Daring Adventures is an outdoor adventure recreation program for youth and adults with disabilities. The goal of Daring Adventures is to bring out the adventurous spirit in everyone. There are eight programs that are offered year-round. With Daring Adventures all the equipment is provided for you, caring and professional staff and volunteers are provided to teach you the fundamentals, and its affordable. Program fees vary from program to program and include a wide variety of services and equipment. Scholarship assistance is available for those who need financial assistance in order to participate.
Daring Adventures provides the following activities:
CyclingCome and enjoy the thrill of cycling through the beautiful Phoenix bike paths. All levels of cycling experience are welcome. We provide hand-cycles, tandem bikes and recumbent tricycles, as well as all safety and adaptive equipment. A limited number of standard bicycles are also available for use. Friends and family are welcome to bring their own bikes and join us.
Cross Country SkiingIf you like snow, you will love cross country skiing! Weather permitting, we will offer several trips a year where you will have the opportunity to enjoy cross country skiing through the beautiful aspen groves at the Flagstaff Nordic Center in Flagstaff, AZ. Certified guides and volunteers will provide instruction and sit-skis are provided for those with mobility limitations.
Sled Ice Hockey and Skating
Sled ice hockey and skating are geared for people with mobility impairments, but are fun for everyone. We will provide all the equipment you will need, instructions and the opportunity to practice your sled ice skating and hockey skills. Enjoy the fun and thrill of flying on the ice!
Come join us as we explore and enjoy the beauty of Lake Pleasant and other area lakes! Gliding freely across the surface of the water, seeing wildlife, and recreating with friends are some of the best reasons for kayaking! Kayaks, safety and adaptive equipment, paddling instruction, and transportation assistance are be provided.
Join us for a fun filled outdoor experience! Participants will have the opportunity to develop and use outdoor skills such as Leave No Trace outdoor ethics and outdoor cooking while meeting new friends and enjoying the wonders of nature.
Join us as we get off the beaten path and head into the backcountry. We will help you get ready for the trip and supply the gear you'll need for a 3 day trek. We will properly fit you with a pack, provide packing instructions and backpacking gear like tents, cook stoves and sleeping bags.
Stay connected with nature by spending time day hiking at numerous trails throughout Phoenix. Guided hikes of various lengths and difficulty will be offered. A limited number of hiking wheelchairs are available for those who may need them as well as other assistive devices. Family and friends are welcome to come hike and enjoy the great outdoors with us
Indoor Rock Climbing
Experienced or not, come try rock climbing on the indoor climbing wall at SpoFit. This accessible climbing program is open to anyone who has ever wanted to rock climb. Don’t have any equipment? Don’t worry, all equipment is provided by SpoFit. All climbers will be supervised by experienced Daring Adventures and SpoFit staff. This program is safe and fun for everyone.
…But there is always a limit – things I can’t do, places I can’t go. People who don’t feel comfortable with me………Here, I’m hiking along a ledge, sleeping on a rock… This trip is without limits…….
- Kelly, 2004