Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Wisconsin

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

When one thinks of Wisconsin, cheese and other delicious dairy products come to mind. The state’s dairy farms lead the United States in cheese, milk and butter production which adds up to a whopping 40% of the nation’s cheese and 20% of its butter. Not only is the Badger State popular for it’s calcium-enriched products, but it also known for it’s clear, calm lakes, abundant wildlife and fish, and winding hiking trails through the woods.

 

Adaptive Sportsmen

Adaptive Sportsmen’s mission is to provide recreational activities and opportunities for people with disabilities. Members are able to hunt, fish, boat, do archery and more. There are even fishing piers and waterfowl blinds that are fully accessible.

Website: http://adaptivesportsmen.org/
Phone: 262-378-2092 
Email: aneu@adaptivesportsman.org 

 

North American Squirrel Association (NASA) – Outdoor Fun For Seniors and the Physically Challenged

 NASA is a non-profit organization that strives to provide senior citizens and people with disabilities with the ability to hunt and fish. With donated funds and equipment, several citizens have joined in on the fun for no cost! NASA also offers fun outdoor activities such as adaptive skiing, golf, and bicycling.

Website: http://www.nasasquirrel.org/
Phone: 608-234-5988

 

Milwaukee Recreation

Milwaukee Recreation’s Therapeutic Recreation program offers programs for people with disabilities over the age of three. There is a wide variety of activities and events to choose from, anywhere from swimming to scrapbooking. The opportunities are endless. Milwaukee Recreation wants to ensure that camp members gain meaningful relationships and trust along with amazing experiences in activities.

Website: http://www.milwaukeerecreation.net/therapeutic/
Phone: 414- 647-6065

 

VSA Wisconsin -The State Organization On Arts and Disability

This organization believes in celebrating the accomplishments of children and adults with disabilities through dance, drama, creative writing, music and visual art throughout Wisconsin. The goal is to provide an outlet of creativity and endless possibilities for personal, academic and professional success. Talents of people with disabilities are showcased through performances, exhibitions and special events.

Website: http://www.vsawis.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VSA-Wisconsin/177473065073
Phone: 608-241-2131

 

Wisconsin Badger Camp

The mission is to provide quality outdoor recreational experiences for people with disabilities. People will fully understand their surroundings and meet their full potential at the Wisconsin Badger Camp. Campers will gain social skills, independence and meaningful relationships. All disabilities are welcome here—down syndrome, cerebral palsy or people in wheelchairs.

Website: http://www.badgercamp.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-Badger-Camp/129459937097069
Phone: 608-348-9689

 

NATIONAL PARKS GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT 

National and state parks are abound in Virginia 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: Farah Bohannon of Winder, Georgia currently serves as UroMed’s Marketing and Sales Support Assistant. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in May 2010. She loves to utilize her writing and marketing skills with inspiring stories. Farah is also passionate about traveling and exploring new cities and places. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, exercising, cooking, baking, scuba diving, and playing tennis.

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