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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.

All events require pre-registration. For more information, click here, or contact Recreation Therapy manager Kelly Edens at or 404-350-7793.


About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.