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Shepherd Center Announces Recreation Therapy Events for 2014

ATLANTA – Shepherd Center’s Recreation Therapy program encourages all former patients and their families to participate in one or all of the upcoming events 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.

The annual Adventure Skills Workshop (ASW) is set for May 16 to 18 at Lake Martin in Jackson’s Gap, Ala. The event includes 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.

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. More information can be found at, or by contacting 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, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.