Central Maine Adaptive Sports
To provide our students the opportunity to participate in outdoor recreation activities; to enhance their ability with independence skiing with one on one support or no adaptive equipment. We always focus on their abilities not their disabilities. Central Maine Adaptive Sports is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to offering adaptive ski lessons to people of all ages, with any disability.
Para-athlete friendly triathlons held in coastal Maine at the end of August in parnership with local American Legion Post. Race day support is available for athletes. Individual and team participation is highly encouraged.
Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation
Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation promotes year-round education and training for individuals with physical disabilities in order to develop skills and provide enjoyment through active recreation. We are committed to providing individuals with disabilities the opportunity to overcome perceived limitations and boundaries. We believe that participation in outdoor recreation will foster a sense of pride, confidence and self esteem that will carry over into our athletes’ everyday lives.
Maine Organization of Blind Athletic and Leadership Education
We use an alternative model of providing instruction in motor skill development in a structured manner for children who are blind or have low vision. We use the AccesSports Model (ASM) developed at Western Michigan University. This model was developed to aid in the adaption of goals, boundaries, and rules within each sport at the Sport Education Camp, and involves providing the instruction in specific motor skills by using literal descriptors, hands on teaching and constant verbal feedback.
New England Blind Athletic Association
New England Nordic Ski Association
Our goal at NENSA is to provide the best possible experience for Adaptive Nordic skiers and their families. Nordic skiing is a life-long family activity that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, gender, experience, or level of disability. We can help provide the lessons, coaching, equipment, and a calendar of events for a wide spectrum of Adaptive skiers.
Pineland Farms, VAST Program
The VAST (Veterans Adaptive Sports & Training) Program offers free weekly programming on every Wednesday morning throughout the year, in addition to 2-4 sport specific camps offered throughout the year including a Nordic / Biathlon Camp, a Turkey Hunt, and a multi-sport camp. We also offer programming on additional days throughout the year depending on interest and opportunities. Current sport offerings include: cross-country skiing and snow shoeing, biathlon, cycling, WC Basketball and Tennis, Archery, pellet rifle shooting, fly fishing, boccia, and disc golf. Free programming is offered to Veterans with physical disabilities, TBI, PTSD; as well as to any Veteran that would like to volunteer.