Specialized Outdoor Adaptive Recreation @ NORA
NORA is excited to bring you our Adaptive Adventures program: SOAR!
This program is recommended for participants with disabilities requiring use of a wheelchair. Some activities (not all) require participants have sufficient upper body strength and trunk control to navigate/use a manual wheelchair. We are working in cooperation with Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital, GRIT Freedom Chair and the Disability Opportunity Fund to bring you innovative and exciting programs for you to enjoy and be challenged.
Our Program Samplers allow guests to enjoy a various adaptive experiences at our Ellenville Training Center. Each Sampler offers guests to rotate through multiple experience stations.
Upcoming 2020 SOAR Samplers (Ellenville, NY)
Details for each Program Sampler will be updated Spring ’20. We will be holding fundraisers to keep the target price around $75 per participant.
Friday, June 26, 2020 10am-3pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 10am-3pm
Friday, August 28, 2020 10am-3pm
Here are samples of activities that NORA’s SOAR program offers for varying ranges of ability including paraplegic and quadriplegic diagnosis:
- Introduction to GRIT Freedom Chair
Learn about the GRIT Freedom Chair and how it operates. Our introduction includes classroom training and workshops navigating obstacle courses and woodland trails. NORA staff are by your side the entire time.
- GRIT Freedom Chair Woodland Coach & Ride
For guests already familiar with operating the GRIT Freedom Chair. NORA staff will accompany you on a journey through our natural terrain woodland trails.
- Introduction to Off-Road Driving (with adaptive controls).
Learn off-road driving principles and drive our obstacle course & woodland trails using one of our NORA 4×4 Jeeps equipped with adaptive controls. (Guests need to be certified to drive on-road with adaptive controls).
- Off-Road Ride-a-Long
Enjoy an off-road ride-a-long as your NORA guide drives you through our natural terrain trail network including steep uphills, downhills, rocks and ledges. Consider an optional lunch-in-the-woods at one of our serene woodland areas.
- Air Gun Marksmanship
Practice your marksmanship skills at NORA’s air gun range under the supervision of NORA staff. Includes safety class and operations review for different types of air guns.