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Title: Take it Outdoors


1
Take it Outdoors
  • Enjoying Minnesotas Recreation and Leisure
    Opportunities
  • Joan Purrington, PT
  • Northeast Metro 916
  • Intermediate School District

2
Recreation and Leisure Areas
  • Adapted aquatics
  • Camping
  • Bikes/Trikes
  • Fishing
  • Minnesota trails
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wheeling
  • Horseback riding
  • Adapted skiing

3
Adapted Aquatics
4
Swimming Safety Rules
  • Wear sunscreen.
  • Never swim during a storm or when there is
    lightning.
  • Never swim alone. Always use the buddy system.
  • Read and obey all posted safety signs
  • Swim only in safe, guarded areas.
  • Know how deep the water is.
  • Dont dive or jump into water that is not at
    least 12 feet deep.
  • Dont run around a pool, push people in or dunk
    other swimmers.
  • Dont chew gum or eat food while swimming, diving
    or playing in the water.
  • Take swimming lessons.
  • Wear approved personal flotation devices (PFDs).
    Do not let young children use unauthorized
    floatation devises without direct supervision.
  • Come out of the water if you are too cold or
    tired.

5
Adapted Aquatics
  • Check with your school, community education
    program, or the local YMCA for adapted swimming
    programs
  • In the metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul for
    rainy day programs contact!
  • Community Bridge 651.748.7436
  • Regions Hospital Pool 651.254.4797
  • Sister Kenny Pool 612.863.5238
  • Fairview Hospital Rehab Pool  612.273.7345 
  • Shriners Hospital Pool 612.596.6100 
  • Twin Cities Chapter American Red Cross
    612.871.7676

6
Adapted Aquatic Programs
  • Courage Center Programs
  • http//www.courage.org/ for all state Courage
    Center programs
  • Courage Golden Valley 763.528.0811
  • Courage St. Croix 651.439.8283
  • Courage Duluth 218.726.4762

7
Adapted Aquatic Resources
  • There are multiple suppliers of adapted aquatic
    equipment.
  • The aquatics equipment displayed on the next
  • http//www.flaghouse.com/search.asp?SKWCAT1_NBca
    tegorySpecialPopulations2EAquatics
  • Recreonics
  • http//www.recreonics.com
  • http//www.danmarproducts.com

8
Adapted Aquatics Equipment
  • Head Floats
  • Vests
  • Mats

9
Adapted Aquatics Equipment
  • Floats
  • Sectional raft
  • Aqua belt
  • Quad float system
  • Quad float system

10
Pool Equipment
  • Goggles
  • Ear plugs
  • Hand paddles
  • Aqua Jogger
  • Kick rollers and Swim Bar

11
Pool Equipment
  • Resistance Aids
  • Resistance cuffs
  • Floating pool games
  • Underwater games

12
Other Swimming Supplies
  • Aqua Fins
  • Disposable suits
  • Diapers

13
Biking!
14
Biking Safety Rules
  • Wear a Bike Helmet. Wear a properly fitted and
    approved bike helmet. Bike helmets must meet
    current safety standards set by the U.S. Consumer
    Product Safety Commission. Bike helmets must fit
    snugly on the rider's head with the chin strap
    snugly secured. If the rider falls from a bike,
    is involved in an bicycle crash, or if the helmet
    contacts a hard surface, the bike helmet must be
    replaced.
  • Know the Rules of the Road. All riders must be
    able to demonstrate knowledge of basic bike
    safety practices bike hand signals, riding bikes
    with traffic, how to respond to traffic safety
    signs.
  • Be Seen and Heard. Reflectors, lights, horns, and
    flags help people to see and/or hear a bike at
    all times of the day. Do not ride a bike at night
    when you cannot be seen by motor vehicle drivers.
    If riding a bike at dusk or dawn, make certain
    all bike riders wear light colored or reflective
    clothing to be easily seen.

15
Bike Safety Rules
  • Prepare for Safe Bike Rides. Drink plenty of
    fluids before, during, and after a bike ride to
    prevent dehydration. Take water with you on a
    bike ride and plan to make frequent stops so that
    no one becomes overheated. During the late spring
    and summer months, use sunscreen to help prevent
    sunburn. Pack a first aid kit and cell phone (if
    available) for the bike ride to be able to react
    to any immediate first aid emergencies. Prior to
    bike riding, talk with your physician to identify
    any issues relating to your riders medications
    and their use prior to, during, and after a bike
    ride and their impact on your rider if he becomes
    overheated.
  • Learn Bike Maintenance. Riders and families
    should know basic bike maintenance
    responsibilities, which include regular
    inspections of brakes, gears, tires, and bike
    seat and handlebars. Periodic inspections should
    review that all parts are intact and in working
    order.

16
Bike Safety Rules
  • Provide Supervision. All riders require
    supervision to varying degrees, depending upon
    their age, development, and ability. People with
    disabilities or special health care needs may
    require extra attention, particularly since bike
    riding may be a new experience and may be
    exercising newly developing motor and control
    skills.

17
Biking Equipment Resources
  • There are many biking resources. Check for bikes
    in your community.
  • In the Metro area adapted bikes can be tried at
  • Courage Center Golden Valley 763.588.0811
  • Gillette Childrens Specialty Health Care
    651.291.2848
  • Freedom Cars in White Bear Lake 651.429.6323

18
Biking Resources
  • Types of adapted bikes/three wheelers
  • Foot driven
  • Hand driven
  • Tandem
  • Trailer
  • Recumbent
  • Prone

19
Key Rider Measurements
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Inseam length
  • Back height
  • Seat depth
  • Seat width
  • Other considerations
  • Flexibility at the knees and ankles

20
Biking Products
  • Key for each of the bikes on the following
    slides
  • A Adult
  • C Children
  • T Tandem
  • U - Upright
  • P Prone
  • R Recumbent
  • BT - Bicycle Trailer 
  • Bikes may be viewed on the web site

21
AmTryke (C,U)
  • Specializes in hand / foot driven therapeutic
    tricycles for small children. PO Box 5127 High
    Point, NC 27262 Phone 1-336-869-2166 Fax
    1-336-887-8451 Website www.ambucs.org E-mail
    ambucs_at_ambucs.org

22
Angletech (A,C,R,T)
  • Manufactures custom fit hand and foot powered
    recumbent tricycles for all ages and
    abilities. 318 N. Highway 67 PO Box 1893 Woodland
    Park, CO 80866-1893 Phone 1-800-793-3038 or
    719-687-7475 Website www.angletechcycles.com E-ma
    il ANGLEZOOM_at_aol.com

