Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Maryland

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 

“Come discover what vacation is really about. A soothing sail on the Chesapeake Bay … A quiet cabin near mountain trails … A cozy clubhouse just beyond the 18thgreen … Maryland says “welcome” in so many ways.

We’re passionate about giving you a complete vacation experience, so visit our five unique regions to find fishing, skiing, sightseeing, sumptuous food and sandy beaches. Pack your days with family fun – fill your nights with unforgettable entertainment.” (Source: visitmaryland.org)

 

Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports

“Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS) is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing year round recreational opportunities to both children and adults with disabilities.”

Website: http://www.barsinfo.org/
Phone: 410-771-4606
Email:pam4bars@aol.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BARSMD

 

Maryland Ravens

“Since the 1970s (as the Baltimore Ravens), the Maryland Ravens have consistantly offered activities to the disabled that assist in building self-esteem, self-confidence, and independence. In addition, the organization seizes opportunities which provide the means to educate the general public of the need to utilize their God given abilities.”

Website: http://www.mdravens.org
Phone: (410) 825-5359

Email: mdravens@aol.com

 

Camp Fairlee Manor Recreation and Respite Services

“Fairlee Manor Recreation and Education Center is a beautiful, residential/recreational and respite camp on 250 sprawling acres on Fairlee Creek which offers campers from age 6 and up the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of camp in a fully-accessible setting.”

Website: http://de.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=DMDR_recreation_respite
Phone: 410-778-0566

Email: contact@esdel.org 

 

CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating)

“Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals and for those individuals whose financial circumstances preclude their participation in recreation on the waters of Chesapeake Bay.”

Website: http://crabsailing.org/about-us/
Phone: (410) 626-0273
Email: info@crabsailing.org 

NATIONAL PARKS GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT 

National and state parks abound in Georgia 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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