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Jul 15 2024

360Outdoors – Mainstream Experience

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting

June 15-19th, 2024

The Mainstream Experience is a 5 day/4 Night trip package blends a Western ranch experience with a whitewater rafting adventure in the Grand Canyon for disabled adults.

Thank you for your interest in joining us for our 2024 Mainstream Experience. This trip will give you a taste of what the Grand Canyon offers.

This trip will begin in Las Vegas. You will take a scenic flight to Bar 10 Ranch and experience horseback riding, skeet shooting, and a night at the ranch. The next day you will helicopter from Bar 10 to a beach landing site in the canyon on the Colorado River for two nights on the river. You will get to raft over 50 miles on the Colorado River and experience what it is like to spend a night under the stars in the canyon. On the last day, you will take a 40-mile trip on a jet boat to Pearce Ferry.

Join us in June 2024 for an adventure of a lifetime designed to meet the needs of persons with all abilities. Arizona River Runners will co-host our adventure, a professional river company experienced and committed to making raft trips accessible to everyone, breaking down barriers, and reducing limitations for those with disabilities. Whether you are a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or a first-time camper, join us for this life-changing experience. Your adult family members are also invited to share in the adventure, space permitting.

We can offer this trip to our participants through grants and other funding sources for $1,700 per person. This trip fee will include transportation from Ability360 to Las Vegas. An overnight stay in Henderson at the Homewood Suites. Helicopter flight to Bar 10 ranch, where you can go horseback riding and skeet shooting and experience what life is like on a real working ranch, along with dinner and a western show. You can sleep under the stars or in a covered wagon on the ranch. You will experience another helicopter ride down into the canyon for 2 full days and nights on the Colorado River and a jet boat experience to Pearce Ferry, where we will get out and take a bus back to Ability360. This package includes all meals and beverages, camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, and dry bags. Financial assistance is available. If financial assistance is requested, apply immediately!

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by a selection committee. Space is minimal. If selected, you will receive a packet of information with further trip details including a trip orientation, payment information, lodging, transportation, packing, weather…all of your additional questions! Space is limited.

Thank you to our friends who have helped to make this trip possible! Grand Canyon Fund, George Bohnert Scholarship Fund, Arizona River Runners and We’re Moving Forwards.

Applications are Open!

Applications for the Mainstream Expedition are open for volunteers and participants. Those who filled out an application prior to our cap will be put on a waitlist for the following Mainstream Experience.

If you have any questions, reach put to Kaitlyn Verfuerth at kaitlynv@ability360.org.

For additional information, contact

Gus LaZear
Vice President of Operations and Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center

GusL@ability360.org | (602) 386-4280

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