23
Atherton Bicycles (A,U)
  • Builds bicycles for people of short stature, as
    well as high quality custom racing frames and
    bicycles for "average-size" people. 112
    Industrial Drive Kennedale, TX 76060 Fax
    817-478-5509 Phone 817-478-5509 Website
    www.athertonbikes.com e-mail boyd_at_athertonbikes.co
    m

24
Bike On (A,R)
  • Has a number of new and used hand cycles. 54
    Tiffany Road Coventry, RI, 02816 Phone
    1-888-4bikeon (424-5366) or 1-401-821-7544 Website
    www.bike-on.com e-mail info_at_bike-on.com or
    scott_at_bike-on.com

25
Blue Sky Carts (A,C,BT)
  • Manufacturer of a "special needs trailer" to be
    attached to the rear of an adult bicycle. Weight
    Capacity - 200lbs. Various accessories such as a
    canopy kit are available. PO Box 5788 Bend, OR
    97708 Phone 1-800-669-1753 Website
    blueskycyclecarts.com email platt_at_blueskycyclecar
    ts.com

26
Consumer Care Products Inc. (C,U)
  • A catalog based company manufacturing pediatric
    hand and foot powered trikes and a do-it-yourself
    upper trunk support kit and belt. 1446 Pilgrim
    Road Plymouth, WI 53073 Phone 920-893-4614 Fax
    1-800-977-2256 Website www.consumercareinc.com e-
    mail CCPI_at_consumercareinc.com

27
CycleTote Corporation (C,BT)
  • Manufactures a special needs trailer / stroller
    that can fit an occupant up to 5'4" in height and
    170lbs. This product can accommodate multiple
    seating systems such as a panda or tumble form
    feeder / carrier seat. Various accessories are
    available. 571 Link Lane Ft. Collins, CO
    80524 Phone 1-800-747-2407 Fax
    1-970-482-2402 Website www.cycletote.com E-mail
    cycletote_at_cycletote.com

28
The Dragonfly Toy Co. (C,A,P,U)
  • Manufacturer of pediatric and adult prone /
    upright and hand / foot driven tricycles. 291
    Yale Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3M0L4 Phone
    1-800-308-2208 Fax 1-204-453-2320 Website
    www.dragonflytoys.com e-mail sales_at_dftoys.com

29
Equipment Shop (C,U)
  • Manufactures adapted tricycles for young children
    and accessories including upright handlebars,
    back support, pommel, and foot pedal attachments
    for do-it-yourself adaptations. Box 33 Bedford,
    MA 01730 Phone 1-800-525-7681 Fax
    1-800-793-7922 Website www.equipmentshop.com e-ma
    il info_at_equipmentshop.com

30
Flaghouse (C,A,U,P,R,T)
  • A catalog based company carrying more than 25
    different hand and foot powered tricycles and
    accessories for all ages and abilities. To
    request a "special populations" catalog contact
    them at 150 North MacQuesten Parkway Mount
    Vernon, New York 10550 Phone 1-800-793-7900 Fax
    1-800-793-7922 Website www.flaghouse.com e-mail
    info_at_flaghouse.com

31
Frank Mobility Systems (C,A,T)
  • Manufacturer of the "Duet", a wheelchair bicycle
    tandem which is a bicycle that has a wheelchair
    attached to the front that can be easily removed
    for wheelchair participation in other
    activities. 1003 International Drive Oakdale, PA
    15071-9223 Phone 1-724-695-7822 Fax
    1-724-695-2922 Website www.frankmobility.com e-ma
    il wfrankjun_at_msn.com

32
Freedom Concepts Inc. (C,A,P,U,R,T)
  • Manufactures custom fit, foot powered tricycles
    for all ages. Various accessories such as a chest
    harness and Velcro foot straps are available for
    purchase. PO Box 45117 RPO Regent Winnipeg,
    Manitoba, Canada R2C 5C7 Phone
    1-800-661-9915 Fax 1-204-654-1149
  • Website www.freedomconcepts.com e-mail
    mobility_at_freedomconcepts.com

33
The Freedom Ryder (A)
  • A hand powered bicycle you steer by leaning your
    body. It combines the fun of cycling and the
    benefits of an upper-body workout with the
    thrilling sensation of slalom skiing. Bike
    International, Ltd. 20589 S.W. Elkhorh
    Ct. Tualatin, OR 97062 Phone 1-800-800-5828 Fax
    1-970-221-4308 Website www.freedomryder.com

34
Handcycles by Palmer (A, C)
  • Hand cycles for both adults and children. PO Box
    5707 Endicott, NY 13763 Phone 1-800-847-1304 or
    1-607-754-2957 Fax 1-607-754-1954 e-mail
    palmer_at_palmerind.com

35
Invacare (C,A,U,R)
  • Manufactures upright and recumbent hand cycles
    for adolescents and adults. One Invacare Way PO
    Box 4028 Elyria, OH 44036-2125 Phone
    1-800-597-2117 Website www.invacare.com

36
Just Two Bikes Inc. (C, A, T, R)
  • Manufactures tandem and single recumbent
    tricycles for adolescent and adult use. 15449
    Forest Blvd N C Hugo, Minnesota 55038 Phone
    1-800-499-1548 Fax 651-653-9444 Website
    www.justtwobikes.com e-mail info_at_justtwobikes.com

37
Quickie Designs, Inc (C,A)
  • Manufactures hand-cycles that are designed for
    high performance for all ages. 2842 Business Park
    Ave. Fresno, CA, 93727-1328 Phone
    1-800-456-8168 Fax 1-800-333-9011
  • http//thebikerack.com

38
Rifton Tricycles (C, A, U)
  • Manufactures a foot-powered tricycle in three
    different sizes for children and adults up to 200
    pounds. Additional accessories available for
    customization. 959 Gibson Hill Rd. Chester, NY
    10918-2321 Phone 1-800-777-4244 Fax
    1-800-336-5948 Website www.rifton.com e-mail
    sales_at_communityproducts.com

39
Rock N'Roll Marketing, Inc. (C,A,T,U)
  • Manufactures custom fitted hand and foot powered
    tricycles for all ages. Also manufactures a
    bicycle that attaches to the rear of a wheelchair
    to push it. PO Box 1558 Levelland, TX
    79336 Phone 1-800-654-9664 Fax
    1-806-894-9646 Website www.rocknrollcycles.com e-
    mail funmachines_at_rocknrollcycles.com

