FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Live It! Love It! Foundation Adaptive Adventure Camp attracts youth with disabilities from all over North America to Whistler next week.
August 14, 2012. Whistler BC
Live It! Love It! Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to empower through adventure and provide exciting outdoor recreation opportunities for the disabled. Their adventure camps- such as the Freewheel Whistler Adaptive Adventure camp taking place on August 19-22nd 2012, have received international attention and this year more than half of the participants in the camp will travel from the United States and outside of BC to take part in the program.
Freewheel Whistler’s focus is broadening the scope of Adaptive Adventure by trying new activities that fall outside of the realm of more traditional “wheelchair sports. A few of the activities on the schedule this year include: handcycling the slow food cycle Sunday in Pemberton, bungee jumping with Whistler Bungee, zip lining with Wildplay Whistler, Kayaking on Alta Lake, taking in a wheelchair paragliding demo by local Whistlerite and X-Games champion Sam Danniels, yoga, meditation and so on.
“This years camp theme is Balance” says foundation Executive Director, Izzy Lynch. “We want to provide opportunities for the campers to get their adrenaline pumping and identify with action sports community for sure, but we also want to give them tools for relaxation, self discovery and connecting with others and themselves.”
In cooperation with CLIF and the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program, the camp will be complete with a line up of activities, mental training workshops with a certified sports psychologist, cook outs and presentations from experienced adaptive adventurers and Para-athletes such as Josh Dueck who won a silver medal in the 2010 Paralympic games in Whistler.
The camp is fully subsidized for participants and is funded hosting fundraisers and collecting donations from generous supporters of the cause. CLIF has generously donated $1000 to award to a participant at the camp who exemplifies the Live It! Love It! spirit, to help them achieve their adventure goals.
About Live It! Love It! Foundation and the Freewheel Whistler Camp
Founded by a collective of individuals with and without physical disabilities in 2011, the Live It! Love It! Foundation has worked over the past year to create a movement that reveals the potential for adaptive adventure and facilitates outdoors recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Lynch says- “We were inspired and motivated by the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and all of their amazing programming and resources and wanted build on the options for people with disabilities to engage in adventure and get outside. Whistler is the perfect community for that and we are working together to make it happen”.
Live It! Love It! is inviting public to join us at the Slow Food Cycle on August 18th 2012. Support Adaptive Adventure by visiting www.liveitloveit.org, joining the Live It! Love It! community on Facebook- www.facebook.com/
For more information about the event schedule or the foundation please contact:
Live It! Love It! Foundation