There are many activities in Washington County and close surrounding areas for people living with intellectual and physical disabilities. If you know of an activity not in this list, please let us know! We would love to add more.
Anodyne Art Center, St Paul, is a visual and performing arts center focused on supporting artists with and without disabilities.
Adults with Disabilities – FRIENDS, Stillwater, offered through Stillwater Community Education enables adults with developmental or psychological challenges to have social, recreational and educational opportunities and experiences.
Artshop, St Paul, provides therapeutic art instruction for children and adults with disabilities.
Camp Oz, Hudson, for boys and girls ages 9-17, combines a traditional camp experience with the security of 24/7 medical staff. ALL Camp St. Croix Staff is trained in seizure recognition and response.
Community Education – Adults with Disabilities Program, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Maplewood, facilitates the participation of adults with disabilities in all aspects of Community Education by providing reasonable support and accommodations. Consortium members: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools, Roseville Area Schools, White Bear Lake Area Schools, Mahtomedi Schools, and South Washington County Schools.
Courage Kenny Adaptive Sports & Recreation, Stillwater, offers a wide variety of recreational and competitive sports programs for youth, adults and families in the St. Croix area.
The Gathering Place Stables, Stillwater, is a therapeutic riding facility that specializes in one-to-one therapy.
I Can Programs! – MN Dept of Natural Resources, Washington County, introduces kids to a variety of experiences.
JK Martial Arts, Woodbury, specializes in teaching karate to children and adults, with a focus on those with ADD/ADHD, autism and all learning disabilities.
Kids Oasis, Stillwater, is a creative play environment designed for all parents and children to explore their imaginations during open play.
Let’s Go Fishing – St. Croix Valley Chapter, St. Croix Valley, provides no cost fishing and boating excursions in the St. Croix Valley area serving seniors, persons with disabilities, military members and families and inter-generational youth.
Madison’s Place Adaptive Playground, Woodbury, is the first fully inclusive playground built in the East Metro and the only accessible playground in Minnesota that is fully ramped, allowing access to every point of the playground.
MacPhail Center for Music, White Bear Lake, provides a music therapy program that includes goals such as cognition, motor skills, behavior management, sensory processing and speech and language.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Park Permits, Statewide, special state park permits and licenses for persons with special needs.
Minnesota Special Hockey, Woodbury, exists for the enrichment of the athlete with a developmental disability.
Our Dance Place, Forest Lake, a club for people with developmentally, or intellectually disabilities and people with physical disabilities who can get together with friends in a safe hassle free social environment, dancing, dining, talking and having fun with their friends.
Reel Movies for Real Needs, Oakdale, creates a welcoming and comfortable environment — lower sound, lights up — where families with children who need accommodations will be able to share the experience of seeing family friendly films at a theater.
River Valley Riders (RVR), Woodbury, therapeutic riding and carriage driving for children and adults with special needs.
Special Olympics Minnesota – St. Croix Valley, St. Croix Valley, information regarding Special Olympics Minnesota Team, St. Croix Valley Lumberjacks, including upcoming event information.
Special Olympics Minnesota, Woodbury, this program is offered through the YMCA of Woodbury. See website for dates and upcoming event information.
St. Croix Trail Blazers, Stillwater, provides horseback riding, training, and competitive sports opportunities to individuals with physical, mental, and emotional challenges in a safe learning environment.
White Bear Center for the Arts, Imagine Art Kids Summer Camp, White Bear Lake, offers a variety of classes for kids; with advance notice, effort is made to accommodate individual needs.
YMCA, White Bear Lake, offers programs for individuals with disabilities and other programs that welcome those with and without special needs.
YMCA, Woodbury, offers programs for individuals with disabilities and other programs that welcome those with and without special needs.
Young Athletes, White Bear Lake, innovative sports play program that introduces children with and without intellectual disabilities, to the world of sports.