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Take it Outdoors

Recreation and Leisure Areas . Adapted aquaticsCampingBikes/TrikesFishingMinnesota trailsBikingHikingWheelingHorseback ridingAdapted skiing. Adapted Aquatics. Swimming Safety Rules. Wear sunscreen.Never swim during a storm or when there is lightning. Never swim alone. Always use the buddy system. Read and obey all posted safety signsSwim only in safe, guarded areas. Know how deep the water is. Don't dive or jump into water that is not at least 12 feet deep. Don't run around a poo9456

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    1. Take it Outdoors Enjoying Minnesota’s Recreation and Leisure Opportunities Joan Purrington, PT Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District

    3. Adapted Aquatics

    4. Swimming Safety Rules Wear sunscreen. Never swim during a storm or when there is lightning. Never swim alone. Always use the buddy system. Read and obey all posted safety signs Swim only in safe, guarded areas. Know how deep the water is. Don’t dive or jump into water that is not at least 12 feet deep. Don’t run around a pool, push people in or dunk other swimmers. Don’t chew gum or eat food while swimming, diving or playing in the water. Take swimming lessons. Wear approved personal flotation devices (PFD’s). Do not let young children use unauthorized floatation devises without direct supervision. Come out of the water if you are too cold or tired.

    5. Adapted Aquatics Check with your school, community education program, or the local YMCA for adapted swimming programs In the metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul for rainy day programs contact! Community Bridge 651.748.7436 Regions Hospital Pool 651.254.4797 Sister Kenny Pool 612.863.5238 Fairview Hospital Rehab Pool:  612.273.7345  Shriner’s Hospital Pool: 612.596.6100  Twin Cities Chapter American Red Cross 612.871.7676

    6. Adapted Aquatic Programs Courage Center Programs http://www.courage.org/ for all state Courage Center programs Courage Golden Valley 763.528.0811 Courage St. Croix 651.439.8283 Courage Duluth 218.726.4762

    7. Adapted Aquatic Resources There are multiple suppliers of adapted aquatic equipment. The aquatics equipment displayed on the next http://www.flaghouse.com/search.asp?SKW=CAT1_NB&category=Special+Populations%2EAquatics Recreonics http://www.recreonics.com http://www.danmarproducts.com

    8. Adapted Aquatics Equipment Head Floats Vests Mats

    9. Adapted Aquatics Equipment Floats Sectional raft Aqua belt Quad float system Quad float system

    10. Pool Equipment Goggles Ear plugs Hand paddles Aqua Jogger Kick rollers and Swim Bar

    11. Pool Equipment Resistance Aids Resistance cuffs Floating pool games Underwater games

    12. Other Swimming Supplies Aqua Fins Disposable suits Diapers

    13. Biking!

    14. Biking Safety Rules Wear a Bike Helmet. Wear a properly fitted and approved bike helmet. Bike helmets must meet current safety standards set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Bike helmets must fit snugly on the rider's head with the chin strap snugly secured. If the rider falls from a bike, is involved in an bicycle crash, or if the helmet contacts a hard surface, the bike helmet must be replaced. Know the Rules of the Road. All riders must be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic bike safety practices: bike hand signals, riding bikes with traffic, how to respond to traffic safety signs. Be Seen and Heard. Reflectors, lights, horns, and flags help people to see and/or hear a bike at all times of the day. Do not ride a bike at night when you cannot be seen by motor vehicle drivers. If riding a bike at dusk or dawn, make certain all bike riders wear light colored or reflective clothing to be easily seen.

    15. Bike Safety Rules Prepare for Safe Bike Rides. Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after a bike ride to prevent dehydration. Take water with you on a bike ride and plan to make frequent stops so that no one becomes overheated. During the late spring and summer months, use sunscreen to help prevent sunburn. Pack a first aid kit and cell phone (if available) for the bike ride to be able to react to any immediate first aid emergencies. Prior to bike riding, talk with your physician to identify any issues relating to your rider’s medications and their use prior to, during, and after a bike ride and their impact on your rider if he becomes overheated. Learn Bike Maintenance. Riders and families should know basic bike maintenance responsibilities, which include regular inspections of brakes, gears, tires, and bike seat and handlebars. Periodic inspections should review that all parts are intact and in working order.

    16. Bike Safety Rules Provide Supervision. All riders require supervision to varying degrees, depending upon their age, development, and ability. People with disabilities or special health care needs may require extra attention, particularly since bike riding may be a new experience and may be exercising newly developing motor and control skills.

    17. Biking Equipment Resources There are many biking resources. Check for bikes in your community. In the Metro area adapted bikes can be tried at Courage Center Golden Valley 763.588.0811 Gillette Children’s Specialty Health Care 651.291.2848 Freedom Cars in White Bear Lake 651.429.6323

    18. Biking Resources Types of adapted bikes/three wheelers Foot driven Hand driven Tandem Trailer Recumbent Prone

    19. Key Rider Measurements Weight Height Inseam length Back height Seat depth Seat width Other considerations Flexibility at the knees and ankles

    20. Biking Products Key for each of the bikes on the following slides: A – Adult C – Children T – Tandem U - Upright P – Prone R – Recumbent BT - Bicycle Trailer  Bikes may be viewed on the web site

    21. AmTryke (C,U) Specializes in hand / foot driven therapeutic tricycles for small children. PO Box 5127 High Point, NC 27262 Phone: 1-336-869-2166 Fax: 1-336-887-8451 Website: www.ambucs.org E-mail: ambucs@ambucs.org

