Summit Activities

All of our Art, Adventure, and Educational Activities have been designed to be appropriate to a wide variety of participants.  The goal of these experiences is to invite attendees to try new things and to move outside of their comfort zone in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.  Almost all of our activities will be hosted by adaptive sports and art organizations and individuals who have many years of experience working with people with disabilities of all kinds.  Due to the nature of some of these experiences, there are a few clinics that are restricted by age or ability level for safety reasons.

Stay tuned for details regarding the activities that will be offered at the 2016 Summit. 


Until then, take a look below at what was offered at the 2015 Summit.

 

Arts Activities

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The Art of Storytelling
Presented by One Revolution Foundation
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Saturday  1pm-4pm
Cost: $11.00
This session is a comprehensive discussion on the power of positive storytelling and effective tools for discussing difficult subjects in positive ways. Presenters will guide attendees through a series of approaches and techniques that will assist them in developing their story into a positive message and that balances the struggle between art, hope and social awareness. Clinic participants should be at least 15 years old.


Art Beyond Limits – Mural Painting

Presented by Zot Artz
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Cost: $11.00
Utilizing Zot Artz unique art tools, participants will create a “larger than life” mural (30x30ft). Working together, participants choose colors, create patterns, stamp, roll, print and paint to make their mark; creating a celebration of color. Participants will be a part of an interactive arts experience! Appropriate for all ages and abilities. Some of the amazing art activities include:

  • T-shirt painting with Rollo
  • Pogo printing with Easel man/Women
  • Art Roller mural painting
  • Give it a whirl
  • Super Squirt
  • Major Bubbles


Self Portrait/Mixed Media Art Workshop

Presented by Luanne Burke
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Cost: $11.00
This Clinic is an exploration into the self and the expression of that in art. The materials used to express the Self will be as varied as each person. There will be found objects from nature, objects from daily life and a mix of art supplies such as paint, self-hardening clay, paper, canvas, and textured paint mediums. The focus of the class is self-exploration and self-expression. Each participant is encouraged to bring anything they would like to incorporate into their art project. But, do not limit your mind to what you must make. Be ready to be inspired and open to new ideas in the moment! Spontaneity is the uninhibited expression of self. Appropriate for all ages and abilities.


Creative Writing Workshop

Presented by Luanne Burke
Half-Day Clinic
Saturday 1pm-4pm
Cost: $11.00
In this session, participants are given three samples of writing. Poetry, short story, and an essay. All of these will be short. Each will be an author’s expression of their view of themselves in the world around them. The participant will then choose a style of writing and write something about themselves, their point of view of the world, and how they fit into it. This is boundless. When writing there are no boundaries or rules, barriers are always meant to be broken. Participants will then go outside and be encouraged to read works in the outdoors.” Appropriate for all ages and abilities.


Expression and Songwriting with Mandy Harvey

Presented by Mandy Harvey
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm,  Sunday 11am-2pm
Cost: $11.00
Join in on the power of songwriting! Working with famous singer Mandy Harvey to explore how to connect with yourself and the world around you through song and expression. Themes for writing revolve around No Barriers and breaking barriers. Appropriate for all ages and abilities.

 

Pottery – Experience Yourself In Clay
Presented by Kimball Arts Center ,Juanita Marshall
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm,
Cost: $11.00

This clinic offers an opportunity to try hand building pots out of stoneware clay using clay slabs, coils, and pressing into foam rubber. Participants will experience themselves through the process of making a pinch pot, rolling and cutting a slab, pressing the slab into unique and different shapes, and rolling and coiling the clay into a pot you can take home! Rinny Ryan will use the four P’s to deepen the experience: Purpose, Process, Patience, Practice, and Pots! Appropriate for all abilities and youth over 15 years old.
Appropriate for all ages and abilities.

 

 

Painting with Artist John Bramblitt
Presented by John Bramblitt
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm
Cost: $11.00
Learn new painting techniques with incredible painter John Bramblitt and bring your paintings home with you! All paint supplies included. People of all abilities and ages can participate. You will learn techniques to take your painting to the next level – whether you are a beginner or an expert. John Bramblitt is an artist living in Denton Texas, his art has been sold in over twenty countries and he has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio. He has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, and BBC Radio, and he’s been featured in The New York Times and Psychology Today. John is also a speaker at the 2015 Summit.

