Enabling fun for everyone
Park City is a sports and recreation mecca in the summer and thanks to our world renowned National Ability Center people of any age and ability can join in the fun. The NAC provides assisted activities for anyone with physical or developmental disabilities. “Our facility is one of a kind,” said Missy Gresen, NAC Outreach Manager. “We offer most programs on-site, we have lodging so families with a member who is disabled can stay and play together. Scholarships are available because we don’t want money to be a barrier to people using our programs.”
Here are some of the activities available through the National Ability Center:
Therapeutic Equestrian Programs Riding, grooming and training horses fosters coordination, strength and responsibility. Week-long and one-time lessons are available.
Aquatics Program Provides swimming lessons with certified safety instructors and adaptive equipment.
Water Sports Thrilling one-day or multi-day outings on Jordanelle Reservoir offer water skiing lessons with trained assistants and specialized equipment. The day can also include wake-boarding, tubing, fishing and beach activities.
Archery Strength, coordination and focus all come into play in this enjoyable and social sport.
Cycling Biking and hand-cycling excursions promote fun and fitness in the beautiful outdoors. All ability levels are accommodated.
Climbing Wall A variety of ascent faces and assistance equipment gives participants a chance to succeed and to progress.
Summer Camps Camp Discovery allows kids to enjoy all the benefits of sports and recreation while having a blast with their peers. Camp Giddy- Up is an equestrian experience for novice to experienced riders.
Special Events The NAC hosts the popular Summit Challenge BikeRide every year, an annual horse show and rodeo and the yearly Barn Party that’s a hoot for the whole family.