Camping/Outdoor Activities

Department of the Interior National Park Service: Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, they safeguard these more than 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year.

www.nps.gov

Girl Scouts of the USA: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts-2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers.

www.GirlScouts.org

UCLA Adaptive Kayaking Adaptive “Sit-On-Top” Kayaking for person of all abilities. No experience necessary. At the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.

UCLA Recreation

Wilderness Inquiry: Wilderness Inquiry (WI) is dedicated to sharing high quality outdoor adventures with people like you. We provide outdoor oriented adventures throughout North America and around the globe. We also conduct a number of programs designed to share the benefits of nature with urban youth, families, and people with disabilities. As stated by one oftheirparticipants: “You’re not just going on a trip with WI, you’re going to change the world.” – Heidi Walz, MD. Each year we host over 300 events serving more than 15,000 people.

www.WildernessInquiry.org

Golf

American Disabled Golfers Association  (ADGA) is a non profit 501c corporation created with the intent to help all disabled golfers who elect to play the game. We know golf is a game enjoyed around the world that should never be limited to only non disabled individuals.

American Disabled Golfers Association

 

 

Horseback Riding/ Equestrian

Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers
P.O. Box 11993
Marina Del Rey, CA 90295
(310) 350-1311
info@dreamcatcherla.com
www.dreamcatcherla.com

Equu8 Horsemanship and Therapeutic Riding
PO Box 703
Big Bear City, CA 92314
(909) 855-9963
snowsuz@yahoo.com
www.equu8.org

Move A Child Higher/MACH 1
4750 Oakgrove Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 798-1222
joymach1@yahoo.com
www.moveachildhigher.org

Saddle Up
41455 20Th St W
Palmdale, CA 93551-1305
(661) 267-2730
saddleup@antelecom.net
www.avsaddleup.org

Other Sport Resources

Special Olympics International provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

www.SpecialOlympics.org

U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center works with schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and park and recreation departments to serve children and adults with all types of cognitive or physical disabilities. The USARC knows that, after learning new skills and redefining their abilities, participants are able to feel the freedom of recreating with their families and friends. These experiences often result in increased self-confidence and greater success in academic, professional and personal life challenges.

http://www.usarc.org/

U.S. Association of Blind Athletes:USABA is a Colorado-based 501(c) (3) organization that provides life-enriching sports opportunities for every individual with a visual impairment. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USABA provides athletic opportunities in various sports including, but not limited to track and field, nordic and alpine skiing, biathlon, judo, wrestling, swimming, tandem cycling, powerlifting and goalball (a team sport for the blind and visually impaired).

www.usaba.org

YMCA (Find Local Office):At the YMCA, strengthening community is their cause. Every day, they work side-by-side with neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

www.ymca.net

Snow Skiiing

American Blind Skiing Foundation was founded in 1971 and is a non-profit tax exempt (501-C3) national organization chartered in the State of Illinois. The purpose of ABSF is to provide an educational skiing program that is open to any blind or visually impaired person in the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value.

www.absf.org

Ski for Light, Inc (visually or mobility impaired adults, cross-country skiing) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1975 that teaches the basics of classic cross-country skiing to adults who are visually- or mobility-impaired, while giving participants who have already learned the basics of the sport the chance to improve their skills or to just have fun on the snow. All of this takes place during an annual week-long event at a U.S. location that changes from year to year, and is made possible by the volunteer sighted and able-bodied experienced cross-country skiers who attend as guides and instructors.

www.sfl.org

National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) began in 1970 providing ski lessons for children with amputations for the Children’s Hospital of Denver. Based out of Winter Park Resort and Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the NSCD is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation agencies in the world.

www.nscd.org

U.S. Disabled Ski Team (USSA) is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding. It is the parent organization of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. Developed to facilitate participation in national and international competition, the Olympic sports organization provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. It also offers adaptive cross-country and alpine skiing programs for the disabled.

www.USSkiTeam.org