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AbilityFirst
Through 23 locations across Southern California, AbilityFirst provides programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities reach their full potential throughout their lives. They offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs and operate 11 accessible residential housing complexes.
877-768-4600
California, USA
 
Adaptive Adventures
Sports and recreation for adults and children with disabilities. Programs include adaptive skiing, Nordic skiing, sledge hockey, snowmobiling, handcycling, paddle sports, sailing, water skiing, and adventure trips.
303-679-2770
Colorado, USA
 
Adaptive Riding Institute
Provides horseback adventures in wild and scenic areas for people of all abilities. This unique program offers recreational horseback activities and related services to people with disabilities and their significant others in Oregon.
info@adaptiveridinginstitute.org
503-873-3890
Oregon, USA
 
Adaptive Ski Program New Mexico
Since 1985, the Adaptive Ski Program has offered safe and supportive alpine ski lessons for adults and children (five years & older) with a wide array of disabilities. Lessons take place at Sandia Peak outside of Albuquerque and at Ski Santa Fe, 14 miles from the Santa Fe Plaza. Instruction is available in 2 track, 3 track, 4 track, blind, deaf, mono-ski, bi-ski & snowboarding.
asp_sandia@q.com
505-255-2506
New Mexico, USA
 
Agapé is a unique therapeutic resource for individuals, families, schools, medical and mental health professionals. Through its wealth of horse-assisted programs, Agapé positively impacts the physical, mental, behavioral and social challenges of people with special needs.
mancil@agaperiding.org
317-773-7433
Indiana, USA
 
All Out Adventures
Year-round inclusive outdoor programming in the New England region. Programs include Kayaking and cameoing, cycling, hiking, birdwatching, orienteering.
413-527-8980
info@alloutadventures
Massachusetts, USA
 
Alpine Alternatives
Alpine Alternatives offers adapted ski programs, equestrian programs, day outings, and a week long summer camp. Alpine serves all disabled persons regardless of the type or severity of their disabilities. Within the programs offered by Alpine there is a particular emphasis on serving school age children and youth.
907-561-6655
Alaska, USA
 
Apple Dumplin Camp
Provides an awesome camp experience for children with disabilities as well as disadvantaged children. Campers can experience life as it was in the 1880's. Trail rides, chuck wagon roundups, archery/riflery, arts and crafts, horseback riding, are just some of the adventures at Apple Dumplin' Camp.
AppleCamp4Kids@hotmail.com
New Mexico, USA
 
Arts & Athletics Beyond Limits (AABL)
Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides a variety of athletic, dance, art and recreational activities for any person under the age of 21 who has a physical impairment. Programs include- A summer sports camp, power wheelchair soccer, dance and horseback riding.
info@carrietingleyhospitalfoundation.org
505-243-6626
New Mexico, USA
 
B.O.K. Ranch
Founded in 1985, the B.O.K. Ranch Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program is dedicated to providing horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs.
650-366-2265
California, USA
 
Bakas Horses for Handicapped
The Bakas Equestrian Center is a highly successful program offered FREE to physically and mentally challenged children and adults to enable them to experience the joy, excitement and challenge of horseback riding. Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation department, the program provides exercise, socialization and competition for participants.
horsebakas@yahoo.com
813-264-3890
Florida, USA
 
Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program
BORP offers a number of competitive adaptive sports programs for adults and kids. Programs include: Wheelchair basketball, integrated handcycling, swimming, weightlifting, archery, table tennis,track & field. The Adventures & Outings Program (A&O) offers a wide array of outdoor recreation activities, group adventure trips, and urban outings that appeal to a variety of ages, interests and abilities.
info@borp.org
510-849-4663
California, USA
 
Bergmann Centre
Bergmann Centre was established to offer therapeutic horseback riding to people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and to incorporate into the facility operation the on-the-job training for disabled persons.
info@bergmanncentre.com
815-765-2113
Illinois, USA
 
Blazesports
BlazeSports is a program that offers high quality sports instruction, training, and competition opportunities to children and adults with physical disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, have a neuro-muscular disability such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida, have an amputation, or have a visusal impairment. Sports include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair rugby, swimming, and track & field. Other sports may be offered by the individual BlazeSports Clubs.
blazesports@blazesports.org
770-850-8199
Georgia, USA
 
