Endeavor 101

Sleep under the stars listening to the elk bugle.  Explore the mountains. Discover what it takes to set up a basecamp from starting a campfire to cooking your own meal.
These are just a few experiences we are looking to offer with an upcoming pilot program called “Endeavor 101” which will introduce visually impaired individuals to the outdoors.
Participant Requirements:
– This camp is open to individuals with a visual impairment and over 18 years of age. (Proof of visual impairment will be required)
– Must apply by January 1, 2017
– Must be comfortable with activities that may require physical exertion and willing to learn new skills relating to outdoor activities.

Program Summary:

Endeavor 101 is a unique and specially designed program aimed to empower and invigorate. We want to introduce those with visual impairments to outdoor activities in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.  The camp is built around a small team of up to four individual participants who will be accompanied by guides.

The activities are designed to be introductory in nature and we are flexible to accommodate the interests of everyone.  Ultimately, we want to provide choice for the selected participants and during the application process we will build a custom program that will provide a challenge and way to explore new outdoor activities.

These are some of the activities that may occur dependent on weather and availability:

– Outdoor Gear Familiarization Classes
– Camping
– Hiking
– Fishing
– Hunting
– Off-Roading
– Climbing
– Paddling & water sports
– Skiing
– Snowshoeing
– Cycling
With this being a pilot program, Blind Endeavors Foundation will cover all costs for program participants to include transportation, meals and activity fees during the program.
Volunteers will have meals and activities covered.  Transportation for volunteers must be pre-approved by the program committee.
We partner & collaborate with other local businesses and non-profit organizations to execute some of the above activities. Safety is always on our mind and we exercise our best judgement for the pursuit of adventure & exploration. We always want participants and volunteers to be responsible and aware of the risks in participating in adventurous activities. If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at: programs@blindendeavors.org
We are always seeking new participants, those who have not ventured into the great wilderness and unknown. One way for you to help our mission is to spread the word and share our program and application to all who may be interested. The application is for volunteers, professionals and veteran participants alike. If you have certificates such as CPR, Wilderness first aid, experience working with the disabled, we welcome your application submission.
“When was the last time you tried something for the first time”