Eagle Mount Great Falls

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: P.O. Box 2866 Great Falls MT 59403 USA

Mission: The mission of Eagle Mount Great Falls is to provide therapeutic and recreational activities for children and adults with physical, developmental, behavioral and/or mental challenges, striving to improve the quality of life for them and their families.
Programs: Tippy Toes - Movement, Music, & Play Creative Movement for Children with Special Needs (ages 6 weeks - 4 years old) Tippy Toes is a physical session for both parent and child.  By exploring our child's movement patterns we enrich our understanding of their world and develop new ideas of communicating and supporting them on their journey. Tippy Toes program focuses on:  Creative movement taught through rhyme and chanting games, musical instrument playing, exercising important movement patterns for brain growth, working with props, and just enjoying your child for who he or she is and who he or she is becoming.Encourages the development of secure relationships.Provides opportunities to explore a variety of sensory and motor skills. Provides social/emotional development to interact with each other and express themselves freely. Encourages movement for all abilities to increase their memory and ability to communicate. Allows parent/caregiver to enjoy their child for who they are and not what they are diagnosed with. The Eagle Mount Tippy Toes program recognizes that each child is unique and does not always correspond to the development age.  Children will be placed in the appropriate class for their ability. The IncredABLES - Stretch, Jump, Have Fun! (ages 18 months and up)What do you know about Gymnastics? Climbing - develops upper extremity strengthTumbling/Rolling - increases knowledge of location in spaceObstacle Course - helps with problem solving and creativityTrampoline - develops lower extremity strengthBalance Beam - coordination, balance, and focus Gymnastics provides many physical, cognitive and psychological benefits that our children with special needs benefit greatly from.  Trust in one's own abilities: move from a world of "I can't" to "I can"! Summer Day Activities - Explore, Enrich, Discover (Ages 6 and up) Fun & play must be accessible to everyone!  Fun & play provide opportunities to make friends, share experiences, discover abilities, and uncover talents. We provide hands-on experiences in a safe, nurturing environment that empower children and young adults with special needs.  We help them develop the confidence, awareness, and insight that allow them to draw on their experiences. The Eagle Mount Summer Day Activities has many great benefits and our participants express their excitement to return next summer... Positive social interactionIndependencePotential for increased self-esteem        and so much more! 

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Rating: 5 stars  

My story with Eagle Mount is a long time of reciving and giving. I first started with Eagle Mount and their adaptive skiing program as a participant because I am a paraplegic. The volunteers were giving everything they had to try and teach me this new and very difficult sport. As I was recieving their teachings I became better and better and the program was growing bigger and bigger. After a few years of recieving I recived my very own mono-ski which I still fly down the slopes today. You see all their giving taught me how to become an advanced skiier. I was no longer in need of their teaching. I went skiing to other resorts and still skied at Showdown (the resort Eagle Mount uses) for a few years when I finially realized I was ready to start my giving. This is when Eagle Mount asked me if I would like to be a volunteer with their program. I was more than excited to work with others to help them to become better skiiers and have a great time. The only problem was I couldn't do much physicall work with the participants, but we were noticing they were not quite a scared of the lifts or going down a mountain when I was by their side so we decided my role with Eagle Mount was to be the "Motivatior", a label I was more than happy to be called. I can not thank Eagle Mount enough for all the giving and recieving that I have had in the last 12 years and I can only hope that many more can expeirence what I did.
Thank you,
George Young

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Eagle Mount is AMAZING! They have a wheelchair accessible playground that is truly accessible. My daughter has been involved in hippotherapy (horse riding therapy) since she was 4 (she is now 9). Watching her build her core strength and begin to communicate with the horse and the volunteers, is a delight to watch. She and I also took part in a mommy-and-me creative movement class that was so much fun, we never thought about how therapeutic it was. Another one of my daughter's favorite activities is skiing. The volunteers who help with the sit-ski are so friendly and thoughtful. Madi is very comfortable with them, and they are conscientious of our family's desire to ski as a family. This summer, we are looking forward to attending a day campy, where my daughter can take part in different activities, and socialize with other kids like her. My family has become a part of the Eagle Mount family. I can't say enough great things about the organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my daughter's delight when taking part in therapeutic activities that are FUN! She gets so excited when it is time to go to an Eagle Mount activity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

only wish that they had more resources to help them grow their program even more.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I found this group through a friend.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

My daughter has been able to experience "normal" activities that she might, otherwise, never have had a chance to try.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

There are many reasons that Eagle Mount exceeds expectations! Our daughter has been able to ski downhill, play hockey, bowl, ride horses, and attend a day camp during that summer that would accept her. Amazing people that run it and volunteer for it. I would recommend this fantastic place to anyone with special needs! And our daughter is at an age that she thrives being around other people with similar abilities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our daughter being able to spend time around others with similiar abilities is priceless. She is so happy when she comes home from activities, and wants to participate in everything they offer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

That they have more money to do more programs!

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