Adaptive or Inclusive Recreation
Adaptive, or inclusive, recreation is a concept whereby people with disabilities are given the opportunity to participate in recreational activities, like hand cycling, boating, basketball, and rock climbing. There are a many incredible recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enjoy in Southwest Idaho.
The following are adaptive recreation programs available in the counties that LINC serves. You can reach out directly to programs you're interested in. Or, if you're new to adaptive recreation and would like peer support as part of an introduction to adaptive sports, contact us!
To facilitate winter sports opportunities for individuals with disabilities through professional ski and snowboard education in a safe environment which increases physical, social, and functional skills.
The Boise Bombers wheelchair rugby team consists of players from all over the Boise, Meridian, and Nampa/Caldwell area. The Boise Bombers are a competitive wheelchair rugby team playing in the USWRA since 2012. The team currently practices on Thursdays from 6:00-8:30pm at the Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, in Boise, Idaho.
Boise Parks and Recreation's Adaptive Recreation program provides a wide range of recreational, social, and educational programs for youth and adults with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities can choose to participate with one of our adaptive recreation programs which are specifically designed for someone with a disability or utilize inclusion services in which modifications may be provided so that an individual with a disability can fully participate in any of Boise Parks and Recreation's programs.
Idahoans of all abilities have the right to practice, play, perform, and compete at their best. So let’s hike, bike, swim, ski, skate, move—and keep breaking barriers. We’ll unite through sport and drive Idaho forward.
Courageous Kids Climbing is a group of rock climbers based in Central Idaho that donate their time to teach children with special needs how to climb.
Game Changers Idaho became a 501(c)3 in September of 2018 located in Boise, Idaho. Founded by Gabriel Moreno, starting as a Flag Football Program, Game Changers has grown into offering multiple sporting opportunities for children with and without disabilities in the grades of K-12th.
We use recreation, therapy, and continuing support to give people of all abilities a better life. Together we bridge the gap between disability and belonging.
To educate and encourage the general public about disability sports and Idaho Sled Hockey in particular.
This camp is offered to youth and teens age 6-19 who have a physical disability that limits mobility and young athletes with physical disabilities who use a wheelchair, AFO braces, walker or crutches are welcome to attend. During the camp we will play and learn a variety of adaptive sports and this is the perfect time for youth athletes with physical disabilities who use a wheelchair or could use a wheelchair to participate in sports!
To provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.
We strengthen the foundations of community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living, and instilling a commitment to social responsibility.