Adventure Activities

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Canyons Resort Amazing Race (Resort-wide Scavenger Hunt)
Presented by CBST Adventures
4-Hour Clinic
Saturday 9am-1pm
Cost: $31.00
Teams explore the nooks & crannies of the Canyons Resort and compete in mental, physical & creative challenges. This team-based, fun-filled event is a perfect way to learn more about Park City’s rich and storied history, and to get to know other members of the Summit community! We’ll break into teams and head into the heart of the resort for this challenge, where we’ll use GPS devices to navigate our way through a scavenger hunt. We’ll be faced with clues to unravel a series of puzzles in some of the resort’s most interesting spots. The strengths of each participant will be crucial to the success of the team, as every challenge will be completely different, highlighting the need for collaboration and teamwork as teams strive to accrue points and win the race! All facilities and locations visited will be accessible, and participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join.


Waterskiing and Wakeboarding

Presented by National Ability Center
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Cost: $16.00
The National Ability Center, in partnership with Adaptive Adventures, is excited to offer waterskiing and wakeboarding at Jordanelle State Park. The half-day clinic includes all ability levels from intro level to cross training for adaptive ski and snowboard athletes in the summer.  Each boat is outfitted with quick releases, booms, two-way radios, and followed by personal watercraft to ensure a safe learning environment. With a wide variety of specialized equipment and teaching methods, almost anyone with a physical and/or cognitive disability can learn to waterski or wake board.


Sled Hockey

Presented by National Ability Center
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm
Cost: $16.00
Learn to play and experience the fast-paced and fun sport of sled hockey with the National Ability Center and Salt Lake County Adaptive. Similar to standard hockey in every way except equipment, sled hockey players sit using an adaptive device known as a sled, which is affixed with two skate blades and a runner in the front to form a tripod. Participants use two shortened hockey sticks with a blade on one end and a pick on the other, which allows them to propel themselves across the ice. This intense and exhilarating sport includes checking, elevated puck shooting and slap shots just as they are in “stand-up” hockey.


Challenge Course 

Presented by National Ability Center
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Cost: $10.00
The National Ability Center’s Challenge Course lends itself to multifaceted experiential learning, suitable for a wide range of individuals and abilities. There are many potential levels of challenge, and all can be customized to the individual’s goals. Utilizing the high ropes course presents challenges which can test strength,  agility, communication and more. Other challenges, such as low elements and team building activities, are geared toward discovering a team’s ability to work together in addition to teaching leadership skills. At the National Ability Center, we give each participant the opportunity to “discover his or her abilities” through a challenge by choice philosophy and this paradigm is applied to all activities available through our Challenge Course and teaching elements.


AquaAbility Swimming Clinic

Presented by AquaAbility
Half Day Clinic
Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Sunday 11am-2pm
Cost: $10.00
This aquatic clinic is designed for people of all ability levels.  All are welcome to attend regardless of age or water experience.  Leave your assistive equipment poolside and experience the buoyancy of water and how you can benefit from aquatic exercise.  Beginners will gain comfort in the water and work on basic aquatic skills.  Experienced swimmers will learn methods for improving their technique and efficiency in the water.  This is an individualized clinic.  Youth and adults will be in separate clinics.

 

Adaptive TRX
Presented by Rustin Hughes
Half-Day Clinic 

Friday 9:00am-10:30am or 10:30am-12:00pm, Friday 1:00pm-2:30pm People with either upper or lower amputation, or  2:30pm-4:00pm People with Spinal Cord Injuries, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm or 2:30pm-4:00pm
Cost: $10.00
Funcional body weight exercises and workouts for all abilities and ages. Learn a new exercise that you can do back in your community! This is a great clinic for someone looking to get involved in their local gym, looking for a new way to stay physically fit or to build strength.


SCUBA – Changing Lives One Dive at a Time

Presented by The Cody Unser First Step Foundation
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 9am-10:30am, 10:30am-12pm, Friday 1pm-2:30pm, 2:30pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-10:30 am, 10:30am-12pm, Saturday 1pm-2:30pm, 2:30pm-4pm, 

