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Youth and Teens

Access Leisure’s goal is to provide safe, fun and inclusive community programs, social programs and inclusion support for youth and teens with disabilities. A variety of youth and teen programming occurs year round from Teen Program, Inclusive Playdates, Camps, Summer programming, community outings and so much more! Below is information on current programming, upcoming programs/events and how to register for those activities.

Please contact Youth and Teen Program Coordinator Paige Domgaard at (916) 202-9498 or for any questions, comments or additional details. Thank you!


Monthly Calendar

February Calendar (PDF)


Current Programming

The Hangout Teen Program

The Hangout: Photo of participants and image of flyer image link to PDF flyer

The Hangout Flyer (PDF)

The Hangout is BACK programming three days of the week (HOORAY)! Every Monday will be at
Belle Cooledge Community Center and every Tues/Thurs will be at Shepard Garden Arts Center,
excluding holidays and off days which families will be reminded about. Teens are more than
welcome to attend all three or whichever days fit their schedule!

  • What:
    Teen Program! This is an after school program developed for teens with
    disabilities (ages 13 - 22). The Hangout is a free program where teens create connections
    with peers and community, learn personal and life skills/goals, practice positive
    interactions, create and have fun! A range of activities are to be experienced such as
    games, art, body movement, positive mental health habits, movie nights etc.

  • Cost: FREE!

  • When: Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, starting January 23rd 2023 and ending May 25th 2023
  • Who: Teens with disabilities, ages 13 - 22
  • Where:
    • Mondays: Belle Cooledge Community Center 5699 S Land Park Dr. Sacramento, CA 95822
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Shepard Garden and Arts Center 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816

Upcoming Programming


Inclusive Playdates

Image of Inclusive Playdates at Southside Park

  • What: Come and play at our Inclusive Playdates! Access Leisure invites youth ages 3-12
    with all abilities and their family for positive play at the Southside Park accessible
    playground. We have additional activities that include crafts, games, inclusive music
    therapy and local organizations to offer activities & information. We invite community
    resources to share their information and facilitate activities during the playdate. Access
    Leisure playdates create an environment where all are welcome and youth can be with
    peers who are similar and different. Connections and friends are made during these
    playdates with the overall goal of families linking together with others and to make their
    own playdates.
  • Cost: FREE!
  • When: One Saturday a month starting Match until October, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • March 11th
    • April 15th
    • May 13th
    • June 17th
    • July 15th
    • August 19th
    • September 23rd
    • October 21st
  • Who: Youth with and without disabilities, age 3-12
  • Where: Southside Park, 2115 6th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
  • How to register: Click here to register for select dates


Art-tism art projects

Art-tism is an art series program during the summer for youth with Autism taught by Valene
Bryd and supported by Access Leisure. Valene leads youth on the spectrum through art
activities and encourages them to be as creative and free with the project as they want to be.
Art-tism is a space and opportunity for those to come as they are and express themselves how
they want to through sensory art activities.

More details about dates and registration soon!

Sensory Swim

More details soon!

Teen Aqua Aerobics + Swim

More details soon!