A publication of the City of Sacramento,
Access Leisure Department, (916) 808-6017
Camps & Outdoor Recreation
Injured, Ill, and Wounded Veterans Sought
Paralympic Sport Sacramento is seeking Veterans and Wounded Warriors with physical disabilities or those that are blind or have low vision to participate in both Paralympic sports and recreational sport programs. Activities occur locally and regionally. Join us for our cycling program, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair softball, sled hockey, wheelchair rugby, swimming, goalball, or one of many other exciting opportunities. Contact Annie Desalernos at
email@example.com or 808-3809.
Access Leisure Camps and Outdoor Education
Call Jenny Yarrow at 808-6017, email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.accessleisuresac.org
Camp Challenge Ourselves through Outdoor Leisure (C.O.O.L.) is a two-day one night residential camp for young adults age 10-25 with physical disabilities. February 8-9. Camp C.O.O.L. this year will consists of an exciting two-days of downhill snow ski lessons from the skilled staff of the Tahoe Disabled Sports USA Program at Alpine Meadows. Cost is $275 and includes all activities, food, lodging, transportation and equipment
Access Leisure Summer Camp
June 10-June 13, 2014
Open to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
**Fees included camp costs, activities, meals, transportation, and staffing.
Contact Phil Sinclair at 808-6045 or email: email@example.com.
Hand Cycling and Tandem Cycling Rides
Contact Rick Mason at 804-1934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fun and exciting sport that can be shared with family and friends while providing excellent health benefits. Season starts in April.
Rock n Roll Yosemite - May 12-15, 2014
The plans are rolling for the 9th Annual “Rock ‘n Roll Yosemite” spring excursion to experience the sights, sounds and natural wonders of Yosemite National Park. This four (4) day, three (3) night tour will utilize handcycles or tandem cycles to tour the valley floor, including educational programs and is specifically designed with physically challenged individuals in mind. There will be Adaptive Rock Climbing sessions on the granite rock wall led by Mark Wellman. Must be 21 years of age or older.
Southside Park Play Dates
The Accessible Playground located at Southside Park (6th and U Streets) is a place where children of all abilities can play together. Our goal is to allow opportunities for children of all abilities to interact and socialize with new and old friends. Parents/guardians will also be able to get together to share some of their own experiences, network and local resources will be available. Healthy Snacks and Drinks will be provided. Music, Face Painting, Games and More…FREE to Everyone.
Tentative dates: 4/12, 5/3, 6/21, 7/12, 8/ 23.
UCP Saddle Pals and Heroes Astride
For ages 4 and up. Heroes Astride is a program for disabled service members.
Grass Valley: contact Jane de’Zell email@example.com or 530-268 8090.
Ride & Shine at Grace
Located at Grace Ranch in El Dorado Hills.
Visit www.thegracefoundationofnorcal.org. Call Julie McBride at 941-0800 or email
Cosumnes Therapeutic Recreation
www.yourcsd.comFees vary. Contact Timory at
405-5667 or TimoryDesalernos@csdparks.com
- Adapted Riding - Tues. 3:15pm. Herald,CA. $120.
Treasure Island Sailing Center
The TISC Adaptive Sailing Program ranges from introductory sailing for children and adults to
competitive training for the US Paralympic Sailing Team. TISC’s trained instructors support the needs of each participant and promote safety both on and off the water. Call 415-421-2225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS)
- Dinghy Sailing - Every Saturday in McCovey Cove
- Keelboat Sailing - Every Sunday in the SF Bay
- Liberty Racing - Every third Saturday
- Beer Can Races - Every Friday at South Beach Yacht Club
- Veterans Go Sailing—Every Sunday at Pier 40
Bay Area Outreach Program (BORP) offers wheelchair basketball, power soccer, goalball, youth sports, outings, adaptive cycling, and fitness.
Visit borp.org or call 510-849-4663.
· Cycling Center open Thurs. and Sat.
