CIDER’s Volunteers Build their 50th Ramp Built at CHAMP!
CIDER and its volunteers know how important safe and independent access to facilities is for people with special needs and with mobility challenges. Since the fall of 2003 CIDER has generously built ramps in the Champlain Islands where needed so all can "get in and out" comfortably and with dignity on walkers and in wheelchairs. Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program - CHAMP, the therapeutic horseback riding program in S. Hero, completed their Program Room in the riding arena this winter. Finally a warm place to wait for lessons, do art activities or watch riders in the arena! The last essential need was a ramp for access. CIDER volunteer Jim Holzschuh designed the ramp and Dolf Wirsing built a sturdy ramp for the entrance. It was Cider's 50th ramp. Thank you CIDER for helping so many people in the Islands access so many places!
CHAMP Memorial Scholarship Fund Established by Generous Gift!
Dale Morway has generously donated money to Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program - CHAMP - in memory of Dana Louria, a long time island resident and horse lover who died this past year. This money is designated to be used for horseback riding scholarships for children with special needs. Thanks to this donation, a scholarship will be given this summer for a child to attend CHAMP's riding and art activities camp, Riding Creates, which will run July 8th to 11th. Should others wish to donate in memory of Dana, or other loved ones, a CHAMP Scholarship account has been set up NorthCountry Federal Credit Union. CHAMP hopes that this fund will grow and make future scholarships available for more special riders.
Spring, Summer & Fall Session 2013 Dates
are now listed on our CAMPS page.