AE / SCSCIA Adaptive Paddlesports at Dreher Island State Park

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dreher Island State Park
3677 State Park RD
Prosperity, SC, 29127

Registration is now closed.
Adaptive Expeditions is excited to work together with South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (SCSCIA) Midland Breeze Group to offer an opportunity to learn about and experience adaptive kayaking.
All Adaptive Expeditions paddlesports programs are led by American Canoe Association ()ACA) Certified Instructors with the Adaptive Paddling Endorsement.

Getting ready to launch the kayak with passenger with a physical disability

Registration for this program will be limited to 20 participants and will be broken into morning and afternoon sessions. Program registration will be for one session or the other.

The morning session will run from 9:00am (plan to arrive by 8:30am) until 11:30am with 10 participants.

The afternoon session will run from 12:00pm (plan to arrive by 11:30am) until 2:30pm with another 10 participants.

Kayak program registration will be for one session or the other.  The kayak program costs are largely offset by a United Spinal grant, and the fee is only $20 per participant.   Registration is open only for members of the Midlands Breeze Group until August 15.  After August 15, registration is open to anyone with a disability resulting from spinal cord injury.

All participants are also invited to camp-out with the crew from Adaptive Expeditions on the evening of September 15 (night prior to the kayaking day) at Dreher Island State Park.  For dinner we are planning a waterfront group cookout, bonfire for roasting marshmallows, and then in the morning before kayaking starts we will host a lakefront adaptive yoga class from 7:30am – 8:30am.  Adaptive Expeditions adaptive yoga Instructors will work under the leadership of our adaptive yoga mentor, Dara Brown, for this program. .

An additional $20 fee per participant will help cover the costs of renting the venue, charcoal, firewood, marshmallows, and the yoga class.  Bring your own beverages, meat for the grill, and a pot-luck side dish to share.  Campsites are not covered by the $20 fee.   Register Here for cookout and yoga.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the American Canoe Association’s (ACA’s) Essential Eligibility Criteria prior to registering for the kayaking program.