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WE'RE PLANNING A NEW HOME!  Thanks to a pending agreement with the City of Grand Junction, we are working to design and build a new center.  It will house our offices, equipment storage and maintenance, and staging for our programs located in the soon to be developed Las Colonias Park along the river south of downtown. We have launched a capital campaign to raise the funds to build the building.  Click on drawing for more details on the building and the campaign.

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Gift Certificates are Available! 

Don’t know what to get your loved one for a holiday or birthday? A Gift Certificate to a camp they love or ski lessons would be the perfect gift.  You can choose to have the receipient or yourself receive an email with a redemption code to be used whenever the activity is available. Call the CDA office to purchase your Gift Certificate today!
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Red, Wine and Blues - July 4, 2015

Come celebrate July 4th at our summer fundraiser.  Bring lawn chairs, friends and family to the Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, CO. Enjoy great food, wine, music and beautiful views of the Bookcliffs.
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Capital Campaign kicks off!

WE'RE PLANNING A NEW HOME!  Thanks to a pending agreement with the City of Grand Junction, we are working to design and build a new center.  It will house our offices, equipment storage and maintenance, and staging for our programs located in the soon to be developed Las Colonias Park along the river south of downtown. We have launched a capital campaign to raise the funds to build the building.  Click on drawing for more details on the building and the campaign.
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Gift Certificates are Available! 

Don’t know what to get your loved one for a holiday or birthday? A Gift Certificate to a camp they love or ski lessons would be the perfect gift.  You can choose to have the receipient or yourself receive an email with a redemption code to be used whenever the activity is available. Call the CDA office to purchase your Gift Certificate today!
Come celebrate July 4th at our summer fundraiser.  Bring lawn chairs, friends and family to the Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, CO. Enjoy great food, wine, music and beautiful views of the Bookcliffs.

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© 2014 Colorado Discover Ability - 740 Gunnison Ave., P.O. Box  1924, Grand Junction, CO 81502  - Phone 970-257-1222  Fax 970-241-2154

Mission

The mission of Colorado Discover Ability is to increase the independence, self-confidence, self worth and education of people with disabilities, their family and friends, through outdoor recreation.

Who We Are

Colorado Discover Ability, (CDA), was incorporated in 1980 as the Powderhorn Handicapped Ski Program, Ltd., a non-profit corporation.  CDA was initially established to provide educational and therapeutic outdoor experiences to the disabled population in western Colorado, solely through alpine skiing at Powderhorn Ski Resort. Prior to CDA’s existence, disabled individuals in the Grand Valley had no local options for proper training and guidance in adaptive outdoor recreation. In 1987, our name was changed to reflect our vision to provide recreational opportunities in other sports as well.  CDA continues to be responsible for the delivery of all adaptive ski, snowboard and snowshoeing instruction at Powderhorn. We began in 2001 to expand into year-round recreational programs and updated our mission to reflect the inclusion of our client’s families and friends.  During the summer, CDA’s focus shifts to providing water-based recreation, such as river rafting and related camping activities. CDA has been offering summer Day Camps for children and Teen Trips since 2001 and with the collaboration of St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center therapy staff a multi-day Camp Freedom for children age 6-13 has been added in 2004. Beside the regular programs, various clinics like adaptive cycling and water skiing have offered locals an access to popular activities on the western slope.

What We Do

Independent Participation - CDA programs encourage clients to participate as independently as possible regardless of their disability by using various outdoor recreational experiences. Utilizing a variety of specialized, adaptive equipment and trained instruction, all the sports are tailored to each client’s ability.  Unique Experiences - CDA programs are designed to provide unique outdoor experiences and be transformational.  This allows our clients a release from daily life, while simultaneously seeking to identify individual potential. CDA programs have produced incredible results.  See what our clients have to say about their experiences in People Stories. For the individual, the health benefits from exercise and outdoors recreation cannot be denied.  More importantly, the mental and emotional growth experienced includes increased self-confidence, self-esteem and more independence that often translates into other aspects of our client’s lives. Our Volunteers - CDA is powered by a uniquely dedicated and passionate group of approximately 80 active volunteers, including our Board of Directors.  Our volunteers bring a wide range of life and professional skills to benefit our clients and community.  CDA has only one full time employee and thanks to our volunteers, WE achieve an excellent return on investment from all donations and grants.    Community Served - CDA offers outdoor recreation programs otherwise unavailable for youth and people with disabilities in western Colorado.  CDA disabled clients are primarily individuals with cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, emotional disturbances, and sight and hearing impairments.  The total number of CDA participants continues to grow. Seventy percent of CDA clients are under the age of 18.  Ninety-eight percent of the CDA client base would be considered in the low-to- moderate-income bracket.  CDA provides scholarships to clients in need; no one is turned away due to financial circumstances and CDA often absorbs the cost if the client is unable to pay.  
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Mission

The mission of Colorado Discover Ability is to increase the independence, self-confidence, self worth and education of people with disabilities, their family and friends, through outdoor recreation.

Who We Are

Colorado Discover Ability, (CDA), was incorporated in 1980 as the Powderhorn Handicapped Ski Program, Ltd., a non-profit corporation.  CDA was initially established to provide educational and therapeutic outdoor experiences to the disabled population in western Colorado, solely through alpine skiing at Powderhorn Ski Resort. Prior to CDA’s existence, disabled individuals in the Grand Valley had no local options for proper training and guidance in adaptive outdoor recreation. In 1987, our name was changed to reflect our vision to provide recreational opportunities in other sports as well.  CDA continues to be responsible for the delivery of all adaptive ski, snowboard and snowshoeing instruction at Powderhorn. We began in 2001 to expand into year-round recreational programs and updated our mission to reflect the inclusion of our client’s families and friends.  During the summer, CDA’s focus shifts to providing water-based recreation, such as river rafting and related camping activities. CDA has been offering summer Day Camps for children and Teen Trips since 2001 and with the collaboration of St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center therapy staff a multi-day Camp Freedom for children age 6-13 has been added in 2004. Beside the regular programs, various clinics like adaptive cycling and water skiing have offered locals an access to popular activities on the western slope.

