Bend and all of Central Oregon are known far and wide for the plethora of warm weather activities available on the East side of the Cascades. Alpine lakes, wild and scenic rivers, towering basalt cliffs and old growth ponderosas await for you to hike, climb, bike, kayak or explore.
OAS offers a full slate of summer programs for youth and adults of various populations. OAS utilizes cutting edge adaptive equipment, accessible transportation, trained staff and volunteers to create the most fun and successful experience for each individual. Click on any of the below activity icons to see the details of each offering and also view the summer as a whole via our SUMMER 2018 CATALOG. Summer programs kick off May 30th and will run into September.
SPORT SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING
Handcycles, tandems and recumbents, OAS has a diverse and growing fleet of adaptive cycles. Come out and ride at ongoing clinics, private guided rides and tours, group rides. Cycling offerings for all ages and abilities available! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON CYCLING
Kayaking and Paddleboarding are suited for many ages and abilities and OAS has all the boats and gear to outfit you for your float on the river or lake. Group outings and private lessons and tours in Bend and the Cascade Lakes. Ages 7 & Up. All Abilities! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON PADDLING
From the plastic holds of Bend Rock Gym to the tuff and basalt of Smith Rock, OAS has the gear to adapt your climbing experience. Come participate in inclusive climbing club, one of our outings to Smith Rock or sign up for a private lesson! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON ROCK CLIMBING
From ponderosa forests to alpine peaks sign up for a guided hike suited to your ability with an OAS staff or volunteer guide. OAS offers group and private hiking outings all across Central Oregon! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON HIKING
OAS partners with Awbrey Glen Golf Club to provide it’s summer long Ability Golf program. Monthly clinics, practice and 9-hole playing opportunities are available for golfers of all abilities ages 8 and up. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON GOLF
Test your stamina and cycling ability on one of OAS’ specially designed off-road handcycles. Guided rides available on many of the iconic Bend trails as well as trial rides and fit-ups right in the OAS backyard! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON MOUNTAIN BIKING
Compliment all of your activities through balancing strength and flexibility of the body and mind through all abilities yoga offered by OAS’ own Kadee Mardula. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON YOGA
OAS’ program specific for individuals with visual impairments. Hike, kayak, cycle, and climb with trained sighted guides and OAS’ own Nancy Stevens! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON MOUNTAIN SENSE
OAS’ program specific for individuals of all abilities ages 8-15. A great way for your child to develop new skills, explore the outdoors, gain exposure and have fun with new friends! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON OASIS OUTINGS
For scheduling purposes, activities are offered in three ways:
- Ongoing Programs & Clinics: Activities offered on a regular or recurring basis at pre-determined locations.
- Special Events: Focused on a specific population, activity, or based around a pre-existing event (i.e. Pole Pedal Paddle).
- Private Sessions: Activities booked on an individual basis outside of Ongoing Programs. Experience is customized and can be tailored for individualized needs and goals. These programs can include family members or friends, locations are flexible and can be customized for a group.