Outdoors Without Limits (OWL) is all about EDUCATION and OPPORTUNITIES!
OWL is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization based nationally out of Winterville, GA. The Emerald Coast Chapter was created in March 2011 and serves the disabled citizens in and around Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Florida as well as Baldwin County Alabama.
We want to EDUCATE those with disabilities about activities in the outdoors and offer the OPPORTUNITY to participate.
We will educate our participants about the outdoors and help them realize their abilities through our opportunities.
What do you think of when you hear the words Outdoor Recreational Activities?
Is it a picnic in the park, wildlife photography, hunting, fishing, camping, or a trip to the zoo? Yes! These are just a few of the activities available through OWL. The possibilities are endless and only limited to the imaginations of our members.
Nearly 250,000 people each year stop pursuing outdoor passions due to illness or accident.
Many thousands more, born with disabilities, have never had the opportunity to experience the woods and water. Yet we know that when we engage a disabled person in an experience that engages ability, their spirit changes.
Our program is designed to increase awareness, resources and opportunities that directly impact people and the communities where they live. We strive to challenge stereotypes about disability and promote awareness of “ability” in a positive environment.
Together, we will help change stereotypes about what defines “ability”. And, through action, we build relationships that change spirits and lives.It’s only through grassroots community-based, efforts, that we can raise awareness and change the stereotypes that challenge the disabled in so many areas of their lives.
The Emerald Coast Chapter will bring together outdoor enthusiasts. We will be involved in fundraising events and coordinate guided, safe, hands-on outdoor recreational events. We will give friends, family, and the entire community a way to participate WITH those who have disabilities and, together, do what was never thought possible.