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Access Adventures is Melwood’s Respite Program designed for people with disabilities who are at least 18 years old.

For over 40 years, Access Adventures has provided planned retreats for adults with disabilities. The program places a focus on a small group, community-based retreats to offer memorable experiences to people with disabilities.

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The Respite Program designed for individuals with disabilities who are at least 18 years old.

Access Adventures supports individuals in a 1:4 Staff to participant ratio. Accommodations provided for individuals needing additional assistance.


All retreats are based out of the Melwood Recreation Center, a 108-acre property in Southern Maryland.

This facility provides accessible cabins and meeting spaces and programming, including horseback riding, challenge courses, and swimming, all designed to be adaptable for individuals with special needs. These retreats range from overnights to weeklong retreats; some themed to the season, holiday, or activities.

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For more information on our programming please contact us at (301) 870-3226.

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2023 Schedule

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Groups of six or more can design an experience of their own. With our experienced program leaders, Access Adventures is sure to provide you with an experience that will meet all your needs.

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