Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in South Carolina

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

“From Table Rock in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the wide sandy beaches of our breathtaking coastline, the Palmetto State is made for vacation. From the crystal clear water of Lake Jocassee to the cobblestone streets of historic Charleston. From delicacies like she-crab soup to more South Carolina events and festivals than there are days of the year to 368 emerald green golf courses and 47 unique and beautiful South Carolina state parks. From our quaint small towns to our Heritage Corridor to incredible shopping, entertainment and nightlife… if vacation is on your mind, it’s time you put South Carolina vacations on your calendar.” (Source: http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com)


Anchors Away 

“Since 1995, the program has worked to do away with the ‘anchors’ that have traditionally limited people with disabilities, youth at risk and the elderly in the South Carolina area. Anchors Away serves all types of abilities and gender/age/race populations and defines a person with a disability as anyone who does not have equal access or ability to utilize the same recreational resources that are available to the majority of the community.

Anchors Away has made progress towards eliminating our community’s practice of excluding individuals with disabilities and the elderly from participating in physical activities.”

Website: http://anchorsawayprogram.org
Phone:  843.792.0721
Email: dave@anchorsawayprogram.org

 

Achieving Wheelchair Equality (North Charleston)

“Achieving Wheelchair Equality (AWE) was founded in 1991 to help wheelchair users and others with mobility problems overcome the unique obstacles they face with employment, community, family, and recreation. Our members are involved with volunteer efforts throughout the lowcountry to meet that goal. AWE encourages community involvement at all levels. But we are not known as an “All work and no play” type of organization. We sponsor several lowcountry athletes in sports such as wheelchair racing and weightlifting, and we sponsor the North Charleston Hurricanes, our local Wheelchair Basketball team. We added “Lowcountry Wheelchair Sports” to our name to reflect the demand and emphasis for recreational activities for those with disabilities.”

Website: http://www.knology.net/~drc/awe/
Phone: (843) 225-5080
Email: awelcws@aol.com

 

Heroes on Horseback

“Heroes on Horseback is a non-profit, premier accredited operating center of PATH, Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) that fosters safe, professional and ethical equine assisted activities for individuals in the Lowcountry with physical, mental or emotional disabilities without regard to race, color, creed.”

Website: http://heroesonhorseback.org/
Phone: 843.757.5607
Email: info@heroesonhorseback.org

 

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is an accessible beach destination. They offer free beach wheelchairs, free parking, and dozens of accessible beach entries.

Website: http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/handicapped.html
Phone: 843.918.1382
Email: info@cityofmyrtlebeach.com

National Parks Golden Access Passport 

National and state parks are abound in South Carolina 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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One Response to Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in South Carolina

  1. Jen Kobes says:

    Awesome! Thanks so much for the info!!!

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