Cost: $21.00
Everyone benefits from movement, but some of us can’t move or can’t take the pressure of gravity. Adaptive SCUBA allows each participant to experience an activity‐based therapy that improves quality of life in a weightless environment for people with all kinds of disabilities. Traditional sports require participants to have good mobility and hand-eye coordination, but not all of us can throw, hit or catch a ball. Adaptive SCUBA breaks down that barrier and allows everyone to participate on a level playing field, delivering a sense of freedom, confidence, and independence to all who try. Leave your wheel chairs, crutches, braces, prosthetic, and worries poolside and come on in with your friend, family member, or caregiver. You don’t have to be a good swimmer, you just have to breathe. Participants must be 10 years and older, those under 10 years can try snorkeling and watch from above. Unfortunately, this clinic cannot be offered to those with seizure disorders for safety reasons. Adaptive Equipment: SCUBA is one sport that is fully integrated, so everyone uses the same equipment. SCUBA gear provided. No Barriers Summit has become a favorite for Cody Unser and her dive team and we look forward to seeing you. Please be advised that SCUBA requires registration forms and for some you may need a medical statement signed by your doctor to participate. Please bring a swimsuit and towel and see you in the pool!

SCUBA in Homestead Crater
Presented by The Cody Unser First Step Foundation
Half-Day Clinic
Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm
Cost: $21.00

Cody Unser First Step Foundation is excited to partner with the Homestead Resort PADI dive center to offer a very unique SCUBA experience on SundaySpace will be limited and the Dive Team at Homestead crater can offer to all abilities. This is a very unique dive experience as you will have the opportunity to dive outside in the beautiful Homestead Crater. The location is a short 30 minute drive from Canyons Resort and  transportation is provided. For more information about the crater please visit homesteadresort.com/utah  . The Crater formed when melting snow on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth’s interior heated the water. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals, which were then deposited on the surface — eventually forming the volcano-shaped limestone deposit called The Homestead Crater. The hole at the top of the dome lets in sunlight and fresh air while the interior stays heated by the mineral water at a constant range of 90-96 degrees Fahrenheit. The Homestead Crater is fed by a hot spring and has created the sloping mound of “trifa†or travertine that has been built up by periodic overflow of mineral-rich water. The Homestead Crater is the largest mineral dome in the area and is approximately 55 feet high and 400 feet in diameter at the base. An 8- to 14-foot deep layer of silt covers approximately 8,000 years of history on the bottom.

 

Kayaking (for people with spinal cord injuries)
Presented by University of Utah TRAILS
Half-Day Clinic
Times: Friday 9am-12pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Join TRAILS, a  spinal cord injury outreach program at University of Utah Health Care, for a kayaking clinic at beautiful Jordanelle reservoir. Clinic is targeted for individuals with a spinal cord injury and features latest in adaptive paddling gear from seating systems to paddle adaptations making kayaking possible for those with highest injury levels.  The clinic will end with a demonstration on how TRAILS provides sailing opportunities to individuals with very complex spinal cord injuries using technology integrated from power wheelchair (joy stick and sip-and-puff technology) .

 

Adaptive Sailing
Presented by Presented by University of Utah TRAILS
Half-Day Clinic
Times: Sunday 11am-2pm
This clinic is an opportunity to see and experience sailing equipment. Get outdoors and learn about seating, transfers in and out of equipment, adaptations and modifications. Learn development in technology and about opportunities for individuals with highest complex physical disabilities.

 

Adaptive Sailing
Presented by Park City Sailing
Half-Day Clinic
Times: 

Friday July 10th,  9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Saturday July 11, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

This clinic is an opportunity to see and experience sailing equipment. Get outdoors, feel the wind in your hair, go for a sail, or learn to sail! Park City Sailing will have three boats taking people out in Jordanelle State Park.


Wheelchair Tennis 

Presented by Utah Tennis Association
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm
Cost: $11.00
Tennis is a wonderful game for the adaptive athlete of all ages and abilities!! Whether it is your first time hitting a ball, or you have been playing for years, this clinic will provide you with new skills and techniques that will help you enjoy this sport of a lifetime. Certified Adaptive/wheelchair Tennis Professionals will be conducting two open clinics: First time/Beginners will focus on basic mobility and hitting techniques, as well as the rules of the game. Intermediate players will focus on more efficient mobility,  advanced stroke mechanics and tactics.  Both clinics will focus on supporting  and enhancing the player’s existing skill sets and will help players understand the cooperative nature of practicing tennis together!! SportChairs will be provided to give you an authentic “tennis feel and experience”. Racquets will also be provided for those who do not have their own. These wheelchair tennis clinics are open to any person who uses a wheelchair to participate in sports.


Adaptive Climbing Wall

Presented by No Limits
Times: All day everyday (no need to sign up)
Cost: Free
The adaptive climbing wall is for any person with a disability who has the desire to get on the wall. Mark Wellman, with over 25 years of experience in adaptive climbing and teaching, has designed and developed the original Rock Chaps, pulley and harnessing systems to allow people of all abilities to ascend natural or artificial rock, “to conquer the Summit.” Sore to new heights!


