Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018 MOBALE Winter Sports Education Camp


2018 MOBALE Winter Sports Education Camp
held at Sugarloaf, February 11-14


Skiers on the mountain

MOBALE is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center and Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation NEVIfest program to facilitate 2018 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 2, 2018.



Please send your completed packets to:
scan and email:


or snail mail:


or fax:


Below is the tentative schedule.


Sunday, February 11
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 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
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 13
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
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 14
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

Monday, December 25, 2017

Go Fund Me for Sue and Jim Martin Outdoor Recreation Program



“Sue Martin and Jim Marin have started a Go Fund Me fund raiser for an Outdoor Recreation Center for people who are blind or visually impaired.

You may know Sue from her novels; "Out of the Whirlpool" and "In Dog We Trust".  If successful, we hope to start having programs for adults and children over 10 years of age next summer.  We live on 19 acres with lake frontage on beautiful Great Pond in Franklin, Maine.  The program will include hiking, camping, kayak and canoeing, fishing as well as swimming and cooking your own food.  We could also include hiking excursions in Acadia National Park, and may have winter camping including cross country skiing.
I am attaching our link to the Go Fund Me program.  Any donation you can afford will be gratefully accepted.  Please share this information far and wide.  It will not only be limited to citizens of Maine, but worldwide to anyone who is blind or visually impaired.  Perhaps we could have a special blind veterans program if there is enough interest.  Sue, who happens to be blind, and I have spent 32 years hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, and cross country skiing everywhere we have lived.  I have taught blind O&M students and friends how to use their mobility skills in the outdoors, particularly hiking and cross country skiing.  If interested in helping us create this program go to:

The link to Go Fund Me:  https://www.gofundme.com/domerec