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…

SUCCESS STORY: Winter Day Camp Friendships

Outdoors for All runs inclusive Day Camps throughout the summer and also through winter and spring school breaks. For some children, especially those on the autism spectrum, it can be difficult to find a camp that is a good fit. Through Outdoors for All’s camps, however, many children are able to thrive with the support of camp counselors, volunteers and other camp children. “It is…

SUCCESS STORY: Jesse Palacios

“Being a part of tradition is certainly not what I expected when I connected with Outdoors for All. That first day with these great people was started by the Physical Health & Wellness of Wounded Warrior Project. I remember the days I came to the brig (Outdoors for All’s office) to borrow the recumbent bike for a day, I was so happy to finally be…

SUCCESS STORY: Ashley Hits the Slopes!

Ashley Schreiber wasn’t intimidated to ski for the first time because she’s a girl who loves adventure! Her mom, Jo Anne, said, “If there’s ever a question of going faster or jumping higher, Ashley is all for it!” Not only is Ashley a new skier, but she’s also an equestrian vaulter! The ten-year-old daredevil is a wheelchair user who doesn’t let obstacles stand in her…

SUCCESS STORY: Chloe Rides!

Outdoors for All Foundation’s Learn to Ride a Bike program is one of the new programs introduced in Fall 2015. It is also one of the more popular and successful programs with two sessions at two locations throughout the Spring. Outdoors for All’s volunteer cycle instructors share their knowledge and use helpful tools to aid participants of all ages into becoming successful riders of a…

SUCCESS STORY: Day Camp Fun with Kenny!

Outdoors for All’s Day Camps have three great locations providing new experiences for campers ages 5-21. These locations are Magnuson Park in Seattle, East Lake Sammamish Park in Issaquah and our new location this year, Marymoor Park in Redmond. The expansion of summer day camps allowed the chance for more youth with disabilities to be able to enjoy a day camp experience with peers during…

SUCCESS STORY: Maddy Gains Strength Exercising Her Abilities

Outdoors for All’s vision is for children and adults of all abilities to be able to recreate whenever and wherever they choose. A few ways the organization supports this vision becoming reality are through Custom Event partnerships with other organizations, including schools, and the running of the Adaptive Cycle Center in Magnuson Park. Sometimes, these two methods come together to create amazing and life enriching…

SUCCESS STORY: Great Partnerships Create Great Outcomes

Outdoors for All’s Parkinson’s Tandem Cycle program started as a study of the effects of cycling on Parkinson’s led by UW Medicine in partnership with Outdoors for All Foundation and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation program. The pilot class was so successful with attendance and outcome, Outdoors for All continues the program continuing this partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation. Terry, pictured…

SUCCESS STORY: Caleb Cycles with Learn to Ride

Outdoors for All Foundation’s Learn to Ride a Bike program is one of the new programs introduced in Fall 2015. It is also one of the more popular and successful programs with two sessions at two locations throughout the  this Spring. Outdoors for All’s volunteer cycle instructors share their knowledge and use helpful tools to aid participants of all ages into becoming successful riders of…