Special Needs Services


Leisure Club

The Leisure Club is a fun activity based program specifically designed to meet the specialized recreational needs of persons with developmental disabilities.  Activities include talent shows, arts & crafts, local trips, parties and dinners, shopping and much more.


The Leisure Club program serves Alameda residents that are 18 years of age and older.  This program meets twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 


For more information, please call (510) 747-7543 or TDD 522-7538.  This popular program currently has a waiting list.





AGES 6-12  

The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun!  Through appropriate games and activities, participants learn sport specific skills in addition to vital life lessons including respect, responsibility, leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship.  Participants leave camp with new friends, new skills and a new love for sports.  Our patient and knowledgeable staff are trained to handle the specific needs of these young athletes.  All participants receive a t-shirt, sports ball and merit award.  Participant-to-coach ration is 6:1


June 15-19             1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.        $149 per session

Toby Chavez Field at Lower Washington Park

Ages 6 – 8    Class# 15422

Ages 9 – 12  Class# 15423



Special Needs

Group Swim Lessons

Age 6 - Adult

A swim class for those with special needs. No more than 2 students per instructor. Instructors will work on skills based on the students’ capabilities, basic skills through stroke development and lap swim.

Emma Hood Swim Center

Monday – Thursday

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 pm

Session 1                June 22 – July 9 (12 lessons) - Class #15426

Session 2                July 13 – July 30 (12 lessons) - Class #15427

Session 3                Aug 3 – Aug 20 (12 lessons) - Class #15428 

$150 Alameda Resident  /  $167 Non–Resident  


Special Needs

Swim Tutor Private Lessons

Encinal Swim Center

Age 6 -  Adult

Saturdays               June 27 - Aug 8, (6 lessons, closed July 4) 

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

$153 Alameda Resident / $177 Non-Resident

Class # 15472