Camp Discovery – Redefining Able

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July 15-18, 2010

August 12-16, 2010

Camp Director Trish DowningIn one instant, on Sept. 17, 2000, Tricia went from being a competitive cyclist to a paraplegic dependent on a wheelchair. Her life was changed forever, but Tricia’s competitive spirit and zest for life continued on. Through her experiences in both rehab and racing, Tricia has overcome adversity and learned what it takes to perform at the top of her game. Now as a world-class physically challenged triathlete, Tricia travels the globe racing and sharing her message of strength and perseverance. Redefining Able.

As the only female paraplegic to complete an Iron distance Triathlon (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run), Tricia knows that life is an endurance sport. As a result, Tricia and a group of dedicated volunteers have created Camp Discovery to help other women, affected by injury or disease, to reinvent themselves and find joy in following a new path. Camp Discovery is your opportunity to spend a weekend developing your mind, body and spirit connection, so that you too can Redefine Able.

Camp Discovery - Redefining AbleWHO:
Camp Discovery is designed for women from 20-years-old and up who have been affected by a life-changing disability requiring the use of a wheelchair. Participants should have the willingness to build their personal fitness, explore self-esteem and body-image, and participate in self-discovery (soul-searching).

The only prerequisites are an open mind, willingness to try new activities and desire to achieve. Participants should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in most activities.

Camp Discovery helps women who have experienced a life-altering injury or disease redefine themselves to live strong, productive and happy lives by:

  • Building self esteem
  • Inspiring a positive
  • body image
  • Increasing and building
  • physical fitness
  • Creating a professional
  • and personal network

We will achieve our Camp goals through fun activities taught by instructors, who are experienced in training athletes in wheelchairs. Activities like tennis, scuba, golf, hand cycling, weights, pilates and more. Camp Discovery attendees will have access to sports trainers, a life coach and spa treatments.

2 Comments on “Camp Discovery – Redefining Able”

  1. Damon Brown

    I was wondering if there was a category for volunteerism? I’d be happy to volunteer my skills of construction for those in N. Nevada who need an adaptive living aid installed.

    Hope I can help.


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