Archery

Presented by National Ability Center and Salt Lake County Adaptive
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Cost: $11.00

Learn range safety and proper shooting techniques. Participants will get to shoot recurve and Genesis compound bows with a USA archery certified instructor. All ages and abilities welcomed!


Bocce Ball

Presented by Special Olympics Utah
Half Day Clinic
Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Cost: $11.00
Special Olympics Utah will provide a basic overview of bocce – a great lifetime recreational and competitive sport. Adaptations will be available for full-court, half-court, foam and traditional (hard) bocce ball play. Appropriate for all ages and abilities.


Equine Facilitated Learning Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL)

Presented by National Ability Center
Half-day Clinic
Friday 9am-11:30am, Saturday 1pm-3:30pm,
Cost: $16.00
EFL is an educational approach that incorporates equine-facilitated activities and equine/human interaction in an environment of learning and self-discovery. Horses are non-judgmental beings that facilitate learning in a positive and immediate manner. Experienced and trained staff help participants gain understanding of the equine experience and how to apply that experience to their everyday life. EFL offers a wide variety of opportunities within the program including team building, group retreats, self-development and youth programs. All sessions take place on the ground with no riding involved, and with staff trained in safety and horse behavior present at all times. No prior horse experience is needed to participate, so No Barriers Summit attendees are invited to come experience the power of the horse!


Summit Hike
Presented by Skyler Williams of Touch the Top 
Full-Day Clinic
Friday  6:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $16.00
We invite you to take advantage of a unique opportunity to challenge yourself with an alpine ascent, in the company of people who truly embody the No Barriers mindset. The climb promises breathtaking views as we hike through mountain forests and alpine tundra. We encourage anyone interested to give this hike a try. If you would like to participate and need an off-road handcycle (One-Off) to participate in the hike, please contact our office so that we can attempt to secure one for you.  The view from the summit is very impressive. Any adult or older supervised child who is in reasonably good physical condition can complete this route. The hike to the summit can be completed in 2 to 3 hours round trip with about one hour of driving each way. The trail gains 1250 feet of elevation in 2 miles. Even in summer, one can encounter snow and cooler temperatures at high altitudes, the sun is very powerful, and the weather can change quickly. Wear sturdy layered clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and good quality hiking boots. Bring hiking poles if you have them, and a comfortable pack with rain gear, trail snacks and plenty of water. Though this clinic is tentatively scheduled to end at noon, there is a chance that you may not be finished by then. Unless you are very familiar with your pace and engage in strenuous hikes on a regular basis, we recommend that you consider not registering for a separate afternoon clinic today, to give yourself plenty of time to finish the hike without the pressure of a deadline. This hike just might change your life!


Adaptive Downhill 4-Cross Mountain Biking

Presented by The Adaptive Sports Center
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm, Sunday 11am-2pm
Cost: $16.00
Looking for some gravity-driven excitement? Downhill 4-Cross bikes are the answer. Ascend the mountain via the gondola, and then let gravity do most of the work on the way back down. Downhill 4-Cross bikes are equipped with state‐of-the‐art suspension, brakes and frame designs, and are capable of handling a variety of mountain terrain including fire roads, 4×4 roads and single track trails. The 4-Cross bikes are capable of accommodating a wide range of ability levels and present a very unique mountain adventure experience. These bikes were designed primarily for those with spinal cord injuries, but have proven to accommodate a wide range of disabilities. Participants should have use of their biceps and/or triceps in at least one arm, and should generally be 200 pounds or less. However, if you weigh more than 200 pounds and are interested in participating in this clinic, please contact our office as we may be able to make exceptions in certain cases. Helmets and gloves will be provided.  Participants should be at least 18 years old.

Adaptive Mountain Handcycling
Presented by The Adaptive Sports Center & ReActive Adaptations
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm,  Sunday 11am-2pm
Cost: $16.00
Join us for a good workout, fantastic mountain scenery and single track riding on an off-road handcycle. This clinic will focus on general riding skills, cross‐country techniques, and ascending/descending off‐camber trails. This clinic offers beginner through advanced intermediate adaptive mountain handyclers the opportunity to learn about equipment and riding techniques and to participate in their choice of cross-country and/or downhill mountain biking. The clinics are geared toward participants with SCI, lower extremity amputations and similar conditions.  Participants should generally be 200 pounds or less. However, if you weigh more than 200 pounds and are interested in participating in this clinic, please contact our office as we may be able to make exceptions in certain cases. Participants should be at least 18 years old. Helmets and gloves will be provided.


