Please scroll down to see some great organizations dedicated to helping disabled and/or terminally ill children experience hunting. You can click on any of the banners to go directly to their site.

 

USSA Logo

United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit national wish granting charity that specializes in sending critically ill and disabled youth and disabled veterans on the outdoor adventure of their dreams! USSA adventures give our youth and veterans something to look forward to, and help sustain them in their time of need! Families are whisked away from the mundane, man-made world of hospitals, and high medical bills by giving them a place of peace to focus on the quality of life, family ties, and the wonders of our natural world! USSA is composed of a 100% volunteer staff from all walks of life, bonded together by a common love for our fellow mankind and a deep respect and appreciation of our world's natural resources. By working cooperatively with caring "Adventure" donors as well as generous individual and corporate sponsors, USSA has made a significant impact on the lives of thousands of children, disabled veterans and their families. The public's image of all sportsmen is enhanced, through this valuable community service and new lifelong friendships are made! To learn more about USSA, check out their website at

http://www.childswish.com/


 

Tony Semple Foundation Logo

We as a foundation take pride in providing a unique 3-4 day experience for today's life challenged youth through our hunting or fishing Outdoor Adventures. It is our goal and passion that we foster HOPE through all of our Outdoor Adventures! If you would like to know more about this experience you can contact us via the contact info below or download an application for an upcoming Outdoor Adventure.

We believe that all youth and young adults, regardless of situation or condition, deserve an opportunity to have their dreams come true. We at the Foundation For Hope, through our Outdoor Adventures, take individuals living with life-altering conditions into the great outdoors for an experience of a lifetime!

The Foundation was originally established by Tony Semple, a former 9 year NFL veteran offensive guard for the Detroit Lions, and his great friend Craig Mortz. Its mission is carried out with the help of many who selflessly serve this organization for the betterment of others.

We as a Foundation TEAM, pride ourselves in offering the highest quality group experience around. OUR Outdoor Adventure camps offer an opportunity for all to hunt and fish, and share their faith, all while learning about each other’s incredible life journey. It is a personal and heartfelt interaction by our TEAM that transforms this experience into more than just a hunt!

http://tonysemplefoundation.org/index.html


 

Outdoor Foundation

The Outdoor Adventure Foundation provides outdoor adventures to children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses, as well as to combat-disabled veterans that have lost a limb or are wheelchair bound.

We have chapters in Colorado, South Dakota, Minnesota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

http://www.outdooradventurefoundation.org/


 

Benefit4Kids was founded in 1998 with its primary mission to grant the outdoor wishes of children with life threatening and life limiting illnesses. We also work to involve today's children in the outdoors and the many activities it offers them. Many of today's children are denied the opportunity to experience the outdoors because of costs, lack of available mentors and a limited amount of facilities offering an all around outdoor experience. Benefit4Kids works to help these children experience the outdoors through several children's programs. Benefit4Kids also works closely with several children's camps designed to work with injured and ill children. Instructors at these camps are experienced in medical procedures necessary to work with these children. They are also experienced in archery, camping, outdoor cooking, hiking, nature and many other facets of outdoor activities. In working with these and several other children's camps Benefit4Kids will continue to assist many less fortunate children enjoy our great outdoors and help them to learn the morals and family values that are so often lacking today.

Benefit4Kids is a 100% Volunteer Organization. We all have jobs and do this on our spare time out of the kindness of our hearts. This allows 100% of your donations to go straight to supporting the kids.

http://www.b4k.org/


 

We are a non-profit organization* established to benefit those many individuals who love the outdoors but have terminal illnesses or disabilities that prevent them from actively participating in these traditions.
Hunts of Hopes and Dreams will provide these remarkable individuals a unique environment where they can realize their passion. Lodging, meals, hunts, and other recreation are designed to accommodate these challenges and facilitate interaction with the natural world as much as possible.

You and I think nothing of getting up long before dawn, slipping into that ideal position on the game trail, or pitching decoys into that secret backwater as the morning breeze picks up. We take these precious parts of a day outdoors for granted. Unfortunately, many folks cannot share in these experiences that so often are a bigger part of the hunt than the shot itself. Hunts of Hopes and Dreams was established to fulfill the hopes and dreams of individuals with terminal illnesses and disabilities – to make the little things we take for granted while being outdoors a lot easier for them to overcome and to provide an environment designed to accommodate their needs.

Over ten years ago, my entire family was changed when my father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Growing up, my father was always there when I wanted to go hunting or fishing. He spent countless hours outdoors with me and his dedication infected me with a deep enthusiasm for these pursuits and sharing them with others. Since the progression of his MS, my father has been unable to get in the woods like the rest of us. My father’s experience, and its effect on our family and friends, is the inspiration for this organization.

This project is the result of many years of intense thought, planning, coordination, and dedication. Since beginning the project in 1999, my wife has joined the team, bringing her own passion for working with those coping with disabilities. She has worked with numerous individuals with disabilities and shares in the dream to successfully launch this project.

http://www.huntsofhopesanddreams.com


 

Hunt of a Lifetime is a nonprofit charity that arranges and pays for dream hunting and fishing trips for boys and girls 21 and under with a life threatening illness. Each hunt experience is unique to the child. When diagnosed with life threatening illnesses, most children don’t have time to realize their dreams. Hunt of a Lifetime is dedicated to giving children the possibility of achieving their desired hunting or fishing trip.

HOAL has chapters in the following states
Arizona
Colorado
Indiana
Oregon
Washington

http://www.huntofalifetime.org/



Kippenberg Creek Kids is a Non-Profit Organization that provides hunting trips, fishing trips, snowmobile outings, and other activities for terminally ill & handi-cap children. These adventures are provided with food and lodging included all at no cost to the children or their families.

Our lodging facility is located on property that boarders the Prairie River, a premier trout stream in central Wisconsin. In addition it is surrounded by fields and wooded areas for hunting and is located near major snowmobile/ATV routes.

http://home.centurytel.net/kippkids/


 

Hope Outdoors is a non-denominational Christian outdoor ministry that partners with caring organizations and churches across the nation to facilitate hope through outdoor activities. Our outreach is directed to those men, women and children who may be ill or disabled, and in need of a little help and brotherly love to see their outdoor passions fulfilled. Some are looking to be re-introduced into an activity they once loved, while others are discovering a new and exciting way to live life to its fullest.

Our partners in hope help us provide opportunities where dreams can become reality. If you are looking for a blessed and effective way to touch the lives of those less fortunate, your help is greatly needed. To become a Partner In Hope, a sponsor, contributor, or a member please call or email us today. There is not a better way to spread the love of Christ than through God’s majestic outdoors!

http://www.hopeoutdoors.org/


 

Catch-A-Dream is a national, charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation, that provides once-in-a-lifetime dream hunting and fishing trips to children across the United States and Canada, age 18 and younger, who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. (purpose) Through these adventures, and exposure to outdoors-minded people who care, (business) the program instills in these children a message of encouragement at a time when they need to know that hope does, indeed, exist. (values)

http://www.catchadream.org/


 

The C.A.S.T. “Catch A Special Thrill” for Kids Event was designed to create an adaptive environment where children, ages 5-18, and adults could both benefit, sharing a day of fun on the water that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. Participants are hosted at a local lake, or body of water, supplied with a fishing rod & reel, t-shirt, hat, and tackle box, partnered with an experienced volunteer angler and escorted onto a boat where, with the supervision of a parent or guardian, they are shown proper fishing techniques and receive natural resources education. Participants and volunteers all then return from their morning fishing excursion to a BBQ lunch and an awards ceremony.

http://www.castforkids.org/