A few weeks ago I drove about an hour from my house to explore Recreation Unlimited, a not-for-profit, serving people with physical and developmental disabilities. The mission of Recreation Unlimited is to provide year-round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities and health concerns, while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes, and behaviors.
CEO Paul Huttlin personally gave us a tour and shared his story and the story behind this magical place. It was so clear that Recreation Unlimited is not only a top notch facility but an incredible, connected family. While there are many great things I could talk about, I feel it’s important that I spend our time together sharing the top ten things I think you should know.
10 Things You Need To Know About Recreation Unlimited
Recreation Unlimited is a not-for-profit serving individuals with disabilities and health concerns year round.
The campus is housed on 195 acres and located about 35 minutes northeast of Columbus.
The campus features a 20,000 sq. ft. Life Center, a new 10,850 sq. ft. semi-private residence hall, three more residence halls, a welcome center, welcome fountains, and gardens. It also includes a newly renovated multi-purpose lodge and dining hall, creative center, outdoor pavillion, a private cottage for retreats, accessible and universal playgrounds, musical garden, health services, and more.
Their outdoor sports facilities include an aquatic center with an aquatic playground, accessible archery pavilion and range, a new boat house and accessible canoe launch, 25 ft. tree climb, softball field, and a 50ft. Alpine Tower.
The accessible campus serves over 3,500 individuals annually.
Recreation Unlimited is an American Camping Association (ACA) accredited camp and an Ohio Medicaid Waiver provider.
Recreation Unlimited employees 11 full time associates and hires as many as 75 seasonal associates.
Recreation Unlimited relies on the generosity of many dedicated benefactors through corporate sponsorships, special events, grants, construction support, and more.
Volunteers are always appreciated! You can learn more by visiting their website.
Be sure to bookmark this page. They host many events year round that benefit Recreation Unlimited while having a great time. You’ll want to check back often as they update it regularly.
My experience at the facility was truly special. There are many great things but what I connected to most were the stories of the employees and the residents. Is that any surprise? :)