Who can attend?
Athletes who have a physical disability, ranging in age from 8-17.
What is it all about?
Ability First is a wheelchair sports camp designed to provide instructional and recreational sports opportunities to youth with physical disabilities. Athletes must be minimum assist to independent and be able to actively engage in sports. Sports range from the beginner through both the junior and national levels of athletic competition. Evening recreation programs are designed to provide opportunities for leisure and social activities.
Where is it located?
Esken Hall on the campus of California State University, Chico.
Includes room and board, minimum assistance with daily living activities, a camp T-shirt, a water bottle, instruction in wheelchair sports programs, access to specialized equipment, transportation to the water ski lake and social activities. Scholarships available based on identified needs.
Programs are directed toward wheelchair sports instruction for youth who have physical disabilities. Some sports may be appropriate for ambulatory athletes depending on individual ability. Prior to instruction, athletes’ abilities will be assessed. Camp offers a wide range of sports from wheelchair Basketball, Quad Rugby, Power Soccer, Hand Cycling, Track & Field, Tennis and Water Sports. Evening Programs include: Skit Night, Parent Night , Movie Night and Dance Night.