Recreation activities for all–Common Ground does it all

February 6, 2012 by cpehrson

Someone sitting on an adapted ski seat at Beaver Mountain with two helpers out in the snowAre you tired of sitting at home while all of your friends are out having fun skiing or snowshoeing?  Would you love to learn how to ice fish or rock climb?  Have you been out to Hardware Ranch yet to see the bull elk?

There’s a place that can make those dreams come true…and then some!

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures is a non-profit organization that organizes fun outdoor recreation for people with disabilities.  For the month of February alone, they are hosting almost 20 different activities ranging from skiing at Beaver Mountain, night snowshoeing, and ice fishing, to a night at the Logan Recreational Center, indoor rock climbing, and a Valentine’s Day Party.

Just go to the CPD Calendar of Events on the CPD Home Page and you can find out more details about each of their activities through the month of February.

If you are interested in learning how to volunteer and help out with the Common Ground activities, they are holding a Volunteer Orientation on Tuesday, February 21st.

Check out their web site to see what other activities they have coming up this winter.  And check back with on our Calendar of Events where we will list their activities month by month.

 

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Common Ground Volunteer Opportunity

May 6, 2010 by cpehrson

The whole crew at Arches National Park

Common Ground Outdoor Adventures seeks to increase the accessibility of outdoor recreation for people with disabilities by providing adaptive equipment and staff/volunteer support.  These experiences help to reduce stereotypes, raise awareness, and empower people to realize their full potential doing something that is fun and exciting!

Common Ground works with a small paid staff, but relies on the services of individuals in the area who are willing to volunteer their time helping the participants enjoy these outdoor opportunities to their fullest.

Steelhead fishing in Idaho

They are currently in need of volunteers to help with their full schedule of adventures and activities scheduled for this spring and summer.

Common Ground is a  private, non-profit organization first organized in 1933 as an AmeriCorpsVISTA program that is located in Logan, Utah.

Common Ground will be holding its next volunteer orientation on Wednesday, May 12 at 6pm.  The orientation will be held at the Common Ground office at 335 N 100 E in Logan.

At the orientation, they will be reviewing the types of individuals Common Ground serves, disability awareness and etiquette for working with people with disabilities.  They will also go over the adaptive equipment and techniques used to make outdoor recreation accessible to people of all abilities.

Camping at the Snake River

If you love to help people, love to be outdoors, and love new adventures,  Common Ground is the place for you!

Contact Carey at (435) 713-0288 or email volunteer@cgadventures.org if you would like further information about Common Ground or if you would like to attend the Orientation.

 

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