PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN CASA COLINA'S LAND MEETS SEA SPORTS CAMP IN LONG BEACH ON
AUGUST 7-9, 2013 WITH SUPPORT OF MAJOR SPONSOR
SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS
POMONA, Calif. (August 6, 2013) – For more than 28 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 Land Meets Sea Sports Camp, August 7-9, 2013 in Long Beach at Marine Stadium and other sites in the area.
Major sponsorship funding for the 2013 Land Meets Sea Sports Camp has been provided by a grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Other sponsors include Mobility Works, Lokahi Outrigger Canoe Club, Ramp It Up!, Symbius Medical, Kawasaki, Triumph Foundation, Toyota, Nestlé USA, United States Sailing Center, Wheelchair Lacrosse USA, and Pitfire Pizza.
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 abilities. Beginners as well as those with experience are made to feel welcome and capable as they try challenging sports and recreational activities.
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 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.
For more information, please call Casa Colina's Outdoor Adventures office at (909) 596-7733, Ext. 4131.
About Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation was founded in 1936 in Chino, CA 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, CA. 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 include a state-of-the-art acute rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center, post-acute residential rehabilitation center, children's services, adult day health care, specialized physician's 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 plans are also underway to begin construction of a 31-bed medical surgical hospital addition. For more information, please visit www.casacolina.org.