Daring Adventures provides youth and adults the opportunity to experience wilderness and outdoor adventure regardless of disability, medical illness or financial need. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through the power of outdoor recreation.
2015-River Rampage Summer Youth Experience
River Rampage pairs disabled and at-risk teens on a five-day, four-night life-changing adventure. With the river being a great equalizer, teens learn acceptance, tolerance, healthy risk taking and are partnered with adult “sidekicks” to guide them on the journey. Youth with physical and cognitive impairments have included traumatic brain injury, autism, Down syndrome, amputation, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries. During the River Rampage, teens hike to visit petroglyphs and Anasazi ruins, make a slip and slide from the bottom of a boat, learn to kayak, participate in talent shows and sharing circles. The bonds that the youth form and the lessons they learn are unforgettable. Many teens come back years later as volunteers.
River Rampage is an outdoor adventure program for individuals who have disabilities that takes place over the course of 4 days and develops a “can do” attitude.