Quality of Life Grants: 2nd Cycle 2010: Actively Achieving
Kostopolus Dream Foundation
Salt Lake City, UT
This Quality of Life grant will help to support Summer Camp: Therapeutic Recreation Programs for People with Paralysis, which offers 11 one-week residential summer camps and 7 one-week travel trip adventures that serve individuals with disabilities. These programs remain the only residential summer camp and week-long travel trip adventures offered within a 500-mile radius of Salt Lake City that serves individuals ages 7 through 70 with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities or special medical needs. Campers grow both personally and socially as they ride horses, swim in the heated pool, fish in the trout pond, canoe in a nearby lake, traverse a 25-foot-high ropes course, play field games, discover the natural environment, and enjoy other community-based activities. Travel trip adventures provide opportunities to explore state and national parks as well as historic sites including Jackson Hole, Moab and the surrounding red rock areas, Zion and Bryce National Parks, and Winter Park, Colorado. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award # 1U59DD000338).
Visit their website at www.campk.org.