WINDHAM, N.Y. – The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) will be hosting its first of five Adaptive Skateboard Camps this Saturday, July 15.
This is the third year the ASF is hosting adaptive skateboard lessons. The ASF has hired local professional skateboarder Johnny O’Connor, professional skateboard coach Frank Cabrera and more pro-level skateboard coaches to offer its students the best training available, no matter the participant’s experience.
“This first session we have five people signed up, three are returning skateboarders and two are brand new, which is awesome,” ASF staff member Cindy Francis said.
In addition to this Saturday’s camp, the ASF will host four other Adaptive Skateboard Camps this summer. One more camp will take place in July on the 29th, one on August 12, one on September 16 and the make-up date for the camp originally scheduled on June 24, which was postponed due to rain, is still to be determined. Camps are held at the Windham Adventure Park, located across South Street from Windham Mountain, and run from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A barbecue lunch is provided.
“We’ve cut down to one-day camps, which is very helpful because the kids are exhausted after the two days,” Francis explained. “This new format will benefit the students and we’re all excited for these five camps.”
Participants are encouraged to bring snacks, sunscreen, a sweatshirt or jacket, sturdy footwear, personal items that may be needed during the day, a skateboard and gear. If students don’t have their own equipment, that isn’t a problem. The ASF has boards and gear that it can rent out to participants.
Participants can sign up for the remaining four camp days. For more information on the ASF’s Adaptive Skateboard Camps and to sign up, visit www.adaptivesportsfoundation.org/summer-programs/.
The Adaptive Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community. If you’d like to help support the ASF’s mission of “empowering lives through adaptive sports”, visit www.adaptivesportsfoundation.org.