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  • Aquatic Therapy (12)
    LR-8400.0400

    Aquatic Therapy

    LR-8400.0400

    Rehabilitation oriented fitness programs that feature gentle exercises in warm water that are especially designed to relieve pain, stiffness and general discomfort in individuals who have disabling conditions such as arthritis, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, amputations, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic pain or orthopedic injuries. Exercise in water can increase circulation, strength and endurance, protect joints during exercise, reduce stress and decrease swelling; and the buoyancy effect of water helps to support the individual's weight and improve the movement of affected limbs. Aquatic therapy is generally provided by licensed physical therapists, physical therapy assistants or athletic trainers with specific training in the area.
  • Arts and Crafts Instruction (7)
    PL-7400.0500

    Arts and Crafts Instruction

    PL-7400.0500

    Programs that provide classes, individual lessons or other opportunities for people who want to learn or perfect their skills and techniques in any of a variety of visual art forms or crafts.
  • Arts Appreciation (1)
    PL-7400.0700

    Arts Appreciation

    PL-7400.0700

    Programs that offer classes or lectures which teach the history and fundamentals of any of the arts including architecture, art, music, opera, dance, theater and film.
  • Arts/Humanities Councils (1)
    TD-1400.0400

    Arts/Humanities Councils

    TD-1400.0400

    Organizations that foster, nurture and sustain artistic excellence or support research, education and public programs in the humanities and create a climate in which the arts and humanities may flourish and be experienced and enjoyed by the public. Included are groups that support design arts, dance, expansion arts, folk arts, media arts (film, radio and television), museums, music, opera/musical theater, theater and the visual arts as well as the humanities including literature, history, philosophy, theology, modern and classical languages, archaeology, linguistics, jurisprudence and the social sciences.
  • Athletic Clubs (2)
    PL-6400.6750-050

    Athletic Clubs

    PL-6400.6750-050

    Membership organizations that may be equipped with playing courts for handball, racquetball, squash or other energetic games; saunas; steam baths; jacuzzis; swimming facilities; tanning facilities; weight training equipment and other facilities for improving overall physical fitness and appearance.
  • Basketball (5)
    PL-7000.8900-100

    Basketball

    PL-7000.8900-100

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy basketball. The programs may provide coaching assistance to help participants play efficiently and work together as a team, and are often organized into leagues, i.e., groups of teams that are formed to play one another in organized competitions. Access to a basketball court and necessary equipment, uniforms, if necessary, and referees for games may also be available.
  • Bookmobiles (32)
    TJ-4500.1200

    Bookmobiles

    TJ-4500.1200

    Large motor vehicles especially equipped to carry books and other library materials that travel to communities which do not have immediate access to a nearby library.
  • Boxing (4)
    PL-7000.2000

    Boxing

    PL-7000.2000

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the sport of boxing. Included are recreational boxing programs for participants who are interested in the physical training and fun associated with the sport without competing; and Olympic-style boxing programs for people who may be interested in competition.
  • Campgrounds (2)
    PL-6400.7000-150

    Campgrounds

    PL-6400.7000-150

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, facilities that are set aside and equipped for vacationing individuals and families who are camping. Also included are private camp sites that are available for rental to groups. Camp sites are usually located in the mountains, forests, deserts or other recreational areas and vary greatly in the amenities that are available which may include water, showers, toilets, electrical hookups, picnic areas, firepits and/or a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.
  • Camps (1)
    PL-6400.1500

    Camps

    PL-6400.1500

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public facilities for cooperative group living experiences in the out-of-doors; and which offer a wide range of activities under the supervision of trained leadership for children, youth, adults and special groups of all ages which include campcraft, cookouts, nature lore and conservation, and a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational, athletic and group social activities.
  • Community Gardening (1)
    BD-2600.1500

    Community Gardening

    BD-2600.1500

    Programs that provide plots of land on which groups of people living in a neighborhood can grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants; may be located in parks, schools, hospital grounds or other open areas; and may be nurtured communally and the bounty shared, have individual plots for personal use, or be dedicated to "urban agriculture" where produce is grown for a market. Some have raised beds that are accessible to people with disabilities. The gardens provide an opportunity for participants to savor the freshness, flavor and wholesomeness of home-grown produce; save money on their food bills; grow traditional foods not available in the supermarket; or simply get some exercise and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors. They also support a community's food security, contribute to the preservation of open space, strengthen community bonds, provide a sense of connection to the environment and offer opportunities for community education.
  • Concert Halls/Amphitheaters (1)
    TA-6800.1500