What We Do

Independent Participation - CDA programs encourage clients to participate as independently as possible regardless of their disability by using various outdoor recreational experiences. Utilizing a variety of specialized, adaptive equipment and trained instruction, all the sports are tailored to each client’s ability.  Unique Experiences - CDA programs are designed to provide unique outdoor experiences and be transformational.  This allows our clients a release from daily life, while simultaneously seeking to identify individual potential. CDA programs have produced incredible results.  See what our clients have to say about their experiences in People Stories. For the individual, the health benefits from exercise and outdoors recreation cannot be denied.  More importantly, the mental and emotional growth experienced includes increased self-confidence, self-esteem and more independence that often translates into other aspects of our client’s lives. Our Volunteers - CDA is powered by a uniquely dedicated and passionate group of approximately 80 active volunteers, including our Board of Directors.  Our volunteers bring a wide range of life and professional skills to benefit our clients and community.  CDA has only one full time employee and thanks to our volunteers, WE achieve an excellent return on investment from all donations and grants.    Community Served - CDA offers outdoor recreation programs otherwise unavailable for youth and people with disabilities in western Colorado.  CDA disabled clients are primarily individuals with cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, emotional disturbances, and sight and hearing impairments.  The total number of CDA participants continues to grow. Seventy percent of CDA clients are under the age of 18.  Ninety-eight percent of the CDA client base would be considered in the low-to- moderate-income bracket.  CDA provides scholarships to clients in need; no one is turned away due to financial circumstances and CDA often absorbs the cost if the client is unable to pay.  
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Program Director: Ron Lunsford

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  Ron graduated from Mesa State College in May of 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship.  While attending college, Ron worked as a logistics and trip coordinator for the Mesa State (now Colorado Mesa University) Outdoor Program, and part time as a sales associate for Summit Canyon Mountaineering.  He was with SCM from 2008 to 2011, was continually recognized for outstanding customer relations, and led in sales.  After graduation, he worked full time with SCM until he was hired as an instructor for Outward Bound in May of 2011.    After the season with OB, he began work with a wilderness therapy company as a field logistics supervisor and chief instructor.  He stayed with both companies through the end of 2012.  In January 2013, Ron moved to South Carolina, where he was an assistant director of a new outdoor adventure company, Trek Outdoors LLC.  In September, 2013, he returned to Grand Junction, Colorado, to assume his current role.   Ron developed a deep passion for the wilderness, and has explored many facets of the outdoor industry during the last 11 years.  He has over 1,000 days on the river, has climbed the tallest mountain in the western hemisphere, and has led numerous mountaineering expeditions, both nationally and internationally.  He maintains up-to-date certifications in wilderness medicine/ CPR, rock climbing, skiing, whitewater rafting/kayaking, swift water rescue, sailing, scuba, back country safety and “Leave No Trace” ethics.
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Administrative Assistant:  Lydia Hellums

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Executive Director:  Terry Harper

Terry is a former Executive Director of two Olympic Sport national governing bodies - U.S. Sailing and U.S. Synchronized Swimming.  Previously, he practiced law in San Diego, CA.
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  Ron graduated from Mesa State College in May of 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship.  While attending college, Ron worked as a logistics and trip coordinator for the Mesa State (now Colorado Mesa University) Outdoor Program, and part time as a sales associate for Summit Canyon Mountaineering.  He was with SCM from 2008 to 2011, was continually recognized for outstanding customer relations, and led in sales.  After graduation, he worked full time with SCM until he was hired as an instructor for Outward Bound in May of 2011.    After the season with OB, he began work with a wilderness therapy company as a field logistics supervisor and chief instructor.  He stayed with both companies through the end of 2012.  In January 2013, Ron moved to South Carolina, where he was an assistant director of a new outdoor adventure company, Trek Outdoors LLC.  In September, 2013, he returned to Grand Junction, Colorado, to assume his current role.   Ron developed a deep passion for the wilderness, and has explored many facets of the outdoor industry during the last 11 years.  He has over 1,000 days on the river, has climbed the tallest mountain in the western hemisphere, and has led numerous mountaineering expeditions, both nationally and internationally.  He maintains up-to-date certifications in wilderness medicine/ CPR, rock climbing, skiing, whitewater rafting/kayaking, swift water rescue, sailing, scuba, back country safety and “Leave No Trace” ethics.
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Administrative Assistant:  Lydia Hellums

Executive Director:  Terry Harper

Terry is a former Executive Director of two Olympic Sport national governing bodies - U.S. Sailing and U.S. Synchronized Swimming.  Previously, he practiced law in San Diego, CA.
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2014 Colorado Discover Ability Board Roster*

CDA’s Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Jim Polehinke - (Board President) - Retired commercial airline pilot; disabled veteran; participant of CDA. Tricia Hunninghake - (Treasurer)- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist; volunteer with CDA. Walt Bergman - Retired special education teacher and athletic coach 30+ years; CDA volunteer with 30+ years; nationally certified in adaptive sports. Jill Cordova, Ph.D. Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Colorado Mesa University. Involved in adaptive sports and recreational activities for over 30 years. Mo Crowe – Full-time ski instructor at Powderhorn; teaches Professional Ski Instructors Association clinics to instructors; 33 years experience of teaching skiing; Powderhorn Ski Patrol volunteer. George Gromke , M.D. – General surgeon, instructor at Colorado Mesa University, parent of a CDA participant. Terry Harper, Executive Director – Former Executive Director of Olympic sailing and synchronized swimming programs; practiced law in San Diego. Tyler Jones - Restaurant owner. Former Executive Director of CDA and long time volunteer, parent of a CDA participant. Janelle McHugh - Retired special education teacher; CDA volunteer. Maria Peters – Registered Nurse, parent of a child with special needs; CDA volunteer. Bill VonStocken - Retired investment broker; 10+ years’ experience volunteering with CDA. * All Board members are residents of Grand Junction, Co unless otherwise noted.
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Board Roster*

CDA’s Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Jim Polehinke - (Board President) - Retired commercial airline pilot; disabled veteran; participant of CDA. Tricia Hunninghake - (Treasurer)- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist; volunteer with CDA. Walt Bergman - Retired special education teacher and athletic coach 30+ years; CDA volunteer with 30+ years; nationally certified in adaptive sports. Jill Cordova, Ph.D. Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Colorado Mesa University. Involved in adaptive sports and recreational activities for over 30 years. Mo Crowe – Full-time ski instructor at Powderhorn; teaches Professional Ski Instructors Association clinics to instructors; 33 years experience of teaching skiing; Powderhorn Ski Patrol volunteer. George Gromke , M.D. – General surgeon, instructor at Colorado Mesa University, parent of a CDA participant. Terry Harper, Executive Director – Former Executive Director of Olympic sailing and synchronized swimming programs; practiced law in San Diego. Tyler Jones - Restaurant owner. Former Executive Director of CDA and long time volunteer, parent of a CDA participant. Janelle McHugh - Retired special education teacher; CDA volunteer. Maria Peters – Registered Nurse, parent of a child with special needs; CDA volunteer. Bill VonStocken - Retired investment broker; 10+ years’ experience volunteering with CDA. * All Board members are residents of Grand Junction, Co unless otherwise noted.
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Camp Freedom, once just an idea of a few local health care providers, now has established itself as a summertime tradition for local youth with physical and cognitive disabilities. Camp Freedom is now in its 10th year!

