Friday, January 11, 2019

2019 MOBALE Winter Sports Education Camp

MOBALE is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center and Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation NEVIfest program to facilitate 2019 MOBALE Winter Sports Education Camp. 

There are limited spots, so please fill out BOTH application packets (for MOBALE AND MASR) and get that information back to MOBALE ASAP. Deadline for MOBALE to receive your application packets is February 1, 2019.


Please send your completed packets to:

scan and email:

or snail mail:
189 Park Ave
Portland, ME 04102

or fax:
207-774-0679

Below is the tentative schedule.

Sunday, February 10
4:00 – 5:30 PM    arrival and check in with MOBALE atAdaptive Outdoor Education
Center (AOEC)
4:30 – 5:45 PM     check in with MASR NEVIfest at theRack
6:00 – 7:00 PM     NEVIfest welcome and Pizza Party at  the Rack
7:15 – 8:15 PM    MOBALE balance class/ pretest
8:30 – 9:00 PM    MOBALE athletes meeting at AOEC
9:00 – 9:30 PM    shower/prepare for bed
9:30 – 10:00 PM    staff meeting
10:00 PM        lights out

Monday, February 11
8:00 – 9:30 AM     continental breakfast at the Lodge
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM   NEVIfest ski instruction
12:00 – 1:00 PM  lunch provided by MOBALE 
1:00 – 3:00 PM     NEVIfest ski instruction
4:00 – 5:30 PM     Bowling at the Sugar Bowl in
Carrabassett Valley
6:00 – 7:00 PM    supper at AOEC
7:15 – 8:45 PM    nutrition seminar
9:00 – 9:30 PM    MOBALE athletes meeting
9:30 – 10:00 PM    shower/prepare for bed
9:30 – 10:00 PM    MOBALE staff meeting
10:00             lights out    

Tuesday, February 12 
8:00 – 9:30 AM     continental breakfast at the Lodge
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM   NEVIfest ski instruction 
12:00 – 1:00 PM lunch provided by MOBALE at AOEC
1:00 – 3:00 PM     Nordic ski instruction/Snowshoeing
4:00 – 5:30 PM     ice skating instruction/ intro to hockey
6:00 – 7:00 PM    supper at AOEC
7:15 – 8:45 PM    activity and post test
9:00 – 9:30 PM    MOBALE athletes meeting
9:30 – 10:00 PM    shower/prepare for bed
9:30 – 10:00 PM    staff meeting
10:00 PM        lights out

Wednesday, February 13 
8:00 – 9:30 AM     Continental Breakfast available in theLodge 
9:15 AM         NEVIfest Group Photo 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Crothers Challenge and Ski Clinics 
12:00 – 1:00 PM     MOBALE awards party and farewell

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Runner on a Mission



Simon Wheatcroft is a runner ffrom the UK determined to test the limits of of running as a blind athlete. In the article linked below he considers himself a 'test pilot' of various techniques blind runners might use to stay in the game: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/running-blind-marathon-runner-simon-wheatcroft/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6i&linkId=62009183