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Summer & Fall Programs Are Here!    

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  • Additional Kayaking events will be held August 15 and August 22nd (both events are full but email us to be added to the waitlist.)   

  • Hiking will be held on the following Sundays at 11:00 am: September 10th, 17th & 24th and October 1st. 

  • Mountain Bike Discovery Day is is moved to August 27th because of trail conditions).

Please complete the Participant Registration Form if you have not already. Questions: Email us at

Benefits of participating in adaptive sports

Adaptive sports enables individuals with disabilities to participate in the sports and enjoy being outdoors. Besides being fun it also has health benefits such as working on skills like balance and coordination. If you are able to propel yourself with hand held components, poles or outriggers, it can also provide a cardiovascular workout.

Getting out of the house and into the fresh air and sun can improve your Vitamin D levels, social skills, and mental health.  From first timers to more advanced levels, lessons can be tailored to each individual's ability with the goal always of providing as much independence as possible.  


Adaptive sports can be enjoyed by those with many disabilities including ASD, ADHD, Blind/Low Vision, Deaf/Low Hearing, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, PTSD, Anxiety and Limb Loss.

Photo Courtesy of GRIT Freedom Chairs 


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  • Our kayaking program will be held on flat water at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak in Collinsville, CT

  • Adaptive equipment will be used to help fit and load our participants to the kayaks and into the water as necessary

  • Our volunteers will assist with adjustment of the adaptive equipment and help kayakers launch into the water. 

  • We will have volunteers supporting the program, both in water and on land.

Photo Courtesy of Northeast Disabled Athletic Association (NEDAA)

Kayaking Program Details:

  • Held at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak

  • Planned dates: 

    • July 25th (Tuesday) 4:00 - 6:00pm (cancelled because of river conditions)

    • August 3rd (Thursday) 4:00 - 6:00pm

    • August 8th (Tuesday)  4:00 - 6:00pm 

    • August 15th (Thursday) 4:00 - 6:00pm

    • Rain date August 22nd (Tuesday) 4:00 - 6:00pm 

  • Cost per session is $35 (payable to Collinsville Canoe & Kayak)

  • Participant Registration is required and you must email us at to request your preferred dates.

Disc Golf

  • Whether you have experience with Disc Golf or not, this sport will get you outside with our group for a fun time.   

  • Adaptive equipment will be available to assist those that need it including adaptive hiking chairs, poles, etc.. 

  • Our trained volunteers will assist with the fitting or adjustment of the adaptive equipment if needed. 

  • Practice sessions (throwing techniques, aiming for target, etc..) are planned. More information to come.

Disc Golf Program Details:

    • Kick off Day :  August 5th at Brodie Park South, New Hartford (near intersection of Niles and Harris Roads) (Time 10:00 - Noon).  Important Note:  Restroom facilities are located just north of our location at Brodie Park- intersection of West Hill and Niles Road near the playground) to celebrate National Disc Golf Day 

    • This will be an introductory session for those new to Disc Golf and a chance to practice if your are experienced.

    • We will provide discs, baskets and will have adaptive equipment as needed 

    • There will be no cost for participation 

    • Participant Registration is required and you must email us at to reserve your spot. 


  • Hiking will be on easy to intermediate terrain

  • Adaptive equipment will be available to assist those that need it including adaptive hiking chairs, poles, and more 

  • Our volunteers are trained with knowledge of disabilities and the equipment (if needed) that we have to support our participants. 

  • Our goal is always to foster as much independence as possible while teaching about the environment and safety while hiking

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Photo Courtesy of GRIT Freedom Chairs 

Hiking Program Details:

  • ​Our dates for hiking are: 
    • ​August 19th, 10:00am   McLean Game Refuge Granby, CT   Parking lot is just north of 150 Barndoor Hills Rd.    Please note that there are no restroom facilities.  
    • September 10th, 11:00am  Farmington Flats: 80 Tunxis Mead Road Farmington, CT (Park in the first big parking lot on right, 50 yards north of the Tunxis Mead Skatepark.) 
    • September 17th, 11:00 am   Sessions Woods:  341 Milford Street (rt69) Burlington, CT (Park in front of the building near the information kiosk or the flagpole.) 
    • September 24th, 11:00 am  Heublein Tower (meeting spot TBA) Bring your lunch for a picnic at the top -CANCELLED
    • October 1st,   11:00 am MDC Reservoir #6 - Meet in rear parking lot near Water Treatment Facility.
  • ​​There will be no cost for participation 

  • Participant Registration is required and you must email us at to reserve your spot. 

Biking - Mountain & Cross Country

Photo Courtesy of Bike-On  

Mountain Bike Discovery Day - Will be held Sunday Aug 27th because of trail conditions, same location and time.

    • Discovery Day to be held August 26th (Rain Date: August 27th) Norbrook Farm Trail at Norbrook Brewery 204 Stillman Hill Road Colebrook, CT  06021, from 10:00 am - Noon 

    • Bike -On (based in Rhode Island) will bring a selection of adaptive bikes to demo including Hand Cycles, Recumbent (foot pedaled) and e-assist options. 

    • Summit Adaptive volunteers will be on hand help fit into adaptive bikes and support our participants

    • There will be no cost for participation 

    • Helmets are required.  We will have helmets to borrow but if you have your own please bring it. 

    • Participant Registration is required and you must email us at to reserve your spot. 

  • Special Note: For all participants planning to try the two wheel bikes only -  you must already be comfortable riding a bike.  There is no previous bike riding experience required to try the adaptive bikes. 

A few notes

  • Helmets are required for all our coaches and participants for all biking activities.

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to coach participants but we have other opportunities for those interested in getting involved before they turn 16. 

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Photo Courtesy of Bike-On  

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