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River Trips

Welcome to your river adventure! We design our trips to provide you with an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally in the stunning surroundings of Colorado and Utah. From mellow, relaxing river floats to heart-stopping whitewater adventures, you will form life-long friendships and come away with a set of new skills.
What better way to spend a summer day than hanging out with friends and exploring our big backyard in western Colorado? Join us for our Integrated Outdoor Adventure Day Camp for youth ages 10 to 21. Make your day an outdoor day!

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Rock Climbing

Get vertical and learn or practice your climbing skills, with state-of-the-art safety gear, under the watchful eye of trained professionals.

Snow Sports

Ready to kick-start that learning curve, build confidence, and enjoy the camaraderie of skiing or riding with others of your ability? Experienced skiers or riders and first-timers alike will have a blast learning to do it right with our pro instructors and coaches. Our Adaptive Snowsports School will help you build the skills to conquer the mountain with a smile on your face.
We have several different types of cycles available so that Cylcing can be enjoyed by everyone.
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Don't spend too much time reading about our summer programs. Instead, act now and get your name on the summer schedule so you, too, can experience the outdoors. Spend the summer with Colorado Discover Ability and create life-long friendships at our camping events, brag about your heart-stopping whitewater adventures, or just share with friends the emotional experience of a mellow day float, awe-inspiring multi-day river expeditions, incredible day camps, empowering Camp Freedom days, and... You get the picture? Get outside! It will do you good.
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What better way to spend a summer day than hanging out with friends and exploring our big backyard in western Colorado? Join us for our Integrated Outdoor Adventure Day Camp for youth ages 10 to 21. Make your day an outdoor day!

Day Camps

Get vertical and learn or practice your climbing skills, with state-of-the-art safety gear, under the watchful eye of trained professionals.

Rock Climbing

Ready to kick-start that learning curve, build confidence, and enjoy the camaraderie of skiing or riding with others of your ability? Experienced skiers or riders and first-timers alike will have a blast learning to do it right with our pro instructors and coaches. Our Adaptive Snowsports School will help you build the skills to conquer the mountain with a smile on your face.

Snow Sports

Camp Freedom

Camp Freedom, once just an idea of a few local health care providers, now has established itself as a summertime tradition for local youth with physical and cognitive disabilities. Camp Freedom is now in its 10th year!

Cycling

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Don't spend too much time reading about our summer programs. Instead, act now and get your name on the summer schedule so you, too, can experience the outdoors. Spend the summer with Colorado Discover Ability and create life-long friendships at our camping events, brag about your heart-stopping whitewater adventures, or just share with friends the emotional experience of a mellow day float, awe-inspiring multi-day river expeditions, incredible day camps, empowering Camp Freedom days, and... You get the picture? Get outside! It will do you good.
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River Trips

Welcome to your river adventure! We design our trips to provide you with an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally in the stunning surroundings of Colorado and Utah. From mellow, relaxing river floats to heart-stopping whitewater adventures, you will form life-long friendships and come away with a set of new skills.
We have several different types of cycles available so that Cylcing can be enjoyed by everyone.
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Every summer, kids and young adults are looking forward to enjoy the great outdoors. Taking a swim at the lake, going fishing or exploring various walking trails is part of the grand valley summer time.  At Day Camps individuals with disabilities explore their abilities in a safe and therapeutic environment. Our camps allow participants the opportunity to work directly with peer volunteers, which in return provides an integrated therapeutic experience. We have a simple goal for our Day Camps: to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation through innovative, barrier-free environments. $50 per person, per day (scholarships available) Space is limited. Reservations are required.

Where to meet

We will meet at the CDA Office, 740 Gunnison Ave., downtown Grand Junction, located in the Center for Independence building (map). We will shuttle to and from this location. All participants need to be dropped off and picked up before and after each event from this location.

What to bring

Bring a water bottle, medications in their original bottles, sunscreen, a towel, bathing suit, change of clothes, light jacket, appropriate clothes and shoes for the activity. This means good shoes for running and hiking, and secured waterproof sandals for water activities (no flip flops), warmer clothes for when we travel to higher elevation, and most of all, a good attitude and willingness to be flexible.

What will be provided

Experienced, fun, safety-conscious supervision, a sack lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, insect repellant, life jackets, and misc. forgotten items. Please let us know of special dietary or unique accommodations you may need.
2015 Day Camp Schedule

(ages 10 - 21)

 Every Wednesday, May 20 - August 5 May 20 - adaptive cycling May 27 - indoor climbing June 3 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games June 10 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games June 17 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games June 24 - rafting July 1 - adaptive cycling July 8 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games July 15 - rafting July 22 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games June 29 -  kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games Aug 5 - rafting Cost is $50 per person, per day. Please call the CDA Office  to make your reservation.
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Every summer, kids and young adults are looking forward to enjoy the great outdoors. Taking a swim at the lake, going fishing or exploring various walking trails is part of the grand valley summer time.  At Day Camps individuals with disabilities explore their abilities in a safe and therapeutic environment. Our camps allow participants the opportunity to work directly with peer volunteers, which in return provides an integrated therapeutic experience. We have a simple goal for our Day Camps: to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation through innovative, barrier-free environments. $50 per person, per day (scholarships available) Space is limited. Reservations are required.

Where to meet

We will meet at the CDA Office, 740 Gunnison Ave., downtown Grand Junction, located in the Center for Independence building (map). We will shuttle to and from this location. All participants need to be dropped off and picked up before and after each event from this location.

What to bring

Bring a water bottle, medications in their original bottles, sunscreen, a towel, bathing suit, change of clothes, light jacket, appropriate clothes and shoes for the activity. This means good shoes for running and hiking, and secured waterproof sandals for water activities (no flip flops), warmer clothes for when we travel to higher elevation, and most of all, a good attitude and willingness to be flexible.

