As I was investigating sites for my sports-week theme, I wondered if I could find a sports vacation spot for the whole family. I wanted all kinds of sports that the entire family could participate. NSCD offers activities like alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, Nordic hut trips, snowshoeing, ski racing, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, river rafting, horseback riding, zip-lining, alpine sliding, mazes, trampoline bungees, hiking, geocaching, camping, team sports both indoor and outdoor, mountain biking, boxing, skateboarding, and even dancing. You can set up a customized trip for your group anytime of the year.
Each year more than 3,000 children and adults with disabilities participate in their programs to learn more about sports and themselves. With specially trained staff and volunteers, and its own adaptive equipment lab, the NSCD teaches a variety of year-round sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral diagnosis.
They have something for everybody in your family. One thing is for sure. Your kiddos won’t be on their iPads for very long during this trip!
We enable the human spirit through therapeutic sports and recreation.
The NSCD is recognized around the world as a premier therapeutic recreation organization, providing leadership and expertise in adaptive sports.
The NSCD offers a variety of year-round sports and recreational adventures. In the winter participants enjoy alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, Nordic hut trips, snowshoeing and ski racing. Additionally the NSCD offers year-round rock climbing and kayak lessons. In the spring, summer and fall we offer sport ability clinics, rafting, canoeing, special camps, therapeutic horseback riding, mountain biking and camping. All programs are designed for individuals, families and groups and are available for all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced. We look forward to seeing you or your group this season.
Disabilities Served Include (but are not limited to):
ADD/ADHD, amputation, arthritis, autism, behavioral health, bone disorder, brain injury, cerebral palsy, deafness, developmental disabilities, diabetes, down syndrome, epilepsy, fragile X syndrome, hemophilia, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, muscular disorder, muscular dystrophy, nerve disorders, neurological disorders, paraplegia, post-polio, post-traumatic stress disorder, quadriplegia, respiratory disorder, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, stroke, substance abuse, vision loss/blindness.
Empowering the human spirit through sport.
Denver and Winter Park, Colorado
Activities are held year round.
National Sports Center for the Disabled
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
1801 Mile High Stadium Circle, #1500
Denver, CO 80204
Winter Park Resort
33 Parsenn Road
P.O. Box 1290
Winter Park, Colorado 80482
970.726.1518 for reservations
970.726.1546 for volunteer information
Costs vary based upon the activity that you select. All reservations must be made by calling the reservation line at (970) 726-1518. On line reservations/registration is NOT available. Reservations are required for all programs and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Day-of reservations are accepted based upon availability. See the website or call the reservation line for more details.