaining)
Sunshine Music Therapy- June 28 & 30 - Group 2 Ages 8-14 - 10:30-11:30AM
(8 remaining)
SAGA Gymnastic Camp - Ages 6-14
Fundamental gymnastics skills: basic movements, tumbling and body positions. 

Dates: June 21, 23 and 24 (Tues, Thurs & Friday)

Time: 2-3 PM (structured gym from 2-2:30PM, open gym from 2:30-3PM)

Ages: 6-14

Location: 3400 Candalaria, Albuquerque, NM

Max # of Participants: 12 

Deadline to Register: TBA

Particpants:  Individuals w/ DS and Siblings and/or Buddies 

More Information at: http://www.sagagymnastics.com/index.html
EXPLORA-tions Summer Camp
Innovative camps for children provides a safe, supportive and fun environment to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math.  

Camps Available:     July 11- 15 (Crazy Concoctions - K-2nd Grade - AM Session)
                              July 18-22 (Super Bounce - 3-5th Grade - PM Session)
                              July 25-29 (Constructing with Clay - 3-5th Grade - PM Session)

Location:  1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

More Information:  https://www.explora.us/programs/camps/

Cooking & Art Classes - Teenagers and Adults
Jermiah's Place will be conducting cooking classes for adults and teenagers.  In addition, they will be holding Art Classes for Adults only. 
Additional forms will be required prior to the camps.  Limited Space available for classes.  For more specific detaisl, contact Liz Silva at 505-710-8154.
  • Flower pot – water/bird feeder
  • Canvas Paintings – seasonal – summer 
  • Watercolor Painting – seasonal – Stain  glass 
  • Canvas Painting – Seasonal – Balloon fiesta 


Nutrition – fruits – veggies – meats – breads – water 

Quick easy simple recipes and how important it is to have 

Good nutritional foods.

  • Bones - strength
  • Muscle strength 
  • Brain foods
  • Weight control foods

Dates: Cooking Classes:
Session 1 (Ages 13-18) - July 7, 14, 21, 28 (Thursdays)
Art Class (Adults Only):
Session 1 - June 9, 16, 23 and 30 (Thursdays).
Session 2 - July 7, 14, 21, 28 (Thursdays)

Time: 10AM- Noon for both classes

Location: Grace Church - 6901 San Antonio Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Participants:  Individuals with Down Syndrome 

Max # of Participants: 10 per session/class

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