· Fast Group Cycling Rides—Sat 9am
· Youth Group Cycling Rides—Sat 10am
Free Admission to National Parks
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults at per person fee areas. The Access Pass provides a 50% discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services. For more info go to www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm
WI is a non-profit organization that focuses on getting people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world. Integrated trips are led by experienced wilderness guides. For more info visit www.wildernessinquiry.com.
Hand Cycling and Tandem Cycling Rides
Contact Rick Mason at 804-1934 or email@example.com .
April 13 – Handcycling and Tandem Cycling Clinic and Ride and Rock Climbing, Discovery Park. 9am-3pm. Participants will have the opportunity to check out various styles of handcycles and tandems. Experienced handcyclists will be in attendance to share tips about cycling and training techniques. Rides of varying lengths along the River Parkway followed by a BBQ. World-renowned rock climber Mark Wellman will be in attendance with his
climbing wall. Event #1 on the 2014 Northern California/Nevada Adaptive Cycling Series. Cost: $10. Registration Required.
April 27 – Chico Wildflower. Rides of varying lengths through the countryside surrounding Chico. Limited to 4,000 riders. The registration deadline is April 24. Cost is $75 - includes shirt, snacks, and post-ride dinner. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 3 – River Parkway Cycling Season Opener.
We will meet at Discovery Park and ride along this flat portion of the Sacramento River Parkway. The ride distances will vary dependent upon participant abilities. A limited number of handcycles and tandems will be available for use w/ reservation.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Yosemite – May 12-15
The 9th Annual “Rock ‘n Roll Yosemite” spring excursion to experience the sights, sounds and natural wonders of Yosemite National Park. This four (4) day, three (3) night tour will utilize handcycles or tandem cycles to tour the valley floor, including educational programs and is specifically designed with physically challenged individuals in mind. There will be Adaptive Rock Climbing sessions on the granite rock wall led by Mark Wellman. Must be 21 years of age or older. Cost is $450.
May 31 – William Pond Park. 9am-12pm. This ride will follow the middle portion of the Sacramento River Parkway with distances and pace varying according to riders abilities.
June 7 - Reno Clinic and Ride. Damonte Park. 9am-1pm. Event #2 on the 2014 Northern California/Nevada Adaptive Cycling Series.
June 8 – Wellman Adventure Days. Sparks, Nv. 10am-2pm. The City of Sparks will be hosting this free event providing the opportunity to try handcycling kayaks, adaptive rock climbing, and sailing. Visit: www.sparksrec.com or call (775) 353-7815.
June 14 – William Pond Park. 9am-12pm. This ride will follow the middle portion of the Sacramento River Parkway with distances and pace varying according to riders abilities.
June 28 - Hangtown Cranker Classic Tour, Placerville. 9am-2pm. Choose a 5, 10, 15 or 20 mile ride followed by a barbecue. Mark Wellman of No Limits will be there with his climbing wall for all comers to try. Join us! www.placervillemobilitysupport.com
July 12 - Sacramento River Run. 9am-12pm. This ride will be round trip north along the River Parkway from William Pond Park to Nimbus Dam. This ride will follow the middle portion of the Sacramento River Parkway with distances and pace varying according to riders' abilities. Advanced riders will continue around Lake Natoma. The route is relatively flat with some gentle rolling terrain. Limited handcycle availability w/ reservation.
Cycling Through the Park in Chico
Saturday, April 12, 10am - 12pm
Come for a day of hand cycling and recumbent cycling through beautiful Bidwell Park in Chico with Ability First Sports. We will ride through Lower Bidwell Park and have equipment for children and adults to ride or bring your own cycle and helmets. Coaches and volunteers are able to assist on rides. Call Jessica Snedeker for more info 530-966-1375.
Phone: 909-558-6384. www.teampossabilities.org
Handcycle Group Ride - Last Sunday of every month at 9am. All ages and abilities. Group A ride will be approx. 20 miles. Group B ride will be 10 miles or less. Light energy boosting snacks and water will be provided.
