TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Idaho Fish and Game has partnered with an Idaho nonprofit to bring children with special needs to the great outdoors and teach them about recreation in the Gem State.
Called Beyond Adventures is an organization dedicated to bringing families with special needs children into the great outdoors to experience fishing, hunting, and other recreational activities in Idaho.
This non-profit organization was founded in 2020 with the goal of bringing families together and giving children opportunities they don’t normally get to experience. Founders Aby and Jesse Rinella spend much of their family time outdoors and couldn’t imagine what life would be like without them.
“We want to take these families beyond what they can do on their own and guide them and work with them to make it happen,” said Aby Rinella.
Helping families and getting them to spend more time outdoors is Aby and Jesse’s goal, hoping to capture a child’s reaction to things we take for granted.
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“It’s amazing when you take them outside and just see the life in their eyes and when they see the water and the fish, just things you take for granted. I mean sunrise, sunset, the moon, the mountains, everything,” said Jesse Rinella.
Stuart Sandall is the father of one of the children who had the chance to fish with Called Beyond and said it will be a day his son Isaac will never forget.
“For that I’m very grateful and it’s a beautiful day and an amazing place and Fish and Wild are just doing an amazing job of volunteering and helping to make it the best experience for a child that they possibly can.” can have,” he said.
More information about Called Beyond Adventures can be found here.