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Empowering Lives Through Craig's Therapeutic Recreation Adventure Program

February 08, 2018

February is National Therapeutic Recreation Month

Celebrate National Therapeutic Recreation Month with Craig! The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) describes the purpose of National Therapeutic Recreation Month “to enhance public awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and recreational therapy services [and] promote inclusive recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities.”

At Craig, the Therapeutic Recreation Adventure Program offers unique and diverse opportunities for travel, sports and outdoor recreation. Through this program, our grads have discovered that there are no limits to exploring their recreational interests.

Spinal cord injury and brain injury patients scuba diving with the therapeutic recreation program at Craig Hospital

We offer a wide range of activities for alumni and current patients. Here in beautiful Colorado, we enjoy hot air ballooning, flying and gliding, sailing, skiing, camping and rafting, hand cycling, fishing, and hunting to name a few.

Some of our adventures take us on exotic trips to SCUBA dive in places like Cayman Brac and Cozumel, participate in local and national cycling tours and races, enjoy cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska, and surf along the coast of Hawaii's finest beaches.

Craig Hospital patient with the therapeutic recreation program adventure program

The powerful impact of this program brings together newly injured individuals with alumni to create lasting friendships and peer relationships, enhancing the experience of the Adventure Program even more.

Therapeutic recreation, like many of the programs that contribute to Craig’s unique Culture of Care, is not covered by insurance companies and relies on charitable support to offer services to Craig patients, grads and their families.

Learn more about Craig's Therapeutic Recreation Adventure Program and upcoming events in the 2018 Adventure Program Calendar!