School Age Programs (5-14 years)

DSAWM School Age programs are designed to supplement educational services. For more information or to register for programs, visit the DSAWM calendar or contact DSAWM at (616) 956-3488 or

Buddy Up Tennis

Buddy Up Tennis teaches children and teens with Down syndrome the game of tennis while supporting healthy activity and motor function. Athletes ages 5 and older work with professional coaches and one-on-one Buddies. To learn more about Buddy Up Tennis visit the Buddy Up website. Visit the DSAWM calendar to view our current Buddy Up schedule.

iCan Bike Camp

Every other summer, DSAWM hosts a week-long iCan Bike Camp where children with disabilities ages 8 and older can learn to ride a typical two-wheeled bicycle using proven, research-based methods. The next iCan Bike Camp will be held in July 2020.

Play Groups

Playgroups are a fun, social option to support development during early elementary education.  Playgroup focus varies and includes speech, fine motor, gross motor, communication and more to meet the various needs of our children.  Visit the DSAWM calendar for current playgroup information.

Water Ski Clinic

DSAWM hosts an Adaptive Water Ski Clinic every summer that focuses on sitting and standing skiing, and is offered in partnership with Kentwood Parks and Recreation. The next Adaptive Water Ski Clinic will be held in July 2019.