Camp Without Borders is 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. On our trips participants have an opportunity to develop genuine friendships with their peers.
2024 Travel Schedule
San Diego: Beach Town USA
Dates: April 19th - 21st
We chase the perfect wave all the way down to San Diego on this three day adventure! Join us for premier adaptive surfing, touring the nooks and crannies of this beautiful city and relaxing on the many incredible beaches!
San Juan and Whidbey Islands
Dates: June 21st - 23rd
What says the Pacific Northwest more than the San Juan Islands?! On this trip we’ll soak in a true outdoor experience filled with adaptive sea kayaking, touring the islands, and a schooner ship sailing experience!
Long Beach, WA: Max and Relax
Dates: August 23rd - 25th
On this beach themed vacation we’ll soak in the beach vibes and enjoy a relaxing getaway. Look forward to vacationing on the longest continuous beach in the world, walking the exciting Long Beach boardwalk, taking part in the world renowned Long Beach Kite festival.
Seattle Adaptive Hiking
Dates: August 10th
Hiking right in our own backyard? Yes please! Join us for a day of adaptive hiking right in beautiful Seattle. We will enjoy nature, exercise, a picnic lunch and most importantly the chance to see friends new and old.
Victoria BC: Land and Sea
Dates: September 13th - 15th
Let’s go visit our friends to the north! On this three day trip we’ll tour the incredible Canadian city of Victoria BC. After a clipper ship ride from Downtown Seattle we’ll be right in the heart of Victoria where the adventure begins.
Each participant is selected on a case to case basis. We do our best to match up the participants social, emotional and physical needs with the dynamics of the various trips. Factors to consider are accessibility of the trip, medical needs, number of days away from home, behavioral support needed, volunteer support, etc. If a participant isn’t chosen for one trip we will make efforts to match them with a future trip that better suits their needs.
How do I join a Camp Without Borders trip?
Have you ever dreamed of setting out on a road trip with a new group of friends? Ever wondered what it’s like to take part in activities such as surfing, white water rafting or maybe even a world class music festival? Well you’re in luck, Camp Without Borders is a free travel program for young adults (18 to 35 years old) with medical illnesses and disabilities. We use travel as a platform to create social networks and make lasting memories. Each trip is adapted to the abilities of the group and supported by qualified volunteers. We have a great list of exciting upcoming trips! To apply please complete our participant application.
How do you choose the participants for trips?
Each participant is chosen on a case to case basis. We do our best to match up the participants social, emotional and physical needs with the dynamics of the various trips. Factors to consider are accessibility of the trip, medical needs, number of days away from home, behavioral support needed, volunteer support, etc. If a participant isn’t chosen for one trip we will make efforts to match them with a future trip that better suits their needs.
What does the support look like on a Camp Without Borders trips?
We provide roughly a 50/50 ratio of participants to volunteers on all of our trips and day programs. This high ratio of volunteers helps us create the inclusive and supportive atmosphere Camp Without Borders strives to achieve. We provide qualified volunteers that are in the same age bracket as participants which increases peer to peer connections. On our trips young adults of all abilities share a travel experience and make lasting friendships.
What is the age group of participants?
We accept young adults 18-35 years old.
Is the trip truly free?
Yes, every trip is 100% free of charge for all participants and volunteers. For our multi day trips, we do ask for a $100.00 deposit once a participant has been selected. Rest assured, this deposit will be returned after the trip.
How many trips can I take part in?
We have a high demand for our multi day trips therefore we make an effort to offer placements to individuals who haven’t been on a previous trip. However, many of the day programs allow for higher numbers and provide an opportunity for young adults from past trips to take part and reunite.
How do I apply?
If you would like to apply to a future trip please fill out our participant application.