Summer – Water Sports Program
In July of 2009, DREAM Board Members and volunteers hosted its first annual Summer Water Sports Program for disabled children and adults to experience the wonderful water recreation possibilities in Northwest Montana. The event was incredible and the most common activity was smiling. Participants of all ages with a wide variety of developmental and physical disabilities were represented for the three-day event held at Big Sky Bible Camp on Lake Petersen.
DREAM is excited to announce the return of the Summer Water Sports Program for 2017!
Activities will include: Water skiing, sit water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, tubing, boating, kayaking, paddling boarding and swimming.
Dates: Tuesday, July 11th, Wednesday, July 12th & Thursday, July 13th, 2017
*Friday, July 14th – Military Veterans and family members only
Where: The Thompson’s House, Echo Lake in Bigfork (directions will be sent prior to event)
Time: We will enjoy each day on the water from 10am to 3pm.
What to bring: Lunch will be provided but we do ask to bring a potluck side item for all to share. Also bring all your personal belongings such as swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, camp chair, etc.
Cost: Any participant with a disability can attend for FREE and siblings/family who wish to participate in motorized activities can enjoy them for $5 per person or $15 max for families.
*Military Veterans: As mentioned above, July 14th will be a water sports day solely for Veterans and their families (free of charge). Please contact Larry Canon, Veteran Outreach Program Specialist at the Kalispell Vet Center with questions: email@example.com / Office: 406-257-7308
The DREAM Water Sports Program is an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to have fun in the sun, and furthermore, it’s a time for people of all ages to discover their capabilities. Everyone comes away from this week with new friends and a greater sense of accomplishment. We hope you’ll join us!
Apply by July 1st to reserve a spot. Applications will be accepted in the order they are received.
DREAM will host it’s Annual Meeting on October 16th at the Whitefish
Join DREAM for an evening presentation highlighting the incredible people who participate
Activities will include: Water skiing, sit water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding,
DREAM Adaptive Recreation received funding from the US Department of Veterans Affairs
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