Adaptive Road Biking

Presented by Adaptive Adventures
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Friday 1pm-4pm
Cost: $16.00
Cycling is undeniably the true lifestyle sport, providing opportunities for recreation, adventure, travel, and utility from early in life well into the later years. Individuals with disabilities can have the same opportunity to experience these benefits with a little training, conditioning, and adaptive equipment opening the doors for lifelong activity. Through the use of adaptive cycles, both upright and recumbent, as well as hand powered and peddle powered, and two wheeled and three wheeled options we can provide the resources for a wide variety of physical disabilities. During this clinic, instructors will provide training, supervision, cycling equipment, and safety equipment. True beginners are welcome to simply try their hand at cycling in a confined area and those with more experience or who are ready for a greater challenge can venture out on a paved trail for a few miles. For those with more cycling experience and higher levels of physical fitness, please consider the Intermediate Bicycle Road Ride.


Intermediate Bicycle Road Ride

Presented by Adaptive Adventures
Full Day Clinic
Saturday 9am-4pm
Cost: $26.00
This clinic will be about a 30-mile handcycle or bicycle ride in and around Park City! This city is nestled in a gorgeous mountainous location, so the ride will not be flat and some road riding experience is strongly recommended to ensure safety on the road. The exact route is yet to be determined, but it will be approximately 30 miles in length. We recommend that interested participants bring their own bike, but a limited number of handcycles will be available upon request. We will provide support vehicles and rest stops with water and snacks for riders, and we welcome all riders who feel experienced and fit enough to safely enjoy the ride! Those new to cycling or interested in a shorter and less strenuous experience should consider our Adaptive Road Biking clinic. (*Registering for this clinic will disallow you from participating in an afternoon clinic).


Amputee Soccer

Presented by American Amputee Soccer Association
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Cost: $11.00
This active clinic will introduce participants to the rapidly growing sport of amputee soccer. It will be led by incredible coaches and players from the US National team. Participants will learn the rules of the game, be coached through skill building drills, and play scrimmage matches. Athletes showing promise and interest will be invited to tryout for the national team which competes internationally for the United States. Field players in amputee soccer have a lower limb amputation or limb difference, must use forearm crutches (will be supplied for those without) and may only play the ball with one leg. Goalies have an upper limb amputation or limb difference and may only play the ball with one arm. Spectators agree that amputee soccer is more exciting than the original offering amputee athletes an opportunity to play the beautiful game on equal footing.

Adaptive Skateboard Jam
Presented by Adaptive Action Sports
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Friday 1pm-4pm,  Saturday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Cost: $11.00
Join the experts from Adaptive Action Sports at Park City’s local skate park to learn about adaptive skateboarding –a featured sport in the XGames! The beginning of the clinic will feature a demonstration from elite skateboarders, followed by an instruction session during which you’ll get to try your skills on the park’s many features, like a half-pipe-style vert ramp and double mini-ramp with roller transition. Even if you’ve never been on a board before, this clinic will be fun, safe and exciting. All ages and abilities are welcome, including wheelchair users. All the necessary equipment will be provided, including skateboards, helmets, elbow, knee and wrist guards.

Yoga For ALL ~ The Yoga of Movement and Breath
Presented by Amba Yoga
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm

Cost: $11.00
Unwind, relax, recharge. This is a workshop for all abilities and levels that involves lying down on the floor (for those who need to remain in their chairs, that would work as well) and doing relaxation practices, subtle movement, and breathing to decompress the nervous system, soften rigid tissues, and unwind mental and physical tension. Appropriate for all ages and abilities.


Adaptive Yoga
Presented by Chanda Plan Foundation  and Crystal Hinton
Half Day Clinic
Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm 
Cost: $11.00
This clinic is for people living with disabilities and a family member and/or caregiver. The principles of yoga do not discriminate. This interactive session explores how yoga can travel through ANY body. Participants will gain tips for not only beginning their own practice, but will also learn how yoga can complement the health. Deepening your mind‐body relationship is one of the secrets to living well. Precise attention to alignment and innovative use of props within each individual pose has made yoga accessible to a much wider range of practitioners, including people living with disabilities. Our adaptive yoga teachers will provide everything participants may need, including mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, and plenty of support.

