June 17-20, 2020
About the Camp:
The Idaho Youth Adaptive Sports Camp (IYASC), is a camp that provides recreational and competitive opportunities for youth and teens who have a physical disability that limits mobility. Athletes from Idaho, Washington, Utah, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming have traveled to Boise just to attend this four-day sports camp. Youth who use a wheelchair, AFO braces, walker, crutches or walking difficulties are welcome to attend. The IYASC exists to provide young athletes the opportunity to try new adapted sports and equipment. This camp is a partnership with St. Luke's Rehabilitation.
Camp started in 1988 with nine enthusiastic young athletes. This year, we expect to reach a camp maximum of 36 young athletes who have disabilities due to cerebral palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular conditions or orthopedic problems. The athletes train, participate and compete in wheelchair sporting events including: tennis, basketball, track and field, swimming, canoeing, cycling, climbing and more!
Camp is held annually in June at Fort Boise Community Center and the beautiful parks and ponds in Boise. We also offer a one-day winter sports clinic.
The Idaho Youth Adaptive Sports Camp is dedicated to promoting the value of health and wellness through sports and recreation. Camp instills positive attitudes, increased independence, sportsmanship and lifetime recreational skills for youth of all abilities.
How to Sign Up:
If you would like to attend the Idaho Youth Adaptive Sports Camp, please call (208) 608-7680.
Volunteering for Camp:
The success of this camp is dependent upon the giving spirit of our volunteers. Volunteers assist campers in all activities on a one-to-one basis. The primary volunteer responsibility is to assist the young athletes in activities while ensuring their safety. Just as important, volunteers cheer and support athletes as well as become a friend and mentor. All volunteers receive a camp T-shirt and lunch and snacks each day. Volunteers need to be age 16 or older and must clear a criminal history check.
Opportunities for Support:
Thanks to the support of many sponsors, the Idaho Youth Adaptive Sports Camp has been a bright spot in the lives of many young athletes with physical disabilities. In addition to cash donations, many local businesses have provided in-kind support by sponsoring one of the teams at camp, donating food for meals or snacks, providing camp mementos with the sponsor's name on it, paying for the camp to participate in special off-site activities or helping to cover general camp costs. A small portion of the funding for camp comes from an enrollment fee of $65 per camper. However many athlete's fees have been paid by donors who provide scholarships for those in need.