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Summer Adaptive Programs

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Challenge Aspen

Since 1995, Challenge Aspen has provided adaptive recreational and cultural opportunities for thousands of individuals with disabilities from around the world. Based in Snowmass, Challenge Aspen is a leader and innovator in both winter and summer adaptive recreation. In the summer, Challenge Aspen offers outstanding therapeutic art, drama and outdoor adventure camps to children with physical and mental disabilities; Rocky Mountain outdoor adventures to newly injured veterans, and elite ski-race training for adults with disabilities.

For more information call 970-923-0578 or visit the Challenge Aspen website.

Aspen Camp School For The Deaf

Join ACSD in celebrating 30 years in offering exceptional experiences for deaf and hard of hearing children! The ACSD has developed a unique program where children and teens have fun, learn new skills, make new friends and feel good about themselves. The ACSD annually hosts more than 100 campers, ages 8 to 18, during one to three week sessions throughout each summer. Students come from across the United States bringing varied backgrounds, educational experiences and communication skills.

For more information, visit the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf website or call 970-923-2511


Ascendigo, is located in the stunning Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen, Colorado since 2004. Ascendigo runs summer and winter camps for kids and young adults of all ability levels, anywhere on the autism spectrum. Our sports are individualized to achieve progress in athletic skills, and our campers develop a sense of camaraderie and social-emotional growth through group activities facilitated by trained staff.

Our program includes the same activities found in traditional mainstream adventure camps. These include: lake sports (i.e. wake-boarding), rock climbing, and whitewater kayaking in the summer; as well as skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Our hands-on staff to camper ratio exceeds 1:1, and our autism-engineered approaches guarantee safety, fun, and learning!
Contact us at 970-927-3143 or visit Ascendigo's website.