Life Enrichment Calendar
Explore many of the opportunities we provide for the people we support to have new experiences that help them realize their full potential. Please click on the calendar to enlarge it.
Activities listed on this calendar are funded in part by donations made to the CCRI Service Enhancement Fund.
FM Crusaders Bike Show Auctions
The FM Crusaders Motorcycle Club has once again chosen CCRI’s Camp HERO (Helping Everyone Remove Obstacles) as the beneficiary of their annual silent auction.
The money from the auction will be used for Camp HERO scholarships. These scholarships ensure that people with disabilities on a low fixed income can experience the joys of camp.
The focus of Camp HERO is to create opportunities for individual growth, learning and increased independence. Activities are an important part of the learning process, as well as FUN! Camp HERO has a supportive environment which fosters social and personal growth. It is a community experience that involves people laughing and engaging with one another. At camp people develop an enhanced self-esteem which carries over into all aspects of our lives. It is an amazing experience.
Be Bold, Get Cold Challenge
Covid-19 may have caused us to cancel our annual Polar Plunge but it cannot stop us from having fun and supporting people with disabilities!
Be Bold and Get Cold for people with disabilities. It’s that simple—just get cold for the people we support!
Be creative. Give yourself a brain freeze, eat an ice cream cone outside or come up with an idea all your own. The only rule is that you have to shiver!
Dollars raised will help people live their best lives. You can Shiver in Solitude or Freeze with Friends—brave the cold for a great cause!
TableScapes is an annual fundraising event that celebrates creativity. Local designers create unique table designs that are truly a work of art. The event is a perfect metaphor for the people we support. Just like our table designs, everyone we serve has a unique personality and their own unique needs, unlike anyone else. CCRI has made our reputation on providing services that are customized for each individual, regardless of their needs. Similar to our table designers, our teams come up with creative ideas, which are often unconventional, with one goal in mind—to enhance people’s lives.
Camp HERO (named for the goal of Helping Everyone Remove Obstacles) is an annual, three-day summer camp available to individuals served by CCRI. It’s a place where people of every ability and age can have fun and enjoy the outdoors.
Camp HERO has become a popular activity among the people we serve. It began in 1994 with 14 campers. By 2004, 58 campers enjoyed a great camping experience. Today, we fill the camp’s entire sleeping capacity of more than 100 for the camp!
Camp HERO offers boating, fishing, horse riding, swimming, crafts and many more individualized activities. Outside of Camp HERO, these activities are frequently denied to those with disabilities because of the time and cost involved to make it a safe experience.
CCRI provides staff trained to work with individuals who have a disability. The Camp HERO team is an enthusiastic group of men and women who are selected for their interest and dedication to helping people. CCRI’s medical personnel also attend camp to ensure that it is a safe and healthy experience for everyone.
- Nature Walks
- Horseback Riding
- Relaxing with Friends
- Making Crafts
- Boat Rides
The fees only cover part of the costs of this expensive endeavor. Donations allow us to offset the costs so people of all income levels can enjoy camp. Your cash gift can help ensure that these services are available for future clients.
Want to help? Contact Jody Hudson to find out how you can contribute directly to Camp HERO.
Red River Valley Adaptive Softball
CCRI is the proud organizer of the Red River Adaptive Softball League, open to anyone with a disability. Our focus is on the value of the age-old adage: It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.
The purpose of this league is to provide people with disabilities an opportunity to participate in softball. This participation is directed towards normalization for all athletes. Normalization occurs through minimal adaptations while following the Official ASA Rulebook for Softball.
- Provide access to community programs and facilities.
- Provide age-appropriate recreational programs.
- Provide opportunities for enjoyment through physical activity.
- Provide experiences requiring appropriate social skills.
The bottom line: We are here to have FUN!
Come and Watch the Action! If you want to make your day, attend and watch the fun and enthusiasm participants bring to the game. Games are played during summer on Sunday evenings at Centennial Softball complex (15th Ave. N, Moorhead) on the south side of the road on the east four-diamond complex, fields 1–4. See the Community Calendar for specific game information.