The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) began in 1970 as a one-time ski lesson for children with amputations for the Children's Hospital of Denver. Today, the NSCD is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation agencies in the world. Each year, thousands of children and adults with disabilities take to the ski slopes, mountain trails and golf courses to learn more about sports - and themselves. With specially trained staff and its own adaptive equipment lab, the NSCD teaches a variety of winter and summer sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral diagnosis.
The mission of the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is to provide quality outdoor sports and therapeutic recreation programs that positively impact the lives of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges.
The NSCD offers a variety of exciting summer adventures, including AbilityCAMPs, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, special camps, horse pack trips, therapeutic horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, and rock climbing. Programs are designed for individuals, families and groups and are available for all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced.
The NSCD offers a variety of exciting winter adventures, including therapeutic horseback riding, alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, Nordic hut trips, snowshoeing, and ski racing. Our programs are designed for individuals, families and groups and are available for all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced.
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