Essential Eligibility Criteria
- If the athlete has had a traumatic injury or surgery in the past year, they must provide a doctor’s release before participation will be permitted.
- For participants with Down Syndrome, the participant must have been examined by a physician for Neurologic Symptoms of Atlantoaxial Instability, found the symptoms to be absent, and has been cleared to participate in high-risk sports.
- Be safely outside for a minimum of two hours in variable weather conditions ranging from sun and heat to rain and cold.
- Be able to transfer independently, with the assistance of an accompanying caregiver/family member, or with help from a staff/volunteer instructor.
- Be able to attend to all self-care needs including but not limited to appropriate hydration and nutrition, toileting, medications, and sunscreen independently or with the assistance of an accompanying caregiver/family member.
In addition, please review sport-specific essential eligibility criteria below.
- Be able to wear a helmet for the duration of the cycling experience
- Provide their own bike in safe operating condition OR use appropriate Adventure Center or DSES rental equipment as available.
- If riding independently, athlete must be able to reliably follow directions including stop, slow down, and turn.
- If hiking independently, athlete must be able to reliably follow directions including stop, slow down, and turn.
- Be able to wear a PFD appropriately fitted for the duration of time on the water.
- Be able to turn face up from a face down position in the water independently while wearing PFD.
Skiing and Snowboarding
- Sit-down skiers weight limit is 190lbs. Exceptions will be considered if the participant is strong enough to transfer independently and down/up about 12”.
- Be able to wear a helmet and eye protection (glasses, visor, etc.) for the duration of the lesson experience.
- Be willing to ride a chairlift with at least one instructor from a different household.
Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing
- Sit-down skiers weight limit is 190lbs. Exceptions will be considered if the participant is strong enough to transfer independently and down and up about 12”.
General Health Recommendations
- We will continue to follow guidance from the state and federal government regarding COVID-19 and other health concerns. We will update our policies as necessary.
- Please do not come to a lesson or event if you are feeling sick. We reserve the right to turn someone away upon arrival for health reasons.