    22. Angletech (A,C,R,T) Manufactures custom fit hand and foot powered recumbent tricycles for all ages and abilities. 318 N. Highway 67 PO Box 1893 Woodland Park, CO 80866-1893 Phone: 1-800-793-3038 or 719-687-7475 Website: www.angletechcycles.com E-mail: ANGLEZOOM@aol.com

    23. Atherton Bicycles (A,U) Builds bicycles for people of short stature, as well as high quality custom racing frames and bicycles for "average-size" people. 112 Industrial Drive Kennedale, TX 76060 Fax: 817-478-5509 Phone: 817-478-5509 Website: www.athertonbikes.com e-mail boyd@athertonbikes.com

    24. Bike On (A,R) Has a number of new and used hand cycles. 54 Tiffany Road Coventry, RI, 02816 Phone: 1-888-4bikeon (424-5366) or 1-401-821-7544 Website: www.bike-on.com e-mail: info@bike-on.com or scott@bike-on.com

    25. Blue Sky Carts (A,C,BT) Manufacturer of a "special needs trailer" to be attached to the rear of an adult bicycle. Weight Capacity - 200lbs. Various accessories such as a canopy kit are available. PO Box 5788 Bend, OR 97708 Phone: 1-800-669-1753 Website: blueskycyclecarts.com email: platt@blueskycyclecarts.com

    26. Consumer Care Products Inc. (C,U) A catalog based company manufacturing pediatric hand and foot powered trikes and a do-it-yourself upper trunk support kit and belt. 1446 Pilgrim Road Plymouth, WI 53073 Phone: 920-893-4614 Fax: 1-800-977-2256 Website: www.consumercareinc.com e-mail: CCPI@consumercareinc.com

    27. CycleTote Corporation (C,BT) Manufactures a special needs trailer / stroller that can fit an occupant up to 5'4" in height and 170lbs. This product can accommodate multiple seating systems such as a panda or tumble form feeder / carrier seat. Various accessories are available. 571 Link Lane Ft. Collins, CO 80524 Phone: 1-800-747-2407 Fax: 1-970-482-2402 Website: www.cycletote.com E-mail: cycletote@cycletote.com

    28. The Dragonfly Toy Co. (C,A,P,U) Manufacturer of pediatric and adult prone / upright and hand / foot driven tricycles. 291 Yale Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3M0L4 Phone: 1-800-308-2208 Fax: 1-204-453-2320 Website: www.dragonflytoys.com e-mail: sales@dftoys.com

    29. Equipment Shop (C,U) Manufactures adapted tricycles for young children and accessories including upright handlebars, back support, pommel, and foot pedal attachments for do-it-yourself adaptations. Box 33 Bedford, MA 01730 Phone: 1-800-525-7681 Fax: 1-800-793-7922 Website: www.equipmentshop.com e-mail: info@equipmentshop.com

    30. Flaghouse (C,A,U,P,R,T) A catalog based company carrying more than 25 different hand and foot powered tricycles and accessories for all ages and abilities. To request a "special populations" catalog contact them at: 150 North MacQuesten Parkway Mount Vernon, New York 10550 Phone: 1-800-793-7900 Fax: 1-800-793-7922 Website: www.flaghouse.com e-mail: info@flaghouse.com

    31. Frank Mobility Systems (C,A,T) Manufacturer of the "Duet", a wheelchair bicycle tandem which is a bicycle that has a wheelchair attached to the front that can be easily removed for wheelchair participation in other activities. 1003 International Drive Oakdale, PA 15071-9223 Phone: 1-724-695-7822 Fax: 1-724-695-2922 Website: www.frankmobility.com e-mail: wfrankjun@msn.com

    32. Freedom Concepts Inc. (C,A,P,U,R,T) Manufactures custom fit, foot powered tricycles for all ages. Various accessories such as a chest harness and Velcro foot straps are available for purchase. PO Box 45117 RPO Regent Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2C 5C7 Phone: 1-800-661-9915 Fax: 1-204-654-1149 Website: www.freedomconcepts.com e-mail: mobility@freedomconcepts.com

    33. The Freedom Ryder (A) A hand powered bicycle you steer by leaning your body. It combines the fun of cycling and the benefits of an upper-body workout with the thrilling sensation of slalom skiing. Bike International, Ltd. 20589 S.W. Elkhorh Ct. Tualatin, OR 97062 Phone: 1-800-800-5828 Fax: 1-970-221-4308 Website: www.freedomryder.com

    34. Handcycles by Palmer (A, C) Hand cycles for both adults and children. PO Box 5707 Endicott, NY 13763 Phone: 1-800-847-1304 or 1-607-754-2957 Fax: 1-607-754-1954 e-mail: palmer@palmerind.com

    35. Invacare (C,A,U,R) Manufactures upright and recumbent hand cycles for adolescents and adults. One Invacare Way PO Box 4028 Elyria, OH 44036-2125 Phone: 1-800-597-2117 Website: www.invacare.com

    36. Just Two Bikes Inc. (C, A, T, R) Manufactures tandem and single recumbent tricycles for adolescent and adult use. 15449 Forest Blvd N #C Hugo, Minnesota 55038 Phone: 1-800-499-1548 Fax: 651-653-9444 Website: www.justtwobikes.com e-mail: info@justtwobikes.com

    37. Quickie Designs, Inc (C,A) Manufactures hand-cycles that are designed for high performance for all ages. 2842 Business Park Ave. Fresno, CA, 93727-1328 Phone: 1-800-456-8168 Fax: 1-800-333-9011 http://thebikerack.com

    38. Rifton Tricycles (C, A, U) Manufactures a foot-powered tricycle in three different sizes for children and adults up to 200 pounds. Additional accessories available for customization. 959 Gibson Hill Rd. Chester, NY 10918-2321 Phone: 1-800-777-4244 Fax: 1-800-336-5948 Website: www.rifton.com e-mail: sales@communityproducts.com

