Masterpage Problem: Specified argument was out of the range of valid values. Parameter name: value

  Home Page  
  About Ironwood
  Meet Bob Bardwell
  Events Calendar
  Access your Account  
  Wheelchair Camps
  Autism Program  
  Youth Programs
  Family Programs/Events
  Horse Programs
  Camp Scholarships  
  Contact Us  
  Job Openings  

                                            June 8-13 
Sports Camp

Ironwood invites youth and adults with physical challenges of all levels to participate in a variety of sport-themed activities in a supportive and inspiring team environment. Campers are challenged to look beyond their disability, while being coached and mentored by world-class Paralympic athletes. Campers will be amazed and encouraged to things they felt never possible, while building relationships with others who face similar challenges. 


2018 Schedule (last year's schedule - used to show as a sample)

What to bring/other info:

Lodging: With a few known exceptions, most are staying in the Miracle Lodge, which are hotel-style rooms wiht private bath.  Most rooms are shared with other campers.  Towels and lines are provided.  Each room has a refrigerator and microwave.

Food/Beverages: All meals are provided throughout the week.  A salad bar is always available for lunch and dinner.  Snacks are provided in the evening after activities.  Coffee, milk, juices, and water are provided during meals.  Water/ice water will be available around campus and at activities.  Sodas are available for purchase in pop machines.  Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase each afternoon from the snack shack.

What to bring:
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Bugspray
  • Water bottle
  • Closed toe shoes/athletic shoes for some activities
  • Long pants needed if horse-back riding
  • Swimwear
  • Hats for sun protection
  • Racing bike if racing

Watch this video to see more about this life-changing camp:

Wheelchair Camp Goals:
  • Provide a week of camp that "might be the BEST week of your life."
  • Provide inspiration that will cause you to "Wag more and Bark less."
  • Provide a team of positive speakers and guests.
  • Provide activities that will include the whole family
  • Register for Wheelchair Camp Online
  • Or mail in the paper registration form with payment
  • If you need additional waiver forms, print and send in this form (one for each attendee)
  • Call the office at 507-533-4315 with questions or to request scholarship information
  • $365.00 - Wheelchair Participant - Miracle Lodge (room shared with another wheelchair participant)
  • $265.00 - Wheelchair Participant - Cabins/Dormitories (shared lodging with 3-4 wheelchair participants)
  • $315.00 - PCA - Miracle Lodge (if required to be housed with participant)
  • $215.00 - PCA - Cabins/Dormitories

  • Note: Restrooms for cabins and dormitories are in a separate location. Bedding and towels are not provided.
Meals are provided Saturday lunch through Thursday breakfast and are included in the registration cost.

Transportation is available from the Rochester airport and bus station; please indicate if transportation is needed. If you are flying into Minneapolis and do not plan to rent a car, we suggest the GO Rochester Direct shuttle service 507-280-9270.

Who can attend:
  • Ages 12 and up
  • The serious and casual athlete
  • The outdoor nature lover
Check In:
1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8th at the Miracle Lodge after the Wheels & Heels of Fire 10K Event.

Check Out:
Thursday, June 13th after breakfast.

Participants will stay in the Miracle Lodge retreat and conference center. Other lodging options and/or early arrival may be available by request.

Camp Kickoff Event: Wheels & Heels of Fire 10K

A 10K race sponsored by Pizza Ranch starts from the Pizza Ranch in Stewartville and finishes at Ironwood Springs. All are welcome. Participants include wheelers, hand cyclists, bikers, rollerbladers, runners, walkers, strollers, and more! An event you don’t want to miss!

Race Begins:
June 9, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at the Pizza Ranch in Stewartville (call 533-4315 for directions)

Race Ends:
At the Miracle Lodge at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch

$10/participant or $25/family - all proceeds will go to the National Wheelchair Sports Camp

Those participating in the Wheels & Heels of Fire 10K Event who are also registered for Wheelchair Camp can stay in the Miracle Lodge at Ironwood Springs on Friday, June 9th. Please indicate this in your registration for camp.

Camp Highlights:
  • LARPing
  • Softball
  • Pulling contest
  • Horseback riding
  • Wild wave
  • Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • Bowling
  • Paintball
  • Road racing
  • Tennis
  • Zipline
  • Basketball
  • Climbing wall
  • Water skiing
  • Archery
  • Mini-golf
  • And more

Survey for 2018 NWSC

Bob Bardwell
Email Bob
Phone: 507-533-6707