Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

335 North 100 East
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 713-0288
Web site: http://www.cgadventures.org/

Description

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures mission is to provide life-enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities. Common Ground provides adaptive equipment and support, which enable people with disabilities to participate in outdoor recreation along side their peers. These experiences, reduce stereotypes, raise awareness and empower people to realize their full potential. Common Ground's trips are not only accessible physically but also financially.

History

Common Ground was founded in 1993 as an AmeriCorps *VISTA project. In 1997 the organization incorporated as a private non-profit and has grown to serve well over 1,000 people with disabilities annually. Common Ground is funded primarily by private foundations, corporate donations, annual fundraisers, and individuals.

Common Ground seeks to increase the accessibility of recreation and discover creative new ways to access wild places. Common Ground provides adaptive equipment and support which enables people with disabilities to participate in recreation and outdoor adventures. By crossing perceived limitations, individuals gain self-confidence, which carries over into the quest for meaningful employment, the pursuit of relationships, and active participation in community life. All outdoor activities include discussions, activities or presentations that foster appreciation and respect of the natural environment.

Volunteers

Common Ground is always looking for more volunteers. Volunteers are an integral component to our organization and a lifeline that we rely upon. Without our volunteers we would not have been able to serve over 2,000 people last year. If you are interested in volunteering with Common Ground, we welcome you to give us a call or stop by.

As a volunteer you come along on activities and help with a variety of different things. It is important that our volunteers have a love for the outdoors and want to work with people of all abilities. If this describes you and your interests, please contact us so that you can discover the fun that we have at Common Ground.

While we always need volunteers for the field there are many other things that we can use volunteers for. If you have a special talent, i.e., computers, building shelves, fundraising, grant writing, we are always looking for help in these areas as well as others.

Training Coordinator

Bryce Patten

(435) 713-0288 or Programs@cgadventures.org

Possible Students

All disciplines are welcome