PADDLE PROGRAM

Paddleboarding & Kayaking are wonderful activities for all ages and ability levels.  

Some people paddle for a heart-racing workout and others use it for a relaxing day on the water.  Either way, they are activities that encourage physical fitness and adventure!  DREAM has standard paddleboards & kayaks as well as adaptive equipment, including Onit Ability paddleboards that include a customized locking chair and outriggers to provide stability.

We hope you’ll join us on the water!

2020 Program Details – scroll down for registration

Each session runs from 10A-noon.  Equipment, life-jackets, and instructors provided.

Program Fee:  $10/session; financial aid scholarships are available, click here to learn more.

Advanced registration required.  See below for registration information.

Schedule
• Friday, June 19:  Whitefish City Beach
• Friday, June 26:  Les Mason State Park, Whitefish
• Friday, July 3:  Somers Picnic & Swim Area
• Saturday, July 11:  Whitefish City Beach
• Saturday, July 25:  Whitefish City Beach
• Saturday, Aug. 1:  Whitefish City Beach
• Friday, Aug. 14:  Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

May:  Bigfork Whitewater Festival, Paddleboard Race – Postponed until 2021

July:  Windermere SUP Cup, Missoula – Postponed until 2021

Schedule a custom outing with friends and family!  Please contact us to book at least one week in advance.  You’ll receive the support of trained DREAM instructors and have the use of our standard and /or adaptive equipment.

*Rate will be determined by the desired number of people, duration, and location.

We are continuously evaluating the COVID-19 situation and health department recommendations to evolve our programs and safety requirements to ensure you can return to outdoor recreation with DREAM while mitigating the risks.  Please read more about our response here.

Paddle Program COVID-19 Updates

  • We will limit each Paddle Day to ten participants.  Please sign up for as many program days as you’d like, and we’ll reach out if we need to modify the schedule or your approved dates.  We will work hard to ensure everyone has a fair chance to recreate this summer.
  • All program registrations and payments must be completed online a minimum of 72 hours advance of the Paddle Day.  There will be no walk-up registration.  This gives us time to review records and follow up on missing information.  We will not collect any paperwork or payment in person.
  • We are requesting that each participant be accompanied by only one family member, caregiver, or companion at this time.
  • Volunteers, staff, and participants will be asked health screening questions upon arrival.
  • Volunteers and staff who must break the 6′ social distance recommendation with participants for extended periods of time will wear a face mask.
  • We have a cleaning and sanitation plan for shared equipment, as well as hand sanitizer available for all attendees.  At most locations, running water and soap is available in the public restrooms.
Registration Steps

If you participated with DREAM this past winter, you already have created an account in our new system.  Please log-in through this link and complete steps 2-4 below!


If you participated with DREAM last summer (but not this winter), some of your info has been uploaded to our new system.  Follow ALL steps below to create a username and password, update your account info, and register for the summer programs.

  1. CREATE Your User Name & Password:  Each individual participant must have a unique login and account.
    • Click on this Login Link and go to “I forgot my Login or Password” at the bottom of the page in red.
    • Enter your email address.  You can contact us if you don’t remember which email we have on file.
  2. *DONT MISS THIS STEP!* Update Your Profile:  Once logged-in , go to the navigation drop-down on the right side and select “Update My Profile“.
    • Complete ALL information in sections labeled “All Users” or “Participants“.   Missing information may delay your participation.  This information will be securely stored in our system and you’ll only need to review it once a year or update on an as-needed basis.  
  3. SIGN UP for Paddle Opportunities by going back to the navigation on the right and selecting “Participant Registration: Paddle”
  4. PAY for your lessons by going back to the navigation and selecting “Current Events or Programs
    • Choose “Paddle Program” and follow steps to pay.
  5. Liability Waiver and Media Release.  Click HERE to complete the TWO separate online forms.
    • These forms must be completed once per year.  Family members/caregivers who will participate must complete separate forms.

Here is a How-To video to help with the registration process.

Once you complete all steps we’ll contact you to confirm your registration.


Financial aid scholarships are available.  Click here to learn more.

Questions?  Email: programs@dreamadaptive.org or call 406-862-1817 and we’ll be glad to help!

New Participants  If you are new to DREAM or haven’t participated in a few years, follow these steps to create a new account in our system and register for the Paddle Program.

  1. CREATE an Account:  Each individual participant must have a unique login and account.
    • Click on the following link to Create an Account
    • Once you’ve created an account, follow the prompts and Log-In.
  2. *DONT MISS THIS STEP!* Update Your Profile:  Once logged-in (log in HERE), go to the navigation drop-down on the right side and select “Update My Profile”?
    • Complete ALL information that is labeled for “All Users” or “Participants”.   Missing information may delay your participation.  This information will be securely stored in our system and you’ll only need to review it once a year or update on an as-needed basis.  
  3. SIGN UP for Paddle Opportunities by going back to the navigation on the right and selecting “Participant Registration: Paddle
  4. PAY for your lessons by going back to the navigation and selecting “Current Events or Programs
    • Choose “Paddle Program” and follow steps to pay.
  5. Liability Waiver and Media Release.  Click HERE to complete the TWO separate online forms.
    • These forms must be completed once per year.  Family members/caregivers who are participating must complete separate forms.

Here is a how-to video for the registration process if needed.

Once you complete all steps we’ll contact you to confirm your lesson(s)!


Financial aid scholarships are available.  Click here to learn more.

Questions?  Email: programs@dreamadaptive.org and we’ll be glad to help!