SOLO |  Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities


Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities


1) First day of cross-country skiing.

9 a.m. saturday, jan. 5, 2019 at the rum village nature center, 2626 S. Gertrude street, south bend.

If there isn’t enough snow for skiing, we’ll go for a hike. So just come.

2) first day of downhill skiing.

meet the bus at 6 p.m. Monday, jan. 7, 2019 at Memorial's Lighthouse Place (Medpoint), 6901 N. Main St., Granger.

Or meet us at Swiss Valley at 7 p.m. But do let us know if you will meet us at Swiss — or if you cannot make it at all.

3) Downhill ski road trip to Bittersweet ski area.

bus will depart at 7 a.m. Feb. 9, 2019 from the logan center in south bend.

You need to register first. If you haven’t received an email or flyer from Bob S. with the details, please let us know. We need a head count.

SOLO provides outdoor winter educational and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities from St. Joseph County, Ind., and nearby counties in an effort to:

  • Encourage independence and increase participation in family and community leisure opportunities

  • Educate the community regarding the capabilities of and opportunities for persons with disabilities

Skiing offers a freedom of movement that most persons with disabilities have never experienced. At the same time, it creates an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and unsurpassed confidence. A person who has difficulty walking will find themselves gliding smoothly down the hill with a newfound poise and agility.

We welcome both adults and children at least 8 years of age to join us. SOLO is open to students with physical, visual, auditory, or significant mental impairments.

Crosscountry SOLO Michiana

Paul Raven and Bob Sturtevant discuss SOLO on WNIT's Experience Michiana.

SOLO has also been featured in a column by Joseph Dits in the South Bend Tribune. CLICK HERE