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Bike Camp 2024- assist individuals with disabilities in learning how to ride a bike!

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ORGANIZATION: Down Syndrome Association of Orange County

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Bike Camp Volunteers

The Orange County Bike Camp 2024 is a collaborative project between the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County (DSAOC) and iCan Shine. iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle through its iCan Bike program. Utilizing adaptive bike riding techniques and specialized adaptive bike equipment, iCan Shine, Inc., DSAOC will host this exciting, week-long experience for 40 children and adults with disabilities.

Volunteers will build meaningful one-on-one relationships with their riders as they learn to ride a bike. Volunteers will walk or jog alongside the rider in the beautiful air-conditioned Soka University Gym (Aliso Viejo) until their rider is two-wheeling on a regular bike. Then, volunteers will accompany their riders outside to spot them as they ride in the parking lot for practice. Volunteers work in pairs with the same rider all week. You become part cheerleader, part spotter, and also their buddy! A memorable experience for all involved.

Follow this link to volunteer: https://forms.gle/krWzQ3HGaxBs4djM6

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About Down Syndrome Association of Orange County

Location:

151 Kalmus Dr. Ste. M-5, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, US

Mission Statement

Our Orange County non-profit is dedicated to enhancing the lives in individuals with Down syndrome and supporting their family members. We provide opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. We also collaborate with other organizations supporting individuals with disabilities, engaging in community outreach, and providing public and professional education. Our tag line is: Changing Perceptions, Changing Lives. We sponsor seminars and workshops, host educational and social events, and support new parents and prenatal diagnosis parents through our Parent-Mentoring program.

Description

Since 1978, DSAOC has built upon the proud tradition of helping people with Down syndrime reach their full potential with the support the the community. Currently serving more than 2,000 families in and around Orange County, DSAOC offer a wide variety of educational and support resources.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Sun Jul 28, 2024 - Fri Aug 02, 2024

WHERE

1 University Dr.Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

(33.55789,-117.73213)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Sports Coaching
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Bicycling
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers should make a week-long commitment to do one or more sessions. (Can’t do a whole week? You can apply to be an “extra!”)
  • Volunteers must wear comfortable, active wear such as appropriate shorts, leggings, and tennis shoes. Volunteers will also be given a Bike Camp t-shirt to be worn at each shift. Volunteers must also bring a refillable water bottle.

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