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Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons
from $60.00
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons
from $60.00

Therapeutic riding involves teaching riding skills to riders with disabilities, with adaptations as needed. The primary goal of therapeutic riding is to learn riding and horsemanship skills. However, as the movement of the horse is inherently therapeutic, riders frequently enjoy secondary benefits such as increased postural control, balance, strength and speech.

Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs

Location Name: NSCD Therapeutic Riding Center

Location Address: 1/4 Mile in on County Road 53, Tabernash, CO 80478

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Adaptive Airgun
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Adaptive Airgun
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The Denver Adaptive Airgun Team (DAAT) is an air rifle and air pistol shooting program for participants of all abilities. DAAT is a great chance to try the sport of airgun as well as an opportunity for established marksmen to hone their skills and share shooting experience/expertise with their peers.

This program is free to veterans. After adding the program to your cart, click "show details" and enter discount code "vet" during checkout. Must provide proof of veteran status upon check in at the program.  

Monday Location: Salvation Army Red Shield - 2915 N. High St., Denver, CO 80205,10 a.m.-12 p.m. (beginning of October through the end of May)

1st Thursday of the Month: Craig Hospital - 3425 S Clarkson St., Englewood, CO 80113, 6-8 p.m. (beginning of October through the end of April)

3rd Tuesday of the Month: Denver Police Department Shooting Range - 3241 Park Ave. W. Denver, CO 80216, 4-6 p.m. (Year-Round)

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

*A minimum of 5 participants must be pre-registered for this program or it will be cancelled.

Women's Weekend Camp
from $212.50
Women's Weekend Camp
from $212.50

Meet new friends and share experiences during this three-day camp for women ages 18 & up with physical challenges. Day activities may include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, biking and hiking as part of the fun. Evenings will be spent sharing dinner and activities. You bring the spirit of adventure and we’ll provide everything else, including an experienced and fun female staff.

Location: Granby, CO

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Fishing Club
from $25.00
Fishing Club
from $25.00

Relax during a mild Colorado evening at the NSCD Fishing Club. Participants will learn how to cast, use different lures/bait and gain knowledge on different types of fish. Participants will be supplied with equipment and bait, if needed.

Agencies, PASA’s, Schools, and other organizations are encouraged to book a custom fishing trip with the NSCD.

All participants must have a Colorado Fishing license.

Location: Custom locations. Contact Customer Service for details: 970-726-1518. 

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

*A minimum of 5 participants must be pre-registered for this program or it will be cancelled.

Indoor Paddling Club
from $15.00
Indoor Paddling Club
from $15.00

During the Indoor Paddling Club you will have the chance to learn and test your paddling skills in a fun and safe environment. Learn the basics or refine advanced paddling skills from certified and experienced instructors. This program is a great fit for both the veteran boater looking to stay sharp in the off-season or a novice wanting to learn the basics so they can hit the river when the season comes. Please join the NSCD and Team River Runner at the Carmody Recreation Center every Monday night.

This program is free to veterans. After adding the program to your cart, click "show details" and enter discount code "vet" during checkout. Must provide proof of veteran status upon check in at the program.  

Location Name: Carmody Recreation Center

Location Address: 2200 S Kipling St., Lakewood, CO 80227

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

*A minimum of 5 participants must be pre-registered for this program or it will be cancelled.

Indoor Rock Climbing Club
from $15.00
Indoor Rock Climbing Club
from $15.00

During the Indoor Rock Climbing Program with the NSCD, athletes will learn the basic skills of indoor rock climbing from a certified American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor. Those skills will include but are not limited to: tying figure eight follow through knot, belaying using an ATC device, rappelling using an ATC device, climbing technique/movement and climbing history/ethics. This is an all-inclusive program for all ages, abilities and skill levels. We will provide the adaptations and assistance necessary to help all athletes overcome their own personal challenges. We know that through rock climbing you can meet and overcome obstacles you never thought possible!

Location: Lakewood Link Recreation Center

Address: 1295 S. Reed St., Lakewood, CO 80232

*On April 25th, this program will instead take place at the School of Mines Outdoor Recreation Center - 1651 Elm St., Golden, CO 80401*

This program takes place annually from the beginning of October through the end of May. 

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

*A minimum of 5 participants must be pre-registered for this program or it will be cancelled.

Outdoor Paddling Club
from $25.00
Outdoor Paddling Club
from $25.00

In our Outdoor Paddling Club you will get the chance to explore a number of different whitewater parks in the Denver metro area. Practice your paddling skills or pass on your expertise in a fun and safe whitewater environment. Come prepared to challenge yourself and push your boundaries on the river. 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!

This program is free to veterans. After adding the program to your cart, click "show details" and enter discount code "vet" during checkout. Must provide proof of veteran status upon check in at the program.  

Location Name: Lions Park

Location Address: 1300 10th St., Golden, CO 80401

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

*A minimum of 5 participants must be pre-registered for this program or it will be cancelled.

