Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Offers Free Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp in Ventura

A mini-camp will be offered in Ventura featuring Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp activities from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at Camino Real Park in Ventura.

The adapted sports day is designed for youth ages 6-19 years old who can use a wheelchair to participate in sports. All participants requiring assistance will need to bring a caregiver with them.

Funding from the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation allows all campers to attend the mini-camp at no charge.

Sports activities offered for the day include hand cycling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. Lunches will be provided for registered participants by Jersey Mike’s Subs of Ventura. The mini-camp location is at Camino Real Park in Ventura, on Dean Drive between College Drive and Varsity Street.

Pre-registration is required by Friday, May 12. To register or for more information, please contact Rene Van Hoorn at 805-569-8999 ext. 82102, or email her at

The mini-camp Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp is sponsored by Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital; Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation; Ventura County Public Health; City of Ventura Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships; and Triumph Foundation.

About Cottage Health

The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region.  Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 2 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 19,000 people, treated 78,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,500 newborns.

Contributed by Cottage Health Systems