    39. Rock N'Roll Marketing, Inc. (C,A,T,U) Manufactures custom fitted hand and foot powered tricycles for all ages. Also manufactures a bicycle that attaches to the rear of a wheelchair to push it. PO Box 1558 Levelland, TX 79336 Phone: 1-800-654-9664 Fax: 1-806-894-9646 Website: www.rocknrollcycles.com e-mail: funmachines@rocknrollcycles.com

    40. Step'n Go Cycles Treadle Power, Inc. (C,A,U) Manufactures a unique tricycle that is powered through a stepping motion rather than a circular motion. The one size fits all styling with adjustable seat and handlebars allows the trike to grow with the rider from 4' to well over 6' in height. Several accessories available. 6 Linden Terrace Burlington, VT 05401-4928 Phone: 1-800-648-7335 Fax: 1-802-864-6156 Website: www.stepngo.com e-mail: info@stepngo.com

    41. Spokes 'n Motion (A, R) Spokes 'n Motion is a specialist in adaptive sports equipment and the promotion of sports equipment for persons with disabilities. 2226 South Jason Street Denver, CO 80223 Phone: 303-922-0605 Fax: 303-265-9685 Website: www.spokesnmotion.com e-mail: info@spokesnmotion.com

    42. Trailmate (C,A,U,R,T) Manufactures various tricycles for adolescents and adults with unique features such as a step through design and swing away handlebars. 2359 Trailmate Drive Sarasota, FL 34243 Phone: 1-800-777-1034 Fax: 1-800-477-5141 Website: www.trailmate.com e-mail: Info@trailmate.com

    43. Triaid (C,U) Manufacture hand and foot powered tricycles for children up to 130 lbs. PO Box 1364 Cumberland, MD 21501-1364 Phone: 1-800-306-6777 Fax: 1-310-759-3525 Website: www.triaid.com e-mail: sales@triaid.com

    44. Workman Cycles (A,U,R) Offers a full variety of Adult Tricycles, Folding Bikes, Tandems, Crusiers, Middleweight Bicycles and even Dual Rider Tricycles. Even if you cannot balance a 2-wheel bike, there is a Worksman Pleasure cycle right for you! 94-15 100th Street Ozone Park, New York 11416 Phone: 1-888-3wheeler or 718-322-2000 Fax: 718-529-4803 Website: www.worksman.com e-mail: cycles@worksman.com

    45. Bike Resources for Products Riley Hospital for Children http://www.rileyhospital.org/ Catalogues for special populations Manual: Adapted Bicycles: Rehabilitation Implications for Children with Physical Disabilities

    46. Camping

    47. Camping Please check the following websites for camping programs Minnesota Special Needs Camps http://www.mnasap.org/childrens_programs/specialneedscamps.aspx Star and Tribune list of camps http://www.startribune.com/camps/ Pacer www.pacer.org/funtimes/links.asp

    48. Special Needs Camps Please go directly to the camp website for specific information Search the web for Regional Day Camping Experiences The following slides indicate the type of camping experience and the contact person.

    49. Campers with Autism Camp Hand in Hand, Camp Discovery, Camp Discovery Extreme Adventure, Dramatic Explorers Camp, Wilderness Inquiry Canoe Trip, Wahode Day Camp The Dramatic Explorers Camp is designed to include full visual communication supports during the entire camp session. Through the use of music and dramatic play, campers will explore emotions as facial expressions, physical movements and musical instruments. They will increase their ability to express themselves through social interaction and increase awareness of emotional perceptions. For more information please email camp@ausm.org or call the camp voicemail at (651) 647-1083 x16. Autism Society of Minnesota 2380 Wycliff Street, Suite 102 St. Paul, MN 55114 651-647-1083

    50. Camp for Blind Youth Blind Inc. A residential camp for youths who are legally blind. Activities include swimming, hiking, horseback riding and skills development. Sean Mayo Blind Inc. 100 22nd Street East Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-872-0100 www.blindinc.org

    51. Campers with FASD Brainerd Teen Adult Retreat "Life in the FASlane" Held in beautiful northern Minnesota at Camp Confidence, those with the diagnosis of FASD are invited to enjoy a weekend retreat of friendships and skill building. Accessible modern cabins; dining and welcome lodge; ropes challenge course; indoor/outdoor recreation areas. Activities include glass bottom boat, petting area, swimming, fishing, music, arts and crafts and more. Sign up NOW! Only 50 team openings - a team consists of a person with FASD diagnosis and a support person. MOFAS Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 1885 University Avenue Suite 395 St. Paul, Minnesota 55104 Toll-Free: 1-866-90-MOFAS (66327) Phone: 651-917-2370 www.mofas.org For further camp information visit www.betterendings.org/FASDCamp2007/c

    52. Campers with ADHD/ADD or LD Camp Buckskin A summer camp program that specializes in serving boys and girls ages 6-18 who are experiencing academic and social skill difficulties. Serves campers who have a primary diagnosis of ADHD/ADD and/or Learning Disabilities, while others may have an additional or related diagnosis.  Program develops peer relations, interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills. Camp Buckskin PO Box 389  Ely, MN 55731 218-365-2121 Winter Address: 8100 Wayzata Blvd Golden Valley, MN 55426 952-930-3544 952-938-6996 Fax 