Veterans Camp
from $6.25
Veterans Camp
from $6.25

Join us for four days of adventure camping in the mountains. Activities may include whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, Winter Park resort activities and fishing. Space is limited; register today!  $25 deposit is required to reserve your spot and will be refunded at the end of camp.

Location: Winter Park, CO

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Outdoor Climbing Club
from $25.00
Outdoor Climbing Club
from $25.00

During our Outdoor Climbing Club sessions, you will climb high above the valley floor of Colorado’s iconic Clear Creek Canyon. In this outdoor climbing experience, you will learn the basics of outdoor climbing from tying your own figure-eight follow-through knot, belaying/rappelling, climbing technique, equipment selection/maintenance and much more. Throughout the session, you will receive high-quality climbing instruction from an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Certified Instructor and learn the skills and techniques necessary to stay safe and progress in the world of rock climbing. You will receive specialized one-on-one instruction of the highest caliber and explore new and beautiful climbing areas in the Front Range. We hope to see you out there on belay, and we can’t wait to climb on!

Location: Clear Creek Canyon, Golden, CO

June 4th: Tunnel #1

June 18th: East Colfax 

July 2nd: Fiscal Cliffs 

July 16th: Tunnel #1

July 30th: East Colfax

August 13th: Fiscal Cliffs

August 27th: Specific location TBD

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

*A minimum of 5 participants must be pre-registered for this program or it will be cancelled.

Sailing
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Sailing
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Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery around Grand Lake and learn basic sailing techniques from junior members of the Grand Lake Yacht Club. Bring a sack lunch and plenty of water.

Location: Grand Lake Yacht Club

Address: 1128 Lake Ave, Grand Lake, CO 80447

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Sports Mini Camps
from $83.33
Sports Mini Camps
from $83.33

Did you know the NSCD has multiple Sports Mini Camps throughout the year? Join us for three days of different and exciting sports! Check out our scheduled activities below and choose the camp that is best for you!

Dates: June 17-19, 2019
Activities: Monday – Archery, Tuesday – NSCD Moves! and NSCD Zone (zone sports to be announced), Wednesday – Rafting (water level permitting)

Dates: July 15-17, 2019
Activities: Monday – Lake Paddle Day, Tuesday – Archery, Wednesday – Rock Climbing

Dates: August 5-7, 2019
Activities: Monday – NSCD Moves! and NSCD Zone (zone sports to be announced), Tuesday – Fishing, Wednesday – Rock Climbing

Location: The NSCD's Sports Mini Camps take place at multiple venues in the Denver metro area. Participants can be dropped off and picked up at the program location each day. Group transportation from a central meeting point may be available. Contact the NSCD at 970-726-1518 for more information on transportation options for specific Sports Mini Camps. 

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Unmounted / Ground Therapeutic Horse Lessons
from $60.00
Unmounted / Ground Therapeutic Horse Lessons
from $60.00

Ground therapy is built around interactions with horses. This type of therapy can be used to assist people with mental and emotional difficulties, including anxiety and mood disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), behavioral challenges or undergoing life transitions or losses.

Location Name: NSCD Therapeutic Riding Center

Location Address: 1/4 Mile in on County Road 53, Tabernash, CO 80478

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Trail Rides
from $60.00
Trail Rides
from $60.00

Enjoy the fun of horseback riding on our scenic trails. Our one-hour trail ride is an ideal way to view the beautiful Rocky Mountains while visiting Grand County, Colorado.

Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs

Location Name: NSCD Therapeutic Riding Center

Location Address: 1/4 Mile in on County Road 53, Tabernash, CO 80478

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Hosted Camping
from $175.00
Hosted Camping
from $175.00

Location Name: Jim Creek Campground

Location Address: Winter Park, CO: Three miles south of Winter Park on US Hwy. 40, across from the main entrance to the Winter Park Ski Resort.

There is a limit of 5 people per camping pad. Camping fee is waived if you have a person with a disability in your group. Maximum of three consecutive nights per reservation. For longer reservations, please call an NSCD Customer Service representative at 970-726-1518.

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Select the number of NSCD staff members you want to book for your camping stay. 

Adaptive Shooting Clinic for Veterans
from $25.00
Adaptive Shooting Clinic for Veterans
from $25.00

The Adaptive Shooting Clinic for Veterans is an opportunity for veterans with disabilities to experience the sports of archery and 10 mm air rifle. Participants will learn or refresh the shooting basics before target practice, followed by a friendly competition. All skill levels, beginners to experts, are welcome. Transportation will be available from multiple pick-up points in the Denver area. If you are interested in transportation provided by the NSCD, please let our Reservations team know when you sign up for the event.

This program is free and open to veterans only. After adding the program to your cart, click "show details" and enter discount code "vet" during checkout. Must provide proof of veteran status upon check in at the program.  

Location: Gold Crown Field House

Address: 150 S Harlan St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Rockies Ability Clinic sponsored by Anthem
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Rockies Ability Clinic sponsored by Anthem
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The NSCD's Rockies Ability Clinic sponsored by Anthem will include instruction from Rockies and NSCD staff, and volunteers! This clinic features baseball drills adapted to individuals,
ages 5 and older, who have any type of disability. We hope to see you there!

