Program Information

PAAL is a program for children and youth with physical and intellectual impairments. The goal is to provide a variety of physical activity experiences with an emphasis on fun, skill development, and social interaction. 

Activities

For those participants unable to participate in any of the following activities, there will be other activities provided.

Aquatics: Water safety, continuous activity, and games are used to provide participants with new challenges. The water’s relaxing effect and stimulating qualities are used to develop lifetime skills.

Movement Education: Through music and voice sounds participants are encouraged to explore spatial and body awareness. Creativity, musicality, and self-expression are emphasized.

Gymnastics/Creative Games: Participants explore movement patterns at their own pace. The surroundings and available apparatus are appropriate for rolling, tumbling, and balancing, as well as a number of gymnastic and creative games. These include sending, receiving, dodging and evading.

Schedule

Summer Camp 2022

The PAAL Camp is a designed for children and youth between the ages of five and 18 who are visually and/or hearing impaired, physically and/or developmentally delayed. The camp provides many opportunities to be physically active, socialize with others, work on skill development and have lots of fun in the sun. Volunteers will assist the participants through the various activities during the week, which include soccer, golf, tennis, track and field, swimming, nature hikes and grass games.

Fall/Winter Program

PAAL
Ages 5 – 10 (9:00 - 10:30am)
Ages 11 - 18 (10:45am - 12:15pm)
$225.00

PAAL Fitness
Ages 18 and up
$150.00/per evening


Fall PAAL - September 17 - December 3, 2022
Saturday    9:00am - 10:30am   EDUC Pool
Saturday  10:45am - 12:15pm   EDUC Pool
October 15 and December 3, 2022 in Room 295 and PAC Pool
No lesson on October 8 and November 12, 2022

Fall PAAL Fitness
September 20 - November 29, 2022

Tuesday's    6:00pm - 7:00pm   PAC
September 22 - December 1, 2022
Thursday's  6:00pm - 7:00pm   PAC
No lesson on November 8 and November 10, 2022

Winter PAAL - January 14 - April 1, 2023
Saturday    9:00am - 10:30am   EDUC Pool
Saturday  10:45am - 12:15pm   EDUC Pool
February 11 and April 1, 2023 in Room 295 and PAC Pool
No lesson on February 18 and February 25, 2023

Winter PAAL Fitness
January 17 - March 28, 2023

Tuesday's    6:00pm - 7:00pm   PAC
January 19 - March 30, 2023
Thursday's  6:00pm - 7:00pm   PAC
No lesson on February 21 and February 23, 2023

NOTE:

We kindly ask that if the participant wears incontinence protection (adult diapers) that a caregiver accompany them to the PAAL sessions. If this is not possible, please refrain from registering in the PAAL program. 

Due to safety concerns, USask Rec volunteers and staff will NO longer be responsible for completing this personal hygiene task for PAAL participants.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

PAAL

PAAL Swimmers allows those individuals with cognitive or physical impairments an opportunity to gain physical fitness through a recreational, non-competitive swim program. Participants will receive instruction on specific stroke techniques through the swim workout format to include various drills adapted to meet the various needs of the swimmers involved. Must be able to swim 50 metres independently. Coaches will be present to work with the participants, please not this is not a one on one experience.

PAAL Learn-to-Swim

With an instructor to four participants ratio and volunteer assistance, PAAL participants can learn fundamental as well as advance techniques to swimming. Please note that this will not be a one on one experience.

PAAL Fitness
PAAL Fitness is for adults 18 and older with physical and/or cognitive impairments. The program is designed to provide opportunities for strength training and cardio fitness through an environment that is both structured, supervised, and social.  volunteers are present to work one on one with the participant.  

Volunteers

People interested in volunteering to work with the PAAL program need to fill out a Volunteer application and get a Criminal Record Check (volunteer forms available to take to City Police in order to wave the fees). If you are interested in volunteering for PAAL please email usaskrec@usask.ca 

Download and print our volunteer application form below and drop if off in PAC 222.

Questions?

For more information contact:

Kim Jones
PAAL Coordinator