40
Step'n Go Cycles Treadle Power, Inc. (C,A,U)
  • Manufactures a unique tricycle that is powered
    through a stepping motion rather than a circular
    motion. The one size fits all styling with
    adjustable seat and handlebars allows the trike
    to grow with the rider from 4' to well over 6' in
    height. Several accessories available. 6 Linden
    Terrace Burlington, VT 05401-4928 Phone
    1-800-648-7335 Fax 1-802-864-6156 Website
    www.stepngo.com e-mail info_at_stepngo.com

41
Spokes 'n Motion (A, R)
  • Spokes 'n Motion is a specialist in adaptive
    sports equipment and the promotion of sports
    equipment for persons with disabilities. 2226
    South Jason Street Denver, CO 80223 Phone
    303-922-0605 Fax 303-265-9685 Website
    www.spokesnmotion.com e-mail info_at_spokesnmotion.c
    om

42
Trailmate (C,A,U,R,T)
  • Manufactures various tricycles for adolescents
    and adults with unique features such as a step
    through design and swing away handlebars. 2359
    Trailmate Drive Sarasota, FL 34243 Phone
    1-800-777-1034 Fax 1-800-477-5141 Website
    www.trailmate.com e-mail Info_at_trailmate.com

43
Triaid (C,U)
  • Manufacture hand and foot powered tricycles for
    children up to 130 lbs. PO Box 1364 Cumberland,
    MD 21501-1364 Phone 1-800-306-6777 Fax
    1-310-759-3525 Website www.triaid.com e-mail
    sales_at_triaid.com

44
Workman Cycles (A,U,R)
  • Offers a full variety of Adult Tricycles, Folding
    Bikes, Tandems, Crusiers, Middleweight Bicycles
    and even Dual Rider Tricycles. Even if you cannot
    balance a 2-wheel bike, there is a Worksman
    Pleasure cycle right for you! 94-15 100th
    Street Ozone Park, New York 11416 Phone
    1-888-3wheeler or 718-322-2000 Fax
    718-529-4803 Website www.worksman.com e-mail
    cycles_at_worksman.com

45
Bike Resources for Products
  • Riley Hospital for Children
  • http//www.rileyhospital.org/
  • Catalogues for special populations
  • Manual Adapted Bicycles Rehabilitation
    Implications for Children with Physical
    Disabilities

46
Camping
47
Camping
  • Please check the following websites for camping
    programs
  • Minnesota Special Needs Camps
  • http//www.mnasap.org/childrens_programs/specialne
    edscamps.aspx
  • Star and Tribune list of camps
  • http//www.startribune.com/camps/
  • Pacer
  • www.pacer.org/funtimes/links.asp

48
Special Needs Camps
  • Please go directly to the camp website for
    specific information
  • Search the web for Regional Day Camping
    Experiences
  • The following slides indicate the type of camping
    experience and the contact person.

49
Campers with Autism
  • Camp Hand in Hand, Camp Discovery, Camp Discovery
    Extreme Adventure, Dramatic Explorers Camp,
    Wilderness Inquiry Canoe Trip, Wahode Day Camp
    The Dramatic Explorers Camp is designed to
    include full visual communication supports during
    the entire camp session. Through the use of music
    and dramatic play, campers will explore emotions
    as facial expressions, physical movements and
    musical instruments. They will increase their
    ability to express themselves through social
    interaction and increase awareness of emotional
    perceptions. For more information please email
    camp_at_ausm.org or call the camp voicemail at (651)
    647-1083 x16.
  • Autism Society of Minnesota 2380 Wycliff Street,
    Suite 102 St. Paul, MN 55114 651-647-1083

50
Camp for Blind Youth
  • Blind Inc. A residential camp for youths who are
    legally blind. Activities include
  • swimming, hiking, horseback riding and
    skills development.
  • Sean Mayo Blind Inc. 100 22nd Street
    East Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-872-0100 www.blindi
    nc.org

51
Campers with FASD
  • Brainerd Teen Adult Retreat "Life in the FASlane"
    Held in beautiful northern Minnesota at Camp
    Confidence, those with the diagnosis of FASD are
    invited to enjoy a weekend retreat of friendships
    and skill building. Accessible modern cabins
    dining and welcome lodge ropes challenge course
    indoor/outdoor recreation areas. Activities
    include glass bottom boat, petting area,
    swimming, fishing, music, arts and crafts and
    more. Sign up NOW! Only 50 team openings - a team
    consists of a person with FASD diagnosis and a
    support person.
  • MOFAS Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol
    Syndrome 1885 University Avenue Suite 395 St.
    Paul, Minnesota 55104 Toll-Free 1-866-90-MOFAS
    (66327) Phone 651-917-2370 www.mofas.org For
    further camp information visit www.betterendings.o
    rg/FASDCamp2007/c

52
Campers with ADHD/ADD or LD
  • Camp Buckskin A summer camp program that
    specializes in serving boys and girls ages 6-18
    who are experiencing academic and social skill
    difficulties. Serves campers who have a primary
    diagnosis of ADHD/ADD and/or Learning
    Disabilities, while others may have an additional
    or related diagnosis.  Program develops peer
    relations, interpersonal communication and
    problem-solving skills.
  • Camp Buckskin PO Box 389  Ely, MN
    55731 218-365-2121 Winter Address 8100 Wayzata
    Blvd Golden Valley, MN 55426 952-930-3544 952-938-
    6996 Fax 

53
Campers with Developmental Disabilities
  • Camp Confidence Confidence Learning Center, often
    referred to as Camp Confidence, is a year-round
    center for persons with developmental
    disabilities. Specializing in recreation and
    outdoor education, the Confidence Learning Center
    serves persons of all ages and abilities. The
    groups that typical visit camp include public and
    private schools, group homes families
    developmental achievement centers, day and
    residential treatment centers and regional
    treatment center facilities. Confidence Learning
    Center is truly a unique place. Instead of being
    sent to Camp, campers are brought by their staff,
    family or guardians who provide for their direct
    care. Each two to three bedroom cabin contains a
    completely kitchen, one or two fully accessible
    bathrooms, and a cozy living area with a
    woodstove or fireplace. It is this comfortable
    home/family atmosphere that makes Camp Confidence
    unique.
  • Confidence Learning Center 1620 Mary Fawcett
    Memorial Drive East Gull Lake, MN
    56401 218-828-2344   sertoma_at_campconfidence.com