Location: Coors Field

Address: 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Participant Check-In: 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Clinic: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Provided by Rockies)

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Nuggets Ability Clinic

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Nuggets Ability Clinic

No pricing available

2020 Date TBD

This fun-filled and FREE clinic will include instruction from Nuggets staff and players, NSCD staff, and volunteers! This clinic features basketball drills adapted to individuals, ages 5 and older, who have any type of disability. We hope to see you there!

Location: Gold Crown Field House

Address: 150 S Harlan St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Broncos Ability Clinic
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Broncos Ability Clinic
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This fun-filled and FREE clinic will include instruction from Broncos players,
NSCD staff and volunteers! This clinic features football drills adapted to individuals,
ages 5 and older, who have any type of disability.

Location: Denver Broncos Headquarters - UCHealth Training Center - Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse 

Address: 13403 E Broncos Parkway, Englewood, CO 80112

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Outlaws Ability Clinic Sponsored by Allstate
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Outlaws Ability Clinic Sponsored by Allstate
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The NSCD's Outlaws Ability Clinic Sponsored by Allstate will include instruction from Outlaws players,
NSCD staff and volunteers! This clinic features lacrosse drills adapted to individuals,
ages 5 and older, who have any type of disability. We hope to see you there!

Location: Broncos Stadium at Mile High

Address: 1801 Mile High Stadium Circle, Denver, CO 80204

Participant Check-In: 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Clinic: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Raptors Rugby Ability Clinic

No pricing available

Raptors Rugby Ability Clinic

No pricing available

2019 Date TBD

This fun-filled and FREE clinic will include instruction from Raptors players and staff,
NSCD staff, and volunteers! This clinic features rugby drills adapted to individuals,
ages 5 and older, who have any type of disability. We hope to see you there!

Location: Infinity Park

Address: 950 S Birch St, Glendale, CO 80246

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Rapids Ability Clinic
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Rapids Ability Clinic
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This fun-filled and FREE clinic will include instruction from Rapids players, NSCD staff and volunteers! This clinic features soccer drills adapted to individuals, ages 5 and older, who have any type of disability. We hope to see you there!

Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park Field #10

Address: 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022

Participant Check-In: 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Clinic: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Indoor Rock Climbing Agency - Metro

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Indoor Rock Climbing Agency - Metro

No pricing available

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Independent Camping
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Independent Camping
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Experience the magic of camping. Camp under a star-filled sky, roast marshmallows over a campfire and enjoy our accessible campground at the foot of majestic James Peak. Camping is free, but a reservation is required with the NSCD for the Jim Creek Campground. Permit area is located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest. Camping is independent and not staffed. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Rental equipment is available.

Location Name: Jim Creek Campground

Location Address: Winter Park, CO

There is a limit of 5 people per camping pad. Camping fee is waived if you have a person with a disability in your group. Maximum of three consecutive nights per reservation. For longer reservations, please call an NSCD Customer Service representative at 970-726-1518.

Archery Clinic

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Archery Clinic

No pricing available

During the Archery Clinic, athletes will be introduced to and taught the finer points of the sport of target archery. The NSCD will provide re-curve and compound bows that will be appropriate for athletes of all ages, levels and abilities. If you have your own archery gear please feel free to bring that for personal use. You will receive instruction from a USA Archery Level II instructor who is well-versed in the new and traditional forms of archery and how to achieve success in each style. Whether you are a new archer or an old pro looking for some feedback and a range to practice on, this program is a great fit for you.

This program is free to veterans. After adding the program to your cart, click "show details" and enter discount code "vet" during checkout. Must provide proof of veteran status upon check in at the program.  

Location: Salvation Army Red Shield

Address: 2915 N. High St., Denver, CO 80205

This program takes place annually from the beginning of August through the end of May.

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

*A minimum of 5 participants must be pre-registered for this program or it will be cancelled.

Summer Woods Camp
from $212.50
Summer Woods Camp
from $212.50

This four-day camp for adults (18+) promotes independence and camaraderie. Laugh and learn while participating in activities such as rafting, hiking, camping and Winter Park resort activities. Campers are introduced to new skills and activities by highly trained staff. *Bring a buddy and receive $25 off. Guests may add horseback riding for an additional fee ($60). This camp is popular, register early.

Location: Winter Park, CO

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Camp
from $200.00
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Camp
from $200.00

Love horses? Join us at the NSCD Therapeutic Riding Center for a camp that includes horseback riding, cookouts, campfires and tent camping. Campers will learn to lead, groom, tack and ride a horse. New skills learned in the arena will be enhanced while out on daily trail rides. Horse camps are popular, register early.

Maximum rider weight is 200 lbs

July Camp: On July 4th, campers will attend the largest, small-town parade in Granby, followed by a picnic in the park and an evening at the rodeo.

Early August Camp: This camp includes a day at the Middle Park Fair

Location: NSCD Therapeutic Riding Center

Address:1/4 Mile in on County Road 53, Tabernash, CO 80478

Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.