    Concert Halls/Amphitheaters

    TA-6800.1500

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public indoor and outdoor performing arts facilities that are specifically designed for musical performances.
  • Cultural Heritage Programs (1)
    TA-1550

    Cultural Heritage Programs

    TA-1550

    Programs that support and celebrate the diversity of the community's social, artistic and intellectual inheritance.
  • Dance Instruction (8)
    PL-7400.1700

    Dance Instruction

    PL-7400.1700

    Programs that provide classes or individual lessons for people who want to learn or perfect their skills, grace, rhythm, coordination and individual expression when executing or participating in any of a number of different dance forms.
  • Day Camps (36)
    PL-6400.1500-180

    Day Camps

    PL-6400.1500-180

    Programs that provide creative recreational experiences in cooperative indoor and/or outdoor group living for children, usually age four to 13, or adults who are transported to the site each morning and who return to their homes at the end of each day. Transportation may be provided by the program or may be the responsibility of the family.
  • Developmental Disabilities Activity Centers (11)
    LR-3100.1800-130

    Developmental Disabilities Activity Centers

    LR-3100.1800-130

    Community-based day programs that provide social and recreational opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities who generally have acquired most basic self-care skills, have some ability to interact with others, are able to make their needs known and respond to instructions. The programs use social and recreational activities to help participants develop and maintain basic functional skills, though most will remain in the program on a long-term basis rather than transitioning to more independent settings.
  • Developmental Disabilities Social/Recreational Programs (3)
    LR-3100.1800-190

    Developmental Disabilities Social/Recreational Programs

    LR-3100.1800-190

    Community-based day programs that provide training in community integration and self-advocacy specifically as they relate to recreation and leisure pursuits. Participants are generally adults age 18-22 with developmental disabilities who are still in school and desire an after-school program or are older than age 22 but are not working or are working part-time.
  • Disability Related Social Clubs (1)
    PS-8000.1800

    Disability Related Social Clubs

    PS-8000.1800

    Organizations that provide an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to meet and socialize with others through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues, events for children and other companionable activities. Some organizations may also offer lecture series which address topics of interest to the membership or provide opportunities for involvement in charitable fundraising and other similar activities.
  • Disability Related Sports (2)
    PL-7000.3150

    Disability Related Sports

    PL-7000.3150

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages with functional or cognitive disabilities to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and sports, many of which are played in wheelchairs or have otherwise been modified to accommodate the athletes' disabilities.
  • Exercise Classes/Groups (45)
    PL-6600.1800

    Exercise Classes/Groups

    PL-6600.1800

    Programs that offer a general program of exercise for people who are concerned about maintaining their physical fitness which may include walking, stretching and other similar activities.
  • Field Trips/Excursions (7)
    PL-8700.2000

    Field Trips/Excursions

    PL-8700.2000

    Programs organized by commercial, community or educational groups such as senior centers, youth clubs or scouting groups that provide opportunities for people of all ages, usually local residents, to participate in day or weekend trips to the zoo, art exhibits, museums, amusement parks, natural areas, places of business or other points of interest.
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Community Centers (2)
    TC-5500.2500

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Community Centers

    TC-5500.2500

    Multipurpose centers that serve as a meeting place for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community to grow together, celebrate diversity and increase public understanding. GLBT centers may offer community events, educational programs, counseling, support groups, library resources, recreational programs and other services that support GLBT individuals and organizations.
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Social Clubs (5)
    PS-8000.2500

    Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Social Clubs

    PS-8000.2500

    Organizations that provide an opportunity for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender individuals, intersexed individuals (people born with reproductive organs and/or genitalia that are ambiguous or atypical), cross-dressers and/or individuals who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation to meet and socialize through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues, pride events and other companionable activities. Some clubs may also offer lecture series which address topics of interest to the membership; provide opportunities for involvement in charitable fundraising and other similar activities; or be specifically configured for GLBT individuals with other characteristics e.g., gender questioning youth; Jewish lesbians, Catholic gays or people representative of a particular cultural heritage.
  • Gymnasiums (4)
    PL-6400.7000-250

