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RIVER DISCOVERY INC

 

Boise, ID

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RIVER DISCOVERY INC

Physical Address:
Boise, ID 83707 
EIN:
20-5965547
Web URL:
www.riverdiscovery.org
Leadership:
Anna Buschbacher
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Basic Organization Information

RIVER DISCOVERY INC

Physical Address:
Boise, ID 83707 
EIN:
20-5965547
Web URL:
www.riverdiscovery.org 
NTEE Category:
E Health—General & Rehabilitative 
E60 Health Support Services 
G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines 
G30 Cancer 
P Human Services 
P30 Children's and Youth Services 
Ruling Year:
2007 
How This Organization Is Funded:
Individual and Business Donations - $35,000
Special Events - $12,000
Foundation and Corporation Grants - $12,000

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Mission Statement

River adventures for cancer survivors that promote healing and strengthen the mind, body and spirit


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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. November, 2012)

Anna Buschbacher

Term:

Since Nov 2011

Profile:

Executive Director November 2011 - current Susan G. Komen for the Cure -Feb. 2008 to Oct. 2011 Capital Youth Soccer Association Dec. 2001-2005 Conprehensive Cancer Alliance Board Member since 2011 Cancer Connection Idaho Program Advisor since 2011

Leadership Statement:

The Salmon River Adventure Programs are unique: a week camping, rafting and kayaking where participants are exposed to the therapeutic benefits found in nature and the wilderness. Throughout the week clients explore the physical, psychological and emotional challenges of cancer in a supportive environment with peers. They leave with renewed self confidence and lifestyle choices that improve well-being and extend lives.



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Program: Teen Adventure Program for Cancer Survivors

Budget:
$32,890
Category:
Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Population Served:
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program Description:

The Salmon River Teen Adventure Program targets cancer survivors aged 13 to 18 and seeks to educate young people about choices and encourage behaviors that extend life, increase self confidence and improve physical and psychological well-being. This weeklong program is free to participants and accommodates 15 teenage cancer survivors who will raft and camp along the wilderness section of the Salmon River. Program objectives are to: Program outcomes include:

Program Long-Term Success:

River Discovery’s long term success is measured by our participants’ ability to overcome the physical, emotional and psychological challenges of cancer. Restoring self confidence and esteem through challenges found on the river can be the first step in that process.

Program Short-Term Success:

2009 was the first year the teen program was conducted without parents. The teenagers went home full of confidence due to their accomplishments on the river - without mom and dad.

Program Success Monitored by:

A three part survey system is used to measure program effectiveness along with anecdotal evidence. Participants complete pre and post program surveys to measure physical activity, fears and anxiety, peer support and self-esteem and confidence.

Program Success Examples:

“River Discovery was an amazing journey that allowed me to let go of myself and the outside world. I pushed and dared myself to do more and be more,” said Emily, a 15 year old 2009 participant.   2009 was the first year collecting survey data and the methods will be revised and improved continually. Some of the findings are:83% liked the new foods eaten during the program50% expected to exercise more after the program83% did not experience any post-treatment physical symptoms during the program

Program: Adult Adventure Program for Cancer Survivors

Budget:
$42,480
Category:
Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

The Salmon River Adult Adventure Program targets cancer survivors 18 and older and seeks to educate young people about choices and encourage behaviors that extend life, increase self confidence and improve physical and psychological well-being. This weeklong program is free to participants and accommodates 15 teenage cancer survivors who will raft and camp along the wilderness section of the Salmon River. Program objectives are to: Program outcomes include:

Program Long-Term Success:

Ultimately, River Discovery’s long term success is measured by our participants’ ability to overcome the physical, emotional and psychological challenges of cancer.

Program Short-Term Success:

A 2010 goal is to initiate a staff training program for young adult alumni interested in becoming role models for teen participants.

Program Success Monitored by:

A three part survey system is used to measure program effectiveness along with anecdotal evidence. Participants complete pre and post program surveys to measure physical activity, fears and anxiety, peer support and self-esteem and confidence.

Program Success Examples:

“I also saw one of our participants, who has been extremely ill and is still fragile looking, spontaneously run across the sand at lunch one day toward the end of the week. It was so funny, and he was just beaming. It was like watching him come back to life. Our other campers gained in self confidence through meeting the challenges offered on the river, and you could see their personalities emerge as they felt freer.” Ellen Nolan, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and 2009 staff medical volunteer 2009 was the first year collecting survey data and the methods will be revised and improved continually. Some of the findings are:66% did not experience any post-treatment physical symptoms during the program33% expected to exercise more after the program66% liked the new foods eaten during the program

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