PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND CASA
COLINA’S 17TH ANNUAL LAND MEETS SEA SPORTS CAMP IN LONG BEACH ON
AUGUST 8– 12, 2011
POMONA, Calif. (July 26, 2011) – For more than 26 years, the Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures program has
provided therapeutic outdoor experiences to thousands of people with disabilities.
In continuing its efforts, Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures is pleased to
present the 17th annual Land Meets Sea Sports Camp, August 8-12, 2011
in Long Beach.
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 kayaking, jet skiing,
water skiing, outrigger canoeing, wall climbing, hand cycling, swimming,
martial arts, fitness & strength training, karate, yoga, sailing,
deep sea fishing and an introduction to SCUBA. Wheelchair sports include
fencing, softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, hockey, quad rugby,
and wheelchair mobility training. First time campers can try new sports
while those returning can participate in activities that that they have
enjoyed for many years.
The camp also includes a one-day “Kid’s Kamp” for children
with disabilities ages four and older on Wednesday, August 10 from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The camp includes a range of outdoor activities from crafts
to sandcastle building and sailing. Kid’s Kamp provides an opportunity
for children to be introduced to a variety of activities that encourages
participation in the overall camp now and in the future.
The Outdoor Adventures staff is comprised of Certified Therapeutic Recreational
Specialists with Wilderness First Responder Certification 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. Last year, the camp had participants 7-57 years of age with a
wide range of abilities. Beginners as well as those with experience are
made to feel welcome and capable as they try challenging sports and recreational
activities while taking advantage of the educational Resource Fair.
Since 1985, Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures program has focused on abilities
and not disabilities to enable its members to experience success both
physically and emotionally. This program utilizes nature 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.
“Land Meets Sea for me was personally life changing. I felt empowered
and able and for a few days “normal” again. Outdoor Adventures
allowed me the ability not only to forget about my limitations but to
rise above them,” said Jennifer Gardner, a camp participant.
The fee for the four-day camp is $415 which includes participation in all
events, lunches, goodie bag, and a t-shirt. The fee for Kid’s Kamp
is $115 for the day and includes camp activities, t-shirt, snack and lunch.
A special luau dinner will be held on Thursday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m.
and costs $15 per person.
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 2200.
Camp sponsors include AMed Healthcare, Long Beach Parks Recreation &
Marine, Kawasaki Motor Corp. Inc., Long Beach International Sea Festival,
Colours, Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club, Toyota, PADI, Mobility Works, Western
Allied Corporation and the United States Sailing Center.
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About Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation began in 1936 in Chino under the
leadership of its founder Frances Eleanor “Mother” Smith and
neighboring physicians to provide rehabilitative care to children afflicted
with polio. In the late 1950s when polio was at epidemic proportions,
a plan was developed to build a new hospital in Pomona where children
could be care for by experienced medical professionals. In 1960, the new
hospital was completed and after the introduction of the polio vaccine,
Casa Colina refocused its medical and physical rehabilitation services
to concentrate on treating people of all ages and disabilities. In recent
years, it has rebuilt and renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to
include a state of the art rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center,
transitional living center, children’s center, adult day health
care, imaging, surgery center and other specialized services. For more
information, please visit