Camp Resources - National Ability Center
Countdown to the 2018 Winter Paralympics!

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General Camp Descriptions

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Download our winter/spring camp schedule (17/18 coming this fall!)

Discovery Camps

Discovery Camps are available for youth ages 8 – 18 with physical disabilities (Pathfinders), intellectual disabilities (Crusaders) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (Adventurers). Other Discovery Camps include Intro to Camp (ages 6-8) and Siblings Camp, where brothers and sisters have an opportunity to experience everything camp has to offer together. Discovery Camps are primarily day camps, with a few overnight experiences included during specific weeks.

 

Overnight Camps

Overnight Camps are available for teens and young adults ages 15 – 24 depending on specific camps. Overnight campers stay in our lodge and sometimes get to sleep under the stars in tents on-site. Each room has two twin beds and a private accessible bathroom. Days and evenings are full of fun activities and campers often end the day around the campfire singing songs and playing games.

 

Camp Vision

Camp Vision is specifically designed for teens and young adults with visual impairments. Participants experience the thrill of recreation during this week long overnight camp. Campers can experience everything from horseback riding to cycling, pedaling on tandem bikes or with experienced guides. Camp Vision is a great match for all levels and abilities.

 

Camp X-treme

This is an outdoor overnight camp for teens with physical disabilities. Campers can fly down the mountains of Park City on a zip line, ride the alpine slide, ski or snowboard, rock climb and more. This week-long overnight camp is designed to build confidence and self-esteem. Camps are offered in both the summer and winter.

 

Camp Giddy Up

Camp Giddy Up is for individuals of all abilities ages 8 – 18 who are interested in a horsemanship-focused camp designed to facilitate shared experiences for people both with and without disabilities. Campers will start the day with grooming, riding and barn activities in the morning and then enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities in the afternoon. This is a great opportunity to learn more about horses and riding, while making new friends.

 

Family & Holiday Camps

These camps offer individuals and families (both adults and youth) opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation over an extended, overnight stay on our beautiful 26-acre facility in our cozy, on-site lodge. Whether spending the week with a significant other or bringing the whole family, these camps provide an opportunity for loved ones to connect and recreate together. Individuals and families will get to spend multiple days exploring all the benefits of adaptive, outdoor recreation. Camp activities can include: skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, climbing wall, adaptive horseback riding, swimming, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Meals, lodging, equipment and instruction are included.

 

Action Camp

Winter Action Camp is designed as a winter Paralympic sport sampler for youth athletes (ages 12-17) with physical and/or visual disabilities. Geared toward athletes of all skill levels, the camp will provide instruction in all six winter Paralympic Sports including skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, Nordic and biathlon. Action Camp aspires to ignite a new passion and provide guidance on how to navigate the “Paralympic pathway” for specific sports. Campers will have opportunities to learn about goal setting, athlete funding, and meet competitive adaptive athletes over the course of the 5 day 4-night camp. In the spirit of inclusion and promotion of the Paralympic Movement, campers are encouraged to bring a friend to share the experience of every moment side by side.

Apply now! We will call you to assess whether this camp is a fit for you.

 

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