    53. Campers with Developmental Disabilities Camp Confidence Confidence Learning Center, often referred to as Camp Confidence, is a year-round center for persons with developmental disabilities. Specializing in recreation and outdoor education, the Confidence Learning Center serves persons of all ages and abilities. The groups that typical visit camp include public and private schools, group homes families developmental achievement centers, day and residential treatment centers and regional treatment center facilities. Confidence Learning Center is truly a unique place. Instead of being sent to Camp, campers are brought by their staff, family or guardians who provide for their direct care. Each two to three bedroom cabin contains a completely kitchen, one or two fully accessible bathrooms, and a cozy living area with a woodstove or fireplace. It is this comfortable home/family atmosphere that makes Camp Confidence unique. Confidence Learning Center 1620 Mary Fawcett Memorial Drive East Gull Lake, MN 56401 218-828-2344   sertoma@campconfidence.com

    54. Campers with Physical Impairments Camp Courage and Courage North Courage Center operates two camps: Courage near Maple Lake and Courage North near Bemidji. Camp Courage includes sessions for kids, age 7 and older, and adults who are physically disabled or non-developmentally delayed; sessions for kids age 7-13 who have communication disorders; and sessions for kids with cancer, asthma or sickle cell anemia. Courage North includes sessions for kids age 7-17 who are deaf or hard of hearing, kids with hemophilia or those recovering from severe burns. Regional Day Camps across Minnesota. Each day camp is operated locally to serve kids with mobility and sensory disabilities. Nancy Meydell Courage Center Camping Department 3915 Golden Valley Road Golden Valley, MN 55422 763-520-0504   612-520-0245 (TTY)  

    55. Campers with Asperger Syndrome Camp Discovery/Courage North, Lake George, Minnesota A residential camp for children and young adults with high functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome. Autism Society of Minnesota 2380 Wycliff Street #102 St. Paul, MN 55114 651-647-1083 651-642-1230 (Fax) email: camp@ausm.org www.ausm.org and www.couragecamps.org

    56. Campers with/out Disabilities Camp Eden Wood Traditional and specialty resident camp sessions are open to persons with disabilities with inclusive sessions for children with and without disabilities. Day and weekend camp options also available. Beautiful 20-acre site on Birch Island Lake in Eden Prairie, MN. Accessible modern cabins and dormitory housing; dining and welcome lodge; ropes challenge course; indoor/outdoor recreation areas. Activities include swimming, fishing, music, arts and crafts and more. Camp Eden Wood 10509 108th Street Annandale, MN 55302 952-852-0101 800-450-8376 fv@friendshipventures.org  

    57. Campers with FASD Camp Friends A full-time day camp experience for children ages Pre-Kindergarten through grade 2 (5-7) who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected of having, a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The children will interact with college students who are being trained to work with children who have FASD. Children will participate in day camp activities emphasizing social skills practice, functional skills enhancement, and sensory/self-regulation. An on-going program evaluation research study is being conducted to assess the effectiveness of the service learning model. Call Diane Anderson 612-626-5645 or ander230@umn.edu

    58. Campers with/out Disabilities Camp Friendship Traditional and specialty resident camp sessions and year round respite care for persons with or without disabilities. Day and weekend camp options also available. Located on 115 acres of natural woodland on Clearwater Lake, near Annandale, Minnesota 60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Accessible modern and resort-style cabins; a program center with indoor gym and pool; dining hall, accessible challenge course, animal farm, tree house, large beach and waterfront area. Friendship Ventures 10509 108th Street Annandale, MN 55302 320-274-8376 952-852-0101 800-450-8376 fv@friendshipventures.org

    59. Campers with Autism or PDD Camp Hand-In-Hand Camp Hand-in-Hand offers two one-week sessions for individuals who have autism or PDD. Autism Society of MN 2380 Wycliff Street Suite 102 St. Paul, MN 55114   651-647-1083 ex16 651-642-1230 (Fax) camp@ausm.org

    60. Campers with Range of Disabilities Camp Knutson Camp Knutson provides a camp program specifically responsive to groups of children and adults with special needs. These groups include emotionally disturbed adolescents, mentally handicapped and emotionally disturbed children, hearing impaired adults, families with mentally handicapped members, families that are culturally disadvantaged and adults who are mentally ill or chemically dependent. Camp Knutson 11169 White Fish Avenue Cross Lake, MN 56442 Rob Larson 218-543-4232 www.campknutson.org

    61. Campers with Disabilities Clover Patch Camp Clover Patch is a summer camp for individuals with disabilities where each camper is encouraged to reach his or her fullest potential. Since 1965, Clover Patch Camp has provided individuals with disabilities opportunities to make new friends, create everlasting memories, and experience a genuine camp setting. cloverpatchcamp@cfdsny.org

    62. Campers with Autism Dramatic Explorers Camp Presented by AuSM and MacPhail Center for Music Staff to camper ratio: 1:3 This camp is designed to include full visual communication supports during the entire camp session. Through the use of music and dramatic play, campers will explore emotions as facial expressions, physical movements and musical instruments. They will increase their ability to express themselves through social interaction and increase awareness of emotional perceptions.      Autism Society of Minnesota 2380 Wycliff Street, Suite 102 St. Paul, MN 55114 651-647-1083    

    63. Campers with Mental Health Challenges EQUINE-FACILITATED THERAPY GROUP (for older adolescent girls & boys with mental health challenges) Do you know a youth who likes animals? Is this youth looking for a creative and enjoyable activity for the summer? Would this youth benefit from improving his or her social and emotional skills, or could use some extra support? Is this youth between 16 and 20 years of age? MN LINC (Linking Individuals, Nature, & Critters) Molly DePrekel, MA,LP 952-472-2422 or molly@mnlinc.org

