WHO & WHAT:
Our small group, kayak outings are ideal for individuals with physical challenges who are looking to learn how to paddle, who are returning to the sport, or who are interested in practicing the skills they have. In general, a moderately strong core, sitting balance and upper body strength along with fine motor skills are required to balance and propel craft. Adaptations for participation will be attempted as much as possible. There will be single and double kayak options. Craft selection is at the discretion of the clinic leader. Actual time kayaking will be one approx. one hour. Clinics are for all ages, but those under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Clinics held in Peekskill (pls see August 2nd) are for individuals who are new to the sport/returning after a long absence, those who require moderate to maximum assistance with transfers and/or need maximum core support.
Clinics held in Stamford are for people who with some paddling experience who are able to transfer themselves from the dock to a kayak with minimal to moderate assistance and who do not require a lot of back support in the boat.
STAMFORD DIRECTIONS to SoundWaters in Harbor Point:
Parking for free (first come, first serve) is along Pacific Street, or there is a free public garage in the building where the restaurant Sign of the Whale is located.
You can also take the free trolley from the Metro-North Train Station to Harbor Point: http://www.harborpt.com/harbor-point-trolley/
They have ADA accessibility but I would caution you to arrive VERY early to use this service. There is a schedule on the page where the link takes you.
Registration is through Alexandra and is first come, first serve - so please sign-up early! You can complete the attached forms and return to me at Aoudheusden@burke.org, fax to 914-597-2829,
or mail to Therapeutic Recreation Dept., 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605.
Please include a deposit of $30 to secure your spot. Cash/Checks can be made out to Burke Adaptive Sports and sent to Alexandra.
Your deposit will be returned to you when you attend the clinic.
Please write in, “Kayak Clinic [Date]” in the memo area of the check to indicate the clinic date for which the check/cash is being submitted.
Clinics are free of charge for participants with physical disabilities. Guests are welcome to join us but will need to reserve and pay for their own kayak.
If you need to cancel your attendance and do not do so within 24 hours of the clinic, your will forfeit your deposit.