Overnight camps and additional adventure programming return to the list of summer activities available
Park City, Utah (March 23, 2020) – Today, the National Ability Center (NAC), a leading organization dedicated to empowering individuals of differing abilities, announced its plan for regular summer programming including in-person summer camps with selective overnight options, rafting, outdoor climbing and more!
The National Ability Center will offer its adaptive summer programs including:
- Outdoor rock climbing
- Moonlight Open Climbs on the Challenge Course
- In-person day and overnight summer camps
- Overnight yurt family camps at Camp Oakley
- Military camps and retreats
“Summer is the time to be outside, and at the National Ability Center, we’re excited to provide a range of options for those with disabilities seeking adaptive and family-friendly adventure. Transitioning into the summer season, we remain committed to the health and safety of our staff and participants, which we hold as our highest priority,” said Dan Glasser, CEO of the National Ability Center. “With the health protocols we developed last summer, we are pleased to be able to offer the majority of our regular summer activities, retreats and lessons, ensuring outdoor recreation and adventure is available to everyone, regardless of ability.”
Military camps will include a full schedule of family programs such as indoor climbing, archery, paddleboarding, military retreats, a Women’s Veteran Summer Experience Camp, and various day and overnight rafting trips in Moab, Utah. Summer amps are also in the works for summer. Campers can expect lively programming, including a new summer family camp trip to Camp Oakley, where families can stay together in an accessible yurt, as well a Discovery Camp, Crusaders and Adventurers Camps and X-Treme/Action Day Camps.
“It’s an exciting time for our team and we’re thrilled to be bringing these beloved summer camps and programs back to our community,” said Tracy Meier, Program & Education Director at the National Ability Center. “We are truly looking forward to welcoming our participants and their families as they return to their favorite activities and to the sense of adventure the NAC is known for.”
Due to the continued popularity of the summer programming in years past, the NAC encourages all wishing participants and families to sign up early and secure their spot. Registration is now open and will continue throughout the summer. Past summer programs such as Camp GiddyUp, hippotherapy, and watersports remain on hold for the season due to COVID-19 restrictions. For more information about the NAC’s summer programming, lessons being offered, visit discovernac.org/programs. For additional information about the National Ability Center as well as protocols and requirements for registration,visit discovernac.org.
About the National Ability Center
The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive, and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans, and more. Rooted in Park City, UT for over 30 years, with additional facilities in Salt Lake City and Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. With Vail’s EpicPromise as the National Ability Center’s largest annual community partner, NAC is globally recognized as a leader in adaptive sports. For more information, visit www.discovernac.org.