    64. Campers with Mental Health Challenges EQUINE-FACILITATED THERAPY GROUP (for young adolescent girls and boys with mental health challenges ) Do you know a youth who likes animals? Is this youth looking for a creative and enjoyable activity for the summer? Would this youth benefit from improving his or her social and emotional skills, or could use some extra support? Is this youth between 12 and 15 years of age? MN LINC (Linking Individuals, Nature, & Critters) Molly DePrekel, MA,LP 952-472-2422 or molly@mnlinc.org

    65. Camp for Girls with Disabilities EXITE (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering) Camp 2007 PACER Center EX.I.T.E. (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering) Camp expands opportunities and encourages middle school girls with disabilities to interact with the world around them. Through hands-on experiments including; making ice cream; racing balloon rockets; and designing paper; to working with a year long mentor, girls participate in activities that foster creative thinking and can serve as their gateway to experience the excitement of science, technology, math, and engineering. Meghan Kunz EX.I.T.E. Camp Coordinator PACER Center 8161 Normandale Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55437 Phone: 952-838-9000 E-mail: meghan.kunz@pacer.org Website: www.pacer.org/stc/exite.htm Applications available on-line! <

    66. Campers with Attention or Learning Disabilities Groves Academy Programs for children with learning disabilities and attention disorders. Groves Academy 3200 Hwy 100 South St. Louis Park, MN 55416 952-920-6377 Contact Debbie at 952-915-4275 or email summerprograms@grovesacademy.org.

    67. Campers with Autism Learn to Bike Camp Presented by AuSM and The Therapy Place Staff to camper ratio: 1:1 This camp is designed as an indoor clinic for learning to ride bikes. Dr. Richard Klein, PhD, has developed bicycles that actually teach children how to ride. Each camper will be assigned a 1-1/2 hour session for each day of camp with a one-to-one trainer, supervised by a developmental adaptive physical education teacher and Dr. Klein. When campers have successfully progressed through all eight bicycle levels. they will take their riding skills outside for a celebration ride. Autism Society of Minnesota 2380 Wycliff Street, Suite 102 St. Paul, MN 55114 651-647-1083 http://www.ausm.org/

    68. Campers with Learning Disabilities LDA of Minnesota Tutoring sessions in reading and math for children with learning disabilities or difficulties. LDA of Minnesota 5354 Parkdale Drive, Suite 200 St. Louis Park, MN 55416 952-933-8374 info@ldaminnesota.org

    69. Day Camps Rainbow Kids Club This is an innovative program designed to provide children with some fun and educational activities during the summer. Each week will have a special theme, which will be the focus of the activities, crafts, games and snacks. Reach for Resources (formerly West Hennepin Community Service) Tara 1001 Highway 7 Suite 217 Hopkins, MN   55305 952-988-4177 mp.whcs@juno.com

    70. Vacation Opportunities Search Beyond Adventures Founded in 1979, Search Beyond Adventures provides all-inclusive escorted vacations for travelers with disabilities and special needs, ages 17 and up. Most of our travelers have developmental disabilities, although some participants may have only a physical disability (e.g. muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, etc), or may have both a physical and developmental disability. Many of our tours can accommodate wheelchair users Search Beyond Adventures Kailash Dhaksinamurthi 4603 Bloomington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407 800-800-9979  

    71. Campers with Developmental Disabilities Sojourns Sojourns offer inexpensive resort options for individuals with developmental disabilities and their care providers. 10509 108th Street NW Annandale, MN   55302 800-450-8376 or 952-852-0101 www.friendshipventures.org/programs/sojourn.html

    72. Campers with Disabilities West Metro Horse Camp Camp accommodates children with attention disorders, autism and hearing impairments in an equine-assisted therapy program. www.westmetrohorsecamp.com West Metro Horse Camp 961 Garrison Ave. N.E. Buffalo, MN 55313 763-682-1046 info@westmetrohorsecamp.com

    73. Campers with a Wide Range of Abilities Wilderness Inquiry Wilderness Inquiry provides adventure travel for people of all ages and abilities. Travel includes canoeing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, dog sledding and more across the country. Wilderness Inquiry 808-14th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55414 612-676-9400 800-676-9400

    74. Campers with Special Needs YMCA Camp IHDUHAPI Lake Independence, Loretto, MN Program: Recreational, coed camping through small group interaction, skills instruction, camp craft, sports, riding, and ropes course. Special camps for kids with asthma and epilepsy serving children from 4th through 8th grade. Open registration regardless of race, creed, origin or handicap. Retreat and conference center with full high adventure/team building course. YMCA PO Box 37 3425 Ihduhapi Road Loretto, MN 55357 763-479-1146  

    75. Fishing!

    76. MinnAQUA Minnesota’s Angling and Aquatic Education Program http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/minnaqua/index.html

    77. MinnAqua's Mission Provide life-long educational programming that will increase people's knowledge and understanding about aquatic ecosystems, management, and resource issues; help acquire skills related to aquatic recreation, careers, and teaching; and foster a better stewardship of Minnesota's natural resources. MinnAqua Program Contacts Statewide Coordinator: Katie Kipka, Aquatic Education Coordinator, tel. (651) 259-5217, fax (651) 297-4916

    78. MinnAQUA MinnAqua Program Contacts: Brainerd: Nadine Martini, (218) 828-6044 Duluth: Great Lakes Aquarium, (218) 740-2007 (Ask for MinnAqua.) Twin Cities Metro: Roland Sigurdson, (612) 625-1291 or (651) 582-8417 New Ulm: Kathy Beaulieu, (507) 359-6049 Curriculum Specialist: Michelle Kelly, (651) 582-8417

    79. Fishing in Minnesota Special licenses may be purchased from the DNR

    80. Fishing Piers Fishing from a pier http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/open_outdoors/fishing/pier.html Pier fishing is done from floating platforms that are built over the water and are typically 80 feet in length.

