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Casa Colina's Land Meets Sea Sports Camps in Long Beach August 7-10, 2007

Casa Colina's Land Meets Sea Sports Camps in Long Beach August 7-10, 2007 Pomona, CA…Casa Colina’s Outdoor Adventures program will present the 13th annual Land Meets Sea Sports Camp August 7-10th at Long Beach Marine Stadium and other sites in Long Beach.

Land Meets Sea Sports Camp is a unique event for persons with disabilities ages 4 and older incorporating water, land, recreation and competitive sports. More than 130 people with disability will have the opportunity to experience sports including water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, sailing, deep sea fishing and an introduction to SCUBA in addition to over-the-line softball, quad rugby, martial arts, wheelchair basketball, hockey, tennis and hand-cycling. Opportunities to experience sports first hand are guided by Casa Colina’s staff of Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialists and Wilderness First Responders, volunteers, coaches and athletes. In addition, the camp will feature a special Kids Kamp (held on Wednesday, August 8 from 9 am to 4 pm only) for children, ages four and up. This includes an all-day schedule ranging from crafts to sandcastle building with sailing in the afternoon. This portion of the camp provides an opportunity for younger participants to gradually build up to participating in the overall camp in later years.

One of the most unique aspects of the camp is the variety of people who attend. Last year the camp had participants ranging in age from young children to mature adults, as well as 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.

The fee for the camp is $225 for all 4 days and includes participation in all events, lunches, goodie bag, and a t-shirt. Water skiing, jet skiing and kayaking begin at 8 am with all other activities starting at 9 am. Many camp participants stay at nearby motels over the course of the four-day event. The cost for Kids Kamp is $100 for the day and includes camp activities, t-shirt, snack and lunch for child and provider/parent.

Camp sponsors include AMed Healthcare, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Long Beach Park-Recreation & Marine, Kawasaki, Long Beach International Sea Festival, Colours, Mentor Urology and the United States Sailing Center.

The Outdoor Adventures program is a part of Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation, a non-profit, community governed organization dedicated to inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Since 1936, when its main function was serving children with polio in Southern California, Casa Colina has grown into a network providing inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation, community re-entry, residential, return-to-work and community service programs for children and adults from all over the world who can benefit from rehabilitation.

If you would like more information about attending the camp, please call Casa Colina’s Outdoor Adventures office at 909/596-7733, Ext 2200.

Media representatives and photographers are welcome. Please email or call 909/596-7733, Ext. 2255 or 800/926-5462, Extension 2255 to arrange for interviews and photography during the event.