Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Oregon

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

“Oregon isn’t a place you see as much as you do. You can sight-see our beautiful coast, volcanic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. If you’re looking for world-class pinots, some of the best food and craft beer in the country, epic cycling, kayaking, windsurfing or just about anything else-ing, look no further. Better yet, don’t look, come out here and leap.” (Source: Traveloregon.com)

Camp Attitude

In 1998, Camp Attitude was nothing more than a dream. The property was covered with overgrown brush and unkempt trees and didn’t seem to have much potential for anything, let alone a place where people with special needs could attend summer camp and explore the great outdoors. Thankfully, there was a group of people that could vision a fully accessible campground with full amenities.  It seemed at the time to be a herculean task because it would require countless hours of volunteer work, donations of material, and intense fund raising.

In 2000, Camp Attitude became a reality.  The campus included; three full cabins, fully accessible bathing facilities, two story staff house, multipurpose room, industrial kitchen, over 2 miles of paved trails, fishing pond, and more.

Today, many of the facilities have been upgraded and Camp Attitude has become a premiere campground.  We welcome you to look around our website, contact us directly with questions, or visit our facilities in person.
Website: http://www.campattitude.com/
Phone: 541.367.3420

Email: campinfo@campattitude.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/campattitude

 

Oregon Disability Sports

Oregon Disability Sports is a non-profit organization that empowers people with physical disabilities through sport and fitness. We serve as a resource for healthy physical activities for the physically disabled by providing support for competitive athletes striving for excellence and by promoting general fitness and providing outlets for recreation and competition. The purpose of those athletic opportunities is to teach and develop life skills (self confidence, socialization, independence, etc.) to people so that they can better participate in society.
Website: http://www.oregondisabilitysports.net/
Phone: 503-241-0850

Email: trisha@oregondisabilitysports.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Disability-Sports/113301762020665

 

Chehalem Mountain Therapy Riding Center

The mission of CMTRCI is to improve the lives of persons with special needs through the interaction with horses while fostering a safe, life enhancing, mentally and physically enriching, rewarding experience.  Networking community, government, health professonals, and researchers, CMTRCI encourages a team approach of working together to change lives.
Website: http://www.horsebacktherapy.com/index.html
Email: director@horsebacktherapy.com

 

Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)

“Offering community-based recreation activities and leisure services specially designed for children, teens, and adults who have a disability and/or special needs. Our services are designed to assist people in developing and using their leisure time in ways that enhance their health, well-being, and independence.”
Website: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?c=39830
Phone: 503-823-4328

Email: kevin.mattias@portlandoregon.gov

 

National Parks Golden Access Passport 

National and state parks are abound in Oregon 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.

About UroMed Catheters
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