Apply to Turns & Berms Camp Presented by the KBF and Oregon Adaptive Sports
Get ready to mark your calendars, because the 3rd annual “Turns & Berms” event is back! Presented by the dynamic partnership of the Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) and Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS), This isn’t your average event; it is a celebration of outdoor recreation for individuals living with spinal cord injuries.
Kicking off at Mt Bachelor in the AM, it’s all about enjoying the slopes. Thanks to the skills of Oregon Adaptive Sports, participants get to rip around the mountain, embracing the spring skiing vibes. But wait, the action doesn’t stop there. As the sun climbs higher, we’re swapping snow for dirt as we hit the trails in the Deschutes National Forest. It’s the ultimate fusion of winter and summer thrills.
Eligibility: Individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury who reside in the United States. Other conditions are not eligible for this program, including (but not limited to) spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio, Guillain-Barre´ Strohl Syndrome, ALS, all other neuropathies, and all other conditions causing disability.
We welcome individuals who are Intermediate skiers and up who already own adaptive ski equipment or don’t and all levels of adaptive mtb experience who own their own adaptive mountain bike or those who don’t. You will need to be able to provide your own transportation for yourself and your equipment to Bend, OR with up to $500 in travel vouchers included (flight, gas, train, rental car)
When: Thursday-Sunday, May 2nd – 5th, 2024
What and where: Join the KBF & OAS for three days of skiing and mountain biking in Central Oregon. The camp features 3 days of skiing at Mt. Bachelor in the morning and 3 days of trail riding near Bend. We will recap each day’s adventures over dinner.
What’s included: 3-night stay at Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn in Bend, with 3 days of breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners. All trail passes and lift tickets will also be included. Please let us know if there is any other equipment you might need outside of your ski rig or off-road handcycle.
In addition, you will also be led, supported, and instructed by the amazing group of people involved with OAS and KBF; including staff, volunteers, and Board members.
How to apply: Please fill out this short application. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 29th, 2024. We will notify all applicants of a decision within two weeks of the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact:
Pat Addabbo, Executive Director, Oregon Adaptive Sports | [email protected] | 541-210-5135
Greg Durso, Program Director, Kelly Brush Foundation | [email protected] | 631-922-1261