Oregon Adaptive Sports offers year-round outdoor recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. Our programs are designed to accommodate a wide range of populations with different skill levels from never-evers to elite athletes.

Summer Sports and Programs

OAS offers summer programs in six sports at a variety of locations throughout Central Oregon. Programs are offered in three categories: custom adventures (private lessons), community programs and events. All programs can accommodate a wide-range of ages and abilities, though some may be better suited for certain individuals.

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Assessment & Fit Up

First time trying an adaptive sport? Any individual can book a free 90 minute 1 on 1 sport assessment with an OAS staff member to visit the OAS office, test out adaptive equipment including our adaptive cycles, and better set yourself up for success in our programs.

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Community Programs

Community programs are spaces where people of all abilities come together to participate in outdoor recreation. They are an example of the OAS vision in action and are open to anyone.

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Custom Adventures

OAS can serve individuals or groups of individuals with disabilities in all of the summer sports that we offer. Custom adventures are private sessions that are adapted to fit the needs and goals of the participant(s).

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Cycling

OAS offers custom adventures, community cycling programsĀ and supports cycling events for a wide range of people with disabilities in a variety of locations throughout Central Oregon.

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Golf

OAS offers monthly adaptive golf clinics at Awbrey Glen Golf Club and the ability to arrange course play on Monday afternoons for individuals with disabilities.

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Hiking

Bend and all of Central Oregon boasts thousands of miles of hiking trails. OAS offers hiking experiences for individuals with disabilities including those with visual impairments as well as options for individuals with mobility impairments and other disabilities.

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Mountain Biking

OAS offers adaptive mountain biking and off-road cycling experiences for individuals with a wide range of abilities. Off road cycling is a great way for individuals with a variety of disabilities to travel deep into nature to experience the great benefits of the outdoors in a challenging and active environment.

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Paddling

From the meandering waters of the Deschutes River in downtown Bend, Oregon to the sweeping vistas from the Cascade Lakes, OAS offers kayaking and paddle boarding experiences for individuals of all ages and abilities throughout the summer.

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a great sport for individuals of all ages and abilities. OAS offers both private climbing lessons as well as hosts a monthly Community Climbing program at the Bend Rock Gym.

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Winter Sports and Programs

The foundation of our program, OAS has been providing adaptive ski lessons for people with disabilities since 1996. Currently, OAS offers adaptive skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo ski resorts as well as a range of Nordic/cross country ski and snowshoe opportunities throughout the area. OAS is proud to house cutting edge adaptive ski equipment to accommodate a wide range of abilities. Staff and volunteers are trained and often certified to work within several disciplines of adaptive winter sports.

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Alpine Skiing

OAS offers ski and snowboard lessons at both Mt Bachelor 7 days a week and Hoodoo Ski Area on weekends. Each lesson is individually crafted to fit the needs and goals of the participant.

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Community Programs

Community programs are spaces where people of all abilities come together to participate in outdoor recreation. They are an example of the OAS vision in action and are open to anyone.

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Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

OAS offers instruction and guides for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are great alternatives to alpine skiing and snowboarding offering many individuals access to the beauty of Oregon's outdoors in wintertime.

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a great sport for individuals of all ages and abilities. OAS offers both private climbing lessons as well as hosts a monthly Community Climbing program at the Bend Rock Gym.

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Snowboarding

OAS offers ski and snowboard lessons at both Mt Bachelor 7 days a week and Hoodoo Ski Area on weekends. Each lesson is individually crafted to fit the needs and goals of the participant.

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Please note that currently OAS is unable to provide personal care for any of our clients. Caretakers are welcome on any program free of charge to assist with clients needs during programming.