Skiing with Serena

There is no better way to measure success than a skier who gains complete independence on the ski hill. That’s the success Serena was able to experience during her first year on skis with her Outdoors for All volunteer instructors! “[Serena] started as a complete beginner, and was able to do four runs on Saturday by herself just following Keith down the mountain!!! Keith, Dominic, Bee (and everyone…

SUCCESS STORY: Audrey’s Awesome Snowboarding!

Audrey is six years old and experienced her first season on a snowboard. After one lesson with another ski school, her family discovered snowboarding was something she could pursue. Cue Outdoors for All winter programs for a season of success! “In the past, we tried several different activities with Audrey but they didn’t end up working out. When we heard about Outdoors for All, it…

SUCCESS STORY: More Skiing for Ari!

Even on a Washington rainy day, fun can be found in the outdoors. Ari and Bill have been paired as participant and volunteer for five years. On this particular day, heavy snowfall at The Summit at Snoqualmie caused traffic delays and parking challenges which delayed the arrival of Outdoors for All participants and pushed back the start of the day on the cross country trails, much to Ari’s…

SUCCESS STORY: Climbing to success!

Our participants face fears and challenge themselves by climbing with our highly qualified and energetic staff and volunteers. Justin is one of many participants climbing to success! “The Rock Climbing camp was the first experience my son has had with OFA, and it was amazing.  The support, energy and enthusiasm from the volunteers is heartwarming.  They constantly encourage the participants, and always have positive words…

SUCCESS STORY: Kayaking Summer Away!

Summer has come to a close, sweaters and jackets have come out of the closet and the clouds are now covering our Pacific Northwest sky. We take a look back and are proud to say we have had a wonderful and successful summer. We give thanks to our many volunteers for their outstanding support with our summer programs. Many participants were able to join in on…

SUCCESS STORY: George Climb’s!

“Thank you for the Out Doors For All experiences I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 30 plus days.  This was plausible with the help and guidance of your wonderful staff, volunteers and scholarship program. As a 65+ disabled person that moved to Kings County November of 2016, your Kayak and rock climbing program replaced my doldrums winter and spring months. I have attended many programs and…

SUCCESS STORY: Matt Cycle’s!

Many of Outdoors for All’s success stories don’t just happen within our own programs. Outdoors for All partners with other entities including schools, hospitals, and rehab centers to help make adaptive and therapeutic bikes accessible to more children and adults with disabilities. Matt, a student in Yakima Valley School District was able to finally have success riding a bike for the first time thanks to…

SUCCESS STORY: Sam Cycles!

Outdoors for All offers first time experiences and sometimes offers a way for individuals to re-experience activities in a new way! “Sam has a rare genetic disorder that causes his joints to stiffen over time. He was very active in his youth, playing many sports, hiking, and riding bikes but has since had a tougher time enjoying outdoor activities. He was visiting Seattle to watch…

SUCCESS STORY: Nate Goes Solo!

It is the aim of Outdoors for All to “Transform lives through outdoor recreation”. Many of these transformations come in the form of friendships, confidence, new experiences and independence. At Outdoors for All, we hope that many participants can learn in our programs and take those skills outside of their Outdoors for All participation. Nate, a young participant in our Summit West alpine program, gained…

SUCCESS STORY: Sierra’s New Experience

Limits are not always what they seem. Whether it’s equipment or instruction, Outdoors for All Foundation helps children and adults with disabilities push through physical and emotional boundaries to be active in the outdoors. This creates amazing experiences that have a transforming impact not only on Outdoors for All participants, but their families. “. . . This new experience for Sierra is nothing less than…