Specialized Outdoor Adaptive Recreation @ NORA
NORA is excited to announce our new 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 monthly program samplers allow guests to try some of our activities. Book online for individuals or email firstname.lastname@example.org for group outings.
Upcoming SOAR Samplers (Ellenville, NY)
a. Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10am-3pm Sale Price: $250 for 1 participant with 1 guest
Participants will learn about and experience some of NORA’s adaptive activities during this 5-hour inaugural event including: Grit Freedom Chair, Action Trackchair, Off-Road Ride-A-Long and Air Gun Marksmanship. Guests need to have good trunk control and upper body mobility to participate in some (not all) activities. Check out products from manufacturers including Grit and Action Trackchair
Registration required – Click here to register
b. Friday, September 27, 2019 10am-3pm Sale Price: $250 for 1 participant with 1 guest
Participants will learn about and experience some of NORA’s adaptive activities during this 5-hour event including: Grit Freedom Chair, Obstacle Course, Off-Road Ride-A-Long and Air Gun Marksmanship. Guests need to have good trunk control and upper body mobility to participate in some (not all) activities.
Registration required – coming soon.
Here is a sample of activities that NORA’s SOAR program offers :
- 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.