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand the potential of people with disabilities and special needs through meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences. BOEC offers winter programs including various types of adaptive skiing and snowboarding, winter camping, challenge courses, orienteering, and educational programs. Summer activities include- handcycling, hiking & backpacking, rock climbing, rappeling, canoeing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, camping, rope courses, and orienteering. BOEC also offers seasonal programs and camps for young people and adults. BOEC is located in Breckenridge, Colorado.
boec@boec.org
970-453-6422
Colorado, USA
 
Burke Adams Special Needs Sports Program
BASNSP has been providing the opportunity for all children with disabilities in East Greenbush, New York and the surrounding communities to participate in organized sports programs regardless of their need for assistance during play. Programs include baseball, basketball, bowling, football, TOPSoccer, and track and field.
burke@basnsp.com
518-479-3465
New York, USA
 
Cadence Therapeutic Riding
Cadence Therapeutic Riding provides professional therapeutic equestrian services to children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional or developmental needs.
info@cadenceriding.org
Colorado, USA
 
Camp ASCCA
Camp ASCCA is a special camp for children and adults with disabilities. The camp helps children and adults with disabilities achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence. Activity areas include Outdoor adventure, aquatics and outdoor education.
256-825-9226
Alabama, USA
 
Camp Attitude
Camp Attitude™ is a non-profit organization, committed to meeting the challenges of providing a positive camping experience for disabled children and adults. Located on 34 acres of flat, riverfront land in Foster, Oregon.
camp@campattitude.com
541-367-3420
Oregon, USA
 
Camp Carefree
Provides a free, one week camp experience for youngsters from North Carolina and neighboring states with specific disabilities and health problems.
336-427-
North Carolina, USA
 
Camp Forrest
Angel View offers a unique summer program at its own Camp Forrest located in the high desert on 17-acres in Joshua Tree, California. Camp Forrest serves able bodied and disabled youth from all over the Coachella Valley by providing a unique summer camp experience.
angelview44@aol.com
760-329-6471
California, USA
 
Camp Grace Bentley
Camp Grace Bentley, located in Michigan, hosts up to 70 campers with a range of physical and mental challenges. Campers ages seven through sixteen are invited to sign up for a nine day session beginning late June and running through mid-August.
campgrace@hotmail.com
Michigan, USA
 
Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington is a co-ed, residential program for children and young adults with special learning and developmental needs.
866-514-5281
New York, USA
 
Camp John Marc
Camp John Marc exists to improve the quality of life of Texas-area children with chronic illnesses or major physical disabilities, while providing necessary daily medical treatment.
mail@campjohnmarc.org
214-360-0056
Texas, USA
 
Camp Prime Time
Provides a recreational facility in a wilderness setting for those families who have a child member who is living with a serious or terminal illness or disability. The facility accommodates the camper and accompanying family members.
primetime@nwinfo.net
509-248-2854
Washington, USA
 
Center For Therapeutic Riding
Cadence Therapeutic Riding provides professional therapeutic equestrian services to children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional or developmental needs.
info@cadenceriding.org
970-749-RIDE
Colorado
 
Central Kentucky Riding For Hope
Under the guidance of trained teachers, volunteers and medical people, disabilities are challenged and new abilities are created. The program is operated at the renowned Kentucky Horse Park, which is a perfect setting of one thousand acres of rolling countryside, dotted with hundreds of horses representing over 35 breeds.
information@ckrh.org
859-231-7066
Kentucky, USA
 
Challenge Air
Challenge Air for Kids and Friends, a not-for-profit organization, offers motivational, inspirational and life-changing experiences to physically challenged children and youth through aviation.
214-351-3353
Texas, USA
 
Challenger Little League
It is the purpose of D7 Challenger Little League to make available a program for physically and mentally disadvantaged children to play baseball. This program will give them the opportunity to play baseball rather than watch in the stands as others play. Along with playing ball, the organization also provides an opportunity for kids to get out and socialize and have fun with other children with similar disabilities.
California, USA
 
Childrens Golf Foundation
The Childrens Golf Foundation is home to the Michael B. Finnegan Golf Teaching and Learning Center, a 22 acre facility dedicated to the sport of golf for children with disabilities.
561-842-0066
Florida, USA
 
City of Hollister Recreation
Special populations programs in Hollister, California. Programs include wheelchair soccer, and adaptive bowling.
California, USA
 
