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.

Camp Trek
Camp Trek is an adaptive sports camp that introduces youth with disabilities to sport and recreation activities in an inclusive setting. Youth are paired one-on-one with a volunteer camp counselor and together they participate in sports like tennis, basketball, fishing, kayaking, golf 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.

2021 Camp Trek 
This year, Camp Trek will have two parts, offering FOUR DAYS of exciting in-person adaptive sports and activities!

  • Adventure Day: Thursday, July 8, 2021
    • Location: Busse Woods Forest Preserve – Boat Ramp; Elk Grove Village, IL
    • Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Day full of Kayaking (morning) and Cycling (afternoon)
  • “Typical” Camp Trek: Monday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 4
    • Location: Hawthorn Mellody Park; Vernon Hills, IL
    • Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day
    • Sports and activities offered can include wheelchair basketball, golf, tennis, tie dye, and more!

Please follow this link to complete the registration:
**Campers that are new to Camp Trek or GLASA must contact a program director before being eligible to attend. Please call Micaela Venus at 847-989-7743**

For credit card payments, please follow this link:
For check payments, checks can be made out to the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (27864 Irma Lee Cir #101, Lake Forest, IL 60045) and .

Any questions about GLASA’s Camp Trek, please contact Micaela Venus at [email protected] or call 847-283-0908 / 847-989-7743.

Wheelchair Basketball Camp
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.

Offered annually over the summer at Lake Forest College
Any questions about GLASA’s Wheelchair Basketball Camp, please contact Micaela Venus at [email protected] or call 847-283-0908.

GLASA Holiday Party
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.

Offered annually in December at Lake Forest College
Any questions about GLASA’s Holiday Party, please contact Micaela Venus at [email protected] or call 847-283-0908.

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