What will be provided

Experienced, fun, safety-conscious supervision, a sack lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, insect repellant, life jackets, and misc. forgotten items. Please let us know of special dietary or unique accommodations you may need.
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2015 Day Camp Schedule

(ages 10 - 21)

 Every Wednesday, May 20 - August 5
May 20 - adaptive cycling May 27 - indoor climbing June 3 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games June 10 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games June 17 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games June 24 - rafting July 1 - adaptive cycling July 8 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games July 15 - rafting July 22 - kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games June 29 -  kayaking, swimming, fishing, and games Aug 5 - rafting Cost is $50 per person, per day. Please call the CDA Office  to make your reservation.
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Colorado Discover Ability has partnered with local health care providers from Grand Junction to create two unique and exciting, multi-day camp experiences for children 6-13 years old. Each camp is designed to accommodate kids with differing disabilities and medical needs.  The volunteer "staff" consists of several therapists, nurses, and physicians from St. Mary's Hospital. In addition, stellar "regular" CDA volunteers return every year bringing their enthusiasm and adaptive recreation skills. An exciting array of accessible activities continue to be offered including horseback riding, fishing, and rafting as well as more recent additions such as a ropes course and canoeing. The setting, Camp Freedom is being held at Camp Cedaredge.  Each camp will include meals, lodging, activities, and transportation. Scholarships are available upon request. Combining the adaptive recreation experience of CDA with the expertise of volunteer staff from St. Mary's Hospital, Colorado West Hospital and Rocky Mountain Orthopedics Associates allows accommodation of kids with more severe disability. The two camps are divided so as to better meet the individual abilities of children, age 6-13, with cognitive or physical impairment.
CAMP MIGHTY HEROS Camp Mighty Heros will provide children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities an opportunity to explore the outdoors with activities designed to facilitate success and wilderness enjoyment. The focus for these campers is teamwork and adventure through exposure to new experiences and peer interaction
CAMP CAPED CRUSADERS Camp Cape Crusaders will provide children with primarily physical disabilities an outdoor camp experience. Activities are designed to build self-esteem and friendships. The goal is to find commonalities and support others who have physical challenges.
Camp Freedom
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Once an idea, now a summertime tradition!

Is Camp Freedom right for your child?

We know leaving your child with a disability in the care of others is a big step. You are the ultimate expert of the needs of your child and our skilled volunteers will take just about any step necessary to assure that excellent care is continued while at camp. We are experienced with children who are at risk to wander or those dependent on alternate nutrition including those fed with a gastrostomy tube or that require assistance with personal hygiene. If you're child is completely dependent for feeding, mobility, and hygiene, you may be asked to attend or provide a caregiver who can assure those needs are met with the help of our team.
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July 24, 25 and 26, 2015 at Camp Cedaredge
Cost: $260 for all 3 days    To sign up, please call:             Administrative Office: 970-257-1222             Program Director:  970-778-5766
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Colorado Discover Ability has partnered with local health care providers from Grand Junction to create two unique and exciting, multi- day camp experiences for children 6-13 years old. Each camp is designed to accommodate kids with differing disabilities and medical needs.  The volunteer "staff" consists of several therapists, nurses, and physicians from St. Mary's Hospital. In addition, stellar "regular" CDA volunteers return every year bringing their enthusiasm and adaptive recreation skills. An exciting array of accessible activities continue to be offered including horseback riding, fishing, and rafting as well as more recent additions such as a ropes course and canoeing. The setting, Camp Freedom is being held at Camp Cedaredge.  Each camp will include meals, lodging, activities, and transportation. Scholarships are available upon request. Combining the adaptive recreation experience of CDA with the expertise of volunteer staff from St. Mary's Hospital, Colorado West Hospital and Rocky Mountain Orthopedics Associates allows accommodation of kids with more severe disability. The two camps are divided so as to better meet the individual abilities of children, age 6-13, with cognitive or physical impairment.
CAMP MIGHTY HEROS Camp Mighty Heros will provide children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities an opportunity to explore the outdoors with activities designed to facilitate success and wilderness enjoyment. The focus for these campers is teamwork and adventure through exposure to new experiences and peer interaction
CAMP CAPED CRUSADERS Camp Cape Crusaders will provide children with primarily physical disabilities an outdoor camp experience. Activities are designed to build self-esteem and friendships. The goal is to find commonalities and support others who have physical challenges.
Camp Freedom
740 Gunnison Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81502  Phone 970-257-1222 - Fax 970-241-2154

Once an idea, now a summertime tradition!

Is Camp Freedom right for your child?

We know leaving your child with a disability in the care of others is a big step. You are the ultimate expert of the needs of your child and our skilled volunteers will take just about any step necessary to assure that excellent care is continued while at camp. We are experienced with children who are at risk to wander or those dependent on alternate nutrition including those fed with a gastrostomy tube or that require assistance with personal hygiene. If you're child is completely dependent for feeding, mobility, and hygiene, you may be asked to attend or provide a caregiver who can assure those needs are met with the help of our team.
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July 24, 25, and 26, 2015 at Camp Cedaredge
Cost: $260 for all 3 days    To sign up, please call:             Administrative Office: 970-257-1222             Program Director:  970-778-5766
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The outdoors is a great equalizer, and its challenges will provide you with an opportunity for self-exploration, building self-confidence, and increasing independence. We design our trips to provide you with an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally in the stunning surroundings of the high desert of western Colorado and eastern Utah. We hope that you will come away from our trips with a set of new skills in basic river running... and life. This is going to be your trip and we encourage you to make the most of it. Our amazing volunteer guides have some serious experience in guiding people outdoors. Use them, because just like you, they do this because they want to, not because they have to.

