Promoting Fun and Friendship for
Youth with Down Syndrome

Activities

Step Up (8 - 12 years)

Step Up is our group for 8-12 year olds. It was created to give younger children with Down syndrome an opportunity to learn social skills and make new friends. The members attend fortnightly events out in the community or at our base at St Ninian’s Church in Riccarton. Parents are welcome to attend Step Up events with their children, however as one of our aims is to help develop independence in the members it is hoped that over time individuals will be able to attend with out the parents staying.

Junior Up (8 - 12 years)

Junior Up Club is our group for 13-18 year olds. Junior Up Club has events every fortnight on a Friday evening either at our base at Middleton Grange School in Riccarton or out in the community. Junior Up Club also offers splinter groups that run on alternative weeks to full group activities and consist of smaller groups of around 4-6 members. These activities differ each week and are typically more community based events such as sports games, concerts and shows. These splinter group activities are signed up for in advance and are an opportunity for members to further develop their social skills and have fun with friends.

Senior Up (8 - 12 years)

Senior Up Club is our group for 18 years +. Senior Up Club has events every Friday evening either at our base at Middleton Grange School in Riccarton or out in the community. Senior Up Club also offers splinter groups that run on alternative weeks to full group activities and consist of smaller groups of around 4-6 members. These activities differ each week and are typically more community based events such as sports games, concerts and shows. These splinter group activities are signed up for in advance and are an opportunity for members to further develop their social skills and have fun with friends.

Dunedin

Up Club Dunedin meet fortnightly at locations around Dunedin for community based events or at our base at 26 Stafford Street.