Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County

The Vernon Hills Park District is a cooperative member agency of the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County. SRACLC provides community based therapeutic recreation programs to people of all ages with disabilities or special needs.

SRACLC is a cooperative effort of the Grayslake, Vernon Hills, and Mundelein Park Districts, and the Villages of Hawthorn Woods, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, and Lincolnshire. Individuals residing within the boundaries of the Member Agencies are considered “residents” of SRACLC and may utilize the services.

SRACLC offers more than 500 weekly programs, special events, and camps during the year. SRACLC also recognizes that some people with disabilities prefer to participate in recreation programs within their own Park District or Recreation Department. SRACLC can help you with this opportunity by providing an extra staff, if deemed necessary, behavior management support, disability awareness training, and other adaptive services necessary for safe and successful participation.

Contact the SRACLC office at (847) 816-4866 if you would like to receive a brochure or would like more information. The SRACLC Administration building is located in Hartmann Park, 290 Oakwood Drive, Vernon Hills.

SRACLC needs your help. Program leaders, Day Camp counselors, volunteers, and part-time staff are needed to assist individuals with special needs or disabilities. If you are interested in part-time work, please contact the SRACLC office at (847) 816-4866.

Visit the SRACLC website for more information.


SRACLC Summer Day Camps

SRACLC summer camps are geared towards children and teens, ages 3-21, with special needs or those who have better success in smaller groups with more supervision. Counselors plan fun and exciting activities such as high energy group games, themed crafts, water play, singing and dancing, morning field trips, and so much more. Campers will go swimming every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon as well as enjoy outdoor play each day. Note: Campers are grouped according to age and ability.


SRACLC-Mitsubishi Electric Sensory Room

Experience an immersive space filled with high and low tech sensory equipment where vibrant lights, sounds, aromas, and textures will stimulate all of the senses. The Sensory Room is located at Washington Elementary School in Mundelein.  Please contact Kara Miller at kmiller@sraclc.org or (847) 816-4866 for more information.

Cognitive Improvement Social/Developmental Improvement Physical Improvement Calming/Mood Enhancing Emotional Awareness


Sensory Therapy
Dive into this room of discovery where individuals of any age and ability are able to explore and engage in a safe, stimulating, and welcoming environment that is customized to their specific needs. One to one sessions will be designed and implemented by a Recreation Therapist to work on personalized goals. Sense, believe, and achieve all of the possibilities!

Tuesday Wednesday Saturday
3:45-6:30 pm (half hour time slots) 3:45-6:30 pm (half hour time slots) 9-11 am (half hour time slots)


Sensory Seekers – Virtual Punch Card
Look, touch, listen, and learn. Join us for a half hour of drop-in free time supervised by a Recreation Therapist. Whether or not you bring a book to work on reading, sign up siblings to work on sharing, or use the time to decompress, the possibilities are endless and centered on you. Therapy through technology has never looked so exciting.

11 am-1 pm (half hour time slots)


Attention all ABAs, OTs and any other Licensed professionals! Our Multi-Sensory Room Illumi*Nation will be available for contract on Thursdays and Fridays from 3-8 pm. Please contact Kara Miller at kmiller@sraclc.org or (847) 816-4866 for more information.