    Gymnasiums

    PL-6400.7000-250

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, buildings that contain appropriate space and equipment for various indoor sports and which may also be equipped with showers, lockers and seating for spectators.
  • Intergenerational Programs (3)
    PS-3300

    Intergenerational Programs

    PS-3300

    Programs that increase cooperation, interaction or exchange between people of different generations dispelling stereotypes about old and young, and enabling individuals, families and communities to enjoy and benefit from the richness of an age-integrated society. Intergenerational programs are structured so that both age groups benefit from the interaction, but in many programs, one age group is the provider of service while the other is the recipient. Older people may mentor children or adolescents and serve as role models for young people who are preparing for adulthood, while students who understand the latest technology may teach older adults computer skills in their homes, senior centers or long term care settings. Older adults gain opportunities to develop meaningful contact with younger people and stay in touch with their communities while children and youth develop healthy attitudes about aging, gain an appreciation for rich cultural traditions and histories, and experience the satisfaction of sharing something they know. In many communities, young and old are working together as partners on community projects, and are finding that the collaboration leads to mutual appreciation while their communities reap the benefits of their work.
  • Library Services (3)
    TJ-4500

    Library Services

    TJ-4500

    Libraries and other facilities that offer a range of activities and services which are designed to meet the information and learning needs of patrons and to facilitate their enjoyment of library resources. Included are reference services, programs which introduce and encourage reading, services which enable people who cannot access the facility to utilize library resources and special collections which provide access to a broad spectrum of general and specialized book and nonbook material as well as reading material in alternative formats.
  • Machine Weights (3)
    PL-6600.9500-500

    Machine Weights

    PL-6600.9500-500

    Physical fitness programs that provide access to Nautilus, Universal or other types of conditioning equipment which feature a variety of individual machines (stations), each of which is designed to condition and strengthen a specific muscle group. Participants move from station to station in accordance with an individualized exercise plan and at the end of the session have exercised all of the muscle groups in their bodies.
  • Martial Arts (4)
    PL-7000.5800

    Martial Arts

    PL-7000.5800

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the martial arts, any of a variety of combat or self-defense arts that are practiced as sports.
  • Meeting Space (3)
    TC-5000

    Meeting Space

    TC-5000

    Programs that make conference rooms or other space available to individuals or groups who want to hold meetings or sponsor other public or private gatherings.
  • National Parks (1)
    PL-6400.6500-600

    National Parks

    PL-6400.6500-600

    Large areas of special scenic, historic or scientific importance that are set aside by the federal government and preserved in their natural state for public enjoyment and appreciation as well as for environmental study. Included are national preserves, areas having the same characteristics as national parks but in which Congress has permitted public hunting, trapping, logging, and oil and gas exploration and extraction.
  • Nature Centers/Walks (3)
    PL-6400.6000

    Nature Centers/Walks

    PL-6400.6000

    Programs that offer guided or self-guided walks or drives through parks, beach areas, wildlife preserves and other natural settings to acquaint participants with particular aspects of their environment and to increase their understanding of and appreciation for ecological balance.
  • Older Adult Social Clubs (3)
    PS-8000.6000

    Older Adult Social Clubs

    PS-8000.6000

    Organizations such that provide an opportunity for older adults to meet and socialize through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues and other companionable activities. Some organizations may also offer lecture series which address topics of interest to the membership or provide opportunities for involvement in charitable fundraising and other similar activities.
  • Parks/Recreation Areas (7)
    PL-6400

    Parks/Recreation Areas

    PL-6400

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public recreational facilities and grounds which can be used for a variety of leisure-time activities. Included are amusement parks, beaches, camps, public gardens, harbor/marina areas, zoos and a broad range of recreational facilities that are available in community; state and national parks; schools and universities; and other recreational areas.
  • Physical Fitness (62)
    PL-6600

    Physical Fitness

    PL-6600

    Programs that provide activities for people who want to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance, muscle tone, reflexes, cardiovascular health and/or other aspects of physical functioning.
  • Places of Worship (1)
    PV-6500

