Inclusive programs

 

At Oregon Adaptive Sports, we strive to enable and empower athletes to not only access outdoor recreation, but to fully engage with the outdoors and an outdoor lifestyle. We believe that the outdoors has the power to increase confidence, self esteem, health and quality of life. We believe that Central Oregon should be the leader in making the outdoors accessible, providing a model of what a fully inclusive outdoor community looks like.


Inclusive Programs: Spaces for people of all abilities to come together and participate in outdoor recreation, regardless of ability.


 Inclusive Climbing Club

climbers at Bend Rock Gym showing off their "guns"

First Tuesday of Every Month

4:30-6:30pm @ Bend Rock Gym

This is a space is for people of all abilities to come together and climb in a fun indoor setting. Climbers of all experience levels welcome. Friends and family are encouraged to join! We will have volunteers designated for assisting adaptive athletes. All other people attending will pay $10 which includes pass and gear rentals from BRG (no discount for having your own gear). This is intended to be a community space so it is open to OAS participants, friends and family, volunteers and community members. Sign up information is below.

 

 

Community Nordic Days

sit down nordic skier

Select Wednesdays: 1/16, 2/20, 3/13

9:30-12p @ Mount Bachelor Nordic Center

This is a space is for people of all abilities to participate in some of the fantastic nordic skiing that Bend has to offer! Led by OAS Staff, groups will go to the Nordic Center and pick their adventure for the day. OAS will have a certain number of volunteer slots designated for assisting adaptive athletes. Adaptive athletes needing assistance should sign up via OAS. All others participating are welcome to join (this is a community event so that means anyone). Standard rentals available from Mt Bachelor and nordic sit skis from OAS. Transportation from Bend is available, leaving from the Starbucks on SW Century at 8:30am for all adaptive athletes and trained volunteers. Sign up information is below.


How to Sign Up

Adaptive Athletes: If you are in need of some assistance, sign up on our registration page, using the standard lesson request form. CLICK HERE FOR SIGN UP. If you are in not in need of assistance, you can participate as a “community member” (see below).

Volunteers: Trained OAS volunteers wishing to sign up for a designated slot to assist adaptive athletes can do so through the weekly volunteer emails. If you are not in a designated volunteer slot, you are more than welcome to just show up and participate as a “community member” (see below). If you have friends and family you wish to bring, they are welcome to come as a community member as well!

Community Members: Just shoot us an email or text (541-848-9390) saying I’ll be there! We will ask you to sign a waiver for OAS and for BRG or Mt Bachelor. Reminder that for nordic you can get a free pass but must provide your own gear or pay $15 for rentals, and for climbing you must provide your own pass and rentals or pay the $10 pass/rental fee for Bend Rock Gym. There will be an OAS staff member checking folks in at any community events.

Have questions? Email us at info@oregonadaptivesports.org or give us a call at 541-306-4774.