Boulder, CO – This summer, people with physical disabilities have the opportunity to enhance personal growth through outdoor recreation by signing up for Camp Paradox, now open for registration.
Camp Paradox is a weekend-long event that brings together individuals who are physically disabled, along with their families and loved ones, and gives them the opportunity to bond with those who face similar everyday challenges. The first camp will be held in Fort Collins along the Poudre River and at the Pingree Park Ropes Course Friday, July 19. The cost of registration is $35 for individuals and $55 for families of 1-2 parents and 1-2 children.
Camp Paradox is committed to making outdoor sports readily available to people with varying physical disabilities so that they may fully participate in the activity and their lives. We employ innovative ideas, practical application and adaptive equipment to provide an atmosphere that encourages families to share experiences, camaraderie and other resources that can improve quality of life. Camp culture operates on a “challenge by choice” philosophy, whereby all participants, both disabled and non-disabled, can choose to challenge themselves with activities that may include a ropes course, climbing, hiking, yoga, fishing, camp games, team building exercises, evening campfires and more.
Camp Paradox began in 2012 with our first session in the Roosevelt National Forest. Participants varied in age and disabilities, and over half were military veterans. All attendees were thrilled to surround themselves with a caring staff that did not place limitations on their abilities and helped them conquer challenges. As one camper put it, “They didn’t lower expectations because I am blind-a very respectful way to treat a disabled person. Thank you for your vision and compassion.”
The second camp will be held in Colorado Springs Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11. Registration and additional details will be posted on our website as they become available.
Paradox Sports is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that improves the lives of people with physical disabilities by creating an adaptive sports community built to inspire. More information can be found at www.paradoxsports.org, or on their Facebook page.