Yoga for WOMEN ~ The Yoga of Movement and Breath

Presented by Amba Yoga
Half Day Clinic
Saturday 1pm-4pm,  Sunday 11am-2pm

Cost: $11.00
In this workshop, women will deepen their connection to themselves through breath, physical movement, group sharing, and exercises to awaken their vital energy. Amba Yoga is a system of yoga that guides students into breaking up limiting patterns, sensing themselves more deeply, opening up to their breath, and more fully inhabiting their bodies. Appropriate for women of all ages and abilities.


Meditation and Breathing Clinic

Presented by Zen Warrior Training ®
Half Day Clinic
Saturday 1pm-4pm
Cost: $11.00
In this clinic, Sam Morris, founder of Zen Warrior Training®, will lead the group through guided meditation and breathing exercises that can help to still the mind, connecting us with our bodies and making us more fully present in the moment. In this state of pure being and aliveness, we can tap into the well of joy and potential that lies beyond our thoughts and concerns. Sam will discuss how his practice of meditation has enabled him to overcome the harsh realities of paraplegia and have a thriving marriage and business.


Hiking

Presented by Mountain Trails Foundation
Half Day Clinic (two hours)
Friday 9am-11am,  Sunday 11am-1pm
Cost: $11.00
Explore one of Park City’s many beautiful trails and get to know other Summit attendees during a hike. The Park City area boasts some of state’s the most spectacular hikes, and our route will offer up remarkable scenery . You will stroll through Round Mountain where the terrain is sagebrush and oak  at an altitude of 6800 feet. Participants are free to move at their own pace. The trail will not be particularly strenuous.

Introduction to Flatwater Paddlesports (Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboard)
Presented by Adaptive Adventures, National Sports Center for the Disabled, & Northland College, and Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society
Half-Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm,  Sunday 11am-2pm
Cost: $16.00
Head to Jordanelle State Park to try your hand at kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, or any combination of the three on a beautiful body of water! Paddling on flat water is an excellent way to enjoy nature, get some exercise and try a new sport. Through the use of fully adaptive kayaks, recreational kayaks, peddle powered kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, and adaptive paddles when needed, this clinic will ‘level the paddling field’ for participants with disabilities. Your instructors will provide training, supervision, watercraft, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFD’s) that will promote a safe, fun and rewarding experience. This clinic is ideal for beginners to intermediate paddlers who are looking for a fun and relaxed experience, and all are welcome to join. Participants will have the option to try more than one type of watercraft (though use of all three is not necessarily guaranteed). For those with more experience on the water and higher levels of physical fitness, please consider the Intermediate Paddlesports clinic.

 

Intermediate Flatwater Paddlesports (Kayak, Canoe)
Presented by Adaptive Adventures, National Sports Center for the Disabled, & Northland College, and Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society
Half Day Clinic
Saturday 9am-12pm
Cost: $16.00
The intermediate Paddlesports experience is designed for individuals who have participated in kayaking or canoeing before and would like the opportunity to improve their skills or get some exercise during a longer day of paddling. A variety of kayaks and canoes will be used, including singles and tandems, allowing for the opportunity to try different boating options throughout the day. A wide variety of adaptive equipment will be available to suit different disabilities, including fully adaptive kayaks, peddle powered kayaks, and adaptive paddles. Once properly geared up, we will set out on a 2-hour tour. The half day clinic will be spent exploring the water, getting to know our fellow paddlers, and enjoying a nice workout. Participants should have at least some prior paddling experience and enough aerobic capacity and endurance to paddle for several hours at a time. Those new to canoeing and kayaking, or interested in a shorter and less strenuous experience on the water should consider the Introduction to Paddlesports clinic.


Intermediate Whitewater Paddlesports Adventure

Presented by Adaptive Adventures, National Sports Center for the Disabled and Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society
Full Day Clinic
Friday 9am-3pm, Saturday 9am-3pm
Cost: $31.00
The whole day paddle experience is an opportunity for individuals that may have participated in paddlesports before and would like the opportunity to advance their experience by paddling for a longer day on this beautiful Utah lake, with a class I-II river trip on the Weber River. We will be running the Henefer to Taggarts section. Please see this information: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/4567/
At the put in, we will conduct some river running basic training including communication, ferrying, hydrology, etc.  There are three main rapids to negotiate!  In total you will be on the river for about 3-4 hours. You will get to use inflatable kayaks or hard boats. There will also be Standup paddle boarding. Participants will set out in a variety of kayaks, canoes, including singles and tandems and SUP boards, allowing the opportunity to share boating a beautiful section of whitewater for the remainder of the day!


