two boys kayaking at camp trek

Camps, Clinics, One Day Events

Each year GLASA offers a number of activities that are designed to introduce individuals to sport and recreation. No prior experience is needed to try these events and a GLASA membership is also not required to participate.

GLASA Holiday Party
Offered annually in December
Join GLASA each December for our holiday party! A fun and festive celebration of food and physical activity, GLASA’s holiday party introduces attendees to a number of different recreational sports while providing a chance for socialization and fun. Family and friends are welcome.

Camp Trek
Offered annually over the Summer
Camp Trek is a week long sports camp that introduces youth with disabilities to sport and recreation activities in an inclusive setting. Youth are paired one-on-one with an able-bodied camp counselor and together they participate in sports like tennis, basketball, fishing, water skiing, kayaking and more.  The focus of this camp is to provide recreational experiences for youth with physical or visual disabilities that will hopefully spark interests in further participating in GLASA programs year-round.

2019 Camp Trek will be held August 5-9, 2019 and applications are NOW OPEN!
Please apply by clicking the application link below:

For credit card payments, please click the link below:

For check payments, checks can be made out and mailed to the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (27864 Irma Lee Cir #101, Lake Forest, IL 60045).

Gateway to Gold Sport Clinics
Offered as announced
GLASA works with US Paralympics to host Gateway to Gold clinics throughout the year. At Gateway to Gold clinics aspiring Paralympians learn about various Paralympic sports and learn what it takes to be a high level athlete. All attendees have the chance to participate in fitness tests which are designed to assess fitness and potentially predict success as an elite level athlete.

Wheelchair Basketball Camp
Offered annually over the summer
Join GLASA and elite level college coaches for a week long wheelchair basketball camp. Learn the fundamentals of the game and improve your skills while getting a chance to meet high performing collegiate athletes.

For more information on special events, please contact:
Micaela Venus, Program Director/Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]