Adult Social & Recreation Programs

Let's get together

Keshet brings together adults from all over our community for recreation and social gatherings. These programs are open to all adults who are 21+, with and without disabilities. Whether this is your first time at Keshet or your one hundredth, we hope you’ll join in on the fun.

All programs have a 1:1-1:3 support ratio.


Multi-week classes & activities

Sundays | Baseball - Adults Only

Let’s play ball! Keshet Baseball with Coach Dean is back in full-swing for players and volunteers of all ages and abilities.

May 12-June 30 (No program May 26 & June 2)
Kendrigan Field, Buffalo Grove

Transportation provided for SOAR participants on May 12 only.

Mondays | Art with Open Studio

Create a masterpiece or a mess-terpiece using mixed media and your imagination. Open Studio Project’s philosophy is all about giving everyone the tools to discover themselves through art. Their creative process consists of journaling, self-reflection and art-making. Artists will gain skills in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and more.

Jun 3-Jul 29
Keshet GADOL, Highland Park
$336 | $516 (1:1)
Min: 6

Tuesdays | Growing Together with Yachad

Join Keshet and Yachad Chicago to plant, harvest, weed, water and garden together. Produce harvested is sent home with participants to enjoy the fruits of their labor. No gardening experience is necessary, just a desire to spend the afternoon outdoors with friends in the garden.

Jun 4-Jul 23
‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp, Northbrook
$247 | $407 (1:1)
Min: 6

We recommend taking transportation provided to/from Keshet GADOL in Highland Park. Transportation is an additional $45. 

Tuesdays | Special Olympics Golf

Tee up on Keshet’s first-ever golf team! Through adapted equipment, modified rules, and a supportive environment, Special Olympics athletes develop their skills, build confidence, and experience the joy of golfing.  All participants will show off their skills in a competition hosted by Special Olympics Illinois on July 31st. Please only sign up for golf if you can compete in the games.

Jun 4-Jul 23
Highland Park Learning Center
$377 | $527 (1:1)
Min: 8

Transportation provided to and from Keshet’s GADOL in Highland Park for an additional $15.

Wednesdays | Dance with Soul 2 Sole

Keshet’s new neighbors at Soul 2 Sole are thrilled to offer a beginner dance class open to participants of all ages and abilities. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of different dance styles and combos. The class will culminate with a special performance for family and friends on August 7th.

Jul 10-Aug 7
1st Grade-Adult
Soul 2 Sole Dance, Highland Park
$228 | $328 (1:1)
Min: 4

Wednesdays | Special Olympics Bowling

Get ready to aim for the perfect strike with one of the most popular Special Olympics sports–bowling! Athletes receive coaching, adaptations and encouragement to develop their skills and compete at their best. All participants are eligible to compete with Keshet in the Special Olympics Illinois bowling tournament on August 10th. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to and from the competition. Please only sign up for bowling if you can compete in the games.

Jun 5-Jul 31
Wilmette Bowl
$377 | $527 (1:1)
Min: 8

Thursdays | Body Groove

Get pumped for a fun group dance and exercise class that nurtures the mind, body, heart and soul. Participants of all fitness levels can enjoy the freedom to move their bodies in a way that feels natural to them. With energizing music and a focus on fun, Body Groove classes empower individuals to embrace their individuality and celebrate the joy of movement.

Jun 6-Aug 8 (No class Jul 4)
Keshet Day School, Northbrook
$300 | $480 (1:1)
Min: 6

Transportation provided to and from Keshet’s GADOL in Highland Park for an additional $15.

Adult Summer Lineup - Special Events

Chicago Sky Game

Let’s go Sky! We’ll cheer on our favorite WNBA team and enjoy the electrifying atmosphere of the crowd. Please pack a lunch or bring money to buy at the arena.

Thursday, June 20
9:00am-2:00pm (Game begins at 11:00am)
Wintrust Arena, Chicago
$40 | $55 (1:1)

Drop-off and pick-up is located at Keshet GADOL in Highland Park.

North Shore Artisan Market

Let’s explore this curated outdoor market with the Midwest’s finest artisans in food, fashion, home goods and art. Feel free to either eat lunch before or bring your own money to buy food and other goods.

Sunday, June 23
Village Green Park, Northbrook
$40 | $55 (1:1)
Min: 4

Drop-off and pick-up is located at Keshet GADOL in Highland Park. Transportation will be provided for adults who are enrolled in Keshet Baseball.

Adler Planetarium

Get ready to expand your horizons and embark on a stellar adventure through space! We will take the train, eat lunch at Ogilvie and Uber to and from the museum.

Tuesday, July 23
Adler Planetarium, Chicago
$55 | $75 (1:1)

Participants will meet at the Highland Park Metra Station at 10:15am for a 10:29am departure. The train will return to Highland Park at 4:32pm.

Sunday Nature Walk & Lunch

Immerse yourself in nature at the Chicago Botanic Garden! We will look at the beautiful flowers, plants and landscapes. After exploring the garden, we’ll all get lunch together at Mizrahi Grill. Lunch is included in the price.

Sunday, July 28
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe
$80 | $110 (1:1)
Min: 4

Drop-off and pick-up is located at Keshet GADOL in Highland Park.

Cubs Game

Go Cubs go! Enjoy a day at the ballpark cheering on the Chicago Cubs as they take on the Minnesota Twins. Please pack your own lunch or bring money to buy at the ballpark.

Wednesday, August 7
11:00am-5:30pm (Game begins at 1:20pm)
Wrigley Field, Chicago
$76 | $277 (1:1)
Min: 8

Drop-off and pick-up is located at Keshet GADOL in Highland Park.

Adult participant and staff in the water with their hands up in the air

Adult Trip to the Wisconsin Dells

Let’s go to the “waterpark capital of the world,” aka the Wisconsin Dells! Whether you are a thrill-seeker or prefer to unwind at the spa, we’ve planned activities that everyone is bound to enjoy. This trip is designed for adults 22+.

Sunday, July 14 – Wednesday, July 17
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
$1461-$2058 (depending on choice of activities)

Spaces are limited. Registration closes on Tuesday, July 2nd so secure your spot today!

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Need more info?

All of Keshet’s Adult Social & Recreation Programs are open to people of all abilities and adults throughout our community. We encourage people who have never attended a Keshet program before to join in on the fun. Most activities have a 3:1 or 4:1 participant to staff ratio.

Please contact Courtney Fecske, Recreation Program Manager, at 224.998.4510 with any questions or ideas for programs.

Email Courtney
Adult painting a canvas

Fee assistance

Need-based fee assistance is available for Keshet’s adult recreation programs. Families will indicate their interest in receiving assistance when they register online. Our team will then be in touch with you about next steps. Contact Anca at 847.205.1234 for more information.

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