CTHF Quality of Life Programs

The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation provides adaptive recreational programs for children with physical disabilities. These programs include the following.

If you have not participated in any our programs before (Wheel Runners, Tread Setters, Adventure Camp) please complete the New Participant Application below. (All Camp Adventure campers need to complete the Camper form)

If you have already registered with us, go the program of interest and sign up to participate. Hope to see you soon!

New Participant Application
Camp Adventure

Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation provided five summer camps in 2022 in various parts of the state. Please visit our Camp webpage to learn more! Dates for 2023 summer camps have been posted.

Learn More About Camp Adventure

The virtual camps became so popular during COVID that they are here to stay!  Its a great way for the kids to interact with friends across the state. Contact Helen at for more information.

virtual camp
CTHF Wheel Runners - Wheelchair Basketball Team

Become a part of our awesome wheelchair basketball team! Any child between the ages of 6 – 18 years of age with physical disabilities and is a patient at Carrie Tingley Hopsital is invited to participate. Participation is free, sports wheelchairs are provided for all ages. Practices are held twice a month on Saturdays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15p.m at the Los Duranes Community Center - 2920 Leopoldo Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM.   Contact Helen at for more information.

Spring 2023 dates:

Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, March 11, March 25, April 1, April 22, May 6, June 3, June 17

Sign Up for Basketball
CTHF Tread Setters - Adaptive Cycling

The Tread Setters, formerly called the Zia Freewheelers, is a youth adaptive cycling program of the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation with a focus on providing group rides and event training to Carrie Tingley patients who need special adaptations to participate in cycling. You do not need to have your own cycle to participate! Contact Helen at for more information.

Spring 2023 Dates

Rides will be held on Sundays from April 2 - May 21. Participation dates can be selected on registration form.

Learn More about the Tread Setters

For questions about any of the CTHF Quality of Life Programs please contact Helen Pino at, 505-243-6626, or complete the form below.

Community Quality of Life Programs

The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation partners with other businesses and nonprofits that have adaptive programs available to Carrie Tingley Hospital patients. For more info and scholarship information please contact the Foundation at 505-243-6626.

Adaptive Horseback Riding 

CTHF partners with three wonderful therapeutic horseback riding programs. Each organization is dedicated to CTHF children and their overall health, safety, and happiness. Please visit each site for more information. Please contact the organization you are interested in first for an evaluation. Scholarships are available.
Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship
Enchanted Equine Adventures, LLC
Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding, Inc

Adaptive Kayaking 

CTHF partners with Kayak New Mexico to offer adaptive kayaking to the children of Carrie Tingley Hospital. Have fun gliding across the water while exploring a new activity. Kayak New Mexico takes care to move past physical disabilities and teach skills that will help your child on and off the water. Located at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center, 745 Loma Colorado Dr. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. For more information or to register, visit their website or call 505-980-7207. A nominal fee is required.

Adaptive Sports NM

Since 1985, the Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico has offered therapeutic recreational activities to children and adults with disabilities. Today, ASPNM proudly offers a wide variety of adaptive sports year-round, including skiing, snowboarding, watersports, river rafting, yoga, rock climbing, and more.

Programs are open to children and adults with disabilities at locations throughout New Mexico. Some programs are open to family members and caregivers. Veteran-specific programs are offered periodically throughout the year. If you are interested in getting involved as an athlete, volunteer, or supporter, please contact us for more information. Learn more here.

Keshet Dance

Founded in 1996, Keshet is an arts-based non-profit organization that exists to inspire and unite the community by fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship, and creative space for the arts. Keshet has different opportunities for CTHF kids to join, register, and learn more today by visiting their website at or by emailing!

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