Best Natural Playground: Vermont
Spring and summer afford us the opportunity to get outside and enjoy all that Vermont and its wilderness has to offer! We pack away the parkas and give our participants experiences to make the most of the warmer months on the Green Mountains’ bike paths, hiking trails, waterways, lakes, and ponds — and indoor fun when Ma Nature doesn’t cooperate. We also work with Vermont State Parks to host a variety of events that are accessible for all abilities.
To get started, please sign-up with Vermont Adaptive by creating a profile.
Choose What Suits You
Our equipment and team are dedicated to creating an experience that is just your speed: whether its tandem cycling along the Burlington Bike Path, kayaking or canoeing on one of Vermont’s many lakes and ponds, or setting sail – either recreationally or racing – on Lake Champlain. Vermont Adaptive’s programming continues daily throughout the summer at locations across the state.
Our summer sports are adapted for every age and any disability. These include:
- Paddle sports: canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding
- Indoor Rock Climbing
- Environmental Programs
- CORE Connections Wellness Retreats
- Beeper Baseball
- Group Outings: special experiences for groups
- You name it: What would you like to do? We can make it happen! Contact us to design your own summer adventure.
Horseback Riding. We partner with MoonRise Farm in Taftsville, VT for adaptive horseback riding. To learn more and schedule a lesson, please contact DJ Jesser at 802.345.5637 or email.
But Wait, There’s More
Didn’t find what you’re looking for on this page? Check out our other year-round programs or our program guide for more activities. You are welcome to contact us to create your own adventure too!
Reserve Your Spot
Start your summer adventure now! Go to our summer programs reservation page to claim your spot. If you are not already a Vermont Adaptive participant, you must first complete a participant profile to register with us. Payment is required when you reserve your time. Please give us two weeks notice before you plan to visit us as our space is limited.
Cancellations: Please call to cancel no later than 24 hours before your reservation. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged 50% of your program fee. No call-no show participants will be charged the full program fee.
How It’s Done
Vermont Adaptive staff and trained volunteers offer lessons to individuals of all ages with any disability, nearly seven days a week. Our summer season generally runs from June through October.
At Vermont Adaptive, we use many different techniques and equipment for our year round programs. We derive our techniques from professional standards and organizations who, like us, are experts in the field of adaptive sports. We keep a current inventory of adaptive equipment that is adapted to fit the individual’s need as the lesson progresses. Every lesson we teach is tailored for each individual and each program.