Therapeutic Value

We think that outdoor activities have a therapeutic value for everyone, especially for people with disabilities. Rafting, kayaking and paddle sports offer an incredible opportunity for adapting to each individual's strengths. Besides the fact that all these activities are a great exercise, they also provide the opportunity to bring people together and spend time in a beautiful environment. Who Is Running These Trips? Experienced volunteer river guides from Colorado Discover Ability will take you on the river adventure. Our river trips are designed to challenge people through self- discovery of their own abilities. In short, we are inviting you to get outside to test your emotional and physical barriers, to get independent, and to build self-confidence. Do it in an amazing environment with people that will challenge you and treat you as an equal partner in the outdoor adventure. You've done it and seen it before? Then come outside and play again. You can never get tired of the incredible outdoors in Colorado and Utah. All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
River Trips
If you are interested in booking a trip, please contact Program Director, Ron Lunsford at 970-778-5766 or 970-257-1222.
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The outdoors is a great equalizer, and its challenges will provide you with an opportunity for self-exploration, building self-confidence, and increasing independence. We design our trips to provide you with an opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally in the stunning surroundings of the high desert of western Colorado and eastern Utah. We hope that you will come away from our trips with a set of new skills in basic river running... and life. This is going to be your trip and we encourage you to make the most of it. Our amazing volunteer guides have some serious experience in guiding people outdoors. Use them, because just like you, they do this because they want to, not because they have to.

Therapeutic Value

We think that outdoor activities have a therapeutic value for everyone, especially for people with disabilities. Rafting, kayaking and paddle sports offer an incredible opportunity for adapting to each individual's strengths. Besides the fact that all these activities are a great exercise, they also provide the opportunity to bring people together and spend time in a beautiful environment. Who Is Running These Trips? Experienced volunteer river guides from Colorado Discover Ability will take you on the river adventure. Our river trips are designed to challenge people through self-discovery of their own abilities. In short, we are inviting you to get outside to test your emotional and physical barriers, to get independent, and to build self-confidence. Do it in an amazing environment with people that will challenge you and treat you as an equal partner in the outdoor adventure. You've done it and seen it before? Then come outside and play again. You can never get tired of the incredible outdoors in Colorado and Utah. All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
River Trips
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Indoor and Outdoor rock climbing opportunities are available.  For information:  Contact:  Ron Lunsford at  Phone:  970-778-5766 or 970-257-1222 or Email: ron@coloradodiscoverability.org
Rock Climbing
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Indoor and Outdoor rock climbing opportunities are available.  For information:  Contact:  Ron Lunsford at  Phone:  970-778-5766 or 970-257-1222 or Email: ron@coloradodiscoverability.org
Rock Climbing
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Cycling
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The Grand Valley offers many opportunities to enjoy outdoors.  The increasing trails system opens up for any cycling enthusiast from beginner to competitive athlete.  Cycling popularity has grown and with an array of adaptive bikes available, this activity can be a great equalizer for the disabled community. Benefits include improvement in health and social aspect of community.  Cycling can be done as an individual, group or family.  Thanks to the US Paralympic Opportunity Fund, in 2013 we were able to purchase 10 new bikes for our program.  All of the bikes can be adjusted and modified to fit an individual rider.  As each individual has different abilities, having an array of adaptions will ensure everyone will be able to enjoy the ride. There are adapted bikes for paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees, vision impaired, cerebral palsy and so on. “Get Back on the Bike” A program that will Introduce you to cycling Guide you to explore the Grand Valley on bikes adapted to your needs, learn how to ride in our personal clinics indoors or along the Riverfront trails Be a launching point to other outdoor sports Be an opportunity to overcome barriers Lead to eventual recreating independently and/or with friends and family. Participate in the Spirit of the Valley 5K - Run, Walk ‘n Roll
Please call CDA office at:  970-257-1222 or email to: office@coloradodiscoverability.org  for additional information and how you can ‘Get Back on the Bike’!
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Community Bike Night! Every Thursday, May 21 - June 25 5:00pm - 7:00pm  Adult Bikes are $10.00 per night. Children’s Bikes are FREE  (covered by a Grant from the National Recreation Foundation) Call CDA for details and to reserve your bikes.
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The Grand Valley offers many opportunities to enjoy outdoors.  The increasing trails system opens up for any cycling enthusiast from beginner to competitive athlete.  Cycling popularity has grown and with an array of adaptive bikes available, this activity can be a great equalizer for the disabled community. Benefits include improvement in health and social aspect of community.  Cycling can be done as an individual, group or family.  Thanks to the US Paralympic Opportunity Fund, in 2013 we were able to purchase 10 new bikes for our program.  All of the bikes can be adjusted and modified to fit an individual rider.  As each individual has different abilities, having an array of adaptions will ensure everyone will be able to enjoy the ride. There are adapted bikes for paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees, vision impaired, cerebral palsy and so on. “Get Back on the Bike” A program that will Introduce you to cycling Guide you to explore the Grand Valley on bikes adapted to your needs, learn how to ride in our personal clinics indoors or along the Riverfront trails Be a launching point to other outdoor sports Be an opportunity to overcome barriers Lead to eventual recreating independently and/or with friends and family. Participate in the Spirit of the Valley 5K - Run, Walk ‘n Roll
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Come Join us for Community Bike Night!

