Registration Opens for Adventure Skills Workshop and other Recreation Therapy Events
Registration has just opened for Shepherd Center's annual Adventure Skills Workshop, which is set for May 14 to 18, 2014 at Lake Martin in Jackson’s Gap, Ala. The event offers a full array of outdoor activities to individuals with spinal cord injury or disease, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders.
Activities include adaptive waterskiing, scuba diving, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, four-wheeling, swimming, target shooting and wall climbing. ASW is held at Camp ASCCA, a wheelchair-accessible facility. The cost is $200 per person and includes meals, lodging and instruction. For more information and to register, click here.
Other recreation therapy events and activities are also scheduled for 2014:
- Several hunting and camping events are scheduled for winter to early spring. Those trips include a deer hunt and cabin camping experience at Mossy Dell Plantation in Leesburg, Ga., a community hog hunt in Englewood, Tenn., a turkey hunt and camping trip in Monticello, Ga., and a rock quarry camping trip in Gainesville, Ga.
- This year’s Wheelchair Division of Atlanta’s Peachtree Road Race will be held on July 4. It showcases more than 100 wheelchair athletes and is one of the most competitive 10k wheelchair races in the country. A qualifying time is required to participate.
- In June and again in August, Recreation Therapy will take a group to Panama City Beach, Fla., for a saltwater fishing trip.
- The annual SCUBA diving trip to the Caribbean will be held in September. Details about the trip are still pending.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.