All-Access Athletics

One more concern: when making your camp more user-friendly to those with mobility limitations, think about having some accessible seating for spectators. The more programs that you offer, the more visits you’ll receive from interested parents and prospects. Make them comfortable, and they’ll come back–not as spectators, but as campers and athletes.

Note: The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators, and users understand quality sports-facility construction. Info: 866-501-ASBA (2722) or

Mary Helen Sprecher has been a technical writer for more than 20 years with the American Sports Builders Association. She has written on various topics relating to sports-facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine, education, health, and industrial issues. She is an avid racquetball and squash player, and a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Md.

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