Courage Center Duluth provides quality recreational opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities, including sensory impairments and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Able-bodied friends and family members are invited to register for our programs, creating healthier families and a healthier community. Priority is given to people with disabilities.
All programs require pre registration. Contact Sports and Rec Coordinator Mark Hanna: 218-726-4834 or Mark.Hanna@couragecenter.org. The program registration form (and scholarship application, if applying) and the payment fee are required one week prior to the start of the program. Our program schedule is emailed monthly. For program updates, send Mark your email or give him a call.
Summer Programs 2013
Cycling - Roll With It!
Date/time: Mondays, June 10–July 15, 6–7 p.m.
Cycling is a sport for all abilities. Bring your own bike or use one of our tandem bicycles, hand cycles or recumbent trikes. Instructors are ready to teach you how to ride!
Location: Eastern Lake Walk Trail
For youth of all abilities
Swimming lessons offering one-to-one instruction to youth. A partnership between Courage Center Duluth volunteers and the Duluth YMCA. Register through Courage Center Duluth.
Date/time: Wednesdays, June 12– July 10, 5:30–6:00 p.m.
Location: Duluth YMCA, 302 West 1st St.
Kayaking on St. Louis Bay
Date/times: Thursdays, June 20 & 27, July 11 & 18, Aug. 1 & 8;, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
See the view of the Twin Ports from the bay. We offer individualized instruction and adaptations for sitting balance, grip and more that ensure a comfortable, successful experience.
Location: UMD Aquatics Center on Park Point
Date/time: Tuesdays, June 18 & 25, July 16 & 23, Aug 6 & 13; 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Have fun sailing on St. Louis Bay. Specialized boats are adapted to accommodate a wide range of abilities. Norlin Mark II, 2.4 meter boats, multi-hulls and some large cruisers are available. An accessible launching dock and hydraulic lift are used to assist sailors in and out of boats.
Location: Park Point Boat launch (Duluth Superior Sailing Center)
South Shore Kayak Adventure
Days/Time: Wednesdays, July 31tand Aug. 7. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Load up your kayak or sign up to use our equipment and join us as we take off for a professionally guided trip of the South Shore of Lake Superior - a day of paddling and exploring. Possible destinations include the Sea Caves or Bark Bay, depending on weather conditions. This event is made possible with support from the Outdoor Pursuits Program of the College of Saint Scholastica.
Location: Meet at the UMD Aquatics Center, Minnesota Ave. (Park Point)
Water Skiing Day and Family Extravaganza
Days: Mondays, July 29 and Aug. 12
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
For individuals with physical disabilities, their family or friends.
This monthly event is designed for participants with physical disabilities, and an event that everyone in the family will enjoy. Come out to the lake for a great time. Must pre-register. Activities include water skiing, boat rides and socializing! Potluck - please bring a dish to share.
Location: Pike Lake AAA Club/Golf course
Day Camp for Youth with Autism
Dates/Times: Monday – Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m., July 8-12
For youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Youth will have a chance to try a new activity each day. Some activities will be outside unless weather forces us indoors. Beyond the main activities, participants will learn and play back-yard type games, be introduced to new friendships, have opportunities to spend time outdoors, and build youth development skills.
Location: Lake Superior College
Wednesday Night at the Races
Courage Center Duluth supports participants in races sponsored by the Young Athletes Foundation at various locations and times. Sport wheelchairs are available for those who would like to participate. Visit http://www.grandmasmarathon.com/ for general race information.
Call 218-726-4834 to reserve equipment.
Private, Individual or Small Group Lessons
Private lessons are available for individuals or small groups who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the following activities: alpine (downhill) skiing, archery, biking, curling, climbing, disc (Frisbee) golf, golf, kayaking and swimming. Three weeks notice is needed to set up a private lesson.
Operation Liberty is reintegrating our injured men and women of the armed forces back into full participation in life; having fun, gaining skills and building confidence. Courage Center’s adaptive sports and recreation programs give veterans a chance to rediscover their passion for sports and recreation! There is NO COST. Thanks to a grant from the Paralympics, all program fees, equipment use and competition costs are covered.
Generous gifts keep the program strong!
Your donation to Courage Center Duluth make a difference. Every dollar raised by Courage Center Duluth is spent on programs in the Greater Duluth/Superior area. We rely on community support to continue to provide high-quality, seasonal programs. We now have an endowment fund at the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. If you would like to know more about this gifting opportunity please contact Eric Larson, 218-726-4762.
Courage Center Duluth
Courage Center Duluth • 200 Ordean Building
424 W. Superior St. • Duluth, MN 55802
Sports and Rec Coordinator: Mark Hanna 218-726-4834
Program Manager: Eric Larson 218-726-4762
Volunteer Coordinator: Lisa Lauzon 218-726-4763