54
Campers with Physical Impairments
  • Camp Courage and Courage North Courage Center
    operates two camps Courage near Maple Lake and
    Courage North near Bemidji.
  • Camp Courage includes sessions for kids, age 7
    and older, and adults who are physically disabled
    or non-developmentally delayed sessions for kids
    age 7-13 who have communication disorders and
    sessions for kids with cancer, asthma or sickle
    cell anemia.
  • Courage North includes sessions for kids age 7-17
    who are deaf or hard of hearing, kids with
    hemophilia or those recovering from severe burns.
  • Regional Day Camps across Minnesota. Each day
    camp is operated locally to serve kids with
    mobility and sensory disabilities.
  • Nancy Meydell Courage Center Camping
    Department 3915 Golden Valley Road Golden Valley,
    MN 55422 763-520-0504   612-520-0245 (TTY)  

55
Campers with Asperger Syndrome
  • Camp Discovery/Courage North, Lake George,
    Minnesota A residential camp for children and
    young adults with high functioning
    Autism/Asperger Syndrome.
  • Autism Society of Minnesota 2380 Wycliff Street
    102 St. Paul, MN 55114 651-647-1083
    651-642-1230 (Fax) email camp_at_ausm.org
    www.ausm.org and www.couragecamps.org

56
Campers with/out Disabilities
  • Camp Eden Wood Traditional and specialty resident
    camp sessions are open to persons with
    disabilities with inclusive sessions for children
    with and without disabilities. Day and weekend
    camp options also available. Beautiful 20-acre
    site on Birch Island Lake in Eden Prairie, MN.
    Accessible modern cabins and dormitory housing
    dining and welcome lodge ropes challenge course
    indoor/outdoor recreation areas. Activities
    include swimming, fishing, music, arts and crafts
    and more. Camp Eden Wood 10509 108th
    Street Annandale, MN 55302 952-852-0101 800-450-83
    76 fv_at_friendshipventures.org  

57
Campers with FASD
  • Camp Friends A full-time day camp experience for
    children ages Pre-Kindergarten through grade 2
    (5-7) who have been diagnosed with, or are
    suspected of having, a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
    Disorder. The children will interact with college
    students who are being trained to work with
    children who have FASD. Children will participate
    in day camp activities emphasizing social skills
    practice, functional skills enhancement, and
    sensory/self-regulation. An on-going program
    evaluation research study is being conducted to
    assess the effectiveness of the service learning
    model.
  • Call Diane Anderson 612-626-5645 or
    ander230_at_umn.edu

58
Campers with/out Disabilities
  • Camp Friendship Traditional and specialty
    resident camp sessions and year round respite
    care for persons with or without disabilities.
    Day and weekend camp options also available.
    Located on 115 acres of natural woodland on
    Clearwater Lake, near Annandale, Minnesota 60
    miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Accessible
    modern and resort-style cabins a program center
    with indoor gym and pool dining hall, accessible
    challenge course, animal farm, tree house, large
    beach and waterfront area.
  • Friendship Ventures 10509 108th Street Annandale,
    MN 55302 320-274-8376 952-852-0101 800-450-8376
    fv_at_friendshipventures.org

59
Campers with Autism or PDD
  • Camp Hand-In-Hand Camp Hand-in-Hand offers two
    one-week sessions for individuals who have autism
    or PDD.
  • Autism Society of MN 2380 Wycliff Street Suite
    102 St. Paul, MN 55114   651-647-1083
    ex16 651-642-1230 (Fax) camp_at_ausm.org

60
Campers with Range of Disabilities
  • Camp Knutson Camp Knutson provides a camp program
    specifically responsive to groups of children and
    adults with special needs. These groups include
    emotionally disturbed adolescents, mentally
    handicapped and emotionally disturbed children,
    hearing impaired adults, families with mentally
    handicapped members, families that are culturally
    disadvantaged and adults who are mentally ill or
    chemically dependent.
  • Camp Knutson 11169 White Fish Avenue Cross Lake,
    MN 56442 Rob Larson 218-543-4232
    www.campknutson.org

61
Campers with Disabilities
  • Clover Patch Camp Clover Patch is a summer camp
    for individuals with disabilities where each
    camper is encouraged to reach his or her fullest
    potential. Since 1965, Clover Patch Camp has
    provided individuals with disabilities
    opportunities to make new friends, create
    everlasting memories, and experience a genuine
    camp setting.
  • cloverpatchcamp_at_cfdsny.org

62
Campers with Autism
  • Dramatic Explorers Camp Presented by AuSM and
    MacPhail Center for Music Staff to camper ratio
    13 This camp is designed to include full visual
    communication supports during the entire camp
    session. Through the use of music and dramatic
    play, campers will explore emotions as facial
    expressions, physical movements and musical
    instruments. They will increase their ability to
    express themselves through social interaction and
    increase awareness of emotional perceptions.    
  •  Autism Society of Minnesota 2380 Wycliff Street,
    Suite 102 St. Paul, MN 55114 651-647-1083    

63
Campers with Mental Health Challenges
  • EQUINE-FACILITATED THERAPY GROUP (for older
    adolescent girls boys with mental health
    challenges)
  • Do you know a youth who likes animals? Is this
    youth looking for a creative and enjoyable
    activity for the summer? Would this youth benefit
    from improving his or her social and emotional
    skills, or could use some extra support? Is this
    youth between 16 and 20 years of age?
  • MN LINC (Linking Individuals, Nature,
    Critters) Molly DePrekel, MA,LP 952-472-2422 or
    molly_at_mnlinc.org

64
Campers with Mental Health Challenges
  • EQUINE-FACILITATED THERAPY GROUP (for young
    adolescent girls and boys with mental health
    challenges )
  • Do you know a youth who likes animals? Is this
    youth looking for a creative and enjoyable
    activity for the summer? Would this youth benefit
    from improving his or her social and emotional
    skills, or could use some extra support? Is this
    youth between 12 and 15 years of age?
  • MN LINC (Linking Individuals, Nature,
    Critters) Molly DePrekel, MA,LP 952-472-2422 or
    molly_at_mnlinc.org

65
Camp for Girls with Disabilities
  • EXITE (EXploring Interests in Technology and
    Engineering) Camp 2007 PACER Center EX.I.T.E.
    (EXploring Interests in Technology and
    Engineering) Camp expands opportunities and
    encourages middle school girls with disabilities
    to interact with the world around them. Through
    hands-on experiments including making ice cream
    racing balloon rockets and designing paper to
    working with a year long mentor, girls
    participate in activities that foster creative
    thinking and can serve as their gateway to
    experience the excitement of science, technology,
    math, and engineering.
  • Meghan Kunz EX.I.T.E. Camp Coordinator PACER
    Center 8161 Normandale Blvd Minneapolis, MN
    55437 Phone 952-838-9000 E-mail
    meghan.kunz_at_pacer.org Website www.pacer.org/stc/e
    xite.htm Applications available on-line!

