Get to know...Carol-Ann!

Carol-Ann is the founder and executive director of Destination Rehab. She started Destination Rehab to bridge the gap between outpatient clinic care and real life community living, with a special focus on outdoor activities and adventures. She also has owned a very unique type of pet!

Read on to learn more about Carol-Ann!

New Group!

Destination Rehab has a group of participants who have started a group for young adults who are dealing with a chronic medical condition. If you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s, come join us! We will meet monthly for a social gathering at different locations in the Bend area.

Contact us at to be added to our email list. Thanks!

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Adventure Camp - take one!


Destination Rehab hosted our first Adventure Rehab Camp in September 2017! We rented a home in Bend within walking distance of downtown, assembled all our gear, and planned a full week of outdoor challenges. Our participant Bill was amazing - he worked on goals that included improved balance, endurance, running speed and pacing, and challenged himself with some new activities like rock climbing and cooking!

Two amazing and talented Physical Therapists volunteered for the week, and we took Bill on all of the best Central Oregon adventures! We went kayaking, hiking, trail running, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding and camping. It was a fun, tiring, challenging week as we worked on therapy related goals while enjoying the beautiful outdoors!

Destination Rehab is planning two camps in 2018 - June and September - and we are looking for volunteers and participants to join us. Click on the button below for more info:

Happiness is the truth

Happiness is the truth

Blog post by Carli Smythe. Carli is a new volunteer with Destination Rehab. She is insightful, welcoming, and when talking with her, you realize that she has that rare gift of being able to truly and deeply listen. She will be writing a series of blog posts, helping to launch a new "young-onset" group, developing our Ambassador program, and assisting with our 2018 Adventure Cohort. Photo: Carli is on the right, volunteering at our September event called Soar!