Dakota Center for Independent Living

Annie’s House has Adaptive Recreation Program for People with Disabilities and Veterans

Annie’s House at Bottineau Winter Park is a year round adaptive recreational facility, nestled in North Dakota’s scenic Turtle Mountains. Annie’s house provides an array of life-changing opportunities for individuals and veterans with disabilities to participate in activities such as skiing, hiking, fishing, and canoeing. They have specially trained instructors, modifications and adaptive equipment to help ensure that every person’s recreational experience is a success.

Annie’s House currently has a Veteran’s with Disabilities Adaptive Recreation program. This program works to give veterans opportunities to try recreational adventures. In order to qualify for this program a veteran must be able to qualify for benefits from the VA and have a 10% or higher disability as determined by the VA.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Veterans Administration. The VA Adaptive Sports Grant allows Annie’s house to offer the following: mileage to and from Annie’s House, lodging, meals, fees for adventures at Annie’s House, trained instructors to assist the veteran in having a successful and enjoyable experience, and adaptive equipment.

To learn more about Annie’s House or the Veterans with Disabilities Adaptive Recreation Program, please contact:

Mike Cerkowniak

Annie’s House Adaptive Recreation Program Coordinator

Email: Michael.cerkowniak@annecenter.org

Phone: 701-263-4556