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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities or significant life challenges through the power of outdoor recreation. We do this by providing a variety of adaptive activities such as Kayaking, Cycling, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Indoor Rock Climbing, Back Packing, Camping and Sled Hockey.

Results: Significant Successes in 2014 Served 754 participants, conducted 113 events/activities, received over 2500 volunteer hours, over 600 likes on facebook, 32 disabled and at-risk teens experienced Daring Adventures on the San Juan River, promoting understanding of individual differences and healthy risk taking, served 225 veterans in our Post 9/11 program

Target demographics: young people and adults with disabilities and other life challenges

Direct beneficiaries per year: 754 participants in 113 activities. Our volunteers provided 2500+ hours throughout the year.

Geographic areas served: Phoenix

Programs: Hiking, Cycling, Cross Country Skiing, White Water Rafting, Family Camping, Back Packing, Indoor Rock Climbing, Kayaking. Daring Adventures improves the lives of people with disabilities and other life challenges through the power of outdoor recreation

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to go on an 8 Day Grand Canyon trip with this group and it was amazing. The spirits on this trip were some of the highest I've ever seen (as a Grand Canyon outfitter), even though we had very cold weather. The organization level from the staff was top notch and the participants were some of the most interesting and sweetest humans I've met. I highly recommend getting involved with this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Daring Adventures for helping me get outdoors to try new activities and to get some exercise. Your staff and volunteers make each outing safe, fun and very enjoyable. My life has been enriched by the activities but most of all by the people involved in each activity.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this program!! My son has been on a couple adventures with this wonderful organization and has truly enjoyed every minute of it. We look forward to many more outing with them. The staff is very professional and welcoming and makes every effort to bring everyone together and feel at ease. A huge thank-you to all the volunteers and staff!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Daring Adventures played a major role in my husbands life once he became disabled with MS. On a professional role he was their first Board President but on a personal role he benefited greatly from the adventures afforded him. He rafted the Colorado for 15 days--a trip of a lifetime for him. He kayaked and also hand cycled with Daring Adventures. He was a lifelong runner and missed physical activity and Daring Adventures put him in an active role again. I also volunteered at Rose Mofford cycling with the participants. Sadly, MS took George's life in 2014 however his legacy lives on as I am committed to sponsoring an adult for the river trip annually. I want someone in need to experience the joy George experienced. I am so committed to this program, after my death Daring Adventures will be one beneficiary of our Trust. MS took George's life but Daring Adventures gave him life while alive and for that he and I are forever thankful and supportive of this very deserving non profit. ADVENTURE ON!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This program is excellent. Great staff that you can tell truly care about quality of care and their participants. One of the greatest experiences of my life was volunteering with them. I wish I could do it every day

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with Daring Adventures on and off for ten years. It is a wonderful program and has made huge positive impacts on my personal and professional life.....and so many others I am sure!!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The dedication of the staff and volunteers is the best I have ever seen. And their passion for providing outdoor recreation for people with all abilities is amazing. If there is a way, they will find it and everyone will have a life changing, safe experience. I love hearing the stories from the day trips to the river trips. I serve on this board because I believe in what they do and because they do it so well!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to engage with Daring Adventures through a large fundraising campaign in a civic leadership organization. What an amazing group of people that give so much back to our community. They create outdoor opportunities for teens and adults with various disabilities. Seeing the joy on their faces as they connect with others and enjoy activities like rafting and hiking was priceless. They give each person his or her own Everest to reach for.

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Chelsey3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with various programs over the past 6 years with this organization and fall more in love each time. They are a group of make-it-happen people and I've yet to see a challenge go unaccepted. I always leave feeling inspired by the staff, participants, and other volunteers.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am blown away at the power of this organization! Instead of telling people with disabilities what they can't do, it is all about what they can do! Daring Adventures gives individuals with disabilities and significant life challenges the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in a meaningful way--hiking, cycling, kayaking, river rafting and more. I am proud to be a volunteer and supporter.