iCAN BIKE CAMP
July 11-15, 2022 • Copley High School
WHAT IS iCAN BIKE?
This is a life changing camp that teaches individuals of many different abilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently. There are 5 sessions daily with 8 riders attending their same assigned session each day. This achievement helps these special people gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.
80 volunteers are needed to make this camp a success. Volunteers walk/lightly jog beside riders to help teach balance and provide emotional/motivational support. We encourage every volunteer to commit to working the entire week of the camp for the 75-minute session they select. Campers bond with their volunteers and rely on the same person to be there each day to help them learn to ride a bike.
Must be at least 15 years old, able to walk fast or jog for 75 minutes with short breaks. A five-day commitment for a session time is desired and appreciated, but alternative schedules are considered.
Training provided at the Volunteer Orientation meeting on July 10 at 4 pm at Copley High.
No prior experience with people with disabilities necessary. You get a cool t-shirt too!
TIMES / LOCATION
Copley High School Auxiliary Gym • 3807 Ridgewood Road, Copley OH
16 Volunteers Needed at Each Session from Monday to Friday
Session 1: 8:30am - 9:45am (need 4 volunteers)
Session 2: 10:05am - 11:20am (FULL)
Session 3: 11:40am - 12:55pm (FULL)
Session 4: 2:00pm - 3:15pm (need 4)
Session 5: 3:35pm - 4:50pm (need 5)
High School Students: Earn 8.5 hours of community service for one session and 16 hours for two sessions - both scenarios include attending all five days plus orientation.
College Students: Gain hands on experience to enhance your college studies.
The videos below are good overviews of the bike camp and do a nice job of touching on all the important aspects from a rider and volunteer perspective.