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Shepherd Center Offers Upcoming 2015 Recreation Therapy Events and Outings

The Shepherd Center Recreation Therapy Program is encouraging all former patients and their families to participate in one or all of its upcoming events for 2015.

The annual adaptive ski trip is set for March 6 to 11 in Park City, Utah. This year’s trip costs $949 for an adaptive participant and includes three days of adaptive skiing, private instruction, equipment rental, lift tickets and accommodations. Airfare and airport transfers are not included in this package. The trip is open to people of all skill levels and abilities, and family and friends are welcome to participate. A companion ticket is offered at $634.

Registration is required for the ski trip. For more information, contact Katie Murphy at or 404-350-7465.

Several adaptive hunting and camping trips will be held throughout the late winter to early spring for Shepherd Center inpatients and Day Program patients. These trips include deer and turkey hunting. For more information, contact Chris Ravotti at or 404-350-7790.

Shepherd Center’s annual Adventure Skills Workshop (ASW) is set for May 15 to 17 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. The cost for a caregiver to attend ASW is $175.

In June and again in August, Recreation Therapy will take a group to Panama City Beach, Fla., for a saltwater fishing trip. Dates for these trips have not yet been set.

Recreation Therapy also will take a group whitewater rafting in Bryson City, N.C., in July. The exact date for this trip has not yet been set. For more information about the saltwater fishing or whitewater rafting trips, contact Chris Ravotti at or 404-350-7790.

For more information about Recreation Therapy at Shepherd Center, click here.

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.