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What ages do you I have to be to be involved?
We welcome guests from the age of 4 years + on our Private Lessons and Experiences. Our multi week programs are open to individuals from the age of 4 years to 30 years. Our camps vary in their age limitations, but are generally from the age of 4 years +. Exact age specifications are defined on each activity page.
How are you funded/why do we have to pay for activities with you?
In order to keep our prices low, our activities (Lessons, Activities, Programs & Camps) are funded our yearly fundraisers. Some multi week program are also supported by many awesome local organisations who donate in kind to the running of the activities.
What range of disabilities does RMA provide programming for?
While always working with an individuals strengths within their physical, cognitive and/or developmental challenges and looking to promote independence and meeting personal goals at all times, we can cater for a range of individuals that live with (but not limited to);
ADD/ADHD, Amputation, Arthritis, Autism, Behavioural Health, Bone Disorder, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, DCD, Deafness, Develop-mental Disabilities, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Fragile X, Hemophilia, Learning Disabilities, Little People, Mental Health, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Disorder, Muscular Dystrophy, Nerve Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Paraplegia, Post-Polio, Quadriplegia, Respiratory disorder, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Substance Abuse, and Vision Loss/Blindness.
I can’t afford your programs but still want to participate, is that possible?
Yes! Depending on the activity you are looking to get involved with, we can put your in touch with local program funders who may be able to help with the cost of some programming. Because, there shouldn’t be a cost to hike in the mountains, all our Hiking Experiences are always free (donations are welcome).
I want to take a ski lesson, do you only operate at Sunshine Village in the winter?
While our organisation is based at Sunshine Village during the winter months, we can also accommodate lessons at both Norquay Ski Resort and Lake Louise Resort.
I want to volunteer but I’ve never worked with people with disabilities, do I need any qualifications or specific training?
Great question. We welcome anyone who wishes to volunteer with us. Prior to volunteering, applicants will need to register as a volunteer, and apply for a Criminal Record Check with their local RCMP/Police Station. During the winter months, we offer training for training days for volunteers. During the summer, training is given before the start of each activity. Become a volunteer…
I’m part of an organisation that would love to partner with or support RMA, how can we make this happen?
If you would like to get your organisation involved in RMA, they are many options. Partners of RMA, are organisations who we have partnered with to provide our awesome range of programming. Supporters are companies who donate in kind to RMA in order to help with the costs of running programs, or those who organise third party fundraisers where the proceeds go to Rocky Mountain Adaptive. Sponsors donate funds to support the costs of programs. We also run meaningful and life changing Team Building Days, providing the chance for organisations to experience life with a disability, plus the chance to meet many awesome guests.
I’d like to donate to RMA, but what does money go towards?
Thank you for your interest in donating to RMA. As an organisation, we strive to make our programs and activities as affordable as possible. We therefore provide these activities at cost. Donations like yours will help pay for our admin and processing costs which allow us to keep doing what we do. We also use donations for equipment, volunteer & staff training, subsiding some programs, and more. If you would like your donation to go towards a particular aim, please let us know.
As an adaptive guest, can RMA provide personal care during my sessions or can my carer attend my session as well?
RMA staff and volunteers do not provide personal care for individuals who are participating in our activities. We welcome carers to be present at many of our activities, or will arrange meeting times for carer and guest.