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February 18 - February 19

CamPAH!

Celebrating 10 years of PAH!

February 18-19, 2023 | Saturday 9 am – 4 pm | Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

WHAT:

This year’s unique mountain experience will include a fusion of sign language, spoken word, games – but most importantly, making turns on the mountain slopes whether it’s skiing or snowboarding with a mentor! This is a great choice for those who are *Deaf and between the ages of 10 – 19 (or currently in high school) eager to learn and improve their skiing or snowboarding skills along with a trained Deaf coach or a coach fluent in ASL.

Campers meet on the snow for six hours each day (from 9 am to 3 pm) with some of the finest humans you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. Beginners to advanced riders/skiers regardless of communication mode and ability, we welcome all!

While skiing and snowboarding isn’t really a team sport, the learning process is social. Lessons are done either one-on-one or within a small group which is a great way to create a bond. As the weekend goes, the ski/snowboard ability of each camper will progress. CamPAH! offers campers the opportunity to master the basics, build self-awareness, confidence, social skills and it will make one love the mountains if they don’t already!

 

COST:

CamPAH! is offered at no cost to participants.

  • What’s Included?
  • Lift tickets
  • 6 hour supervision on Saturday and Sunday at Hoodoo Ski Area
  • Snowboard or Ski Rental Equipment as needed
  • Instructions from a trained coach that compliments camper’s communication mode
  • Optional roundtrip transportation for campers from the town of Sisters to Hoodoo on OAS bus (pickup/drop-off schedule to be sent out)
  • **Please note: This program does NOT include snacks, lunch or drinks. There is food available for purchase from the Hoodoo cafeteria.

 

REGISTRATION: 

To register, we need an online registration form for each camper. Space is limited for this event. Once you submit a registration form, OAS will follow up with you within the week. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb 3rd but apply early as we may fill up quickly!

 

**UPDATE: As of January 10th, registration for CamPAH closed. We have a waitlist. If you would like your child(ren) to be on the waitlist, please proceed and fill out the below registration form. Filling out this registration form does not mean your child(ren) will receive a spot for CamPAH. If spot opens up, we will get in touch with you soon as possible. Your contact information will be added to our CamPAH email list for 2024 ensuring you’ll be one of the first to be notified when registration opens next year. Thank you for your understanding.

REGISTRATION FORM

 

OVERVIEW:

Since 2013, OAS has worked in collaboration with a local Deaf trained snowboard and ski instructor, Cara Frank (who is also currently the Team Director for the US Deaflypmic Ski + Snowboard team). By working together, a Deafriendly space was created on the mountain under the OAS’ banner.

The program, CamPAH, captures the sign “PAH” in its name, which in American Sign Language means “finally” or “success at last” in a positive and upbeat way. This sign echoes everyone’s sentiments about CamPAH, a program that’s one of a kind.

 

QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions or would like to be added to the CamPAH email list, please contact Cara at CamPAHinfo@gmail.com or give her a call on her videophone: (541) 209-0366.

 

*NOTE: We use the word “Deaf” as an inclusive term for all Deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and late-deafened children.

 

 

Details

Start:
February 18
End:
February 19
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Venue

Hoodoo Ski Area
27400 Big Lake Road
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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Organizer

Oregon Adaptive Sports
Phone:
541.306.4774
Email:
info@oregonadaptivesports.org
Website:
oregonadaptivesports.com