We want to share the love of sports and the outdoors with you! We hope you join us this summer for an adventure you won’t forget!
Lessons reservations for the 2023 season are open! Please give us a call at (603) 745-9333! Online reservations are not available for summer sports – reservations will only be accepted by phone. See below for each sport scheduled dates, times, and locations.
All student-athletes (ages 4+) must meet and complete Essential Eligibility Criteria prior to registration and before participating in summer programming.
We don’t want financial barriers to keep you from participating and having fun! NEDS offers a confidential Sliding Scale Scholarship Application.
We hope to see you soon!
Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding
Tuesdays from 6/13/2023 – 9/12/2023 at Mirror Lake, Thornton, NH
Take to the water! Paddling is a great way to explore the White Mountain Region. During our scheduled paddle days, our trained coaches will find the appropriate watercraft for you…Kayaking uses a double-bladed paddle or introduce you to a new trend in paddlesports; Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). “SUPing” is where one stands on an inflatable board utilizing a single-bladed paddle to propel them through the water. Whether kayaking, canoeing or paddling, students will enjoy the day on the water with friends, professional facilitators having fun and enjoying the beauty of the White Mountains. Sessions are approximately 2 hours.
FORE! Hit the links and enjoy a day of adaptive golfing with NEDS. NEDS offers weekly golf outings at nearby courses where you will meet new people and make new friends while learning or improving your game. We’ll warm up your stroke on the driving range, then take the group for a great outing on the golf course. There is no concern for individuals with mobility challenges as NEDS provides students with the most state-of-the-art motorized, adaptive golf carts…the Solo-Riders. These single-person golf carts allow individuals to drive to the golf ball, line up for the swing, and even putt without ever transferring out of the cart! Our golf coaches are passionate about getting everybody involved and participating in golf. Hit your ‘hole in one’ when joining NEDS for a golf outing. Sessions are approximately 3 hours. Advanced reservations are required.
Pickleball – NEW!
Wednesdays from 7/5/2023 – TBD at Owl’s Nest Golf Resort, Thornton, NH
There’s a new ball game in town. It’s called pickleball and it’s fun! Adaptive pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with ping pong-style racquets, a wiffle-type ball and tennis-like rules. Can be played with 2 or 4 players. Once you start playing…you won’t want to stop! Individuals may ambulate independently, or use assistive devices, or wheelchairs. Advanced reservations are required.
Thursdays from 5/25/2023 – 9/28/2023 at NEDS Harney Sports Center, Lincoln, NH
NEDS has one of the largest collections of adaptive cycles accommodating children or adults with a wide range of disabilities. Your NEDS facilitator will select the cycle best suited to each student’s skill level, accommodating their special need and challenging their abilities. There are many trails to explore in Lincoln, NH including the Kancamagus trail offering students new rides and outlooks. Feel the wind on your face, and most of all, have a great time and be HAPPY! Sessions are approximately 2 hours. Advanced reservations are required.
Downhill & Cross Country Mountain Biking
Sessions offered on an individual basis. Call for more information.
NEDS has a variety of downhill mountain bikes. Participants must meet the requirements to participate. Mountain bikes feature front and rear suspension to glide quickly over rocks and roots. Ride a lift up and mountain bike back down the mountain. Enjoy the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire while experiencing the thrill of the twists and turns of the trail! Each session is customized to your abilities and goals. Advanced reservations are required.