PAASS Classes & Camps

We’ve partnered with Mill Valley Recreation and Marin YMCA to offer our participants a wide range of ongoing classes, summer camp opportunities, and private instruction. Due to popular demand, we encourage early registration.
PAASS classes and camps are taught by professionals who have years of experience working with special needs youth and young adults in Mill Valley and the Bay Area. In addition, devoted student volunteers from local middle and high schools greatly contribute to the success and enjoyment of our participants.
A nominal registration fee is required for participation, however scholarships may be available. Contact us for more information.
If you’re interested in volunteering or want to sponsor a PAASS participant or program, please let us know. Thank you for your support!
Camp PAASS Without Boundaries cooking fun

In Partnership with Mill Valley Recreation

We’re excited to announce several new options being offered for adaptive needs youth and young adults at the Mill Valley Community Center. There’s something for everyone! Upcoming classes and camp details are outlined below. Click on the buttons to view the Mill Valley Recreation & Community Center program flyer, download the registration form, or register online for an additional fee.

Registration for Spring & Summer 2017 Classes Now Open

Sign up via Online, Fax-In, Mail-In, or Walk-In.  To register, download the form and mail or return to Mill Valley Community Center at 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941 or fax to (415) 383-1377.

Mill Valley Community Center

180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Animal Adventure Fun

Camp PAASS Without Boundaries – Summer 2017

Registration is full. Waitlist is available. Camp starts July 24, 2017.

We had so much fun during our inaugural camp at the Mill Valley Community Center in 2016, we’ve extended the program to three weeks this summer! Initially limited to one week per camper with opportunity to waitlist in a second and third week. This camp is a uniquely structured one week program designed to offer the typical day camp experience for youth adaptive and special needs ages 6-14. Our kids get to enjoy swimming, cooking, martial arts, dance, games, arts & crafts, nature hikes, and much more. Space is limited. Scholarships are available.

Open to Ages 6-14
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
July 24 – July 28, Course # 41253
July 31 – August 4, Course # 41254
August 7 – August 11, Course # 41255
Fee: $226 per course
Location: Mill Valley Community Center, Manzanita Room

SummerAde logoStaff to camper ratio is 1:3. PAASS is partnering with SummerAde and will have additional teen volunteers. If you feel that your son/daughter requires 1:1, you will need to also submit an application directly to SummerAde and they will provide this added support at our camp.

Are you a high school or middle school student interested in volunteering? Contact us for more information.
Swimming lessons at Camp PAASS

Adaptive Needs Swim Lessons

Interested in having your child learn to swim?

The Aquatics & Fitness Center offers private swim lessons for adaptive needs youth in addition to inclusive programs depending on swimmer’s ability and demand for safety in the pool.

Please contact the Aquatics Coordinator at 415-383-1370 to inquire.

Adaptive Needs Martial Arts Marin County

Martial Arts for Adaptive Needs

The second session for this class ended on June 2, 2017.
There will be a break in classes over the summer.
Future class dates to be determined.

A Martial Arts class designed with movements and techniques that are geared towards students with various Adaptive Needs. This format will be both insightful and physically experiential. In addition; sensitive individually as well as collectively, creating a safe, fun and energetic environment. Self confidence and self esteem will be emphasized and practiced! Al Loren is the teacher of this class with over twenty five years of teaching experience in the Adaptive Needs area. He is well known in Marin County for his gentle way and successful results. To learn more about the teacher, go to

Instructor: Al Loren
7 classes Open to All Ages
Fridays 3/31-6/2  * No class on 5/19
3:15 – 4:00PM, Course # 42013
4:05 – 4:50PM, Course# 42515
Fee: $141 per course
Location: Mill Valley Community Center, Dance/Fitness Room
(upstairs in Aquatics & Fitness Center building)

Dance classes at Mill Valley Rec for PAASS

Kids Dance Brigade for Adaptive Needs

The second session for this class ended on May 22, 2017.
There will be a break in classes over the summer.
Future class dates to be determined.

Everyone can dance. Joy has no limitation. In an adaptive needs dance class with Mr. Tom students can fully express themselves in a friendly environment. In the study of dance students will experience motor skills, and a visual aesthetic can develop. Parents, family and caretakers are welcome to participate. To know more about the teacher, go to

Instructor: Tom Mayock
8 classes Open to All Ages
Mondays 3/27 – 5/22
5:15 – 5:55 PM
Fee: $141 per course
Location: Mill Valley Community Center, Dance/Fitness Room
(upstairs in Aquatics & Fitness Center building)

Making Frittata

Cooking for Independence, Teen to Young Adult

The first session for this class was February 6 – March 27, 2017.
Future class dates to be determined.

GLOBAL CUISINE: In this hands-on class your child/young adult will learn about culture and recipes from around the world. Travel and prepare American food, Italian classics, Asian fusion and much more! Basic knife safety, sanitation, and FUN will be had by all with the goal of teaching participants to enjoy cooking/develop an ability to cook independently. Ages 14-adult.

Parents or a chaperone may be required to assist during the class. Please come to first class to assess with Chef Derek. Cost includes food & supplies. This class is specially designed for those individuals with adaptive needs. This course is not presently available for Internet Registration.

Instructor: Chef Derek Chase of Chase Culinary Education
8 classes Open to Ages 14 and over
Mondays 2/6 – 3/27/2017
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Fee: $145 per course (partial payment options available)
Location: Mill Valley Community Center, Kitchen

In Partnership with Marin YMCA

Marin YMCA

Marin YMCA

1500 Los Gamos Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903

Marin YMCA Youth Adapted Exercise

Registration Now Open. Classes are ongoing throughout the year.

Youth Adapted Exercise is a weekly, small-group class designed to help individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities provide a foundation for building a more physically active lifestyle through skill development and games. Classes cover motor development, circuit training, continual movement, spatial awareness, balance and equilibrium development, with the help of various sporting and exercise tools. Each class will begin with a short movement warm-up, followed by a set of stretches. The group will then transition into skill development, which will lead into a game or activity.

Instructor Brooks Emerson has been teaching sports and swimming techniques to individuals of varying abilities for more than 8 years. He is certified in Personal Training, Therapy Exercise, and Youth Development through the International Sports Science Association.

To sign up, please register online or submit an intake/registration form at the Marin Y front desk. Classes have a minimum of two and a maximum of 6-8 participants. All classes are on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Marin YMCA Multi-Purpose Room. For more information, contact Brandon Drake at (415) 446 2178 or

Marin YMCA

College of Marin Indian Valley Campus

1800 Ignacia Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949

Beyond Limits Camp @ College of Marin IVC

Registration is full. Waitlist is available. Camp starts July 17, 2017.

Beyond Limits Camp is a program for individuals with adaptive needs, learning differences, or disabilities. This session brings all of the magic of traditional Day Camp, but with higher staff and volunteer to camper ratios, a smaller group, and extra attention to the particular needs and abilities of each individual camper. Songs, games, sports, art, swimming, hiking, and more are a part of the Beyond Limits Camp experience, where campers can be themselves and build lasting friendships. Participants will be emailed an intake form prior to the start of camp. Beyond Limits Camp is made possible with the collaboration and support of Project Awareness and Special Sports (PAASS) and SummerAde.

Grades K-6
Open to everyone born between 09/01/2004 & 09/01/2012

Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (snack is provided)
July 17 – July 21, Session 6
Fee: $275 facility members, $315 community participants
Location: College of Marin Indian Valley Campus

Are you a high school or middle school student interested in volunteering? Contact us for more information.