Family Swim Parties

Swim Party

Grab your towels, swimsuit, beach balls - and don’t forget the family - as you join us for this free indoor water park evening of fun! A private rental of the three indoor pools at the Schaumburg Water Works in Schaumburg guarantees a night of fun, rain or shine, freezing blizzard or blistering heat! There is lots of swimming, mingling, splashing, mingling, slides, mingling, diving and – you guessed it – mingling, going on.  The concession stand is always available to purchase snacks.

These popular family outings are held in the heat of mid-summer and as some novel fun in mid-winter!  Call (847) 895-2100 or e-mail info@upsfordowns.org or check our online calendar for more information.

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.

Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.