Every Thursday, May 21 - June 25 5:00pm - 7:00pm Adult Bikes are $10.00 per night. Children’s Bikes are FREE  (covered by a Grant from the National Recreation Foundation) Call CDA for details and to reserve your bikes.
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What are adaptive skiing and snowboarding? Not much different from regular. All of us require some type of adaptive equipment to have fun on snow. For example, skiers use skis, bindings, boots and poles, which did not come as standard equipment on our bodies. The same rule applies to all snow sports—we all need some kind of adaptive equipment to ski, snowboard, and snowshoe. While much of adaptive ski or snowboard teaching concerns the actual mechanics of both sports, it is important to remember that all lessons focus around the student and his or her goals and needs. Our adaptive snow sports program work with a wide range of disabled people to provide the unique exhilaration of this sport. Along the way, we help our students build confidence and physical dexterity. Our key to success, and that of our participants, is to treat each lesson as an opportunity to learn about the person and the disability, how to best build confidence and understanding, and what combinations of teaching tools and progressions can most effectively lead to the common goals of fun, safety, and realistic skill development. ADAPTIVE SKIING The "intellectual disabilities" category encompasses techniques for working with people who need special behavioral or educational assistance. The "visual impairments" category addresses the adaptations of behavior or equipment that enable the blind or partially sighted student to ski. Standing skiers with disabilities may use one, two-, three- or four-track skiing techniques. These techniques often use "outriggers" for balance and are named for the number of tracks left in the snow. The other categories relate to the type of equipment that the skier will use and the special teaching progressions that may be warranted. Three-track and four- track refer to stand-up skiing using either two skis (four-track) or one ski (three- track), along with two outrigger poles. Mono-ski and bi-ski refer to types of sit-skiing equipment in which a molded seating apparatus (or "bucket") is mounted to either one (i.e., mono-ski) or two (i.e., bi-ski) skis. Outriggers are used for sit-skiing as well. ADAPTIVE SNOWBOARDING Some adaptive riders use outriggers to help balance themselves while they board, but many don't use any special equipment. Also bindings on the board can be moved to help with balance. Participants include riders with spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual impairments, head injuries, multiple sclerosis and other conditions. Improved balance and increased leg and trunk strength are some of the benefits of riding. As with adaptive skiing, a wide variety of specialized equipment is used for adaptive snowboarding. Choosing from among these tools is dictated by a rider's strengths and weaknesses. We use these aids merely to assist a rider and not to make him or her dependent on them. The goal is to develop independence from accessory equipment through effective riding. POWDERHORN RESORT Powderhorn Resort has a fresh approach to a skiing or snowboarding adventure. With more than 600 acres to explore, novice and experts can cruise the corduroy, dash into the aspens for glade skiing, plow through waist deep powder, hit the bumps or jib through the terrain parks. Some Powderhorn distinctions include short lift lines, amazing views, hospitable service, informal atmosphere and a welcome feeling of being home. Powderhorn Resort is located in western Colorado on the side of the beautiful Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-top mountain. With 510 acres of terrain and a vertical drop of 1,650 feet, Powderhorn offers slopes for beginners and experts
Private Ski and Snowboard Lessons Make giant strides by customizing a private session to address your needs. Individual lessons in alpine skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing with one of our pro instructors will empower you to conquer the mountain and increase your comfort zone. In our lessons the focus is always on your goals, whether you want to improve your technical skills or simply need a partner to explore the mountain.                          Half-Day:  $70         Full-Day:  $90
Tag-Along Lessons Family members who already know how to ski or snowboard can learn the proper techniques to assist the family member or a friend with special needs on the hill. Inquire about the Tag-Along Lessons when making reservations.
Group Lessons for Agencies  Serving People with Disabilities                  Full Day: $50 per person Full day is from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. with one-hour lunch break
Ski Buddy or Sighted Guide for the Blind or Visually Impaired Independent skiers and snowboarders can request a Ski Buddy. It's best to call the office to reserve a Ski Buddy.         Half-Day: $50         Full Day: $70 Full day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with one-hour lunch break.
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Powderhorn Ski Resort is now closed. Thank you for a great season! We’ll see you next year!
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” - Sir Edmund Hillary
To sign up for all lessons, please call:        Administrative Office: 970-257-1222        Winter Program Office: 970-268-5700 ext. 2037        Program Director:  970-778-5766
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What are adaptive skiing and snowboarding? Not much different from regular. All of us require some type of adaptive equipment to have fun on snow. For example, skiers use skis, bindings, boots and poles, which did not come as standard equipment on our bodies. The same rule applies to all snow sports—we all need some kind of adaptive equipment to ski, snowboard, and snowshoe. While much of adaptive ski or snowboard teaching concerns the actual mechanics of both sports, it is important to remember that all lessons focus around the student and his or her goals and needs. Our adaptive snow sports program work with a wide range of disabled people to provide the unique exhilaration of this sport. Along the way, we help our students build confidence and physical dexterity. Our key to success, and that of our participants, is to treat each lesson as an opportunity to learn about the person and the disability, how to best build confidence and understanding, and what combinations of teaching tools and progressions can most effectively lead to the common goals of fun, safety, and realistic skill development. ADAPTIVE SKIING The "intellectual disabilities" category encompasses techniques for working with people who need special behavioral or educational assistance. The "visual impairments" category addresses the adaptations of behavior or equipment that enable the blind or partially sighted student to ski. Standing skiers with disabilities may use one, two-, three- or four- track skiing techniques. These techniques often use "outriggers" for balance and are named for the number of tracks left in the snow. The other categories relate to the type of equipment that the skier will use and the special teaching progressions that may be warranted. Three- track and four-track refer to stand-up skiing using either two skis (four-track) or one ski (three- track), along with two outrigger poles. Mono-ski and bi-ski refer to types of sit-skiing equipment in which a molded seating apparatus (or "bucket") is mounted to either one (i.e., mono-ski) or two (i.e., bi-ski) skis. Outriggers are used for sit-skiing as well. ADAPTIVE SNOWBOARDING Some adaptive riders use outriggers to help balance themselves while they board, but many don't use any special equipment. Also bindings on the board can be moved to help with balance. Participants include riders with spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual impairments, head injuries, multiple sclerosis and other conditions. Improved balance and increased leg and trunk strength are some of the benefits of riding. As with adaptive skiing, a wide variety of specialized equipment is used for adaptive snowboarding. Choosing from among these tools is dictated by a rider's strengths and weaknesses. We use these aids merely to assist a rider and not to make him or her dependent on them. The goal is to develop independence from accessory equipment through effective riding. POWDERHORN RESORT Powderhorn Resort has a fresh approach to a skiing or snowboarding adventure. With more than 600 acres to explore, novice and experts can cruise the corduroy, dash into the aspens for glade skiing, plow through waist deep powder, hit the bumps or jib through the terrain parks. Some Powderhorn distinctions include short lift lines, amazing views, hospitable service, informal atmosphere and a welcome feeling of being home. Powderhorn Resort is located in western Colorado on the side of the beautiful Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-top mountain. With 510 acres of terrain and a vertical drop of 1,650 feet, Powderhorn offers slopes for beginners and experts
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With many different volunteer opportunities available each year, we work with you to find a position that addresses your reasons for wanting to volunteer and that allows us to expand the services we provide to our clients and our community. For those volunteers craving adventure, we have opportunties where you'll assist our staff and clients on the mountain or the river. We also need volunteers to help with administrative tasks and special projects. There is no typical CDA volunteer: our volunteers come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and ages. Once you commit to volunteering with Colorado Discover Ability, you'll receive training designed to enhance your volunteer experience through individual instruction or a variety of clinics focusing on adaptive recreation. You do not need to have any previous medical training or background. Winter program volunteers will also be eligible for assistance in obtaining adaptive and alpine skiing/snowboarding training through PSIA/AASI/USSA clinics and certifications.
Alpine and/or Adaptive Ski Instructor Snowboard Instructor Alpine and/or Adaptive Ski Race Coach Snowboard Race Coach Nordic/Telemark Ski Instructor Snowsports School Management Rafting Kayaking
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Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers are at the heart of our ability to carry out our mission. Each year, more than 100 people volunteer in CDA's winter and summer programs, contributing thousands of hours of service.
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With many different volunteer opportunities available each year, we work with you to find a position that addresses your reasons for wanting to volunteer and that allows us to expand the services we provide to our clients and our community. For those volunteers craving adventure, we have opportunties where you'll assist our staff and clients on the mountain or the river. We also need volunteers to help with administrative tasks and special projects. There is no typical CDA volunteer: our volunteers come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and ages. Once you commit to volunteering with Colorado Discover Ability, you'll receive training designed to enhance your volunteer experience through individual instruction or a variety of clinics focusing on adaptive recreation. You do not need to have any previous medical training or background. Winter program volunteers will also be eligible for assistance in obtaining adaptive and alpine skiing/snowboarding training through PSIA/AASI/USSA clinics and certifications.
Alpine and/or Adaptive Ski Instructor Snowboard Instructor Alpine and/or Adaptive Ski Race Coach Snowboard Race Coach Nordic/Telemark Ski Instructor Snowsports School Management Rafting Kayaking
Hiking/Camping Biking / Handcycling Fishing Horseback Riding Rock Climbing Administrative Support Fundraising Events Grant Writing