    81. Shore Fishing Fishing from the shore http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/open_outdoors/fishing/shore.html On-shore platforms for shore fishing are built on shorelines and usually don't jut out into the water.

    82. Fishing in Minnesota DNR web site http://.dnr.state.mn.us Go to fishing icon Scroll down to Fishing in the Neighborhood Neighborhood Fishing Ponds Go to http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/fin/7_county.html

    83. Fishing in the Neighborhood Washington County

    84. Washington County Lakes 1. Forest Lake 2. Big Marine Lake 3. Alice Lake 4. Square Lake 5. Big Carnelian Lake 6. White Bear Lake 7. Lost Lake 8. Northland Park Pond 9. McKusick Lake 10.Demontrevile Lake 11.Olson Lake 12. Jane Lake 13. Lake Elmo 14. Tanners Lake 15. Battle Creek 16. Powers Lake 17. Colby Lake 18. St. Croix River 19. Carver Lake 20. Ravine Lake 21. Mississippi River 22. Hidden Valley Pond

    85. Demontreville and Olson Lakes (10-11) Location: These lakes are located in the city of Lake Elmo, just south of Highway 36 and east of I-694. Species Present: Walleye: walleye management was started in 2001. No evaluation has been done as yet and the walleye population is likely to be below average abundance and smaller than average size. Northern Pike: average abundance, average size. Largemouth Bass: high abundance, large size fish present. This is a great bass fishing area. Bluegill: very abundant but small sized fish. Crappie average abundance, average size. Bullhead species: average abundance, larger than average size. Yellow Perch: average abundance, small size.

    86. Demontreville and Olson Lakes Boat Access The DNR owned access is located on the northwest shore of Demontreville. Olson lake is accessed by a navigable channel from Demontreville Lake. Travel east of I-694 on highway 36 a little more than 1 mile. Turn right (south) on Highlands Trail to the lake Follow lakeshore around to the right (west) to the access. These lakes have surface water use restrictions. See rules posted at the access. Shore Fishing: Bank fishing is limited to the road shoulder along the west shore of Demontreville from the boat access south. Fishing may be limited by overhanging trees or aquatic vegetation some parts of the year. Special Regulation: Largemouth bass fishing is limited to catch-and-release only. All largemouth bass caught must be immediately returned to the water.

    87. Demontreville and Olson Lakes Management Plans: Stock 416,000 walleye fry (2,000 per littoral acre) in odd numbered years. If fry stocking fails, stock 624 pounds of walleye fingerlings (3 pounds per littoral acre) in the fall. Re-survey in 2007; population assessment in 2012. Annual winter fish house count. Comments: These are excellent bass fishing lakes. The restrictive regulation has resulted in a good population of large bass. Bluegill bite well in this lake, but are very small. Walleye management was initiated in 2001, but has not been evaluated yet. Walleyes generally become large enough to interest anglers after 3 summers in the lake. Ice fishing on these lakes has been limited, as fish populations of interest to most ice anglers (northern pike, walleye and crappie) are undistinguished in these lakes.

    88. Minnesota Trails Travel for its own sake, be it by foot, bicycle, cross-country skis, snowmobile, horseback, wheelchair or stroller, is popular in Minnesota. And Minnesota rewards travelers with magnificent views and varied landscapes. State trails highlight a cross-section of these landscapes. General trail conditions State bicycle trails are best suited to people with physical disabilities, because most trail surfaces are paved asphalt and are 8 to 12 feet wide. Most of these trails have been built on abandoned railroad grades, with a maximum slope of typically 4 percent (a 1:25 rise or descent--that is, a one-foot rise or fall for every 25 feet traveled). Steeper slopes may exist on portions of trails away from the railroad grade and at road crossings. Slopes known to be greater than 5 percent (1:20) are noted with an estimate of the slope.

    89. Minnesota Trail System

    90. Trail Safety Stop at ALL stop signs; look both ways before crossing. Wear a helmet Keep right except to pass. Use hand signals. Sound off: “Passing on the left”. Don’t block the trail. Stop on the shoulder. Take it easy. Slow down. Use extra caution at road crossings. Brightly colored clothing makes all trail users more visible to vehicle drivers traveling along roads that intersect with the trail.

    91. Minnesota Trails Trail use Most state trails are open to several nonmotorized uses by people of all abilities: walking, biking, inline skating, mushing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing. Some trails are also open to snowmobiling. Electric wheelchairs are permitted on all state trails.

    92. Rules of the Trail Stay on designated trails. Keep right so others can pass. Keep pets on leash. Obey traffic signs and rules. Pack out all garbage and litter. Respect adjoining landowners rights and privacy Warn other trail users when passing by giving an audible signal Some horses may be spooked by quiet bikers or in-line skaters. Let them know you are passing. Enjoy the beauty of the wild plants and animals, but leave them undisputed for all to enjoy.

    93. Minnesota Trails Trail facilities Trail facilities (picnic areas, hand pumps* for drinking water or vault toilets**) set on concrete pads are usually surrounded by soil or grass. Maneuvering a wheelchair between soil/grass and concrete may be difficult. *(Hand pumps are farm-style iron pumps with a long, lever-like arm moved up and down to bring water up. Bring drinking water if you have doubts about operating a hand pump.) **(Vault toilets are outhouse-style pit toilets.) Accessible trail highlights Douglas State Trail Root River state Trail Willard Munger State Trail

    94. Douglas State Trail The 13-mile Douglas State Trail, cuts through agricultural land, scattered woodlots and occasional small wetlands from Rochester to Pine Island. The asphalt paving throughout its length does not extend across the gravel roads that cross the trail. Vault toilets are not accessible. Most toilets and the hand pump at Douglas have grass approaches. At Pine Island, the ramp from the parking lot to the trail has a potentially hazardous (approximately 35 percent) slope. This slope can be avoided by getting into or out of vehicles where the trail crosses the road.

