Staying Active in the Age of Social Distancing

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Connect and Engage

Life is different now, but it is definitely possible to enjoy activities and companionship while following social distancing guidelines. Combine online activities and chats with outdoor breaks for fresh air and exercise to create a summer calendar that keeps you and your family engaged, happy and healthy.

Online Activities and Tours

Online Peer Group Activities

Real Outdoors (It’s not just possible, it’s recommended!)

  • Camp Without Borders. A free travel program for young adults (18 to 35 years old) with medical illnesses and disabilities. This inclusive program addresses issues of social, emotional and physical isolation.  During the COVID-19 era of social distancing, Camp Without Borders is offering virtual entertainment and live music. Email Zac Gannett for a current schedule.
  • Washington State Parks Free and Reduced Fees. Washington State Parks offers passes that reduce or waive camping, moorage, watercraft launch fees and day use for limited income senior citizens, disabled veterans, foster parents and people with disabilities. Qualified individuals may apply for more than one type of pass, although only one pass may be used at a time. Apply here.
  • State park ADA recreation map. Locate accessible recreation areas, from ADA-compliant campsites, to restrooms, trails and docks. (Check to make sure the park’s status and guidelines during COVID.)

Resources for Individuals and Families

Find out what’s happening online with other families and peers in your area. Local Arcs and Parent to Parent chapters are offer support, ideas and connection for yourself and your family member with IDD.

  • Local Arcs
    From Virtual Game Nights and events for all ages, Local Arcs are finding ways for individuals and families to stay active and engaged.
  • Parent to Parent
    Whatever your need or circumstance, Parent to Parent will help you find activities and support that fits your family’s needs.
  • ParentMap Events
    Join FREE weekly webinars featuring talks with parenting experts and fun family activities.



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