How You Can Help

Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers are at the heart of our ability to carry out our mission. Each year, more than 100 people volunteer in CDA's winter and summer programs, contributing thousands of hours of service.
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Your Motivations

Think about how much you receive when you give and consider why you want to volunteer. You may have several different reasons. Here are just a few of the many possible motivations: to feel needed to share a skill to get to know a community to demonstrate commitment to a cause/belief to gain leadership skills to do your civic duty satisfaction from accomplishment to keep busy for recognition to donate your professional skills to have an impact to learn something new for freedom of schedule to help a friend or relative to be challenged to feel proud to make new friends to explore a career to help someone
as therapy to do something different from your job for fun! to earn academic credit to keep skills alive to have an excuse to do what you love to assure progress to feel good to be part of a team to test yourself to build your resume to be an agent of change because of personal experience with the cause to stand up and be counted
You will probably have some special reasons of your own. Join our team of volunteers and make new life-long friends through service to others.
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Think about how much you receive when you give and consider why you want to volunteer. You may have several different reasons. Here are just a few of the many possible motivations: to feel needed to share a skill to get to know a community to demonstrate commitment to a cause/belief to gain leadership skills to do your civic duty satisfaction from accomplishment to keep busy for recognition to donate your professional skills to have an impact to learn something new for freedom of schedule to help a friend or relative to be challenged to feel proud to make new friends
You will probably have some special reasons of your own. Join our team of volunteers and make new life-long friends through service to others.
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Please contact the CDA office to see if internship opportunities are available at this time. Phone: 970-257-1222 or office@coloradodiscoverability.org
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What is our Capital Campaign?

It is for Colorado Discover Ability’s new facility and staging area for all programs.  This facility will house offices for operations, storage for all equipment, and maintenance facilities in an area easily accessible to the community and those whom we serve. It will be energy efficient and 100% ADA accessible.  The location will allow immediate access to the bike path along the river parkway, and close proximity to many of the access points along the river parkway, and close proximity to many of the access points along the Colorado River.
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Contributor: $1 to $999 Recognition in the Annual Report Acknowledgment on CDA website Certificate of Appreciation Vanguard: $5,000 to $9,999 Recognition on Campaign Donor Wall Complimentary listing in CDA Business Directory Donor Recognition Plaque Recognition in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation Leadership: $25,000-$49,999 Special Recognition at Campaign Events Private Reception at Opening (two tickets) Recognition on Campaign Donor Wall Complimentary listing in CDA Business Directory Discounts on adaptive ski lessons Discounts on adaptive cycling and rafting opportunities Discounts on Camp Freedom participation for selected youth Donor Recognition Plaque Recognition in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation
Supporter:  $1,000 to $4,999 Donor Recognition Plaque Recognize in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation Honor:  $10,000 to $24,999 Recognition on Campaign Donor Wall Complimentary listing in CDA Business Directory Discounts on adaptive ski lessons Discounts on adaptive cycling and rafting opportunities Donor Recognition Plaque Recognition in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation Visionary:  $50,000 and up Naming Opportunity Special Recognition at Campaign Events Private Reception at Opening (1 table) Recognition on Campaign Donor Wall Complimentary listing in CDA Business Directory Discounts on adaptive ski lessons Discounts on adaptive cycling and rafting opportunities Discounts on Camp Freedom participation for selected youth Donor Recognition Plaque Recognition in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation

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What is our Capital Campaign?

It is for Colorado Discover Ability’s new facility and staging area for all programs.  This facility will house offices for operations, storage for all equipment, and maintenance facilities in an area easily accessible to the community and those whom we serve. It will be energy efficient and 100% ADA accessible.  The location will allow immediate access to the bike path along the river parkway, and close proximity to many of the access points along the river parkway, and close proximity to many of the access points along the Colorado River.

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Contributor: $1 to $999 Recognition in the Annual Report Acknowledgment on CDA website Certificate of Appreciation Supporter:  $1,000 to $4,999 Donor Recognition Plaque Recognize in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation Vanguard: $5,000 to $9,999 Recognition on Campaign Donor Wall Complimentary listing in CDA Business Directory Donor Recognition Plaque Recognition in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation Honor:  $10,000 to $24,999 Recognition on Campaign Donor Wall Complimentary listing in CDA Business Directory Discounts on adaptive ski lessons Discounts on adaptive cycling and rafting opportunities Donor Recognition Plaque Recognition in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation Leadership: $25,000-$49,999 Special Recognition at Campaign Events Private Reception at Opening (two tickets) Recognition on Campaign Donor Wall Complimentary listing in CDA Business Directory Discounts on adaptive ski lessons Discounts on adaptive cycling and rafting opportunities Discounts on Camp Freedom participation for selected youth Donor Recognition Plaque Recognition in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation Visionary:  $50,000 and up Naming Opportunity Special Recognition at Campaign Events Private Reception at Opening (1 table) Recognition on Campaign Donor Wall Complimentary listing in CDA Business Directory Discounts on adaptive ski lessons Discounts on adaptive cycling and rafting opportunities Discounts on Camp Freedom participation for selected youth Donor Recognition Plaque Recognition in Annual Report Acknowledgment on website Certificate of Appreciation
Please make checks payable to:   Colorado Discover Ability (memo:  Capital Campaign) P.O. Box 1924 Grand Junction, CO  81502 We thank you for your generous donation.
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As a supporter of Colorado Discover Ability, you enable us to carry on and expand our work of providing opportunities for self-exploration, building self-confidence, and increasing leisure independence for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Your support also enables us to advocate for the equal access to the outdoors and sports. All our programs are made possible through the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations who donate gifts of time, money and services. As a very efficient volunteer organization, we manage to stretch your gift many times over and work hard at being good stewards of your gifts that make our work possible. Are You ready to Make a Difference?
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As a supporter of Colorado Discover Ability, you enable us to carry on and expand our work of providing opportunities for self- exploration, building self-confidence, and increasing leisure independence for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Your support also enables us to advocate for the equal access to the outdoors and sports. All our programs are made possible through the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations who donate gifts of time, money and services. As a very efficient volunteer organization, we manage to stretch your gift many times over and work hard at being good stewards of your gifts that make our work possible. Are You ready to Make a Difference?
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Winter Wish List:

