Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2009 Behind the Boat Watersports Camp

Bald Eagle Lake and Colorado River, Steamboat Springs, July 22-24

The summer always starts out slow and cold up here in Colorado, but by mid July the sun is sweltering and the water is perrrrrfect... Access Anything and Adaptive Adventures teamed up once again for the 4th annual Behind the Boat water camp last week for two days of wakeboarding and waterskiing and one day of rafting.

Over 15 participants with all types of disabilities both locally and from out of state attended the camp, joining over 25 volunteers, family, and friends for three days of blazing-sun fun.

We're super proud of this camp's success, which couldn't be possible without our many local lodging and food supporters as well as our dedicated volunteers. Adaptive Adventures brings the equipment and expert instructors for both sit skiing and boarding as well as one-leg, barefoot waterskiing!

Stay tuned for the video, but for now view our photos from this event and join us next year if you can make it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Water sports camp day 1

4th annual Behind the 'Boat waterskiing, wakeboarding, and rafting camp began today with 40 participants and volunteers for some fun on Bald Eagle Lake.

Listen to our podcast on this event and steamboat's accessibilty at And see more pictures and videos loaded throughout the day!

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Camping in the Adirondacks, New York

Due to an overwhelming response to the Top Five Camp Sites in the summer issue of The Traveler, we have been given a nice thorough list of links and locations for camping in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. A special thanks to everyone who sent us information on New York, as always we look forward to our return, this summer in August. Also look for our upcoming article on Lake George (at the southern tip of the Adirondack Park) in Venture Travel Magazine's fall issue.

First visit the Accessible Recreation page of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)'s website for destinations, coordinators, recreation, and fishing; NY recommends you contacting specific DEC coordinators directly, as they are the most informed on the state's outdoor access in general.

Camping (and the plethora of it available!) can be found just inside that first link at; you can count about 35 accessible camping locations in the counties of Clinton, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, Sullivan, Ulster, and Warren!

Also don't forget about the John Dillon Park, associated with Paul Smith's College, which is open until the end of August, and all 200 acres are 100% accessible and impressively designed for visitors with disabilities. We covered this park in the May 2006 issue of The Traveler, and the park's wonderful access includes camping and picnic pads, fishing and hiking access, and bathrooms with lowered shower heads and grab bars. We continue to use this model as the best example of accessibilty in the outdoors and inclusive design for public use areas, and are thrilled to hear from a professor at Paul Smith's that the park is still thriving in it's 7th year of operation.

As many of you know, upstate New York is Craig's birthplace and will always remain very close to our hearts. If you live in the area, please make sure to check out the wonderful camping and outdoor fun the Adirondacks have to offer!

Friday, July 10, 2009

International Travel

Today on BlogTalkRadio's episode of I Can Do That we hosted International Travel and have a PLETHORA of links to share with you as I promised our listeners that I'd post them here.

Please make sure to listen to that episode for more information on all these experts and companies who specialize in international travel! Blog Talk Radio usually takes about a day to post those archived episodes, so please wait until tomorrow to visit
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Friday, July 03, 2009

I Can Do That on Blog Talk Radio

Our apologies! (And happy July!)

We've started a new radio show and failed to put it on our blog! You may have heard about it in The Traveler, our quarterly publication, on Facebook, or Twitter, but we're sure we neglected a large part of our readership by failing to post this new ship of fun we're embarking on here!

Blog Talk Radio is an online radio website, FILLED to the brim with great shows on every topic you can imagine.

Launched the first Friday in May, Access Anything's I Can Do That on Blog Talk Radio builds on the interview series and following guidebook of the same name. So far we've covered the Denver Woman's Wheeling Nuggets, Adirondack Adventures, Adaptive Golf, the No Barriers USA Festival, and Camping in Colorado. What's neat about BlogTalk is that old episodes are archived online and you can either listen there or download to your iPod through iTunes.

Today's topic is International Travel and I've spend hours upon hours building an awesome and extensive list of links for our listeners; I can't wait to share it all with you today. Call in to (646) 378-1419 at 3:30pm MountainTime (that's 5:30 Eastern) (3 Fridays of every month), or if you're starting your holiday weekend early like we wanted to, download this as a podcast on Sunday or Monday.

Next week's topic is back to home for us, covering Steamboat Springs and it's fab access in general, but we'll also be highlighting our sports camps, of which one is coming up! Look for a future post on that next week!