People of All Ages With Disabilities Are Invited to Attend Casa Colina's 20th Annual Land Meets Sea Sports Camp In Long Beach on August 5-7, 2015
POMONA, Calif. (March 24, 2015) –For more than 30 years, the Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures program has provided therapeutic outdoor experiences to thousands of people with disabilities and special needs. While continuing its efforts to serve this population, Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures is pleased to present the 20thLand Meets Sea Sports Camp, August 5-7 in Long Beach at Marine Stadium and other sites in the area.
Land Meets Sea Sports Camp introduces adaptive water, land, recreation and competitive sports. People with varying abilities will have the opportunity to participate in numerous sports activities including hand cycling, jet skiing, water skiing, outrigger canoeing and sailing. Wheelchair sports include quad rugby, hockey, basketball, and tennis. First time campers can try new sports while those returning can participate in activities that that they have enjoyed for many years.
The Outdoor Adventures staff is comprised of Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialists along with trained volunteers ensuring the highest level of safety for all participants.
One of the most unique aspects of the camp is the diversity of people who attend. Each year, the camp draws participants from children to adults with a wide range of disabilities. Beginners as well as those with experience are made to feel welcome and capable as they try challenging recreational activities.
Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures program focuses on abilities rather than disabilities to enable its members to experience success both physically and emotionally. This program utilizes the outdoors to create unique opportunities where people with disabilities can enjoy a sense of community, gain self-confidence and share new experiences with people of all abilities.
Last year's event attracted 75 participants with the support of over 50 dedicated volunteers. This year sponsors include:
Definiti Healthcare Management
Fornos Law Firm
Heimberg Barr, LLP
Nestle Water, North America
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
The fee for the three-day camp is $300 which includes participation in all events, lunches, goodie bag, and a t-shirt. For more information about attending the camp or if you would like to request a complete schedule of activities, please call Casa Colina's Outdoor Adventures office at (909) 596-7733, Ext. 4131.
About Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare was founded in 1936 in Chino, Calif., under the leadership of Frances Eleanor "Mother" Smith and other community leaders and physicians to provide rehabilitative care to children with polio. In the early 1950s, when polio was at epidemic proportions, a plan was developed to build a new hospital in nearby Pomona, Calif. In 1959, the new hospital was completed, and Casa Colina expanded its medical and physical rehabilitation services to concentrate on treating people of all ages and disabilities resulting from neurological and/or orthopedic conditions. In recent years, Casa Colina has renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to build a continuum of rehabilitative care unmatched in the Western United States. This includes a state-of-the-art acute rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center, post-acute residential rehabilitation center, children's services, adult day health care, specialized physician clinics, diagnostic imaging, ambulatory surgery center, outdoor recreation program, and other highly specialized services. The new Casa Colina Medical Office Building opened on the campus in June 2013, and construction of a 31-bed medical/surgical hospital addition is currently underway with a scheduled opening late summer 2015. For more information, please visit www.casacolina.org.