About

Camp with a Ramp

August 1-4, 2019

 

Mission

To create an environment in which individuals living with spinal cord injuries are challenged to explore their independence and improve their physical health. The camp provides an introduction to numerous accessible sports and independent recreational activities in a unique setting. In addition, it fosters empowerment and independence, facilitates education, networking, mentoring and personal growth during a fully accessible three day camping trip with family and friends.

Location

Whispering Hope Ranch

  • 10 camper cabins with features such as wheelchair recharging stations, specially designed barrier free restrooms and more
  • The Virginia G. Piper Wellness and Retreat Center where medical personnel that are accompanying participants can attend to their medical needs
  • The Nina Mason Pulliam Discovery Trail with interactive learning centers
  • The APS Learning and Discovery Ramada with full commercial kitchen with areas for dining and activities
  • The fully-enclosed Dorrance Family and Geneva Fund Riding Arena
  • The Agnes Varis Center for Human-Animal Interaction
  • Numerous activity areas including a sport court, sport field, and outdoor camping area with authentic teepees
  • An animal habitat and therapy center where individuals with special needs interact with the animal residents by way of animal assisted activities

Driving Directions and Map

Activities
  • Sunrise hike
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Animal interaction
  • Casino
  • Live band
  • Campfire social
  • Basketball
  • Bocce ball
  • Crafts
  • Frisbee golf
  • Over the line
  • Handcycles
  • And more…

 

TENATIVE SCHEDULE

Thursday

2:00-4:30 pm Check in at dining area for registration and cabin assignments

Tours of the camp will be available at 3:00, 3:30 and 4:00 starting in the dining area.

Horseshoes and Cornhole - Location: Village Green

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner and Opening Ceremonies & Greeting from WHR staff -  Location: Dining Area

6:30-7:00pm Volunteer Meeting - Location: Dining Area

7:00-9:00pm Campfire social with s’mores - Location: Teepee Campfire area

Friday

7:00-9:00am (brown bag breakfast) Sunrise Hike the Rim - - Location: Meet at Dining Ramada

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast in dining area

9:15-10:15 am

Session 1 Activities:

*Horseback riding * - Location: Riding Arena

Sporting Activity - Location: TBD

Handcycles (must wear a helmet) - Location: Wellness Center

*Animal Interaction* - Location: Meet at Dining Ramada

Ranch Craft: Leather bracelets and paracord  - Location: Dining Ramada

* Fish Hatchery Fieldtrip *  - Location: Meet At Dining Ramada

10:30-11:30am

Session 2 Activities

*Horseback riding*- Location: Riding Arena

Sport Activity - Location: TBD

Ranch Craft: Leather bracelets and paracord - Location: Dining Ramada

*Massages*- Location: Wellness Center

*Fish Hatchery Fieldtrip *- Location: Meet at Dining Ramada

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch in the Dining Area

Guest Speaker

Topic: Accessible Scuba Diving

1:00-2:00 pm

Session 3 Activities

Animal Interaction  - Location: Meet at Dining Ramada

Sporting Activity - Location: TBD

Handcycles (must wear a helmet) - Location: Wellness Center

*Fishing at Willow Springs Lake*  - Location: Meet in Dining Area

*Massages*- Location: Wellness Center

Ranch Craft: Woodworking  - Location: Dining Ramada

2:30-3:30 pm

Session 4 Activities

Wheelchair Maintenance  - Location: Hawk/ Heron deck

Sporting Activity - Location: TBD

*Fishing at Willow Springs Lake* - Location: Meet in Dining Area

*Massages* - Location: Wellness Center

4:00-4:30 pm Volunteer Meeting - Location: Bunkhouse

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner in Dining Area

6:00-9:00pm Band and Dance Night: Terashain - Location: Dining Area

Saturday

7:00-9:00am (brown bag breakfast) Sunrise Hike the Rim - Location: Meet at Dining Ramada

8:00-9:00am Breakfast in dining area

9:15-10:15 am

Session 1 Activities

*Horseback riding * - Location: Riding Arena

Sporting Activity - Location: TBD

Handcycles (must wear a helmet) - Location: Wellness Center

*Animal Interaction* - Location: Meet at Dining Ramada

Ranch Craft: Tiles and Coasters - Location: Dining Ramada

*Massages* - Location: Wellness Center

10:30-11:30 am

Session 2 Activities

*Horseback riding* - Location: Riding Arena

Sporting Activity - Location: TBD

Handcycles (must wear a helmet) - Location: Wellness Center

Ranch Craft: Tiles and Coasters - Location: Dining Ramada

*Massages* Location - Wellness Center

Intimacy Talk: Sonya Perduta - Location: Bunkhouse

12:00-1:00pm Lunch in dining area

1:00-2:00 pm

Session 3 Activities

*Animal Interaction* - Location: Meet at dining area

Sporting Activity - Location: TBD

Handcycles (must wear a helmet) - Location: Wellness Center

Ranch Craft: Clay pot decoration - Location: Dining Ramada

*Fishing at Willow Springs Lake* - Location: Meet at Dining Area

*Massages* - Location: Wellness Center

Intimacy Talk: Sonya Perduta - Location: Bunkhouse

2:30-3:30 pm

Session 4 Activities

*Fishing at Willow Springs Lake*- Location: Meet at Dining Area

Sports Activity - Location: TBD

Handcycles (must wear a helmet) - Location: Wellness Center

Ranch Craft: Clay pot decoration - Location: Dining Ramada

*Massages* - Location: Wellness Center

SCI Meditations and Wellness Talk: Sonya Perduta - Location: Bunkhouse

3:45-4:15 pm Vounteer Meeting - Location: Bunkhouse

4:30-5:00 pm Group Photo! Wear your T-shirts - Location: Gazebo at Village Green

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner in dining area

5:30-6:00pm Prizes and Awards Ceremony

6:00-9:00pm Casino Night: A Casino Event - Location: Dining Area or Movies - Location: Wellness Center

Sunday

9:00-10:00 am Breakfast in dining area

10:00-10:30 am Picture Slideshow

10:30-12:00 pm Clean up and packing

12:00pm Departure -Sack lunches will be provided