Water Sports: Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Board

The NSCD paddle sports program is dedicated to providing an educational, therapeutic and fun experience for everyone. We have customized canoe, kayak and paddle board progressions for all ability levels. Our instructors review key participant information prior to the start of class and conduct an on-site assessment to place the participant in one of our three learning tracks. Friends and family are welcome. All equipment and adaptations are provided. Get your feet wet! Seasoned kayaker? Hone your freestyle skills and learn from our experienced instructors. Join our club-style atmosphere to meet new friends. Open to all abilities.

The NSCD is a Team River Runner chapter. We partner for instruction and adaptive equipment as needed. We invite all veterans to come out to the pool and improve their kayaking skills.

Get the chance to explore a number of different whitewater parks in Colorado’s Front Range and practice your paddling skills or pass on your expertise in a fun and safe water environment. Come prepared to challenge yourself and push your boundaries. When paddling with the NSCD, you will be provided a boat, life jacket, spray skirt (if necessary), helmet and paddle to use for the day. If the weather warrants it, we will also provide a wetsuit and other protective equipment. We suggest that you try to avoid wearing jeans or sweats (anything cotton) and instead dress in layers of fleece, wool, Capilene or synthetic clothing. Weather conditions can change quickly on the water and it is better to have too many layers than to be wet and/or cold! Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

 

 


Indoor Kayaking

Perfect for the beginner or advanced paddler! The NSCD provides fun, safe, educational, and adaptive paddle sports experiences for everyone. We have customizable kayaks, canoes, and Standup Paddleboards (SUP) progressions for all ability levels.  Our talented paddle sports instructors will not only review the key information the client has provided prior to the start of the class but will also conduct an on-site assessment to help outfit the participant with the right watercraft and adaptations to be successful with the challenge of paddle sports.

Custom Group
Do you have a group of five or more participants that needs an activity? The NSCD can help! With our programs covering the Front Range, your group can explore the outdoors like never before.
**Each participant is responsible for any venue fees related to location of lessons
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Veterans Appreciation Day
Join fellow Veterans every Friday for a day of outdoor adventure and recreation.
Times: 10 am – 12 pm
Price: Free to military veterans with a disability. Personal Care Providers are $30 per person. Call (303) 515-NSCD (6723) to receive the 100% discount code before booking online.
**Each participant is responsible for any venue fees related to location of lessons
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*Maximum equipment weight limit is 250 lbs.


Lake Day

Come join us for one of our most popular programs, a lake paddle day! During the day at the lake, participants learn water safety and paddling skills in a beautiful environment. Participants can choose from canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. We suggest wearing a swimsuit or shorts and try to avoid wearing jeans or sweats. Participants must wear PFD at all times while participating in the program (the PFD’s will be provided by the NSCD). This is a great team-building activity! Try for the first time or hone in on your skills at canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP)

Dates: Coming Soon!
Time: 10am – 12:30pm for participants with Intellectual Disabilities or 1pm – 3:30pm for participants with Physical Disabilities
Locations: Varies between Chatfield State Park (Littleton), Cherry Creek State Park (Aurora) and Barr Lake State Park (Brighton). Location is determined closer to activity date based on lake/reservoir conditions and will be posted once it is confirmed.
Price: $30 per person
Ages: 5 & up

*Maximum equipment weight limit is 250 lbs.

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Lake Day for Families

Join us for a Lake Day adventure in the Denver Metro Area. Enjoy the sun on your face, smell of burgers on the grill, and relax on a paddleboard in the middle of the lake. NSCD will provide kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards. Participants must wear PFD at all times while participating in the program (the PFD’s will be provided by the NSCD). This is a great family day on the lake! Try for the first time or hone in on your skills at canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP).

Dates: Coming Soon!
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Locations: Cherry Creek State Park, Each vehicle is responsible for the park entrance fee
Price: $30 per person

*Maximum equipment weight limit is 250 lbs.

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