Colorado Discover Ability
Colorado Discover Ability (CDA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote increased independence and self worth through outdoor recreation for individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth, and their families and friends.
970-257-1222
Colorado, USA
 
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
A North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) Premier Therapeutic Riding Center in Longmont, Colorado. They provide services through four core program areas – Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Carriage Driving, and an All Abilities Integrated Summer Camp.
303-652-9131
Colorado, USA
 
Colorado Wheelchair Sports Club
Promotes involvement in wheelchair sports in Colorado. The organization is involved in wheelchair basketball, quad rugby, sled hockey, softball, wheelchair tennis, and week long youth wheelchair sports camps.
303-893-3104
Colorado, USA
 
Cowboy Dreams of Illinois
Provides a safe, top quality and affordable hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding program for children. They also offer the Horse Power Camp: Cowboy Dreams hosts a five-day camp offering children with special needs various group activities and riding experience including arts and crafts, horsemanship and grooming activities, games, and celebrations.
lynne@cowboydreams.org
847- 381-9323
Illinois, USA
 
CW HOG
Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group provides challenging outdoor adventure activities in a supportive environment. Programs include adaptive snow ski, martial arts, weightlifting, swimming, aerobics, and other activities. An adventurous week long day camp, the Kids Camp is designed for children of all abilities and their families. Activities may include horseback riding, water-skiing, rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, and scuba diving. An overnight camping trip and whitewater raft trip gives your child an opportunity to experience the outdoors.
208-282-3912
Idaho, USA
 
Disability Outreach Foundation
The foundation is a service-oriented, community-based organization whose members are individuals with and without disabilities working hand in hand toward the vision of wheelchair basketball and wheelchair racing becoming a high school varsity sport throughout the state of Illinois.
dof-president@lycos.com
Illinois, USA
 
Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks
Camp Hemlocks campers experience the joys and challenges of camp in an inclusive fully accessible setting. Campers choose from a wide variety of social, recreational and educational activities during their stay.

Activities include talent shows, arts and crafts, outdoor living skills, boating and fishing, a new challenge education course, and computer instruction using adaptive equipment.

info@eastersealscamphemlo
860-228-9496
Connecticut, USA
 
Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Association
ENWAA provides athletic opportunities for disabled children and adults. These opportunities include instruction, team organization, practice facilities, athletic equipment, registration fees, uniforms, travel expenses, team and individual awards, and much more. Wheelchair sports include softaball, basketball, and volleyball.
Nebraska, USA
 
Equest Therapeutic Riding Center
With the help of trained therapy horses and a team of instructors, therapists, and volunteers, students are taught the foundations of equine behavior, horse care, and horsemanship skills appropriate to their age, needs, and level of ability. In so doing, riders with disabilities have an opportunity to experience the benefits that are unique to equine-facilitated therapy.
info@equestmaine.org
207-985-0374
Maine, USA
 
Eric Winter Music Therapy Camp
This summer camp, held in honor of Eric "RicStar" Winter, provides opportunities for musical expression, enjoyment, and interaction for all people with special needs. Programs include- Choir and band, lessons, early childhood music, musicianship and music theory, folk music instrumental, Suzuki instruction, music therapy, and special classes.
commusic@msu.edu
517-355-7661
Michigan, USA
 
Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited
Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited, Inc. provides educational and therapeutic horseback riding activities to the handicapped for an improved quality of life utilizing professional instructors and trained volunteers in a safe and secure environment.
219-945-0726
Indiana, USA
 
Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program
The Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program Inc. began in April 1984 as a special project under the Frederick County 4H Horse and Pony Club. Therapeutic riders have the unique opportunity to engage in an activity that takes them from wheelchairs, canes, and dependency on others to a seat high above the ground where they feel they are in charge.
fc4htrp@aol.com
301-898-3587
Maryland, USA
 
Freedom Ride, Inc.
Freedom Ride provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with many types of disabilities....cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, autism, attention deficit disorder, deafness, blindness and many emotional and learning disabilities.
info@freedomride.com
407-293-0411
Florida, USA
 
Freedoms Wings
Freedom's Wings International is a non-profit organization run by and for people with physical disabilities. They provide the opportunity for those who are physically challenged to fly in specially adapted sailplanes, either as a passenger or as a member of the flight training program.
800-382-1197
New Jersey, USA
 
