Make Lasting Memories with USARC’s 2023 Summer Program
Embark on a journey filled with excitement, personal growth, and unforgettable moments with the United States Adaptive Recreation Center’s 2023 Summer Program.
Join us for a summer filled with exciting activities like water skiing, paddle sports, fishing, and more. We’re thrilled to announce that we’re now offering single-day participation in water skiing, paddle sports, and fishing in addition to our two-day, two-night program. Plus, we’re bringing back our popular Snow Summit day of adventure!
Adaptive Fun for Everyone
At USARC, we’re committed to making our summer program accessible to all, regardless of swimming ability or physical challenges. Our expertly trained team and adaptive equipment ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
At the USARC, we believe that everyone should have the chance to enjoy the thrill of water sports, regardless of swimming ability. That’s why we provide flotation vests and use a variety of modified and standard recreation equipment, along with our skilled staff of recreation therapists, lifeguards, licensed boat operators, and expertly trained volunteers, the excitement and adventure of these sports are safely introduced to each participant.
Since safety is our top priority, we only require participants to be able to hold their breath and right themselves from a face-down position in just 10 seconds or less. We understand that certain disabilities or other factors may limit or prevent participation. However, we’ll work with you to find alternative ways to experience the fun!
Fees, Deadlines, and Important Information
- Annual Registration Fee: $35 for individuals, $50 for families, and $100 for groups (valid for the calendar year)
- Lesson fees are due one month before your reserved date and are non-refundable
- Two weeks to remit payment by credit card or check after reserving a spot
- Please note that daily transportation to and from Serrano Campground is not provided by USARC
Reserve your spot for our summer sessions starting on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 9:00 am by calling (909) 584-0269 to make your reservations. To ensure your reservation is secured, please make sure your 2023 annual registration fee is up-to-date. Don’t worry – you’ll have two weeks to remit payment by credit card or check. The annual registration fee is $35 for individuals, $50 for families, and $100 for groups and is valid for the calendar year.
All lesson fees are due two weeks before your reserved date and are non-refundable. So, sign up now and get ready to make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime!
Call (909) 584-0269 to make your reservations.
Unforgettable Adventures Await
Whether you’re eager to conquer the water or explore the great outdoors, USARC’s Summer Program offers a diverse range of exhilarating activities, including:
- Water skiing
- Paddle sports
- Accessible camping
- Snow Summit Adventure with climbing wall, tubing, scenic sky chair, zip line, bungee trampoline, quick jump freefall, and Snow Summit Mining Co. (panning for gems)
Unleash Your Inner Aquaholic with our Water Skiing & Paddle Sports Adventure – Only $150 per person!
Dive into a thrilling day of water skiing and paddle sports with USARC’s exclusive single-day sessions! Bring your friends and family along for a splashtastic adventure that’s bound to leave everyone soaked in fun and excitement.
Want to switch things up? No problem! When you book an entire session for your group, you can customize your day with alternative activities. Just give us a call as soon as possible, and we’ll help you craft the perfect experience tailored to your preferences.
Our sessions take place at the picturesque North Shore Landing. Keep an eye out for the iconic Blue USARC flag, located approximately 100 yards west of the marina entrance – that’s where your aquatic escapade begins!
Ready to make a splash? Our sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break from 11:00-12:00 (please note that lunch is not provided during day sessions). Come prepared to immerse yourself in an unforgettable day of water-fueled adventure.
Don’t miss out! Book your spot now and unleash the water sports enthusiast within you. Your unforgettable day on the water awaits!
Discover the Ultimate Outdoor Experience with our Paddle Sports & Fishing or Snow Summit Adventure Day Sessions – Only $50 per person!
Embark on a breathtaking adventure as you choose between two exhilarating experiences: Paddle Sports & Fishing or our Snow Summit Adventure!
Paddle Sports & Fishing: Tap into your inner angler with day of paddle sports and fishing at the scenic North Shore Landing. Look for the Blue USARC flag approximately 100 yards west of the marina entrance to kick off your aquatic journey. Our sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break from 11:00-12:00 (lunch not provided during day sessions). Get ready for an unforgettable day filled with splashing, casting, and reeling in the fun!
Snow Summit Adventure: For those seeking a wonderland of fun, our Snow Summit Adventure offers an array of exhilarating activities! Please note that not all activities are currently accessible, but we’re working on making them more accessible for the upcoming season. Activities may include climbing wall, tubing, scenic sky chair, zip line, bungee trampoline, quick jump freefall, and Snow Summit Mining Co. (panning for gems). To join this exciting escapade, call us for more details! Sessions take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break from 12:00-1:00 (lunch not provided during day sessions). Arrive at Snow Summit and search for the blue USARC flag to begin your Snow Summit adventure!
