The Freewheel Whistler Camp is an adventure retreat for the young at heart who have recently sustained life changing spinal cord injuries.
The mission of Freewheel is to empower youth who have recently sustained a life changing spinal cord injury by providing exciting opportunities for adventure and outdoor recreation, peer mentorship and a safe and fun environment to discover the potential for active living with a disability.
The purpose if Freewheel is to provide a sense of balance and a kick start back to life after a life changing injury. We aim to provide an environment of support, community, leadership, sharing and fun to help overcome the challenge and fear that we are faced with when navigating life with a disability. We hope that every camper returns home with a sense of potential, accomplishment and a network of friends and professionals to rely on for support when they need it.
The camps vary from year to year, and includes activities such as adaptive kayaking, canoeing, rowing, ziplining, handcycling, trailrider hiking, yoga, bungee jumping, rafting, atv-ing, rock climbing, peer mentoring, meditation, journaling, cooking classes, mental training and leadership workshops. All activities and workshops are led by qualified instructors and guides to ensure safety for all participants.
The base camp for Freewheel is situated in the fully accessible Whistler Athletes Village on the edge of the Cheakamus River in the Whistler valley. Wholesome and nutritious camp style meals are provided on site and workshops will take place in a serene mountain environment.
All levels of mobility are welcome.
This camp is fully subsidized by Live It! Love It! and our supporters.
Freewheel Whistler will take place from July 11th to 14th 2013.
Check in is 2:30pm on Thursday, July 11th 2013 and we will wrap up at 4:00pm on Sunday, July 14th 2013.
Registration is OPEN! Go to: www.liveitloveit.org/events
Check out the videos from Freewheel 2011 & 2012
Live It! Love It! Is currently looking for sponsors for Freewheel 2013. To find out more check out Sponsorship Opportunities or email firstname.lastname@example.org.