    95. Douglas State Trail Rest area Hiking Horseback riding Biking In-line skating Skiing Snowmobiling Wheelchair Access (electric wheelchairs allowed)

    96. Minnesota Trails More information Maps of each state trail, with further information on facilities and the surrounding area, are available from the DNR Information Center [e-mail: info@dnr.state.mn.us or phone: (651) 296-6157 or (888) MINNDNR; TTY: (651) 296-5484 or (800) 657-3929]. For more general information on Minnesota's state trails, ask for the brochure "DNR Trails and Waterways."

    97. The Willard Munger State Trail is a collection of multiple use trails between Hinckley and Duluth. It consists of interconnecting trails offering hiking, bicycling, in-line skating and snowmobiling. It highlights the picturesque scenery and rich history of East Central Minnesota. The trail follows the route of the railroad that saved many lives in the historic Hinckley and Cloquet fires in the nineteenth century. There are three different trail segments in the Willard Munger State Trail: Hinckley - Duluth segment, Alex Laveau Memorial Trail and Boundary segment. The 63 mile Hinckley - Duluth segment of the Willard Munger State Trail is now completely paved, making this the longest paved trail in the world. The trail extends between Hinckley, Willow River, Moose Lake, Barnum, Carlton, and Duluth. The trail passes near Banning State Park, through Finlayson, Willow River and General C.C. Andrews State Forest, and through the spectacular scenery of Jay Cooke State Park. The northeast portion of the trail provides scenic views of the St. Louis River and the twin ports of Duluth and Superior.

    98. Willard Munger State Trail The Alex Laveau Memorial Trail honors the memory of a former county commissioner and dairy farmer who was a strong advocate of the idea of reusing abandoned railways as public trails. This trail allows users to ride from Gary-New Duluth 16 miles through Wrenshall into Carlton. Six new miles of off-road paved trail from Carlton to Highway 23 are open. The remaining miles are a combination of bike routes on paved highway shoulders. The Boundary segment is a 80 mile natural surface trail used primarily for snowmobiling, horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. This trail passes through remote forests linking St. Croix State Park with the Chengwatana, St. Croix and Nemadji State Forests. Some areas may be impassable in summer.

    99. Willard Munger State Trail Nearby DNR recreational areas Banning State Park, Moose Lake State Park, Jay Cooke State Park, St. Croix State Park, St. Louis River Canoe & Boating Route, Chengwatana State Forest, St. Croix State Forest, Nemadji State Forest, Hemlock Ravine S.N.A., General C.C. Andrews State Forest.

    100. Willard Munger State Trail Hiking Horseback Biking Mountain biking In-line skating Snowmobiling Wheelchair access (electric wheelchairs allowed)

    101. Therapeutic Horseback Riding

    102. Horseback riding locations in MN

    103. Horseback Riding Pass Minnesota requires each person to have a horseback riding pass http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/agents.html Call 1.888.665.4236

    104. Basic Horse Safety Rules No Horsing Around Your safety, that of the riders, and others around you should always be your first consideration. Be alert! Know where the students are at all times; they may try to run into the ring to pet the horse, or run in behind the horse. Thank you for your watchful eye!

    105. Basic Horse Safety Rules Wear boots or hard shoes when working around a horse, in case the horse steps on your feet. Attempt to know the horse, his temperament and his reactions. Be his boss. Don’t let him rule you. Always approach a horse from the front or left side, never from the rear. Remember the horse may not see you and you may be kicked.

    106. Basic Horse Safety Rules Always speak to a horse when approaching or touching him. Remember that if you startle the horse he may jump or kick. If a horse becomes frightened or upset, talk to him while you control him. Bring him into the center of the ring if this does not present an additional danger to the rider.

    107. Basic Horse Safety Rules Avoid petting the horse on his nose. It is best to pet the horse on the neck or shoulder. Always let the horse know what you intend to do. For example, run your hand down the tendon of his leg before picking up his foot. When working around a horse, stay near the shoulder, or stand close to him when you are near the hindquarters.

    108. Basic Horse Safety Rules Keep your head clear when haltering or bridling a horse. The horse may bump you if he tosses his head. Don’t let the horse eat with his bridle on. The grass may collect on the bit and cause the horse to have a sore throat. To be certain that the saddle or bareback pad does not slip, always check the girth before each student is mounted. If needed, tighten the saddle or pad so that there is a snug fit without cutting into the horse.

    109. Basic Horse Safety Rules Use a long lead strap and both hands when leading. Hold the lead strap 6-8 inches from the halter on the bridle ring with your right hand. Fold the excess strap in your left hand. When leading the horse, always walk along side of him not ahead of him. Walk to the inside of the horse. Never tie a horse by his reins. Avoid tying or standing two strange horses together. Keep at least one horse length between them. Horses can be unpredictable animals and can cause injury. Be Aware!

