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Bike Camp Volunteer Drive

Five-Day Intensive Learn to Ride a Bike Camp

This camp teaches individuals with autism, and other disabilities, how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Volunteer Here.
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It's back after a two year hiatus! AutismUp presents the 12th Annual iCan Bike Camp July 11-15, 2022 at the Golisano Training Center located on the Nazareth College campus. The week-long camp teaches individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other disabilities, to ride a conventional bike without training wheels. Specialized, adaptive cycling equipment is utilized by certified instructors and an army of volunteer spotters that build confidence, skill and ultimately, success. With a nearly 100% success rate, the program changes the lives of children and teens by teaching them a skill that builds self-confidence, provides an inclusive recreation opportunity with peers, and encourages a lifetime of fun and exercise. AutismUp is happy to have hosted 440 riders and 1,000+ volunteers over the past 12 years!

Would you like to experience this life changing program first-hand? Register to participate as a volunteer today! There are TWO STEPS you must complete to volunteer (see the instructions in the blue box to the right), or SCROLL DOWN past the flyer for more information!

iCan Bike Camp Volunteers



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

We rely on 80-120 volunteers to make this program a success! This is an excellent community service project for students, school clubs, youth organizations, businesses and sports teams! If you would like to become a volunteer, please follow these TWO STEPS: (#1) Complete an AutismUp Staff/Volunteer Profile, and (#2) complete an iCan Bike Volunteer Application. Scroll down for links.

Five sessions run daily and 16 volunteers are needed for each. Each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes early to check in and be ready to receive their "spotter" assignment. Ideally, volunteers should plan to attend the same session each day to build a trusting relationship with their assigned camper.

Daily Sessions:

Session 1: 8:15 - 9:30 AM

Session 2: 9:50 - 11:05 AM: VOLUNTEER SPOTS ARE NOW FULL****

Session 3: 11:25 AM - 12:40 PM

Session 4: 1:40 - 2:55 PM

Session 5: 3:15 - 4:30 PM


How to Register as a Volunteer:

Complete the 2022 Volunteer Application: 2022 iCan Bike Volunteer Application

*Registration will not be official until complete and a confirmation email is sent to you from our Program Coordinator.


Other Volunteer Information: Volunteers will receive a complimentary iCan Bike T-shirt on the first day of camp to wear. Volunteers will receive credits for service hours at the completion of their volunteer work, by request.


About iCan Bike Camp presented by AutismUp: iCan Shine provides specialized bicycle riding equipment and a team of trained experts. Each participant attends one 75 minute session each day for five consecutive days. At least 1-2 volunteers are assigned to each participant to assist the trainer and rider.

iCan Bike Camp 2022 is supported by a generous donation from The Cole Family.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact stharrett@autismup.org

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Questions? Email Camp Coordinator, Isabella Ponticello, iponticello@autismup.org

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