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SEASONAL ACTIVITIES > SUMMER PROGRAMS > Canoeing & Kayaking


Canoeing and Kayaking have been popular Vermont Adaptive programs for more than 15 years.

The benefits?
-  Socializing
-  Exercising
-  Experiencing nature
-  Testing personal limits
-  Learning something new
-  Paddling equipment can be easily adapted to meet the needs of any disability and often no adaptations are necessary.
-  Using standard equipment opens a world of opportunities for individuals of all disabilities.

Paddling is a sport that emphasizes ability. Skill is determined by ability and attitude, whether the paddler is able-bodied or disabled. The freedom offered by paddling pushes aside the barriers presented by disabilities. Water is the ultimate equalizer.

Currently Vermont Adaptive has four thriving canoe and kayak programs.

Stoughton Pond - Southeastern Vermont
Our longest running program, canoeing and kayaking here takes place Monday through Wednesday throughout the summer and serves clients from southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire.

Lake Champlain Community Sailing - Northern Vermont
Our northern canoe and kayak programs are part of the Adaptive Watersports Program located at the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center on the Burlington waterfront. Clients come from all over the state to enjoy a day of paddling on Lake Champlain or even to make a weekend of it with canoeing one day, sailing, tandem cycling or maybe even indoor rock climbing the next.

Waterbury Reservoir - Central Vermont
Our newest location, with canoeing and kayaking.

Chittenden Reservoir & Lake Bomoseen-Crystal Beach - Central Vermont
Program days are currently Wednesdays and Thursdays but will increase as our clients do.

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• For reservations and more information about our canoe programs in southern and central Vermont, please call our Southern Program Coordinator at 802.353.7584 or email south@vermontadaptive.org.

• For reservations and more information about our canoe programs in northern Vermont and at Waterbury Reservoir, please call our Northern Program Coordinator at 802.353.3178 or email truenorth@vermontadaptive.org.

Cancellation Policy: Please call to cancel with more than 24 hours notice! If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice you will be charged for 50% of your program fee. No call-no shows will be charged for full program fee.

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HELPFUL HINTS
• Please make sure you bring a change of clothes, a windbreaker jacket or sweatshirt - temps out on the lake can be much chillier than on the shore.
• Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, bathing suit, water and snacks and anything else you might wish to have with you.

 

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