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Campers with Attention or Learning Disabilities
  • Groves Academy Programs for children with
    learning disabilities and attention disorders.
  • Groves Academy 3200 Hwy 100 South St. Louis Park,
    MN 55416 952-920-6377 Contact Debbie at
    952-915-4275 or email summerprograms_at_grovesacademy
    .org.

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Campers with Autism
  • Learn to Bike Camp Presented by AuSM and The
    Therapy Place Staff to camper ratio 11 This
    camp is designed as an indoor clinic for learning
    to ride bikes. Dr. Richard Klein, PhD, has
    developed bicycles that actually teach children
    how to ride. Each camper will be assigned a 1-1/2
    hour session for each day of camp with a
    one-to-one trainer, supervised by a developmental
    adaptive physical education teacher and Dr.
    Klein. When campers have successfully progressed
    through all eight bicycle levels. they will take
    their riding skills outside for a celebration
    ride.
  • Autism Society of Minnesota 2380 Wycliff Street,
    Suite 102 St. Paul, MN 55114 651-647-1083
  • http//www.ausm.org/

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Campers with Learning Disabilities
  • LDA of Minnesota Tutoring sessions in reading and
    math for children with learning disabilities or
    difficulties.
  • LDA of Minnesota 5354 Parkdale Drive, Suite
    200 St. Louis Park, MN 55416 952-933-8374 info_at_lda
    minnesota.org

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Day Camps
  • Rainbow Kids Club This is an innovative program
    designed to provide children with some fun and
    educational activities during the summer. Each
    week will have a special theme, which will be the
    focus of the activities, crafts, games and
    snacks.
  • Reach for Resources (formerly West Hennepin
    Community Service)
  • Tara 1001 Highway 7 Suite 217 Hopkins, MN   55305
    952-988-4177 mp.whcs_at_juno.com

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Vacation Opportunities
  • Search Beyond Adventures Founded in 1979, Search
    Beyond Adventures provides all-inclusive escorted
    vacations for travelers with disabilities and
    special needs, ages 17 and up. Most of our
    travelers have developmental disabilities,
    although some participants may have only a
    physical disability (e.g. muscular dystrophy,
    multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, etc),
    or may have both a physical and developmental
    disability. Many of our tours can accommodate
    wheelchair users
  • Search Beyond Adventures Kailash
    Dhaksinamurthi 4603 Bloomington Avenue
    South Minneapolis, MN 55407 800-800-9979  

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Campers with Developmental Disabilities
  • Sojourns Sojourns offer inexpensive resort
    options for individuals with developmental
    disabilities and their care providers.
  • 10509 108th Street NW Annandale, MN  
    55302 800-450-8376 or 952-852-0101 www.friendshipv
    entures.org/programs/sojourn.html

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Campers with Disabilities
  • West Metro Horse Camp Camp accommodates children
    with attention disorders, autism and hearing
    impairments in an equine-assisted therapy
    program.
  • www.westmetrohorsecamp.com West Metro Horse
    Camp 961 Garrison Ave. N.E. Buffalo, MN
    55313 763-682-1046 info_at_westmetrohorsecamp.com

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Campers with a Wide Range of Abilities
  • Wilderness Inquiry Wilderness Inquiry provides
    adventure travel for people of all ages and
    abilities. Travel includes canoeing, backpacking,
    whitewater rafting, dog sledding and more across
    the country.
  • Wilderness Inquiry 808-14th Avenue
    South Minneapolis, MN 55414 612-676-9400 800-676-9
    400

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Campers with Special Needs
  • YMCA Camp IHDUHAPI Lake Independence, Loretto,
    MN Program Recreational, coed camping through
    small group interaction, skills instruction, camp
    craft, sports, riding, and ropes course. Special
    camps for kids with asthma and epilepsy serving
    children from 4th through 8th grade. Open
    registration regardless of race, creed, origin or
    handicap. Retreat and conference center with full
    high adventure/team building course.
  • YMCA PO Box 37 3425 Ihduhapi Road Loretto, MN
    55357 763-479-1146  

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Fishing!
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MinnAQUA
  • Minnesotas Angling and Aquatic Education Program
  • http//www.dnr.state.mn.us/minnaqua/index.html

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MinnAqua's Mission
  • Provide life-long educational programming that
    will increase people's knowledge and
    understanding about aquatic ecosystems,
    management, and resource issues help acquire
    skills related to aquatic recreation, careers,
    and teaching and foster a better stewardship of
    Minnesota's natural resources.
  • MinnAqua Program Contacts
  • Statewide Coordinator Katie Kipka, Aquatic
    Education Coordinator, tel. (651) 259-5217, fax
    (651) 297-4916

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MinnAQUA
  • MinnAqua Program Contacts
  • Brainerd Nadine Martini, (218) 828-6044
  • Duluth Great Lakes Aquarium, (218) 740-2007 (Ask
    for MinnAqua.)
  • Twin Cities Metro Roland Sigurdson, (612)
    625-1291 or (651) 582-8417
  • New Ulm Kathy Beaulieu, (507) 359-6049
  • Curriculum Specialist Michelle Kelly, (651)
    582-8417

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Fishing in Minnesota
  • Special licenses may be purchased from the DNR

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Fishing Piers
  • Fishing from a pier
  • http//www.dnr.state.mn.us/open_outdoors/fishing/p
    ier.html
  • Pier fishing is done from floating platforms that
    are built over the water and are typically 80
    feet in length.

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Shore Fishing
  • Fishing from the shore
  • http//www.dnr.state.mn.us/open_outdoors/fishing/s
    hore.html
  • On-shore platforms for shore fishing are built on
    shorelines and usually don't jut out into the
    water.

