We continue to monitor the situation around COVID-19 and develop plans for safe and healthy delivery of our activities in line with government and university guidelines as soon as we are able to.
However due to COVID-19, and the complexity of the PAAL program, PAAL programming will be postponed until January 2022. Please know that the PAAL program is an integral part of the College of Kinesiology and USask Rec and we are working hard to ensure its successful return, when safe to do so. We will continue to communicate with our PAAL participants as these plans are developed.
Please continue to check the USask Rec website for updates for future PAAL programming.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, we are not able to host USask Rec PAAL camps summer 2021.
We understand this announcement may be disappointing for many of our summer PAAL campers, however, the decision was made with careful consideration for the health and safety of all participants and instructors. Please know that the PAAL program is an integral part of the College of Kinesiology and USask Rec and we are working hard to ensure its successful return, when safe to do so. We will continue to communicate with our PAAL participants as these plans are developed.
Fall Session: TBD
Winter Session: TBD
Ages 5 – 10
Ages 11 - 18
Ages 11 and up
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
With an instructor to four participants ratio and volunteer assistance, PAAL participants can learn fundamental as well as
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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