Adaptive Rock Climbing

Presented by  National Sports Center for the Disabled and Paradox Sports
Half Day Clinic
Introduction to Outdoor Climbing: Saturday 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
Adaptive Climbing Indoors at a Climbing Wall: Friday 1pm-4pm,  Sunday 11am-2pm
Cost: $16.00 8-12 and 1-5
Rock climbing adventures give you the chance to try out your spider skills on real alpine rock. Even if you’ve never entertained the idea of getting vertical, this clinic offers comfortable first-time climbing experiences. Professional guides will instruct you in the use of harnesses, ropes and technical climbing equipment, including adaptive equipment to accommodate a wide range of disabilities.  Experienced staff are excited to share the challenge and excitement of the climbing experience! On Friday and Sunday  all rock climbing experiences with be indoors on a climbing wall, and all Saturday rock climbing clinics will be outdoors on real rock. Appropriate for people of all ages and abilities.


Trail Run

Presented by Park City Running Company
Half Day Clinic
Saturday 9am-11am,  Sunday 11am-1pm
$6.00
A brisk run offers a great way to get to know the Park City area at National Ability Center in the company of your fellow attendees. Everyone is welcome, and participants will have the option to turn around at any point along the way.


Utah Olympic Park Adventure 

Presented by Utah Olympic Park
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Saturday 9am-12pm, Sunday 9am-12pm
Cost: $31.00
In this clinic participants will challenge themselves on a variety of elements on high ropes courses. Based on your sense of adventure, courses offer challengers for different levels.  Participants are geared up with helmets and harnesses. Appropriate for all abilities and youth over 12 years old.


Parkour/Freerunning – NCSD Moves!

Presented by National Sports Center for the Disabled
Two-Hour Clinic
Friday 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm, Saturday 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm, Sunday 11am-1pm
Cost: $11.00
National Sports Center for the Disabled is bringing their new Parkour course. Parkour combines classic obstacle course elements with modern parkour/ freerunning concepts to create an exciting full body and mind experience. Jump, crawl, tumble and balance your way through the course for a personal best time or just bragging rights for finishing.


Boat Troll Fishing and Fly Fishing 
Presented by Hand in Hand Outdoors
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9am-12pm, Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm, Sunday 11am-2pm
Cost: $11.00
Hand in Hand Outdoors provides fishing experiences aboard a 35′ pontoon boat built to accommodate wheelchairs. You can also learn to fly fish or cast reel on the middle Provo River with skilled guides or just go along for a float in Jordanelle State Park!


Challenge as Opportunity – The Art of Resiliency

Presented by Zen Warrior Training ®
Half Day Clinic
Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Cost: $11.00
This clinic will focus on the fundamental skills for personal resiliency as taught in the Zen Warrior Training system. Sam Morris, founder of Zen Warrior Training, will guide participants through the principles of being a Zen Warrior to empower themselves to work through any challenges they may face. Appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Experience Mobility by Segs4Vets
Presented by Segs4Vets
Located in Innovation Village – sign up onsite to try out a Segway!
Experience the magic of mobility through universally-designed dynamic stabilization.  This clinic is an opportunity for participants to explore and feel how these universally designed self-balancing mobility devices can enhance one’s independence and quality of life. Segs4Vets expert trainers will assess your personal mobility needs upon check in and offer you an experience on either an ALLY Chair or a Segway. Stop by the Segs4Vets trailer located at the entrance of Innovation Village to sign up for a 25-minute training session and to find out more about the Segs4Vets program.

 

White Water Rafting on the Snake River
Presented by Common Ground Outdoor Adventures
Full Day Clinic
Friday 6:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $76.00
Join Common Ground Outdoor Adventures for a day’s excursion to Jackson, Wyoming. You will be transported from Park City to Jackson, and raft the beautiful Snake River underneath the Teton Mountains. You will raft class III and IV rapids with experienced guides and all accessible rafts and gear. Lunch on the river is included ****Please note this trip includes at least 4 hours of driving to get to the river each way with about 3-4 hours on the river in the raft. Participants should arrive back to the Summit in time for dinner. Appropriate for all ages and abilities