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Fishing in Minnesota
  • DNR web site
  • http//.dnr.state.mn.us
  • Go to fishing icon
  • Scroll down to Fishing in the Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood Fishing Ponds
  • Go to http//www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/fin/7_cou
    nty.html

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Fishing in the Neighborhood
  • Washington County

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Washington County Lakes
  • 1. Forest Lake
  • 2. Big Marine Lake
  • 3. Alice Lake
  • 4. Square Lake
  • 5. Big Carnelian Lake
  • 6. White Bear Lake
  • 7. Lost Lake
  • 8. Northland Park Pond
  • 9. McKusick Lake
  • 10.Demontrevile Lake
  • 11.Olson Lake
  • 12. Jane Lake
  • 13. Lake Elmo
  • 14. Tanners Lake
  • 15. Battle Creek
  • 16. Powers Lake
  • 17. Colby Lake
  • 18. St. Croix River
  • 19. Carver Lake
  • 20. Ravine Lake
  • 21. Mississippi River
  • 22. Hidden Valley Pond

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Demontreville and Olson Lakes (10-11)
  • Location These lakes are located in the city of
    Lake Elmo, just south of Highway 36 and east of
    I-694.
  • Species Present Walleye walleye management was
    started in 2001. No evaluation has been done as
    yet and the walleye population is likely to be
    below average abundance and smaller than average
    size. Northern Pike average abundance, average
    size. Largemouth Bass high abundance, large size
    fish present. This is a great bass fishing
    area. Bluegill very abundant but small sized
    fish. Crappie average abundance, average
    size. Bullhead species average abundance, larger
    than average size. Yellow Perch average
    abundance, small size.

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Demontreville and Olson Lakes
  • Boat Access The DNR owned access is located on
    the northwest shore of Demontreville. Olson lake
    is accessed by a navigable channel from
    Demontreville Lake. Travel east of I-694 on
    highway 36 a little more than 1 mile. Turn right
    (south) on Highlands Trail to the lake Follow
    lakeshore around to the right (west) to the
    access. These lakes have surface water use
    restrictions. See rules posted at the access.
  • Shore Fishing Bank fishing is limited to the
    road shoulder along the west shore of
    Demontreville from the boat access south. Fishing
    may be limited by overhanging trees or aquatic
    vegetation some parts of the year.
  • Special Regulation Largemouth bass fishing is
    limited to catch-and-release only. All largemouth
    bass caught must be immediately returned to the
    water.

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Demontreville and Olson Lakes
  • Management Plans Stock 416,000 walleye fry
    (2,000 per littoral acre) in odd numbered years.
    If fry stocking fails, stock 624 pounds of
    walleye fingerlings (3 pounds per littoral acre)
    in the fall. Re-survey in 2007 population
    assessment in 2012. Annual winter fish house
    count.
  • Comments These are excellent bass fishing lakes.
    The restrictive regulation has resulted in a good
    population of large bass. Bluegill bite well in
    this lake, but are very small. Walleye management
    was initiated in 2001, but has not been evaluated
    yet. Walleyes generally become large enough to
    interest anglers after 3 summers in the lake. Ice
    fishing on these lakes has been limited, as fish
    populations of interest to most ice anglers
    (northern pike, walleye and crappie) are
    undistinguished in these lakes.

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Minnesota Trails
  • Travel for its own sake, be it by foot, bicycle,
    cross-country skis, snowmobile, horseback,
    wheelchair or stroller, is popular in Minnesota.
    And Minnesota rewards travelers with magnificent
    views and varied landscapes. State trails
    highlight a cross-section of these landscapes.
  • General trail conditions State bicycle trails are
    best suited to people with physical disabilities,
    because most trail surfaces are paved asphalt and
    are 8 to 12 feet wide. Most of these trails have
    been built on abandoned railroad grades, with a
    maximum slope of typically 4 percent (a 125 rise
    or descent--that is, a one-foot rise or fall for
    every 25 feet traveled). Steeper slopes may exist
    on portions of trails away from the railroad
    grade and at road crossings. Slopes known to be
    greater than 5 percent (120) are noted with an
    estimate of the slope.

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Minnesota Trail System
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Trail Safety
  • Stop at ALL stop signs look both ways before
    crossing.
  • Wear a helmet
  • Keep right except to pass.
  • Use hand signals.
  • Sound off Passing on the left.
  • Dont block the trail. Stop on the shoulder.
  • Take it easy. Slow down.
  • Use extra caution at road crossings. Brightly
    colored clothing makes all trail users more
    visible to vehicle drivers traveling along roads
    that intersect with the trail.

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Minnesota Trails
  • Trail use Most state trails are open to several
    nonmotorized uses by people of all abilities
    walking, biking, inline skating, mushing,
    horseback riding, cross-country skiing. Some
    trails are also open to snowmobiling. Electric
    wheelchairs are permitted on all state trails.

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Rules of the Trail
  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Keep right so others can pass.
  • Keep pets on leash.
  • Obey traffic signs and rules.
  • Pack out all garbage and litter.
  • Respect adjoining landowners rights and privacy
  • Warn other trail users when passing by giving an
    audible signal
  • Some horses may be spooked by quiet bikers or
    in-line skaters. Let them know you are passing.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the wild plants and animals,
    but leave them undisputed for all to enjoy.

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Minnesota Trails
  • Trail facilities Trail facilities (picnic areas,
    hand pumps for drinking water or vault
    toilets) set on concrete pads are usually
    surrounded by soil or grass. Maneuvering a
    wheelchair between soil/grass and concrete may be
    difficult.
  • (Hand pumps are farm-style iron pumps with a
    long, lever-like arm moved up and down to bring
    water up. Bring drinking water if you have doubts
    about operating a hand pump.)
  • (Vault toilets are outhouse-style pit toilets.)
  • Accessible trail highlights
  • Douglas State Trail
  • Root River state Trail
  • Willard Munger State Trail

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Douglas State Trail
  • The 13-mile Douglas State Trail, cuts through
    agricultural land, scattered woodlots and
    occasional small wetlands from Rochester to Pine
    Island. The asphalt paving throughout its length
    does not extend across the gravel roads that
    cross the trail. Vault toilets are not
    accessible. Most toilets and the hand pump at
    Douglas have grass approaches. At Pine Island,
    the ramp from the parking lot to the trail has a
    potentially hazardous (approximately 35 percent)
    slope. This slope can be avoided by getting into
    or out of vehicles where the trail crosses the
    road.

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Douglas State Trail
  • Rest area
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • In-line skating
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wheelchair Access (electric wheelchairs
    allowed)

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Minnesota Trails
  • More information Maps of each state trail, with
    further information on facilities and the
    surrounding area, are available from the DNR
    Information Center e-mail info_at_dnr.state.mn.us
    or phone (651) 296-6157 or (888) MINNDNR TTY
    (651) 296-5484 or (800) 657-3929. For more
    general information on Minnesota's state trails,
    ask for the brochure "DNR Trails and Waterways."

