Information for Residents with Disabilities: NISRA

Do you know someone with a disability who would like to go out, have fun and make friends, but needs a little special assistance? Since 1976, the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA) has provided recreation programs for people with disabilities, with the objective of enriching their lives through meaningful recreation experiences. Socializing, building physical skills, learning, relaxation and fun are some of the benefits gained from participating in NISRA’s year round activities. Sports, fitness, social, cultural, outdoor and preschool programs, along with camps, special events and trips offer enjoyment for children, teens and adults of all ability levels. NISRA also offers Special Olympics training and competition in 16 sports. NISRA’s full time professional recreation staff hold college degrees in therapeutic recreation or related fields, along with various certifications. Part-time staff and volunteers help people with disabilities learn new skills and have fun. Do you have a talent to share and some time to give? Contact NISRA to learn more about part-time work or volunteering. Ask for the NISRA brochure at the Park District office.

Call (815) 459-0737 or go to for more information.


Safety Town

Safety Town, held in a miniature layout of a real town, is an educational opportunity for children to learn all types of safety lessons. Children who are entering kindergarten or first grade are eligible (must be five years old by September 1, 2019). Multiple sessions will be offered during the summer of 2019, with classes held Monday through Friday. Each child attends one 2½ hour session per day, for 2 weeks. For more information about Safety Town, visit BJWC Safety Town on Facebook, go to or email

Not sponsored by Barrington Park District.


Indian Guides & Princesses

Ages: parents & children up to 18 years
The Indian Guides & Princesses program boasts of the finest parent/child program in the country. Strengthen your one-on-one relationship with your children through the magic and discovery of Native American heritage and culture. Monthly meetings and special events, including campouts and museum overnights, run through the school year and focus on activities that bring parents and children together in fun and enriching ways. Families are matched with tribes from their school area. To register or for more information, call (847) 660-1230 or go to

Ages Program Annual Fee
5 – 11 years Native Sons & Daughters Program $70 per family
12 – 18 years Trails Program $0 per family
Not sponsored by the Barrington Park District.