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How to Get Involved in Challenge Programs

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Challenge programs have exploded across the country in the last decade. Getting involved in a challenge program can be as easy as picking up the phone and calling a challenge course facility‚ calling your local recreation and parks department or better yet … contacting one of the programs or organizations listed below.

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NCPAD Database Search
Search the program and organization database of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability for challenge programs in your area.

Challenge Programs

Bradford Woods
Indiana University's Outdoor Center
www.bradwoods.org

Northeast Passage
University of New Hampshire
www.nepassage.org

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Breckenridge, CO
www.boec.org

Adaptive Sports Center
Crested Butte, CO
www.adaptivesports.org

Cradle Beach Camp
Western NY
www.cradlebeach.org

Project Adventure
www.pa.org

Organizations

Alpine Towers
www.alpinetowers.com

Association for Challenge Course Technology
www.acctinfo.org

Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
www.aee.org

American Camp Association (ACA)
www.acacamps.org

EE Europe
www.eeeurope.org

European Ropes Course Association (ERCA)
www.erca.cc

National Center on Accessibility (NCA)
www.ncaonline.org

National Center on Physical Activity & Disability (NCPAD)
www.ncpad.org

OutdoorEd.com
www.outdoored.com/research.html

Outdoor Education Research and Evaluation Center
www.wilderdom.com/research.html

Outdoor Network
www.outdoornetwork.com

Ropes Online
www.ropesonline.org


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