VERMONT ADAPTIVE HOSTS DISABLED SPORTS USA KIDS AND FAMILY CAMP
AT SUGARBUSH RESORT, FEB. 6-8

Special weekend created to develop skills while having fun with peers, family and instructors.

WARREN, Vt. (Jan. 20, 2009) — Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, the only year-round organization in the state to offer daily programs for people with disabilities, will host the Disabled Sports USA Kids and Family Camp Feb. 6-8 at Sugarbush Resort in Warren. The camp is part of the organizations line-up of programs for the 2008-2009 winter season, enabling participants to develop personal snowsports skills while having fun skiing or snowboarding with peers and instructors.

“Our goal is to provide a fun way for kids to meet new friends and to learn how to safely ski with their peers,” said Maggie Burke, Vermont Adaptive program coordinator at Sugarbush. “Our camp’s focus is not only on skiing skills and introductory alpine racing techniques but also on valuable life skills such as safety in the outdoors and being active and healthy. It’s a great opportunity for families to meet and share experiences.”

The two-day event is filled with on snow skill clinics, practice gate training, indoor rock climbing, a pizza party and movie night, free time for skiing, coaching, a fun race, and an awards ceremony.

The weekend is open to all families with participants ages 7-16. The cost is $250/participant and $200/family member or friend. (Sliding scale fees are available on a case by case basis.) Cost includes lift tickets for the weekend, rental equipment, indoor climbing, crafts, a commemorative tee shirt, and Saturday night dinner. Space is limited and reservations are required. For reservations contact Maggie Burke, 802.583.4283, or north@vermontadaptive.org. More information is available at www.vermontadaptive.org.

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is the only year-round disabled sports program with daily programming in the state, which is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. The organization promotes independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational opportunities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more. More than 400 volunteers serve clients from all over the world in three locations in Vermont – Pico Mountain at Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton. For more information, visit www.vermontadaptive.org.