    Places of Worship

    PV-6500

    Churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship where people of different religious persuasions gather to practice their faith.
  • Play Therapy (4)
    RP-8000.6600

    Play Therapy

    RP-8000.6600

    Programs that utilize play as a form of catharsis to enable children to express feelings and emotions which, if allowed to build up, could cause or further maladjustment. Play therapy is also used as a tool for diagnosing the source of a child's difficulty.
  • Public Libraries (87)
    TJ-4400.6500

    Public Libraries

    TJ-4400.6500

    Libraries supported by public and/or private funds which provide general library services without charge to all residents of a given community, district or region.
  • Recreation Centers (25)
    PL-6400.7000-700

    Recreation Centers

    PL-6400.7000-700

    Centers, often operated by the local community department of parks and recreation, that offer, at a single location, a variety of recreational facilities such as athletic fields and courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and locker facilities. Recreation centers usually offer an organized program of activities for community residents of all ages and provide all necessary equipment.
  • Recreational Activities/Sports (36)
    PL-7000

    Recreational Activities/Sports

    PL-7000

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the organized recreational activity, sport or game of their choice. These programs may be offered by local clubs devoted to a particular activity or sport; may provide individual or team coaching assistance or instruction, access to equipment and facilities, and uniforms, if necessary; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in amateur competitions, usually at the local, regional or state level, and provide officials for games. These events are generally for the enjoyment of the athletes and are not at a high enough competitive level to be considered spectator sports.
  • Recreational Clubs (1)
    PL-6400.6750

    Recreational Clubs

    PL-6400.6750

    Private organizations that develop, maintain and make available to their members acreage and facilities for one or a variety of recreational activities, sports and games. Most recreational clubs have a clubhouse with dining and bar services; offer the instructional and coaching services of professional athletes in the targeted sport or recreational activity; and offer an array of social activities for members.
  • Recreational Facilities (4)
    PL-6400.7000

    Recreational Facilities

    PL-6400.7000

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, acreage and facilities for a broad range of recreational activities, sports and games; and/or urban open spaces where people can gather to eat lunch, socialize and enjoy being outdoors.
  • Recreational Therapy (19)
    RP-8000.7400

    Recreational Therapy

    RP-8000.7400

    Programs that help individuals with mental, physical or developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, chronic health conditions or other problems develop new interests, sharpen their social skills and gain a sense of self-achievement through a structured series of leisure-time activities which may include arts and crafts, dance, drama, music, sports, games, social gatherings and community outings. Therapy goals may differ for different populations, e.g., improved hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills may be desired outcomes for people with physical disabilities.
  • Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction (3)
    PL-7400

    Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction

    PL-7400

    Programs that provide classes or individual lessons for people who want to develop an appreciation for or competency in a particular recreational, artistic or leisure-time activity.
  • Residential Camps (3)
    PL-6400.1500-700

    Residential Camps

    PL-6400.1500-700

    Programs that provide creative recreational experiences in indoor and/or outdoor group living for children, usually age seven to 16, or adults who remain overnight at the camp and participate in a 24-hour schedule of activities.
  • Sailing (1)
    PL-7000.1600-800

    Sailing

    PL-7000.1600-800

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn to handle a sailboat, and participate in sailing activities. Included are programs for novices who are interested in recreational sailing and want to learn the basics of the sport (e.g., rigging, hoisting and trimming sails, tacking, jibbing and docking); and those for people who want to prepare for and participate in competitive sailing events.
  • Scouting Programs (2)
    PS-9800.8500

    Scouting Programs

    PS-9800.8500

    Programs that provide opportunities for children and youth to develop individual and group initiative and responsibility, self-reliance, courage, personal fitness, discipline and other desirable qualities of character through participation in a wide range of organized recreational, educational and civic activities under the leadership of qualified adult volunteers. Troop members work on developing their skills in camping, swimming, citizenship, communication, conservation, cooking, community living, first aid and a wide variety of other areas, and usually earn merit badges when they have demonstrated mastery of the skills that are required for a particular activity.
  • Self Help Instruction (1)
    LR-7800

