Adaptive Sports Foundation

Warriors in Motion Summer Programs

 

Event Information

If you have specific questions about any of our events, please feel free to contact us at 518-734-5070 or email Caroline Lynch (caroline@adaptivesportsfoundation.org).

 

Event Registration

TO REGISTER for any of these events, please contact Caroline Lynch at Caroline@adaptivesportsfoundation.org or (518) 734-5070.

Program Information
 
Golf Programs
Cycling Programs
Paddling Programs
Hiking
Women’s Programs
 
Golf 1
 
Golf 1 (May 7-9, 2019)

The ASF joins together with the teaching pros at the Windham Country Club to offer a comprehensive golf instruction program.  In addition to time on the course, participants will spend a lot of time at the driving range working on their swing, and the practice green to improve their putting stroke.

 
Golf 2 (July 9-11, 2019 TENTATIVE)
This course is a follow-up for Golf I participants to work on the body, swing, and equipment system. Our PGA professional will continue with swing assessment, work on mechanics, and develop game tactics. Players will be treated to 18 to 27 holes of golf on local golf courses.
 
Golf 3 (September 19-20, 2019 TENTATIVE)

Put your golf skills to the test as part of the Adaptive Sports Foundation Warrior-Volunteer Golf Outing. You will have the opportunity to play a round of golf with some of our volunteers one day and then play in a fundraiser tournament at Windham Country Club.

Cycling

Cycling 1:  Skill Development (May 14-16, 2019)

This course helps develop safe cycling skills and gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. Included in the course will be the opportunity to learn how to select bicycles for a variety of disabilities as well as how to maintain bikes.  This course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques.  Participants will also explore the role of nutrition in personal fitness and develop cycling training programs that include a nutrition component.  Course include practical experience on road bikes, recumbents and hand cycles.

Cycling 2 (August 7-9, 2019)
Continue to improve your riding skills on the road. Participants will have the opportunity to go for longer rides and put their skills to work in a variety of situations. This is great training if you are preparing for a big cycling event.
 
Cycling 3 (September 3-5, 2019 TENTATIVE)
Continue to improve your riding skills on the road. Participants will have the opportunity to go for longer rides and put their skills to work in a variety of situations. This is great training if you are preparing for a big cycling event.  The event will culminate with a fun competition that will allow everyone of all skills to participate and challenge themselves.
 
Mountain Bike 1 (May 14-16, 2019)

This course helps develop mountain biking skills to venture on the trail. This course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques.  Windham has a variety of trails so that newer mountain bikers can progress from flatter trails, to introduction to hillier trails and single track to full on downhill mountain biking. Participants in the Mountain Bike 1 will combine with Cycling I participants for post-ride lectures on bike maintenance skills, nutrition, and fitness.

Mountain Bike 2 (August 7-9, 2019)
Participants must have attended Mountain Bike 1 or have mountain biking experience.  Continue to improve your mountain biking skills on a variety of terrain in the Windham area. There will be opportunities to explore single track, uphill and downhill lift served ski area terrain as well as some old carriage roads. There will be indoor sessions on bike maintenance and repair as well as discussions of nutrition and fitness.
 
Mountain Bike 3 (September 3-5, 2019 TENTATIVE)
Participants must have attended Mountain Bike 1 or have mountain biking experience.  Continue to improve your mountain biking skills on a variety of terrain in the Windham area. There will be opportunities to explore single track, uphill and downhill lift served ski area terrain as well as some old carriage roads. There will be indoor sessions on bike maintenance and repair as well as discussions of nutrition and fitness.  The event will culminate with a fun competition that will allow everyone of all skills to participate and challenge themselves.

 

Paddling

Introduction to Kayaking 1 (July 23-25, 2019)Prerequisite- must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards independently, to remain afloat in the water without the aid of a PFD, and be comfortable in the water with or without a PFD.  This introductory course is designed to explore the fundamental skill and safety concepts necessary to paddle a kayak or canoe effectively in flat water.  Safety procedures will be emphasized such as entering and exiting a boat, stability while paddling, and self rescue and group rescue methods.  Various paddling techniques, including power strokes, turning strokes, and bracing with the paddle, will be addressed.  In addition, equipment selection and customization of the boat to a paddler will be addressed.
Intermediate Kayaking 2 (August 13-14, 2019)Prerequisite- must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards independently, to remain afloat in the water without the aid of a PFD, and be comfortable in the water with or without a PFD. Additionally; participants must have taken Introduction to Kayaking and Canoeing or a similar course.  This course teaches students more advanced skills and techniques of kayaking and canoeing.  Safety instruction is emphasized.  Participants will practice a variety of different strokes to refine their ability to maneuver the boats.  The course will include continued practice of self rescue and group rescue methods.  The group will explore different bodies of water in the Catskills including the Hudson River (as conditions allow).  Students will spend time in more advanced boats and learn how to adapt their skills to different crafts in a variety of conditions.

Hiking

Hiking 1 (July 9-11, 2019) & Hiking 2 (August 20-22, 2019 TENTATIVE)
The Catskill Mountains offer a wide range of hiking experiences.  Depending on the group’s abilities, hiking routes will be selected that will provide challenges, camaraderie, and scenic views.  Down time will include activities to help everyone recover and prepare for next day.
 
Escarpment Hiking Trip (September 17-19, 2019)
The Escarpment Trail three day 25 mile hike through the Catskills will take a small group of warriors with two ASF staff members and several volunteers on a challenging hiking trip. This trail leaves Windham NY and goes over several mountains with some amazing views of the Catskills and Hudson Valley. This event is a unique opportunity to share the wilderness with some of your fellow veterans and challenge yourself to complete this through hike.  You will be sleeping in a tent or lean-to on the trail each night. There will be support from the ASF Staff and volunteers. You will need to provide some of the equipment for this hike. Once you are confirmed, we will provide you with a list of specific items that you need to provide.