Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Missouri

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see:  http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012

 

 Camp Barnabas

We offer acceptance and love to more than 1,500 campers with special needs and chronic diseases – and their siblings – in locations across the United States. Through adaptive activities, people with physical, intellectual, and/or medical challenges become participants, not observers, in the world around them. They leave Camp Barnabas knowing they are uniquely created to live lives of ability.

Website: http://www.campbarnabas.org/
Email: info@campbarnabas.org

Phone: 417.476.2565
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/campbarnabas

 

Wonderland Camp

Wonderland Camp provides a fun, educational camp experience for mentally and physically individuals, to offer a respite from daily care giving for family members and health care workers and to provide and nurture a personal development experience for volunteers and staff. Wonderland Camp now has the 1st Wheelchair Accessible Treehouse in Missouri.

Website: www.wonderlandcamp.org
Email: Info@wonderlandcamp.org
Phone: 573-392-1000

 

Accessible Arts 

To unlock the arts for children with disabilities and advocate access to the arts. The arts invite people to leave familiar territory, to explore new answers and seek new questions. The arts offer a means to self-expression, communication, and independence. By learning through the arts, students become lifelong learners, experiencing the joy of discovery and exploration, and the value of each other’s ideas.

Website: http://www.accessiblearts.org/
Phone: 913.281.1133

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Accessible-ArtsVSA-Kansas-Inc/257212576879?ref=ts

 

Meramec Caverns

“Beneath the fertile rolling hills of the Meramec Valley, lies a complex of mineral formations and color as rare and unique as they are beautiful. These jewels of nature which took thousands of years to grow, are preserved in the spectacular sights of Meramec Caverns.

Guided tours by trained rangers are conducted along well-lighted walkways. All cavern facilities are accessible to the disabled. Learn how an ancient limestone “Wine Table” and an entire 7-story mansion were built… all underground. On tour you will see both the rarest and largest cave formations in the world.

Meramec Caverns is wheelchair accessible. Of the 80 minute tour, the first 50 minutes covers flat terrain with the last 30 minutes containing one flight of stairs. Stairs can easily be by-passed through use of a nearby ramp, but requires the assistance of a physically fit person.”


Website: www.americascave.com
Email:  info@americascave.com
Phone: 573-468-CAVE (2283)

 

National Parks Golden Access Passport 

National and state parks are abound in Missouri and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov

Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 

 

About the Author: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

 

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