Colorado Discover Ability
The mission of Colorado Discover Ability: is to increase the independence, self-confidence, self worth and education of people with disabilities through outdoor recreation.
We believe that outdoor recreation gives people with a disability more than just enjoyment. It gives people skills, confidence and independence, and what they learn transfers to everyday life.
"When I think of Codi's experiences with CDA, I think of firsts. Codi spent her first night away from home at Camp Freedom in 2015. At camp she had her first boat ride and first ride on a bus with her friends. This winter, Codi skied using the bi-ski for the first time. She skied from the top of Powderhorn five times! And used the new high speed quad lift, The Flat Top Flyer, for the first time!
Codi has Cerebral palsy and epilepsy. She is non verbal and uses a wheelchair. Because of the caring, well trained, dedicated staff and volunteers, Codi is able to take on these first experiences, without her disabilities slowing her down. As parents we are confident in CDA to take care of Codi in a safe and fun environment! Thank you CDA for all you do for our community! I can't wait to see what firsts she'll have this summer!" - Jen Mendenhall
Our daughter's heart blossomed to a new level at Camp Freedom! She continues to share new details and stories with us of all the activities & adventures she had and expresses a level of excitement unparalleled to anything we've seen before. It is easy for us to see that she felt 'connected' and 'included' at Camp Freedom and we are confident that Camp Freedom has catalyzed an immeasurably positive impact that has helped boost our daughter's self-confidence and sense of self-worth. Our family is grateful for the dedication and contribution from every individual who helps make Camp Freedom possible. Thank you :D