Child Stand Up Outriggers: Superlite Outrigger $350 x 2 or $700 Junior Stand Up Outriggers: Superlite Outrigger $350 Freedom Factory Revolution Pro Comp Mono-Ski: $3480 Freedom Factory Revolution Junior Pro Comp Mono-Ski: $3480 Freedom Factory Child Snow Slider: $1625 Freedom Factory Snowboard Rider Bar: $925 Tether Clamps: $126 x 5 or $630 Skis for use with variety of equipment: $1800
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How Can You Help? Colorado Discover Ability (CDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax-Exempt Number: 84-1569050 A Donation of Cash Cash contributions immediately benefit Colorado Discover Ability and provide tax benefits to donors who itemize deductions. Cause Marketing Support social issues as a way to demonstrate your values and responsible practices in action. As business is accountable to a variety of stakeholders within a highly transparent society, aligning with a cause has become an important and visible part of a company's corporate responsibility efforts. Annual Gifts CDA relies on strong annual support from our many friends to help us with day-to-day operating costs. Unrestricted gifts provide us with the flexibility to enhance existing programs, develop new services, and continue to succeed in therapeutic recreation. In-Kind Donations Products or services, which have the effect of reducing our operating costs, are greatly appreciated. A Donation of a Gift of Stock Stocks or other investments that have grown in value and have been held for more than one year can become a substantial gift made at a low net cost to you. This would be a charitable deduction for you, and you would also avoid all federal capital gains tax due when you sold these assets. If you own securities that are worth less now than when you purchased them, you can sell them and contribute the proceeds to Colorado Discover Ability. This will enable you to take a capital loss on your tax return (subject to certain limitations) and also a charitable deduction for the value of the proceeds. Endowed Gift Endowed gifts are gifts that CDA holds in trust in perpetuity. These funds are invested, and part of the average annual investment income is directed where the donor specifies. Bequests Bequests can be incredibly important legacies to provide for the future of Colorado Discover Ability. In your will you may leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of an estate, or the residual of an estate following the provisions for family members. A Gift of Real Estate Property can be a convenient way to make a sizable gift to Colorado Discover Ability. Donation of a Vehicle All proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will benefit Colorado Discover Ability. Charitable Gift Annuity A charitable gift annuity pays the donor a fixed income for life, a portion of which is non-taxable. Donors will receive full credit for the fair market value of the gift along with a charitable deduction. Charitable Remainder Trusts This involves creating a trust, which at the end of its terms distributes all or part of the principal to Colorado Discover Ability. The donor or beneficiary receives income for the term of the trust, avoids immediate capital gains on appreciated long-term assets transferred into the trust, and can claim a charitable income tax deduction computed according to the terms. Tributes and Memorials These are very thoughtful and unique gifts that can be made in lieu of birthday, holiday, anniversary or a living tribute or to honor someone who has passed. A personal "Thank You" will be sent to an individual or family members and to anyone who contributed.
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How Can You Help? Colorado Discover Ability (CDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax-Exempt Number: 84-1569050 A Donation of Cash Cash contributions immediately benefit Colorado Discover Ability and provide tax benefits to donors who itemize deductions. Cause Marketing Support social issues as a way to demonstrate your values and responsible practices in action. As business is accountable to a variety of stakeholders within a highly transparent society, aligning with a cause has become an important and visible part of a company's corporate responsibility efforts. Annual Gifts CDA relies on strong annual support from our many friends to help us with day-to-day operating costs. Unrestricted gifts provide us with the flexibility to enhance existing programs, develop new services, and continue to succeed in therapeutic recreation. In-Kind Donations Products or services, which have the effect of reducing our operating costs, are greatly appreciated. A Donation of a Gift of Stock Stocks or other investments that have grown in value and have been held for more than one year can become a substantial gift made at a low net cost to you. This would be a charitable deduction for you, and you would also avoid all federal capital gains tax due when you sold these assets. If you own securities that are worth less now than when you purchased them, you can sell them and contribute the proceeds to Colorado Discover Ability. This will enable you to take a capital loss on your tax return (subject to certain limitations) and also a charitable deduction for the value of the proceeds. Endowed Gift Endowed gifts are gifts that CDA holds in trust in perpetuity. These funds are invested, and part of the average annual investment income is directed where the donor specifies. Bequests Bequests can be incredibly important legacies to provide for the future of Colorado Discover Ability. In your will you may leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of an estate, or the residual of an estate following the provisions for family members. A Gift of Real Estate Property can be a convenient way to make a sizable gift to Colorado Discover Ability. Donation of a Vehicle All proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will benefit Colorado Discover Ability. Charitable Gift Annuity A charitable gift annuity pays the donor a fixed income for life, a portion of which is non-taxable. Donors will receive full credit for the fair market value of the gift along with a charitable deduction. Charitable Remainder Trusts This involves creating a trust, which at the end of its terms distributes all or part of the principal to Colorado Discover Ability. The donor or beneficiary receives income for the term of the trust, avoids immediate capital gains on appreciated long-term assets transferred into the trust, and can claim a charitable income tax deduction computed according to the terms. Tributes and Memorials These are very thoughtful and unique gifts that can be made in lieu of birthday, holiday, anniversary or a living tribute or to honor someone who has passed. A personal "Thank You" will be sent to an individual or family members and to anyone who contributed.
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