    Self Help Instruction

    LR-7800

    Programs that teach children and/or adults with developmental or other disabilities fundamental self-care skills including bowel and bladder control, the use of utensils and drinking cups for eating and drinking, personal hygiene and dressing skills.
  • Sign Language Instruction (5)
    LR-8000.0500-800

    Sign Language Instruction

    LR-8000.0500-800

    Programs that provide instruction in visual/manual communication systems that use hand shapes, facial expressions, and other body movements as alternatives to oral and written communication, particularly within the deaf community. Included are programs that teach preverbal infants and toddlers to use sign language as a way of communicating their needs.
  • Social Clubs/Events (9)
    PS-8000

    Social Clubs/Events

    PS-8000

    Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals of all ages to meet and socialize with their peers through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues and other companionable activities. Included are men's clubs; women's clubs; singles clubs; clubs for individuals who have a common ethnic background, religion or country of origin; and similar groups whose primary purpose in gathering is to pass the time in an enjoyable manner.
  • Social Skills Training (7)
    PH-6200.8300

    Social Skills Training

    PH-6200.8300

    Programs that provide training in social interaction skills for young children, youth and/or adults with the objective of helping them overcome shyness or aggressiveness, engage in constructive play or other group activities, develop positive peer relationships and feel comfortable in both business and social situations. Sessions may focus on politeness, cooperation, negotiation, problem solving, taking turns, sharing, winning and losing, sportsmanship, body language, eye contact, using appropriate language, telephone manners, peer situations, consequences of actions and initiating, conducting and concluding conversations.
  • Spiritual Retreats (1)
    PV-7000.8000

    Spiritual Retreats

    PV-7000.8000

    Programs that provide an opportunity for people to withdraw for a period of time, often a weekend, to engage in prayer, meditation, study and instruction either in solitude or as a part of a group. Retreats are generally held at facilities that have peaceful surroundings and are often led by a spiritual director. Also included are retreats for people who simply want a break from a hectic lifestyle, family responsibilities or a bad emotional situation; space to heal following a traumatic experience; or just some tranquility and time alone to consider where they are in their lives.
  • Story Hour (1)
    TJ-4500.1500-800

    Story Hour

    TJ-4500.1500-800

    Libraries or other organizations that offer storytelling sessions for groups of children who do not yet know how to read in order to promote their interest in books.
  • Swimming Facilities (7)
    PL-6400.7000-840

    Swimming Facilities

    PL-6400.7000-840

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, swimming pools which may be equipped with diving boards of various heights, slides and other equipment.
  • Swimming/Swimming Lessons (13)
    PL-7000.8800

    Swimming/Swimming Lessons

    PL-7000.8800

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy swimming. Included are programs that provide swimming lessons for people who are unable to swim.
  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan (6)
    PL-7000.5800-850

    T'ai Chi Ch'uan

    PL-7000.5800-850

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and practice T'ai Chi Ch'uan, a Chinese form of meditation and exercise that is based on 13 basic movements which can be used for self defense or relaxation or to develop physical fitness.
  • Team Sports/Leagues (3)
    PL-7000.8900

    Team Sports/Leagues

    PL-7000.8900

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the cooperative recreational activity or sport of their choice. These programs may provide coaching to help members play efficiently as a team and are often organized into leagues, i.e., groups of teams that are formed to play one another in organized competitions. Uniforms; access to playing fields, courts and other facilities; sporting equipment; and officials for competitions may also be available.
  • Walking Programs (1)
    PL-6600.9450

    Walking Programs

    PL-6600.9450

    Programs, often for older adults, which organize groups of people to participate in walking in parks, shopping malls or other settings for purposes of physical fitness.
  • Writing Instruction (1)
    PL-7400.9500

    Writing Instruction

    PL-7400.9500

    Programs that provide classes, individualized instruction or other opportunities for people who want to develop or perfect their writing skills. Included are classes that address basic craft and technique as well as those that focus on writing in plain language or writing fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, journals, business correspondence, reports and other specializations.
  • Youth Community Service Programs (4)
    PS-9800.9800

    Youth Community Service Programs

    PS-9800.9800

    Programs that provide opportunities for students and/or school-age children and youth to make a contribution to their local community through volunteer service projects or other forms of assistance. The purpose of the program is to develop leadership skills and good citizenship practices in youngsters who are interested in service to others.
 
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