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Winter Camps Help Kids Stay Active Year-Round

Staying active year-round can be difficult, especially in the winter months when the weather is inclement and traditional means of fitness are no longer an option- but don’t worry! There are fun winter-specific camps happening around the country to help your child stay engaged in physical fitness and have fun! We’ve compiled a list of winter camps around the country- find the camp nearest you and get signed up!

All photos from Northwest Association for Blind Athletes

California

Access Leisure: Camp Challenge Ourselves through Outdoor Leisure (C.O.O.L.)

Sacramento, CA

Contact: Jenny Yarrow

Phone: (916) 808-6017

E-mail: Jyarrow@cityofsacramento.org

Camp Dates: March 7-8, 2020

 

Colorado

The Hartford Ski Spectacular

Host: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO

Contact: Lily Jagodzinski

E-mail: ljagodzinski@dsusa.org

Phone: (301) 383-9669

Dates: December 9-15, 2019

USABA Winter Ski Festival

Host: Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), Breckenridge, CO

Contact: Rich Cardillo

E-mail: military@usaba.org

Phone: (719) 630-0422

Camp Dates: February 26 – March 1, 2020

 

Florida

Camp Abilities North Florida

Contact: Jenn Stelmach

E-mail: campabilitiesflorida@gmail.com

Phone: (904) 556-9287

Winter Camp: TBA

 

Maine

Maine Organization for Blind Athletic and Leadership Education (MOBALE)

Winter Sports Education Camp

Host: Adaptive Outdoor Education Center, Carrabassett Valley, ME

Phone: (207) 208-6354

Camp Dates: February 9-12, 2020 (held in conjunction with NEVI*Fest)

 

New England Blind & Visually Impaired Ski Festival (NEVI*Fest)

Carrabassett Valley, ME

Contact: Lizz Peacock

E-mail: info@maineadaptive.org

Phone: (207) 824-2440

Festival Dates: February 9-12, 2020

 

New York

Camp Abilities CABVI

Utica, NY

E-mail: michaelm@cabvi.org

Phone: (315) 797-2233

Camp Dates: January 18-21, 2020

 

Oregon

Camp Spark Oregon

Host: Big Lake Youth Camp, Sisters, OR

Contact: Kirsten French

Email: kfrench@nwaba.org

Phone: (360) 859-3116

Camp Dates: February 28 – March 1, 2020

 

Vermont

USABA Vermont Winter Ski Festival

Host: Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports (VASS), Pico Mountain – Killington, VT

Contact: Kevin Brousard

E-mail: kbrousard@usaba.org

Phone: (719) 866-3019

Festival Dates: February 7-10, 2020

 

Washington

Camp Spark Washington

Host: Ghormley Meadow Christian Camp, Naches, WA

Contact: Kirsten French

Email: kfrench@nwaba.org

Phone: (360) 859-3116

Camp Dates: January 10-12, 2020

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