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The Willard Munger State Trail
  • is a collection of multiple use trails between
    Hinckley and Duluth. It consists of
    interconnecting trails offering hiking,
    bicycling, in-line skating and snowmobiling. It
    highlights the picturesque scenery and rich
    history of East Central Minnesota. The trail
    follows the route of the railroad that saved many
    lives in the historic Hinckley and Cloquet fires
    in the nineteenth century.
  • There are three different trail segments in the
    Willard Munger State Trail Hinckley - Duluth
    segment, Alex Laveau Memorial Trail and Boundary
    segment.
  • The 63 mile Hinckley - Duluth segment of the
    Willard Munger State Trail is now completely
    paved, making this the longest paved trail in the
    world. The trail extends between Hinckley, Willow
    River, Moose Lake, Barnum, Carlton, and Duluth.
    The trail passes near Banning State Park, through
    Finlayson, Willow River and General C.C. Andrews
    State Forest, and through the spectacular scenery
    of Jay Cooke State Park. The northeast portion of
    the trail provides scenic views of the St. Louis
    River and the twin ports of Duluth and Superior.

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Willard Munger State Trail
  • The Alex Laveau Memorial Trail honors the memory
    of a former county commissioner and dairy farmer
    who was a strong advocate of the idea of reusing
    abandoned railways as public trails. This trail
    allows users to ride from Gary-New Duluth 16
    miles through Wrenshall into Carlton. Six new
    miles of off-road paved trail from Carlton to
    Highway 23 are open. The remaining miles are a
    combination of bike routes on paved highway
    shoulders.
  • The Boundary segment is a 80 mile natural surface
    trail used primarily for snowmobiling, horseback
    riding, hiking and mountain biking. This trail
    passes through remote forests linking St. Croix
    State Park with the Chengwatana, St. Croix and
    Nemadji State Forests. Some areas may be
    impassable in summer.

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Willard Munger State Trail
  • Nearby DNR recreational areas Banning State Park,
    Moose Lake State Park, Jay Cooke State Park, St.
    Croix State Park, St. Louis River Canoe Boating
    Route, Chengwatana State Forest, St. Croix State
    Forest, Nemadji State Forest, Hemlock Ravine
    S.N.A., General C.C. Andrews State Forest.

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Willard Munger State Trail
  • Hiking
  • Horseback
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • In-line skating
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wheelchair access (electric wheelchairs allowed)

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Therapeutic Horseback Riding
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Horseback riding locations in MN
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Horseback Riding Pass
  • Minnesota requires each person to have a
    horseback riding pass
  • http//www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/agents.html
  • Call 1.888.665.4236

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Basic Horse Safety Rules
  • No Horsing Around
  • Your safety, that of the riders, and others
    around you should always be your first
    consideration. Be alert! Know where the
    students are at all times they may try to run
    into the ring to pet the horse, or run in behind
    the horse. Thank you for your watchful eye!

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Basic Horse Safety Rules
  • Wear boots or hard shoes when working around a
    horse, in case the horse steps on your feet.
  • Attempt to know the horse, his temperament and
    his reactions. Be his boss. Dont let him rule
    you.
  • Always approach a horse from the front or left
    side, never from the rear. Remember the horse
    may not see you and you may be kicked.

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Basic Horse Safety Rules
  • Always speak to a horse when approaching or
    touching him. Remember that if you startle the
    horse he may jump or kick.
  • If a horse becomes frightened or upset, talk to
    him while you control him. Bring him into the
    center of the ring if this does not present an
    additional danger to the rider.

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Basic Horse Safety Rules
  • Avoid petting the horse on his nose. It is best
    to pet the horse on the neck or shoulder.
  • Always let the horse know what you intend to do.
    For example, run your hand down the tendon of his
    leg before picking up his foot.
  • When working around a horse, stay near the
    shoulder, or stand close to him when you are near
    the hindquarters.

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Basic Horse Safety Rules
  • Keep your head clear when haltering or bridling a
    horse. The horse may bump you if he tosses his
    head.
  • Dont let the horse eat with his bridle on. The
    grass may collect on the bit and cause the horse
    to have a sore throat.
  • To be certain that the saddle or bareback pad
    does not slip, always check the girth before each
    student is mounted. If needed, tighten the
    saddle or pad so that there is a snug fit without
    cutting into the horse.

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Basic Horse Safety Rules
  • Use a long lead strap and both hands when
    leading. Hold the lead strap 6-8 inches from the
    halter on the bridle ring with your right hand.
    Fold the excess strap in your left hand.
  • When leading the horse, always walk along side of
    him not ahead of him. Walk to the inside of the
    horse.
  • Never tie a horse by his reins.
  • Avoid tying or standing two strange horses
    together. Keep at least one horse length between
    them.
  • Horses can be unpredictable animals and can cause
    injury. Be Aware!

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Riding Centers
  • Minnesota Riding Centers Accredited by NARHA
    (North American Riding for the Handicapped
    Association)
  • The next slides have information on NARHA
    accredited riding centers
  • Go to the web site below for more centers
  • http//www.narha.org/centers/findcenter_copy(1).a
    sp?region6

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Equul Access, Inc Marsha Anderson 13769 Pheasant
    Rd Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-7895 info_at_equula
    ccess.org equulaccess.org

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Forget-Me-Not Foundation (of Itasca County)
    Denise Allan PO Box 106 41639 St. Hwy.
    65 Nashwauk, MN 55769 (218) 885-3663 fmnf_at_ualink.n
    et www.uslink.net/thehaven/

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Freedom Farm Susie Bjorklund 11500 Ferman Ave
    SW Waverly, MN 55390 (952) 955-2505 freedomfarm_at_ho
    tmail.com freedomfarmmn.org

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Freedom Reins, Inc. Dawn Weidewitsch PO Box
    1587 Detroit Lakes, MN 56502 (218)
    863-4128 freedom_reins_dl_at_hotmail.com freedonreins
    dl.org

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Health Directed Riding, Inc. Rhonda Mostrom PO
    Box 335 Grandy, MN 55029 (612) 247-9582 rkmostrom_at_
    hotmail.com healthdirectedriding.org

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Hold Your Horses, LLC. Janet Weisberg 5120
    Colonial Dr. Golden Valley, MN 55416 (763)
    595-7112 janet_at_holdyourhorses.org holdyourhorses.o
    rg

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Hoofbeats Heartbeats, Inc. Linda Lewis 12301
    95th St NE Otsego, MN 55330 (763)
    441-2274 equinefan2_at_msn.com hoofbeatsheartbeats.or
    g

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Jack Pine Stables Kristene Oppegaard 6140
    Morriss Point Rd NW Walker, MN 56484 (218)
    547-2720

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Mounted Eagles, Inc Aggie Stroot 6504 59th Ave.
    SW Motley, MN 54666 (218) 568-3968 bstroot_at_tds.net
    mountedeagles.org