    110. Riding Centers Minnesota Riding Centers Accredited by NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) The next slides have information on NARHA accredited riding centers Go to the web site below for more centers http://www.narha.org/centers/findcenter_copy(1).asp?region=6

    111. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Equul Access, Inc Marsha Anderson 13769 Pheasant Rd Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-7895 info@equulaccess.org equulaccess.org

    112. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Forget-Me-Not Foundation (of Itasca County) Denise Allan PO Box 106 41639 St. Hwy. 65 Nashwauk, MN 55769 (218) 885-3663 fmnf@ualink.net www.uslink.net/~thehaven/

    113. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Freedom Farm Susie Bjorklund 11500 Ferman Ave SW Waverly, MN 55390 (952) 955-2505 freedomfarm@hotmail.com freedomfarmmn.org

    114. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Freedom Reins, Inc. Dawn Weidewitsch PO Box 1587 Detroit Lakes, MN 56502 (218) 863-4128 freedom_reins_dl@hotmail.com freedonreinsdl.org

    115. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Health Directed Riding, Inc. Rhonda Mostrom PO Box 335 Grandy, MN 55029 (612) 247-9582 rkmostrom@hotmail.com healthdirectedriding.org

    116. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Hold Your Horses, LLC. Janet Weisberg 5120 Colonial Dr. Golden Valley, MN 55416 (763) 595-7112 janet@holdyourhorses.org holdyourhorses.org

    117. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Hoofbeats & Heartbeats, Inc. Linda Lewis 12301 95th St NE Otsego, MN 55330 (763) 441-2274 equinefan2@msn.com hoofbeatsheartbeats.org

    118. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Jack Pine Stables Kristene Oppegaard 6140 Morriss Point Rd NW Walker, MN 56484 (218) 547-2720

    119. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Mounted Eagles, Inc Aggie Stroot 6504 59th Ave. SW Motley, MN 54666 (218) 568-3968 bstroot@tds.net mountedeagles.org

    120. NARHA Accredited Riding Center North Country R.I.D.E. Julia Mattson P O Box 312 180 Hatinen Esko, MN 55733 (218) 879-7608 ncride@aol.com ncride.com

    121. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Project ASTRIDE Clare Palmquist PO Box 873 St Joseph, MN 56374 (320) 468-2524 dmcp@fallsnet.com astride.org

    122. NARHA Accredited Riding Center RideAbility Jeanie Michelizze P.O. Box 995 Pine Island, MN 55963 (507) 356-8154 pmeadows@pitel.net rideability.org

    123. NARHA Accredited Riding Center River Valley Riders Joan Berg 260 South 4th St Bayport, MN 55003 (651) 303-1466 rjberg@centurytel.net www.rivervalleyriders.org

    124. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Sharadise Therapeutics Foundation Sharon Mangas 10922 Bolton Ave. NW Monticello, MN 55362 (763) 360-4117

    125. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Sun Dance Riding Inc. Shannon Nowak P. O. Box 505 Dilworth, MN 56529 (218) 233-4675 shannonandken@loretel.net sundanceriding.org

    126. NARHA Accredited Riding Center The Learning Stable Ginny Lee 38759 - 390th Ave Aitkin, MN 56431 (218) 927-6137 enviroco@mlecmn.net

    127. NARHA Accredited Riding Center Victory Riders, Inc. Shelly DeRosier 21315 Territorial Rd. Rogers, MN 55374 (763) 428-7799 victoryriders@cfaith.com

    128. NARHA Accredited Riding Center We Can Ride, Inc Tom Bezek P O Box 1102 Minnetonka, MN 55345-0102 (952) 934-0057 wecanride@att.net wecanride.org

    129. Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

    130. Alpine Skiing and Boarding Programs Courage Center has programs starting again in the Fall of 2007. http://www.courage.org/programs/ Afton Alps has adapted equipment for skiers http://www.aftonalps.com/ Mount Kato http://www.mountkato.com/ Spirit Mountain Duluth http://www.spiritmt.com/

    131. Alpine Skiing and Boarding Programs Buck Hill http://www.buckhill.com/ Wild Mountain http://www.wildmountain.com/ Welch Village http://www.welchvillage.com/ Hyland Ski and Snowboard http://www.hylandski.com/

    132. Alpine Skiing and Boarding Programs Lutsen Mountains http://www.lutsen.com/winter/ Powder Ridge http://www.powderridge.com/ Welch Village http://www.welchvillage.com/ Buena Vista http://www.bvskiarea.com/

    133. Alpine Skiing and Boarding Programs Coffee Mill http://www.coffeemillski.com/ Giants Ridge http://www.giantsridge.com/


    135. Disabilities and Skiing Equipment Skiers and riders using adaptive equipment are a diverse group, with many different disabilities and types of special gear

    136. Disabilities and Skiing Equipment

    137. Disabilities and Skiing Equipment

    138. Disabilities and Skiing Equipment Deaf / Hard of Hearing Diagnoses could be: Heredity sensory-neural impairment which can be severe or mild, neurological disorder and syndromes, cerebral palsy, tumors, meningitis and other infections, physical abnormalities or obstructions, trauma to the skull, medical reactions, and environmental noise exposure.

    139. Disabilities and Skiing Equipment Three-Track/Four-Track Skiing Diagnoses may be: Amputations, cerebral palsy, stroke, Friedreich’s Attaxia, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, congenital deformities, head injury/traumatic brain injury, Huntington’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and spinal cord injury.

    140. Disabilities and Skiing Equipment

    141. Skiing Resources Ty Damon, Disabled Advisor, National Ski Patrol, Eastern Michigan Region PSIA Adaptive Instructor, Michigan Adaptive Sports Beth Fox Education and Outreach Coordinator, National Sports Center for the Disabled - Winter Park, CO Carol McEllhiney-Luster PSIA Adaptive Instructor, Michigan Adaptive Sports

    142. Resources Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Sally Reif DelGiudice, PT and Joan Berg, DAPE Instructor Northeast Metro 916 NARHA Instructors and NARHA certified riding programs Sally Brown, Every Kid Mobility http://www.everykidmobility.com/ Camps, ski areas, adapted equipment company web sites

    143. Resources Barb Ziemke, PACER, Camping resources National Ski Patrol Instructor’s Web Site

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