Special Populations

Therapeutic Recreational Programs

Therapeutic Gymnastics Drop-In
Flip into our Therapeutic Rec Gymnastics Drop-In. This is the perfect opportunity for individuals with disabilities to explore our gymnastics equipment and work on balance, coordination, and flexibility. No drop-in December 25 and January 1.

Drop-In Fee: $5

  Location Day Dates Time
Age 6+ Elite W Ongoing 5:00-5:55p

Friday Night Social Club
Enjoy a fun Friday Night Social out in the community. Individuals must have a moderate-to-high function level of independence and require minimal assistance with personal care. If additional assistance is needed caregiver must accompany. The caregiver price only includes the cost of the activity.

Resident Fee: $20 • Non-Resident: $25

Age 18+ Location Day Date Time  
Drive-In Movie Night Waldorf Sen & Rec F Nov 29 6:00p Register
Bingo Party Waldorf Sen & Rec F Jan 24 6:00p Register

Special Populations Dances
Get into the spirit and dance the night away with your loved ones. And this is just another way to work in some physical activity. Not sure how to dance? We’ll teach you. Individuals in wheelchairs welcomed. Light refreshments served. Individuals under 16 welcomed with adult supervision.

Resident Fee: $8 • Non-Resident: $9

  Location Day Date Time  
Age 16+ Hanson F Dec 6 6:30-8:30p Register

Special Olympics - Winter Sports

Enjoy 10 weeks of bowling! Registration fee includes T-shirt and adds you to the league and the $8.50 will be paid directly to AMF Bowling Alley from the participant on the day.

Registration Fee: $20 • Bowling Fee per 3 Game Session: $8.50 (Shoes Includes)

  Location Day Dates Time  
Bowling AMF Waldorf Su Jan 5-Mar 8 10:00a-12:30p Register

Special Olympics Winter Team
Learn to ski or use snowshoes. Ski trip to White Tail Ski Resort (PA) Winter Games. Winter Games Feb. 23-25

  Location Day Dates Time  
Snowshoe Gwynn Ctr Th Dec 5-Feb 20 6:30-8:30p Register
Skiing Gwynn Ctr Th Dec 5-Feb 20 6:30-8:30p Register

Basketball 5v5
Improve your basketball skills!

Location Day Dates Time  
Gwynn Ctr Tu Dec 3-Apr 7 6:00-8:00p Register


Special Olympics Maryland and the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in a joint partnership offer a year-round program for athletic conditioning, training, and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities who are at least eight years of age. There is no maximum age limit. All Special Olympics sports activities are free of charge to athletes. Currently, Special Olympics Charles County offers a chance to compete in ten Olympic-style sports annually. Online registration is available and required to participate in Special Olympics Sports.


Join our email list by sending an email to SpecialOlympicsCharlesCounty@gmail.com. For more information, please call Casey Ryan at 973-768-9885.

Registration and Updated Medicals

The policy of Special Olympics MD is that ALL medical/volunteer applications must be updated every three years. This is required before a participant can attend training. To determine your status, please call 973-768-9885. Coaches will enforce this policy.
View the Athlete Medical Form here. All 5 pages must be completed. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Volunteers and Coaches Needed

Volunteers are an important part of the Special Olympics program. Please consider volunteering your time with this worthwhile program. Details: 973-768-9885.
Coaches must be 18 or older and are subject to a criminal background investigation. Training is offered. 
View the Volunteer Application Form here
Volunteer's are asked to complete the Protective Behaviors Training. Take the quiz at the end of the presentation and ensure that you hit submit so that you and Special Olympics Maryland receive notification of your successful completion.  Please print the email and include it with your application.

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