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • North Country R.I.D.E. Julia Mattson P O Box
    312 180 Hatinen Esko, MN 55733 (218)
    879-7608 ncride_at_aol.com ncride.com

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Project ASTRIDE Clare Palmquist PO Box 873 St
    Joseph, MN 56374 (320) 468-2524 dmcp_at_fallsnet.com
    astride.org

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • RideAbility Jeanie Michelizze P.O. Box 995 Pine
    Island, MN 55963 (507) 356-8154 pmeadows_at_pitel.net
    rideability.org

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • River Valley Riders Joan Berg 260 South 4th
    St Bayport, MN 55003 (651) 303-1466 rjberg_at_century
    tel.net www.rivervalleyriders.org

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Sharadise Therapeutics Foundation Sharon
    Mangas 10922 Bolton Ave. NW Monticello, MN
    55362 (763) 360-4117

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Sun Dance Riding Inc. Shannon Nowak P. O. Box
    505 Dilworth, MN 56529 (218) 233-4675 shannonandke
    n_at_loretel.net sundanceriding.org

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • The Learning Stable Ginny Lee 38759 - 390th
    Ave Aitkin, MN 56431 (218) 927-6137 enviroco_at_mlecm
    n.net

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • Victory Riders, Inc. Shelly DeRosier 21315
    Territorial Rd. Rogers, MN 55374 (763)
    428-7799 victoryriders_at_cfaith.com

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NARHA Accredited Riding Center
  • We Can Ride, Inc Tom Bezek P O Box
    1102 Minnetonka, MN 55345-0102 (952)
    934-0057 wecanride_at_att.net wecanride.org

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Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding
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Alpine Skiing and Boarding Programs
  • Courage Center has programs starting again in the
    Fall of 2007.
  • http//www.courage.org/programs/
  • Afton Alps has adapted equipment for skiers
  • http//www.aftonalps.com/
  • Mount Kato
  • http//www.mountkato.com/
  • Spirit Mountain Duluth
  • http//www.spiritmt.com/

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Alpine Skiing and Boarding Programs
  • Buck Hill
  • http//www.buckhill.com/
  • Wild Mountain
  • http//www.wildmountain.com/
  • Welch Village
  • http//www.welchvillage.com/
  • Hyland Ski and Snowboard
  • http//www.hylandski.com/

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Alpine Skiing and Boarding Programs
  • Lutsen Mountains
  • http//www.lutsen.com/winter/
  • Powder Ridge
  • http//www.powderridge.com/
  • Welch Village
  • http//www.welchvillage.com/
  • Buena Vista
  • http//www.bvskiarea.com/

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Alpine Skiing and Boarding Programs
  • Coffee Mill
  • http//www.coffeemillski.com/
  • Giants Ridge
  • http//www.giantsridge.com/

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Photo U.S. Ski Team
Overview of Disabilities and Skiing Equipment
v.1.2
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Disabilities and Skiing Equipment
  • Skiers and riders using adaptive equipment are a
    diverse group, with many different disabilities
    and types of special gear

Photo N.S.C.D., Winter Park, CO
  • Developmentally and Cognitively
    Impaired
  • Blind / Low Vision
  • Deaf / Hard of Hearing
  • Physically Disabled
  • Four-track Skiers
  • Three-track Skiers
  • Mono-skiers
  • Bi-skiers

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Disabilities and Skiing Equipment
Developmental Cognitive Impairment Diagnoses
may be Autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome,
epilepsy, fetal alcohol syndrome, Huntingtons
Disease, learning disabilities, mental
retardation, Multiple Sclerosis, muscular
dystrophy, and traumatic brain injury.
Equipment that is used Walker with skis, ski
bra, long poles, tether lines, waist band,
spreader bar and their two skis, snowboard
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Disabilities and Skiing Equipment
Blind / Low Vision Diagnoses could be Albinism,
head Injuries, congenital eye defects, macular
degeneration, optic nerve disease, retinal
damage, nystagmus, strabismus and tunnel
vision. Note Many legally blind have some
residual vision, or at least perception of motion
or light/dark.
Equipment that is used Skier and guide vests,
tether lines, long poles and their two skis or
snowboard.
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Disabilities and Skiing Equipment
  • Deaf / Hard of Hearing
  • Diagnoses could be
  • Heredity sensory-neural impairment which can be
    severe or mild, neurological disorder and
    syndromes, cerebral palsy, tumors, meningitis and
    other infections, physical abnormalities or
    obstructions, trauma to the skull, medical
    reactions, and environmental noise exposure.

Deaf skier signing help you in American Sign
Language Equipment that is used Nothing special
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Disabilities and Skiing Equipment
  • Three-Track/Four-Track Skiing
  • Diagnoses may be
  • Amputations, cerebral palsy, stroke,
    Friedreichs Attaxia, Guillian-Barre Syndrome,
    congenital deformities, head injury/traumatic
    brain injury, Huntingtons Disease, Muscular
    Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and
    spinal cord injury.

Photo U.S. Ski Team
Equipment that is used Ski bras, walker with
skis, tether lines, spreader bars, long
outriggers, waist band and one or two skis.
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Disabilities and Skiing Equipment
Bi-Skiing / Mono-Skiing Diagnoses may be Brain
trauma, congenital deformities, cerebral palsy,
multiple amputee, neuromuscular diseases,
Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, spinal cord
injury, cognitive impairment, dwarfism, severe
balance challenges, and severe epilepsy. Spinal
cord injured skiers are most likely to use the
mono ski.
Equipment that is used Mono-ski with short
outriggers Bi-ski with short outriggers Bi-ski
with fixed outriggers and double tether lines
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Skiing Resources
  • Ty Damon, Disabled Advisor, National Ski Patrol,
    Eastern Michigan Region PSIA Adaptive Instructor,
    Michigan Adaptive Sports
  • Beth Fox Education and Outreach Coordinator,
    National Sports Center for the Disabled - Winter
    Park, CO
  • Carol McEllhiney-Luster PSIA Adaptive Instructor,
    Michigan Adaptive Sports

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Resources
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Sally Reif DelGiudice, PT and Joan Berg, DAPE
    Instructor Northeast Metro 916 NARHA Instructors
    and NARHA certified riding programs
  • Sally Brown, Every Kid Mobility
  • http//www.everykidmobility.com/
  • Camps, ski areas, adapted equipment company web
    sites

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Resources
  • Barb Ziemke, PACER, Camping resources
  • National Ski Patrol Instructors Web Site
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