Summer 2022 Resources: A Guide for your summer plans!



The warm weather and longer days are great opportunities to spend time with friends and family. Washington state offers many great programs to accommodate all communities and individuals in various activities.

Low-Cost Summer Activities 

Museums for All

Those receiving food assistance (SNAP Benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 900 museums throughout the United States by presenting their SNAP EBT card. To learn more and find participating museums near you visit museums4all.org

Orca Cards

The Orca Card pass offers a convenient, more affordable way to get anywhere participating transit agencies can take you to the Puget Sound area. To learn more about the Orca pass visit https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/fares-orca/orca-cards/lift.aspx.

Park/Discover Pass 

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission offers the Disability Pass to all Washington State residents who meet the disability definition used by the Social Security Administration. To learn more visit https://www.parks.wa.gov/1207/Disability-Pass. 

Farmers Markets

Farmer’s Markets are great activities that allow you to engage with your local community. Visit wafarmersmarket.org/washingtonfarmersmarketdirectory.

Outdoor Recreational Resources

Rolling Washington 

Rolling Washington is an organization based on finding wheelchair-accessible trails throughout Western Washington. They cover the Seattle area, Olympic Penninsula & SW Washington, South King County, East of Lake Washington, and NW Washington. To learn more visit rollingwashington.org

Disabled Hikers

Disabled Hikers begin in 2018 after founder Syren Nagakyrie found that many outdoor blogs and guides offered information only for those without a disability. The site is written by hikers with disabilities and the information covers instructions on things like trail conditions, elevation, trailheads, and more. The site offers trail guides, resources, and stories from other individuals accessing the outdoors. To learn more visit disabledhikers.com.

Washington Trails Association 

The Washington Trails Association (WTA) offers information on campgrounds, trails, and hikes all throughout the state of Washington. They have created a page specifically for Barrier-Free Trails to help individuals find wheelchair-friendly hikes. The page also offers resources like Washington State Parks ADA Recreation Guide, and Accessible Trails in Washington’s Backcountry. To learn more visit https://www.wta.org/go-outside/seasonal-hikes/summer-destinations/ada-accessible-hikes.

Safety Resources 

Summer activities are typically spent in the outdoors and/or in the water! Safety is an important topic for individuals and caregivers. The Washington State Developmental Disability Administration has put together informational bulletins for caregivers covering Dehydration, Water Safety, and Heat Safety.

Dehydration Caregiver Bulletin

Heat Safety Caregiver Bulletin

Water Safety Caregiver Bulletin

Recreation and Summer Camp Resources

Outdoors for All

Outdoors for All offers programs that include adaptive cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, and more. They are located in the greater Seattle area. To learn more visit outdoorsforall.org.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Free Summer Events

Seattle Parks and Recreational will be hosting a variety of free events and activities through September 2022. The events will be held in downtown Seattle. To learn more and view the summer schedule click here.

The Arc of Washington Summer Camp Resource Page 

The Arc of Washington offers a summer camp resource page located on their site. This page list a variety of accessible camps throughout Washington state. Please keep in mind some camps may be full for this season. To learn more visit arcwa.org/parent-to-parent/info-resources/camp-resources.

 



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