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Challenge Mountain Equine Therapy

How Your Gift Helps

Although there are many programs throughout the United States that provide opportunities for the disabled population, Challenge Mountain is unique in many ways. Programs are offered exclusively to individuals living with disabilities and their families. A family-first approach allows families to recreate together which strengthens bonds.

Each year, Challenge Mountain connects over 1,800 children, youth, and adults with special needs to life-enhancing recreational opportunities. Participants gain personal fulfillment through a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of acceptance that translates positively into their everyday lives. Programs are not just about having fun on a boat ride, climbing a ropes course, or skiing down a hill. These experiences create positive individual and group development, while building social and character skills and transforming participants’ views of themselves and their abilities.

Directing Your Dollars

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Makes a full day of life changing experiences for a school group learning to ski a reality.Provides First TEE golf lessons and an afternoon with the Young Americans for three Spirit campers.Builds the confidence, self-worth and independence of a child participating in a day of Equine Therapy.Allows a participant to experience peer support with a sense of adventure through a day of low and high ropes course challenges.

Removing the Financial Burden

With the financial and life challenges associated with a disability, we believe that money should not be a barrier to experiencing life. Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, the community, grants from private corporations and foundations, and income generated through the Challenge Mountain resale store, Challenge Mountain programs are offered at little or no cost to participants and their families.

Ways to GIVE

  • Donate Online, by Phone, or by Mail
    Every dollar donated to Challenge Mountain directly supports adaptive recreational programming.
  • Donate Items
    Including clothing, household items, furniture, sports equipment, and much more. Hours and details are found here.
  • Amazon Smile
    Shop through and a percentage of eligible purchases will automatically be donated to Challenge Mountain.
  • Family Fare Receipts | Direct Your Dollars™
    Save your Family Fare Supermarket receipts. Once enough are collected, we can submit the receipts to Spartan for a donation. Challenge Mountain has the opportunity to earn $1,000 from SpartanNash, simply by shopping at Family Fare Supermarket or D&W Fresh Market. Through the Direct Your Dollars program, we can turn eligible receipts into cash for our organization! 
  • Volunteer
    Your time is valuable. We welcome volunteers and have a variety of different opportunities from which to choose. View the full list of volunteer opportunities and details.
Donate by Phone

Make a contribution using
Visa, MasterCard, Discover
or American Express
by calling 231.582.1186

Donate by Mail

Send your gift to
Challenge Mountain
PO Box 764
Boyne City, MI 49712

Amazon Smile

Save your Family Fare Stores & Fuel Centers (SpartanNash) receipts to benefit Challenge Mountain. Eligible nonprofit organizations can earn $1,000, simply by collecting $150,000 in eligible receipts. Simply drop off your receipts to the Challenge Mountain Resale Store – it’s really that simple.

Resale Store Donations

Revised COVID-19 Response
Donation Protocol:

Five (5) Closed Boxes or Bags per Vehicle

Donations Accepted:
Tuesdays & Fridays
9:30am until Truck is Full

Report to the Community

Report to the Community 2022

Report to the Community 2019

Report to the Community 2017

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