Whether you’re craving the thrill of water sports or the Snow Summit Adventure, we’ve got you covered. Don’t wait – book your spot now and experience the great outdoors like never before!
Experience the Magic of Nature with our Overnight Sessions – Only $325 per person!
Immerse yourself in the great outdoors with USARC’s unforgettable Overnight Sessions, nestled in the picturesque Serrano Campground at Big Bear Lake. Combine your love for water sports with the enchanting experience of accessible camping under a starry night sky.
Serrano Campground boasts accessible toilets and showers, paved surfaces, and electrical outlets in nearby facilities, blending modern conveniences with a true wilderness experience. Embrace your adventurous spirit and let your inner explorer thrive!
Our Overnight Sessions are a unique opportunity for everyone to join in the fun, including non-disabled family, friends, and aides of participants with disabilities. Please note that everyone is required to pay the fee to fully participate, and non-paying guests may not attend.
The session fees cover all the essentials: a campfire snack on the first evening, all meals through lunch on the last day, camping fees, permits, licenses, instruction, and use of water activity equipment. Just bring your own tent, sleeping bag and washable or disposable place setting (cup, plate, bowl, utensils), and you’re all set!
Please be aware that daily transportation to and from Serrano Campground is not provided by USARC.
Our Overnight Sessions kick off at 5:00 pm on the first date at Serrano Campground and wrap up at 4:00 pm on the last date at North Shore Landing.
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to bond with nature and make memories that will last a lifetime. Book your spot now and experience the magic of the great outdoors!
Share the Adventure with Friends and Family
Non-disabled family, friends, and aides of participants with disabilities are welcome to join the fun! Please note that everyone must pay the fee to fully participate.
Seize the opportunity to experience an unforgettable summer of adventure, camaraderie, and personal growth. Contact USARC today to reserve your spot in our 2023 Summer Program!
Call (909) 584-0269 to make your reservations.
2023 Summer Program Schedule
- Snow Summit Adventure: June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 25; August 1, 15, 29; September 5, 12
- Paddle Sports & Fishing: June 15, 29; July 6; August 8, 22
- Water Skiing & Paddle Sports: July 12, 13, 26, 27; August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Overnight Camping Sessions:
- July 16-18 (Sun-Tues)
- July 19-21 (Wed-Fri)
Frequently Asked Questions about the USARC 2023 Summer Program
To reserve your spot, contact USARC by calling (909) 584-0269. Be sure to secure your reservation by updating your 2023 annual registration fee and remitting payment within two weeks of reserving your spot.
No, daily transportation to and from Serrano Campground is not provided by USARC.
Please bring your own sleeping bag and a washable or disposable place setting (cup, plate, bowl, and utensils).
Meals are not provided during single-day sessions. For Overnight Sessions, a campfire snack on the first evening and all meals through lunch on the last day are included in the session fee.
Yes, non-disabled family, friends, and aides of participants with disabilities are welcome to join the Overnight Sessions. Everyone is required to pay the fee to fully participate, and non-paying guests may not attend.
Yes, USARC provides flotation vests, modified and standard recreation equipment, and expertly trained staff and volunteers to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
Participants must be able to hold their breath and right themselves from a face-down position in 10 seconds or less. USARC will work with individuals who have disabilities or other factors limiting participation to find alternative ways to experience the fun.
- Water Skiing & Paddle Sports Adventure: $150 per person
- Paddle Sports & Fishing or Snow Summit Adventure Day Sessions: $50 per person
- Overnight Sessions at Serrano Campground: $325 per person
Please note that an annual registration fee is also required: $35 for individuals, $50 for families, and $100 for groups.
The USARC 2023 Summer Program offers a variety of exciting activities, including:
- Water Skiing & Paddle Sports Adventure
- Paddle Sports & Fishing
- Snow Summit Adventure (including a climbing wall, tubing, scenic sky chair, zip line, bungee trampoline, quick jump freefall, and Snow Summit Mining Co.)
- Overnight Sessions at Serrano Campground
The USARC is in deep gratitude to North Shore Marina, Holloways Marina, and Big Bear Marina for their generous hosting of our programs and vessels. Without the support of these exemplary and socially aware businesses, the USARC’s life-changing summer programs could not exist. Please remember them during your next visit to Big Bear Lake.