Is it the sense of challenge and discovery; the beauty of the land, water, and wildlife around your boat; the energy and renewal after a great paddle; or the bond between paddlers? For paddlers with disabilities, it is all of those reasons plus it is freedom. Adapted paddling opens the door to paddling to all, including people who have disabilities.
What is Adapted Paddling?
It is simply paddling canoes and kayaks using the standard equipment which is adapted as needed to compensate for any function the paddler has lost due to disability. While an adaptation may be made to the paddle grip or the seating support within the craft, the sport of paddling is not changed or adapted. Adapted Paddling programs are committed to providing full integration of paddlers who have disabilities and to provide all paddlers with the equipment, teaching style, and paddling locations that best meet the paddler needs.
*** Interested in going for a paddle? ***
*** You need to contact Jeff Wright at least 5 days in advance to the outing ***
You need to complete the enclosed registration page and return this to Jeff
Items you need to bring:
– Change of clothes
– towel and warm clothing
– 2 Water Bottles
– Hat and sunglasses + safety strap
– Light synthetic undergarment (polypropylene, bengaline, capilene) top & bottom – Wetsuit
– Dry top – Paddling Pants
– Booties/Wet shoes
Move Along will provide:
– Life Jacket and Whistle
– Buoyancy aid
2018 Dates & Locations:
July 28, 7:30 am Cazenovia Lake
Aug 21, 6 pm Onondaga Lake Park
Aug 28, 6 pm Oneida River, Bonstead Rd.
Sept 9, 1:30 pm Dwyer Mem. Park, Little York
Sept 23, 1:30 pm Indian Point, Fulton NY
(See our calendar for further details)
Time: Launch times vary by date so please reference the schedule above. Please arrive 30 min before launch time to allow for transfers & equipment movement