Friendship Ventures
Friendship Ventures offers summer resident camp programs from June through August at Camp Friendship near Annandale, Minnesota, Eden Wood Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Camp New Hope near McGregor, Minnesota. Camp programs are open to anyone age 5 and older who has developmental and (or) physical disability.
800-450-8376
Minnesota, USA
 
Frontier Travel Camp
Frontier Travel Camp offers group travel in the United States and Canada, including Hawaii and Alaska. Programs are specially designed for travelers age 15 to 36 with special needs.
info@frontiertravelcamp.com
305-895-1123
Florida, USA
 
GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship
GaitWay provides equine assisted therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities and learning differences. GaitWay delivers therapeutic horseback riding opportunities which emphasize individual attention in a manner that challenges disabled riders to reach their highest possible potential and rewards their efforts.
SBarry@GaitWay.org
225-766-1614
Louisiana, USA
 
Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Located in a beautiful rural setting on a working horse ranch just north of San Francisco, Giant Steps offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities
info@giantstepsriding.org
707-769-8900
California, USA
 
Grand Rapids Wheelchair Sports Association
GRWSA offers golf outings, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair racing, Jr. Wheelchair Basketball, wheelchair basketball, and water skiing. The association also sponsors a number of teams and a summer sports camp for kids.
info2.nospam@grwsa.com
616-242-0351
Michigan, USA
 
Handi Kids
Handi Kids provides therapeutic recreation to thousands of individuals on a year-round basis through their summer camp, Saturday Camp, School Vacation Camp, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Vocational Training programs, Boy Scout & Girl Scout Troops, Teen programs, Family Support Groups and Special Event programming.
Info@HandiKids.org
508-697-7557
Massachusetts, USA
 
Handi Kids
Handi Kids is a non-profit, recreational facility for children and young adults with physical and cognitive challenges. Handi Kids provides therapeutic recreation to thousands of individuals on a year-round basis through their Summer Camp, Saturday Camp, School Vacation Camp, and Therapeutic Horseback Riding,
Info@HandiKids.org
508-697-7557
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
 
Harmony Farms
Harmony Farms, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer based organization providing horse related activities to disabled individuals of all ages. The program was founded in 1992 to address the need in the local community for programs for the disabled.
321-631-9433
Florida, USA
 
Heartland Therapeutic Riding
Heartland Therapeutic Riding provides equine-assisted therapy for persons with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, mental retardation, deafness, blindness, emotional disorders, and many neuromuscular and orthopedic problems.
htr@swbell.net
Kansas, USA
 
Hearts Adaptive Riding Program
Hearts Adaptive Riding is a nonprofit program dedicated to providing empowering, educational and enjoyable therapeutic horsemanship and horseback riding activities to adults and children with physical, mental, and psychological disabilities.
heartsadaptiveriding@yahoo.com
805-964-1519
California, USA
 
Hearts and Horses
Hearts and Horses promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of people with special needs through equine assisted therapy.
info@heartsandhorses.org
970-663-4200
Colorado, USA
 
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
High Hopes brings the benefits of therapeutic riding and equine related activities to over 700 individuals each year. To meet the varying needs of their students, they offer a variety of programs. Foremost are therapeutic riding classes. Working with trained, certified instructors and physical therapists, they provide weekly therapeutic riding lessons to over 300 special needs children and adults.
hhinfo@highhopestr.org
860-434-1974
Connecticut, USA
 
Horses for Healing
Horses for Healing is a non-profit therapeutic horseback riding center for individuals with special needs in Northwest Arkansas.
hfhnwa@aol.com
479-795-0570
Arkansas, USA
 
Iron wood Springs Christian Ranch
National Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Camp. The camp is open to persons from all over the world. Just a few of the activities include; road racing, archery, wheelchair pulling and basketball. This camp is for the serious or casual athlete, and for those who love the outdoors and nature.
bob@ironwoodsprings.com
507-533-4315
Minnesota, USA
 
J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center
Established in 1978 and located in Orange County, California, the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse-related programs.
949-240-8441
California, USA
 
