True Friends is a non-profit organization serving poeple with disabilities at five camp locations throughout Minnesota. True Friends offers resident and day camp opportunities, respite weekends, travel services, adventure trips, hippotherapy services, adaptable ropes courses, and much more. Learn more at their website: www.truefriends.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A non-profit organization packaging all-accessible tours of the American West, including national parks, etc. Access Tours is a service of the Access Institute. For more information contact Access Tours at 1-800-929-4811 or www.accesstours.org
Travelers with Disabilities
This site offers a comprehensive listing of businesses specializing in disability travel, including travel agents, accessible cruises, accessible van rentals and equipment, access guides and more. www.disabledtravelers.com
The Guided Tour, Inc.
This organization offers supervised travel and vacation programs in the US and overseas for individuals with developmental and physical challenges. They accommodate individuals, ages 17 and up and it is staffed by professionals who have experience working in the field of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. For more information call 1-800-783-5841 or www.guidedtour.com
Theraputic Horse Back Riding Programs in Minnesota: http://www.mnhorsecouncil.org/disabled-riding.php
The Open Directory Project
The Open Directory Project is a volunteer-edited directory on the internet with a large volume of information, including camps nationwide for handicapped children. www.dmoz.org/
Wilderness Inquiry (WI)
This is a non-profit organization that focuses on getting people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world through outdoor adventures in a variety of geographic locations such as the Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure, Mexico’s Cooper Canyon or the Kenyan Safari Adventure. The trips are integrated to include older people, younger people, people with and without disabilities, physicians, veterans, accountants and people who live in large cities and in the country. WI staff are skilled wilderness guides and also come from a variety of professional backgrounds. WI also conducts a variety of activities including community events, research, equipment designs and trail and facility assessments. www.wildernessinquiry.org
Summer Camp opportunities: Go to the Summer Camp Guide provided
by the Star Tribune to learn more about almost 200 different summer camps
offered in Minnesota and the Metro Area. This guide allows the camper and his
or her family to search for camps by type or price, as well as register for
camps online. Visit these links to learn more about area camps and enjoy