Educational Sessions

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Echolocation
Presented by World Access for the Blind
Half Day Clinic
Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday  9:00AM-12:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM-2:00PM
Cost: $11.00
Learn to find your way around with echoes – This Echolocation Clinic has the potential to change your life! Daniel Kish is an expert in human echolocation. Kish and his organization, World Access for the Blind, use a unique, scientific method to teach people to see in new ways by activating the brain to gain images of the world through sound and touch – like lighting a match in the dark. The first part of the clinic participants will learn to master skills in echolocation and the second part will include a series of challenges to practice the new-found skills.  People of all ages can attend. This clinic is most appropriate for people who are blind or have visual impairment or those who care for people with visual impairment.  Blind attendees must bring a cane (even if not proficient in cane use). Wheelchair users must also bring a cane. If you want to observe the clinic, there is a free ticket on our registration site called “Echolocation – Observe Only”. There is no fee to observe.


Empowering Youth to Live Their Greatest Freedom
Presented by World Access for the Blind and Daniel Kish
Half Day Clinic
Saturday  1:00PM – 4:00PM
Cost: Free
Join in on this educational seminar to learn tools for success in empowering children to live their best life. This clinic is appropriate for  families or caretakers that work with children. The infamous Daniel Kish and colleagues from World Access for the Blind will provide principals and practical tips for supporting children to develop toward their greatest freedom. He will share the freedom first approach. You will also get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive a hands-on experience with FlashSonar.

 

Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership for Veterans and Families
Presented by Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Syracuse University
Full Day Clinic
Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-4pm
Cost: Free
This clinic provides an overview of entrepreneurship and business ownership for veterans and families. It includes information on the entrepreneurial lifestyle, motivations and barriers, business forms, approaches to market research, business planning and feasibility analysis, and related topics. It has a particular focus on advantages conferred by disability as well as factors that may require support teams and additional planning.


The Post Summit Action Plan: Simple Practices and Organizational Tools To Elevate Your Impact Leaving The Summit

Presented by The Higher Purpose Project
1.5 Hour Clinic
Saturday, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Sunday 11:00AM-12:30PM

Cost: Free
Dan Adams and Victoria Gigante of The Higher Purpose Project will guide attendees through a process that will help them build a strong foundation for taking action in their life. Each attendee will walk away with clarity about a goal, awareness of their fears and limitations surrounding that goal, insight into daily practices they can implement to help them stay grounded, and a concrete action step they can take post-Summit. Information will be delivered in a clear and organized way so that attendees will leave with a tangible, step-by-step process that can be utilized in other aspects of their life.

 

Teen Employment Training Workshop
Presented by American Foundation for the Blind
Half Day Clinic
Saturday 1pm-4pm
Cost: Free
The session provides participants the opportunity to work on their self-awareness as it relates to navigating the employment process. Learn how to sell yourself to get the job you deserve! This clinic is appropriate for teens and young adults.


Inspiration to Impact: Learning to shift your thinking, fail forward & change the world
Presented by Sidestix Ventures and Grit
Half Day Clinic
Saturday 1pm-4pm, Sunday 11am-2pm
Cost: Free
Innovation and creativity aren’t genes you are born with. They aren’t lofty ideas achieved by only the 1% – they are the result of small shifts in the way we look at the challenges in our lives. Join companies SideStix Ventures and Grit to earn about how problem-solving is enhanced by learning from failure and how minor the adjustment to a failed attempt can be to enable success. Jumpstart an innovative solution to your own challenge through specially designed interactive sessions to facilitate thought around the questions that arise in transitioning from “what is?” to “what can be?” Innovate with us.


Paralympic Panel and Tour of Center of Excellence

Presented by U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA)
3-Hour Clinic
Saturday 1pm-4pm
Cost: Free
Join us at the Center of Excellence, headquarters for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, for a tour to see where Olympic/Paralympic legends train as well as hear a Paralympic panel. The Paralympic panel includes: Chris Waddell, Muffy Davis, Nicole Roundy, Stephani Victor, Monte Meier. Each Paralympian will speak of their experiences as an adaptive athlete, followed by a question and answer session. This session is not to be missed!


The Elephant in the Room – Employment for persons with Disabilities and Veterans

Presented by American Foundation for the Blind
2-Hour Clinic
Friday 1pm-3pm
Cost: Free
This workshop addresses recent employment changes for persons with disabilities and veterans. Participants will learn how the utilization of self-awareness and planning can lead to new opportunities. If you have struggled to find work and want to add tools to help you succeed this clinic is for you! Appropriate for people of all abilities.