Lakeshore Foundation
Lakeshore Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides sports, fitness and recreation to people with physical disabilities and chronic health conditions. The organization provides programs and services to both adults and children. Lakeshore Foundation's Lima Foxtrot programs include a number of weekend-long camps that bring injured military personnel and their families from across the country to Alabama. Competitive sports programs are offered and include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, swimming, marksmanship, wheelchair tennis and track & field. Recreational opportunities include hunting, fishing, paddling, sled hockey, shooting sports, handcycling and water skiing are just a sample of the indoor and outdoor opportunities available.
information@lakeshore.org
205-313-7400
Alabama, USA
 
Louisiana Lions Camp
The Louisiana Lions Camp is a non-profit residential summer camp, owned and operated by the Louisiana Lions League for Crippled Children, Inc. Louisiana Lions Camp is free for boys and girls from Louisiana with mental and physical disabilities, diabetes, and pulmonary disorders.
337-239-0782
Louisiana, USA
 
Luci Center
The Luci Center provides the opportunity for challenge of the mind, body and spirit by connecting individuals and animals through love, understanding, care and involvement. It is our mission to enrich the minds, the bodies and the spirits of children and adults with disabilities through horse related activities.
lucicntr@aol.com
502-220-4308
Kentucky, USA
 
Maine Handicapped Skiing
Opportunities for adaptive alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.
info@skimhs.org
800 - 639 - 7770
Maine, USA
 
Majestic Hills Ranch
Majestic Hills Ranch is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that provides reputable, safe, and enjoyable therapeutic riding.
952-888-6077
Minnesota, USA
 
Medicine Horse Center
The Medicine Horse Center offers equine assisted therapeutic services to people of all ages with physical, cognitive, emotional or age-related challenges.
info@medicinehorsecenter.org
970-533-7403
Colorado, USA
 
Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled
The Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing sports and recreation opportunities to people with disabilities.
mesasports@geocities.com
Arizona, USA
 
Michigan Thunderbirds
Established in 1985, the Michigan Thunderbirds have become one of the nation's most successful wheelchair sports programs, competing prominently in basketball and hand- cycling. Offered are programs for adults and juniors.
Michigan, USA
 
Mid Hudson Valley Camp
The Mid-Hudson Valley Camp has been in existence for over 30 years. The camp is located along the scenic Hudson River in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. The camp has served hundreds of children and persons with disabilities over the years, and continues to provide children with a joy- filled summer camp experience.
New York, USA
 
Mississippi Adaptive Sports
Mississippi Adaptive Sports provides sports training, loaner equipment if available, and competiive events. Their program offers individual and team sports for physically disabled athletes from 7 years through adulthood. Sports include track and field, wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, table tennis, archery, athletics (track and field),baseball, boccia, handycling, equestrian, football, goalball, JJudo, rowing, sailing shooting, swimming, volleyball, wheelchair dance, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling.
662-233-2287
MIssissippi, USA
 
Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians
MANE is a non-profit organization formed in 1994 that provides safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to Montgomery and Tri-County area children and adults with emotional, physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities.
334-213-0909
Alabama, USA
 
National Ability Center
The National Ability Center is committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment. NAC offers year round recreational opportunities including adaptive skiing, horseback riding, waterskiing, swimming, and cycling.
info@DiscoverNAC.org
435-649-3991
Utah, USA
 
New York Special Olympics
A guide to Special Olympics competitions and special events in the State of New York.
800-836-6976
New York, USA
 
Northeast Passage
Northeast Passage delivers disability-related health promotion and adapted sports programs throughout New England. They run three core programs that include adaptive sports from entry to competitive levels for adults and children.
northeast.passage@unh.edu
603-862-0070
New Hampshire, USA
 
Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program
Provides equine-assisted activities to riders who are challenged physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Located in Clifton, VA.
info@nvtrp.org
703-764-0269
Virginia, USA
 
Ohio Sled Hockey
Sledge or Sled hockey for juniors in the state of Ohio. Kids with with spina bifida, paralysis, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy are typical of those served by this sport
clevemightybarons@yahoo.com
440/994-9193
Ohio, USA
 
Ohio Wheelchair Sports Association
The Ohio Wheelchair Sports Association was founded on May 26, 1970 as a non-profit organization, to raise awareness of wheelchair athletics and the resources that sponsor their adaptive sports programs on the local, regional, national and international levels. OWSA offers wheelchair sports programs including- wheelchair basketball, tennis, archery, weight lifting, hand cycling, quad rugby, softball, field events, table tennis, road racing, track, and special scheduled events.
614-775-9499
Ohio, USA
 
