Camp Can Do Maui’s future facility will be an all inclusive barrier-free agricultural camp on 5 acres of land located in Olowalu, Maui. With a host of innovations for enhanced accessibility such as raised garden beds, and wider pathways.
Children, youth, and adults who live with disabilities and their loved ones will have an opportunity to experience nature and the healing hands of aloha in a breathtaking environment.
Therapeutic adaptive recreation activities designed for those with physical mobility impairments will be available such as, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking with off-road wheelchairs, and zip lining.
Why this barrier-free camp is so important
53 million individuals with disabilities live in the United States and one billion people with disabilities live around the world. Everyone in their lifetime is at risk of mobility impairment. This could happen any day, at anytime to anyone. Families that experience catastrophic events or individuals who are born with disabilities, can face enormous challenges and barriers. Many experience financial challenges and are spiritually and emotionally exhausted. One of the biggest struggles those with disabilities face, is access to education. Many individuals living with disabilities are left to feel isolated and alone. The American Disabilities Act was implemented in 1990, but most therapeutic outdoor activities are not accessible to those with disabilities, especially on the Hawaiian Islands.