iCanBike Camp

 

 

 

 

We are proud to offer the iCanBike Program this year to our families. This program, developed by iCanShine, was created to teach children with disabilities how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle independently. For more information or to view videos of an iCanBike Camp, visit www.icanshine.org.

Dates: Sunday, August 12 (Orientation), Camp runs Monday August 13-Friday August 17 2018

Location: St. Edmond’s Academy 2120 Veale Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810

Who is eligible:

  • Down Syndrome Association of Delaware Members (make sure your dues are paid, you can pay HERE.)
  • Those with Down syndrome.

Requirements for Participation (Rider must meet all of the below criteria):

  • Minimum age- 8 years old
  • Have a disability
  • Able to walk without assistive device
  • Willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
  • Able to sidestep to both sides
  • Able to attend camp all five days
  • Maximum weight 220 lbs
  • Minimum inseam of 20″ (measure from floor while rider is wearing sneakers)
  • Must submit an application (link below)
  • Must pay a $200 registration fee and submit an application, mail a check or click HERE

How it works:

  • iCan Bike uses a fleet of adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and a trained staff to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a bike.
  • Each rider attend the same 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days (M – F) whereby they are physically assisted and encouraged by the same two volunteer “spotters”.
  • Over the course of the 5-day camp the adapted bike is adjusted to gradually introduce more instability in an effort to challenge riders at their own individual pace. The week is concluded with a touching and inspiring award ceremony!

To register a rider click this button:

Rider Application

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer Requirements:

  • At least 15 years old (unless accompanied by an adult)
  • Able to attend 90 minutes at the same time each of the 5 days of camp (15 minutes of pre-session meeting/training)
  • Able to provide physical, emotional and motivational support to assigned rider
  • Able and willing to get some exercise (light jogging/running) for a great cause!
  • Must submit an application.

To register a volunteer click this button:
Volunteer Application

Questions? 

Contact Lauren Camp at info@dsadelaware.org or 302-995-1004.