10th Annual Cycling for Sight
This event raises funds for the San Diego Center for the Blind and the Blind Stokers Club. Held July 19th and 20th in San Marcos, CA, routes will take you through the beauty and varied riding of North San Diego County. Options include the 2 day Tour of Vision (with overnight at Cal State University San Marcos) or a Single Day ride on July 20th. Add fun to your summer and register for Cycling for Sight today at www.cyclingforsight.org.
Shared Adventures—PSC Santa Cruz
For info on all trips, visit www.sharedadventures.org or call 831-459-7210. email@example.com
· Day in the Sky—May 3, 10am-4pm, Watsonville Airport
· Horseback Riding—4/30,
· 22nd Annual Day on the Beach—July 19
Disabled Sports USA Far West
Information & Reservations
Bill Bowness Water Ski Camp. Bill Bowness was a member of the US Disabled Water Ski Team for 10 years and serves on the BOD of Water Skiers with Disabilities. Bill’s 40 years of experience teaching and coaching water skiing will make learning to water ski a joy. Your lesson will be fit to your ability, from beginner to competition level. Participants must be water safe. Cost is $40 per lesson/$75 for non-members. Sacramento.
Dates: 6/14, 6/20, 6/21, 7/1, 7/12, 7/25, 7/26, 8/15, 8/16
Join us at Donner Lake to get your fill of boating, jet skiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Disabled Sports staff introduce each participant to the beginning skills of these water sports and accompany them on the water. Lunch is served lakeside where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of this mountain lake. 10am-3pm. $80 per person, per day/$150 for non-members. Includes full day of activities & lunch.
Dates: 7/18, 7/19, 8/22, 8/23
Experienced drivers help you explore the beautiful Sierra backcountry along rugged 4WD terrain. Picnic lunch provided for day trips. Average trip time is 6 hours. All meals provided for 3 day, 2 night trip on the famous Rubicon 4WD trail. $50 per person/$120 for non-members
June & July TBA – Day trips
August 8- 10 - Rubicon overnight trip near Lake
Tahoe. $160 per person/$350 for non-members.
- Tahoe Paddle Sports
Lessons provide canoe and kayak instruction at beautiful Donner Lake. We also offer paddle tours from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Those new to paddling should join us for instruction before joining a tour. $40 per lesson or tour/$75 for non-members.
Dates: Lessons 6/21, 7/25, Tours 6/22, 7/26
Disabled Sports—Eastern Sierra
Contact Maggie Palchak at 760-934-0791 or
April 29-May 2
This event is designed for participants of all ages with cognitive disabilities. It includes four days of skiing or snowboard instruction, lift tickets, equipment rentals, lunches, banquet, t-shirt, and FUN! Participant fee is $345. $150 non-refundable deposit due April 14.
Kids Catch A Smile
The 23rd annual Kids Catch A Smile Day will be held May 17 at Aerojet (Rancho Cordova) from 9am- 1pm. The event is for children with physical challenges, ages 5-19, and offers the participants a chance to catch planted trout. All rods, reels, bait and tackle will be provided. Each participant will receive a bag stuffed full of goodies, and all trout caught will be cleaned and put on ice until the participant leaves. In addition, there are ac-tivities for the entire family (only the physically chal-lenged will be allowed to fish), and parents and sib-lings are encouraged to participate and join in on the fun. There will be face painting, craft projects, clowns, finger and sponge painting, karaoke, bean bag toss with prizes, appearance by the River Cats’ Dinger, and much, much more. Lunch will also be served. The event is FREE but participants must pre-register. The event is limited to the first 60 children who sign up by May 10. First-time participants will have priority in registering. To receive a registration form, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or download at kidscatchasmileday.com/register.htm.
This year camp is 6 days and 5 nights with so much more fun! The week will be packed with activities that will entertain everyone. Scholarships available. Cost is $700.
Session 1: June 9 - June 14 (All Ages) - Eagle Lake
Session 2: June 23-28 (Adults) - Grizzly Creek
Session 3: July 7-12 (Kids) - Grizzly Creek
Session 4: July 21-26 (All Ages) - Eagle Lake
Visit www.camplotsafun.com or contact us at email@example.com or 775-827-3866.
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