This exciting community event is specially designed to serve individuals in wheelchairs; including active military and veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and other military conflicts (and their families). Non-wheelchair users with minor Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, blindness, deafness or debilitating illnesses are also welcome to push a wheelchair or join in the event.
Fueled with a hearty breakfast, we embark on this five mile naturalist led hike through Point Mugu State Park.
The trail includes rocky terrain, slopes and mud or stream crossings in times of wet weather. These natural obstacles provide challenges and opportunities for team-work and trust building .
The event culminates at the beach with a family style barbeque and use of specialized beach wheelchairs.
All who participate will benefit from the physical challenge, social interaction and camaraderie offered from this unique outdoor adventure!
Transportation to and from the event will be provided from locations in Long Beach, Woodland Hills and Newbury Park.
(Due to reduced funding for bus transportation to and from this event, we must limit the number of volunteers. Priority will go to friends and family of physically challenged participants).
Though this event is free, please consider donating to help us keep this event going. You can donate with check or cash. For a credit card donation please go to our website at: http://www.WildernessInstitute.com .
***Since MeetUp is just ONE way we are signing people up for this event, notification of confirmation from The Wilderness Institute is required before attendance is allowed.