TryCAN Programs for Special Needs

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Maplewood TryCAN Programs

TryCAN is a non-profit charitable organization that collaborates with several communities including Maplewood and South Orange! Offering an array of recreation programs for youth with special needs, or those who need special accommodations, TryCAN welcomes all with no non-resident fees involved. The following are winter & spring programs offered at the Summit's Community Center at 100 Morris Avenue where Maplewood residents are able to participate.

Please visit for a list of their ongoing programs. Click program title for registration page!

Yoga, Dance and Movement: Spring classes beginning April 4 at Summit Community Center 

4pm-4:45pm for Ages 4-10

5pm-5:45pm for Ages 10+

Game Club/ Cooking Social Club for Ages 18+: Spring classes beginning March 29

5pm-7pm for High School (note that class is two hours)

Wednesday Social Skills - Let's Game and Talk!: Spring classes beginning March 30

4pm-4:50pm for ages 6-9

5pm-5:50pm for ages 10-12

Reading: Spring classes beginning March 30

Reading Club: 4:45-5:30 for Grades K-2; 5:45-6:30 for Grades 3-5

Book Club: 6:45-7:30 for Grades 6-12

TryCAN Multi Sports: Spring classes beginning March 31

5pm-5:50pm for ages 5-10

6pm-6:50pm for ages 11-15

7pm-7:50pm for ages 16+

Cooking: Spring Classes begin March 31

4pm-5:15pm for ages 6-10

5:15pm-6:30pm for ages 11-18

CommuniPlay: Saturdays beginning March 26 from 10am-10:45am

Open to ages 3-5 


Try CAN Inclusion Camp

Join us to be a part of our Recreation Summer Camp. We have expanded this program to offer and inclusion program for children who require additional support.


Full camp details and registration process information here.

This component of our program is open to ALL municipalities in the TryCAN Collaboration for children who require accommodations for their successful participation in camp. We are limiting this to 25 participants, we recommend registering in person on January 3.

Your child will be placed into a group with a 1:3 ratio that will be a subsection of grade appropriate groups of our general summer camp program. This model allows for your child to have a little extra attention and receive supports they require, while also getting the full camp experience! If you have any specific questions about the inclusion program, please contact


For more information about any of the above programs and more, please check out the TryCAN Programs website. For further questions, please contact David Guida by email or phone at (908) 277-2932

Please note that due to COVID-19 classes have limited spots available under executive order.

Stay tuned for more TryCAN programs to be hosted in Maplewood Township!