Events & Activities

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.

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Community Events

TableScapes

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.

TableScapes 10-11-22

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

Take the Challenge
Shiver in Solitude or Freeze with Friends

Every goosebump can have an impact on the lives of those we support. Be creative—drink a slush fast for a brain freeze, eat ice cream outside, do a snow angel without a coat. Or maybe wet your hair and sculpt it to a crazy shape outside. The only rule is that you get COLD!

This year, our campaign centers around our team and our ability to invest in them. Unfortunately, the state determines our rates and hasn’t kept up with inflation, meaning many jobs in our community pay higher than we do. Giving Hearts Day funds and dollars raised in the BE BOLD, GET COLD Challenge will allow us to provide additional staff incentives, engagement, and training to fill the gap.

Dollars raised through the challenge will directly fund our ability to invest in our people! Our programs are critical and without staff, we can’t continue to support the most vulnerable people in our community.

Step 1: Register here.

Step 2: Ask your friends and family to give to CCRI in honor of your cold challenge. Pick a single challenge or create levels of things you’ll do as you raise more.

You’ll get some fun mail from us after you have raised at least $50.

Step 3: Be creative—drink a slush fast for a brain freeze, eat ice cream outside, do a snow angel without a coat. Or maybe wet your hair and sculpt it to a crazy shape outside. You can even turn on your shower to cold and jump in (fully clothed if you are posting it to social media. Ha!)

Whatever you do, get cold for CCRI.

Step 4: Share a photo/video to social media. Make your post public if possible and use #BoldColdCCRI and tag CCRI. We’d also love to have you upload your photos/videos to BeBoldGetCold.WeTransfer.com so we can share them too.

Step 5: Challenge your friends to Be Bold and Get Cold for CCRI too.

Thank you!

Be Bold, Get Cold

Activities

Camp HERO

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.

Camp Activities:

  • Nature Walks
  • Horseback Riding
  • Campfires
  • Fishing
  • Relaxing with Friends
  • Making Crafts
  • Boat Rides
  • Swimming

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.

League Mission:

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.

League Goals:

  • 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.

BlueMan Group

Chicago, Illinois—May 2022—Road Trip

Spend four to five days in Chicago. With some impressive parks, zoos, and pizza, you will never get bored! We will check out the Bean, and the Navy Pier while fitting in the famous Blue Man Group.

Price Range: $750–$875.
Cost will not include meals.

Mount Rushmore

Black Hills, South Dakota—June 2022—Road Trip

Spend four or five days in the Black Hills. With state parks, Mt. Rushmore,
Bear County, and Reptile Gardens, there will be plenty to keep you busy.

Price range: $750–$875
Cost will not include meals.

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin—August 2022—Road Trip

Spend four days going from water park to water park. We will be staying at a resort and checking out some fun outdoor parks! It’s the perfect trip for all those who love to swim!

Price range: $650–$750
Cost will not include meals.

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina—October 2022—Flying Trip

Spend four to five days exploring the beaches and local hangouts. With alligator adventures, pirate cruises, Ripley’s Aquarium, and some dinners with a show, we will have a blast!

Price range: $1,600–$1,800
Cost will not include meals.

Exact dates to be announced. Please sign up by January 1, 2021 with your RC.

If you have questions about trip details please contact Amy Kapaun