Carleton Athletics’ adaptive sports and recreation programs provide children and youth in Ottawa opportunities to stay active, no matter their abilities. Carleton’s adaptive sports programs offer children the opportunity to have fun, get active and make new friends with something for all interests.

Para Swimming

The Intro to Para Swimming program aims to provide youth with disabilities the opportunity to learn and improve competitive swimming skills in a safe and welcoming environment, starting at whatever level of experience and skill they may possess.

Ravens Adapted Multisport Camp

The Ravens Adapted Multisport Camp is a fun five-day camp tailored to children and youth ages 8 to 18 with physical disabilities. It will offer a range of indoor and outdoor activities where campers will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of different sports which may include; wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, boccia ball, kinball, wheelchair tennis/pickle ball, and other fun games. Our trained staff will ensure that all sports and activities occur in a positive, safe and inclusive environment.

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Junior Ravens Wheelchair Basketball

The Junior Ravens wheelchair basketball program is an introduction to wheelchair basketball for kids ages 6-16. The program will begin by teaching basic skills such as pushing technique, dribbling, passing shooting, and will move into more advanced concepts. The Junior Ravens Basketball program is run in partnership with The Ottawa Carleton Wheelchair Sports Association and with the collaboration of the Abilities Centre Ottawa.

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Adaptive Boccia

Boccia can be played by anyone, with or without a disability. It is an easy sport to pick-up, but quickly builds intensity and complexity as you develop in the sport. Unique to boccia is it’s co-ed. Men and women play on the court together and against each other. It’s a sport of accuracy and precision similar to curling and lawn-bowling.

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