Omaha Parks Department
The Junior Wheelchair Sports & Recreation Camp is sponsored by the City of Omaha Recreation Division, Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation, Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Association, and Creighton University. The camp’s purpose is to introduce sports, recreation and the associated benefits to physically challenged youth.
Nebraska, USA
 
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding, Inc is an equestrian organization using the human-horse relationship to help the participants achieve their full potential – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – to be all that God intends for them to be. They offer therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to individuals with physical and/or emotional disabilities, as well as youth-at-risk.
408-997-7264
California, USA
 
Partners in Equestrian Therapy
Partners in Equestrian Therapy (PET) provides equestrian therapy for individuals with disabilities in San Luis Obispo, California.
petslo@gmail.com
805-235-2787
California, USA
 
Reece Center
An all volunteer, non-profit organization that offers riding lessons for people with disabilities. Located in Sharpsburg, Ga.
678-423-0858
 
Ride A Wave (RAW)
Ride A Wave is a non-profit organization with a 100% volunteer staff offering a full day of beach activities including: surfing, body boarding, and swimming, beach games, lifesaving demonstrations, kayaking and marine biology.
831.239.3672
Santa Cruz, California
 
Ride and Shine
Ride and Shine was founded in 1996 to provide a horseback riding program for individuals with special needs ages 3 and up. The program utilizes trained horses to provide children with disabilities a resource for enhancing their physical, emotional, and social well-being in conjunction with exercise and enjoyment.
info@rideandshine.org
530-676-1920
California, USA
 
Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths
Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths (REINS) provides physical, mental, and emotional therapy to a wide range of disabled children and adults through the use of carefully supervised horseback riding. Their therapeutic horsemanship program serves disabled children and adults from San Diego, Orange, and Riverside counties.
staff@reinsprogram.org
760-731-9168
California, USA
 
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding center is a NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Associated) Premier Accredited Center. RTT's mission is to provide therapeutic riding services to children and adults with physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities.
info@ridingtothetop.org
207-892-2813
Maine, USA
 
Roanoke Valley Therapeutic Riding Program
Established in 1991, this exceptional all-volunteer program puts together riders and horses in a unique mixture of physical therapy, education and fun. Located in Boones Mill, VA.
(540) 334-5825
 
Rocky Mountain Riding Therapy
Rocky Mountain Riding Therapy provides equine-based therapy programs for individuals with physical, learning and emotional disabilities. Rocky Mountain provides riding services each year to 150 riders ranging in age from 3 years old through teenagers and seniors. Riders have a variety of disabilities including Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, visual and hearing impairments and Downs Syndrome.
303-494-1299
Colorado, USA
 
Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped
The Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped, SETCH, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation serving children and adults with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities by providing a unique form of therapy and recreation through use of the horse. The program is headquartered at the Sagebrush Arena located two miles north of Hailey, Idaho.
sagebrusharena@yahoo.com
208-578-9111
Idaho, USA
 
Salt Lake City
Department of Parks guide to adaptive programs. Included are sled hockey, junior wheelchair basketball, bowling, and indoor and outdoor soccer.
 
Shake-A-Leg
Accessible sailing programs for youth and adults.
(305)858-5550
 
South Bay Wheelchair Athletic Program
Programs include Jr. wheelchair sports teams, swim team, quad rugby team, wheelchair basketball team, and power soccer team.
 
South Suburban Special Recreation Association:
SSSRA is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of seven park districts and three recreation and parks departments. It is organized to provide individuals with disabilities or special needs, the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation. SSSRA offers a wide scope of programs for adults and children. Programs include, aerobics, interactive and social programs that promote independent living skills, education programs, music lessons, art programs and swimming lessons.
(815) 806-0384
Tinley Park, Illinois
 
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)
SAIL is a private nonprofit organization that provides consumer-directed independent living services to people with disabilities throughout Southeast Alaska. ORCA (Outdoor Recreation and Community Access) is the recreation program of SAIL. ORCA's mission is to promote inclusive recreation and adaptive outdoor pursuits for Southeast Alaskan's who experience disabilities. SAIL also has a lending library of adaptive resources and assistive technology. Recreational programs include adaptive ski and snowboard school - youth Adventure Club - kayaking - biking - hiking, rafting, canoeing and multi-day adventure trips. Adaptive equipment is available so people of all abilities can participate.
(907) 586 0104
 
Special Equestrians
A therapeutic horseback riding program for the mentally and physically challenged of all ages.
 
Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast
SETC was founded in 1992 as a non-profit, tax exempt organization providing therapeutic horseback riding and horsemanship skills for the physically and mentally challenged in Indian River County and the surrounding areas along the Treasure Coast.
Vickie@special-equestrians.org
772-562-7603
Florida, USA
 
Special Needs Sports Corporation
Special Needs Sports is a non-profit organization that coordinates child and adult programs created to expose children and young adults with disabilities to the world of sports. Players can participate in golf, soccer, basketball, bowling, field hockey....as well as other activities that are currently under development. There are three sessions offered throughout the year- fall session, winter session and summer session.
levarts001@rochester.rr.com
585-865-9320
New York, USA
 
Special Olympics
Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports.
 
Sports Made Possible
Sports Made Possible is a charitable organization that provides children and adults, who are living with various mental and/or physical challenges, an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.
303-409-2610
Colorado, USA
 
Sterling Heights Challengers
A National Wheelchair Basketball Association sanctioned team playing in the NWBA Junior Division. The team is divided into Prep and Junior Varsity. Prep is for boys 12 and under or girls 13 and under. Junior Varsity is for players 18 and younger. Anyone 18 or younger with a physical disability can be on the team.
diancrash@yahoo.com
Michigan, USA
 
STRIDE Recreation for Challenged Children
STIDE's primary efforts focus on directing and providing enriching, recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Programs include, swimming, adaptive skiing, adaptive baseball, and bowling.
 
Sun Valley Adaptive Sports
The nonprofit SVAS offers adaptive sports programs and services for children, teens, adults, and veterans that cover a wide-range of disabilities- physical, emotional, developmental, and learning. SVAS programs include: Skiing, Snowboarding, and Nordic skiing. Peak Adventure Camp for Kids and teens with disabilities. After school swimming, theatre, biking, tennis, pottery, yoga, and indoor rock climbing. Check their website for a complete listing of programs and services.
tom@svasp.org
208-726-9298
Idaho, USA
 
Sunnyhill Adventures
Summer camp, year-round adventure programs, and travel programs for youth of all abilities and adults with developmental disabilities. Campers enjoy canoeing, swimming, fishing, archery, games, crafts, and accessible climbing tower.
636-274-9044
Dittmer, Missouri
 
Sunrise Park
Sunrise Park Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities, through instruction and guidance in the field of therapeutic horseback riding. Located in Hollenberg, KS.
785-337-2955.
 
Taasc
TAASC offers programs in handcycling, kyaking, sailing, rock climbing, skiing, water skiing, and sled hockey. Located in Colombus, Ohio.
614. 293. 4963
 
Telephone Pioneers of America Park
A park of a different kind, Telephone Pioneers of America Park is the nation's first barrier-free park, designed to meet the needs of physically-challenged individuals.
 
Tennessee: ABLE Youth
A physical education and independence program that provides an opportunity for children and youth with physical disabilities to participate in structured sports and recreational activities. Located in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Texas Adaptive Aquatics
Adaptive water skiing opportunities in Texas.
 
Texas Lions Camp
The Texas Lions Camp has been providing camping experiences for children with special medical conditions since 1949. The expenses associated with these experiences are paid in full by the Lions Camp Organization, so children attend completely free of charge.
 
Texas: Camp Summit
Camp Summit provides a residential, barrier-free camping experience for persons with special needs. The camp serves children, youth and adults, beginning at age six, who are physically challenged, developmentally delayed, dual sensory impaired (deaf and blind) and multi-disabled. Barrier free facilities include- swimming pool, horseback riding trails, tree house, adapted ropes challenge course, outdoor gymnasium, campsites, fishing pond, and outdoor chapel.
(972) 484-8900
 
The Miracle League
The Miracle League is a charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.
 
Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence, Inc.
A nonprofit organization committed to providing high quality equine oriented activities for children and adults with disabilities. Located in Lawrence, KS.
785-841-9740
 
Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii
Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii is a NARHA member center offering therapeutic riding and regular riding lessons since 1983. THH specializes in physically or mentally disabled children and adults, but provides instruction to riders of any ability. THH has NARHA registered therapeutic riding instructors and 12 horses to meet the needs of every rider.
808-259-7107
Hawaii, USA
 
Therapeutic Riding of Tucson
TROT enriches the lives of people with special needs through therapeutic equine programs for adults and children.
520-749-2360
Arizona, USA
 
Three Gaits, Inc.
Provides an effective therapeutic riding program for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and special needs. Located in Stoughton, WI.
(608) 873-1929
 
TRAIL
TRAIL is a NH non-profit organization dedicated to teaching individuals with physical and mental disabilities the joy and excitement of playing in the outdoors. The activities offered through TRAIL change seasonally, and with the exception of the Summer Recreation Program, are currently offered on weekends only. In addition to short-term activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, and bowling, they maintain a core group of long-term programs, which include: Winter Recreational Program: Spring Recreational Program: Summer Recreational Program: Fall Recreational Program:
New Hampshire
 
United States Adaptive Recreation Center
USARC programs include an adaptive ski school in Southern California at Bear Mountain Resort. Adaptive watersports and summer camping programs
 
University of Illinois Adapted Sports Camps
The camps, held at UIUC athletic facilities, offer skill development in basketball, track, road racing, handcycling, and fitness training to individuals ages 10 to 40 with physical impairment to their lower extremities.
 
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport
VASS offers low-cost sports and recreation programs for people with handicaps/disabilities. Winter programs include skiing and snowboarding. Summer programs include rock climbing, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, and rafting.
 
Wasatch Adaptive Sports
Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation was established in 1977 to help fill the need for affordable recreational and educational programs for children and adults with special needs. WAS operates year-round and provides many rewarding activities including skiing, snowshoeing and adaptive hockey in the winter; hiking, fishing, orienteering, bicycling and tram rides during the summer. Adaptive horseback riding and bowling are year-round activities offered by WAS.
info@wasatchadaptivesports.com
801-933-2188
Utah, USA
 
West Virginai: Adventure Pursuit
Adventure Pursuit is an adventure club located in Parkersburg, WV. They specialize in kayaking for the mentally and physically challenged.
 
West Virginia: Challenged Athletes West Virginia
The organization runs an adaptive skiing program at Snowshoe Mountain.
 
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association
WDSRA offers such fun programs as Special Olympic sports, cultural experiences, preschool programs, overnight and week-long getaways, senior outings and more.
 
Wheelchair Hockey League of Michigan
The Wheelchair Hockey League of Michigan (WCHL) was created for the enjoyment of participating in hockey. The purpose of this league is to provide an appropriate means for persons in wheelchairs to have the opportunity to play hockey, and have the chance to engage in the competition and excitement of the sport. Our League includes players in electric and manual wheelchairs. The league currently has over 39 players, divided into four teams. Players range in age from 10 to 60+, and have disabilities that include Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Injury.
chris@thewchl.com
519-250-7274
Michigan, USA
 
White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center
White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center (WHOA) offers therapeutic horseback riding and animal-assisted activities as well as other related services for children and adults with disabilities.
Illinois, USA
 
Wilderness On Wheels
The nonprofit Wilderness On Wheels Foundation operates a model wilderness-access facility which makes a Colorado mountain environment accessible to all. Activities include hiking, fishing, wildlife watching, picnicking, and camping.
(303) 403-1110
wow@ecentral.com
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
 
Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing
Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to teach the joys of alpine skiing to individuals with a disability. Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, WAS offers fun, exhilaration and the chance to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends
 
Wisconsin: Camp Daniel
A camping experience for children and adults with aphysical or mental disability.
 
Wisconsin: Easter Seals Wisconsin
Located on 400 beautifully wooded acres near Wisconsin Dells, Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek provides camping experiences for hundreds of children and adults ages 7 and up with physical disabilities. Programs at Camp Wawbeek include: Trail Blazers, Family Camp, Day Camp, Bring-a-Buddy, and Pioneer Camp.
 
Y - Knot Sailing
Accessible sailing on Lake George, NY. Y-Knot Sailing provides sailing opportunities for everyone, regardless of physical condition, age, or ability to pay, and at all levels, from supervised recreational sailing to independent racing competition.
Pilot Knob, New York
 
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