AVSC Partnership - Ascendigo

AVSC PARTNERSHIP


The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) is a Roaring Fork Valley institution that has for decades provided ski and snowboard instruction to young people throughout the community. In 2013, ESC initiated a partnership with AVSC to expand its services to local youth with autism.  For winter 2015, we have expanded our program to accommodate more of the local autism population.

ESC will provide a ‘buddy’, or aid versed in autism teaching methods and behavior management, at no additional cost to the family, to accompany the child during regular AVSC ski classes, giving them the extra support and guidance they need.

ESC’s goals are to:

  1. Successfully integrate children with autism into mainstream ski and snowboard classes with their peers,
  2. Encourage socialization, and
  3. Raise awareness and understanding of autism in the community.

First, sign up to the program through AVSC.  You may also apply for scholarships through AVSC. Then, register for buddy support through the ESC website – select the AVSC Session.

*Please note: because the buddy-supported group lessons are in a mainstream environment, ESC approval is required for program eligibility. AVSC reserves the right to dismiss campers from their groups in the event of disruptive behavior.

Registration

First, sign up to one of the programs below through AVSC.  You may also apply for scholarships through AVSC. Then, register for buddy support through the ESC website – select the AVSC Session.

Available 2015 AVSC Programs:

  • Aspenauts @ Snowmass: Ages 3.5 – Kindergarten Levels 3-8
    • Dates: 7 Saturdays – Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28
    • Cost: $75 application fee
    • Children must have been born before July 1, 2011 and be potty-trained.
    • No scholarships are available for this program
  • SnoWarriors @ Buttermilk: Grades 1 – 6  Levels 1-8
    • Dates: 5 Saturdays/1Sunday – Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 8, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7
    • Cost: $75 application fee
    • For kids of all levels who want to learn and develop skiing or snowboarding skills led by great professional instructors in a fun, recreational group environment.
  • SnoWarriors @ Snowmass: Grades 1 – 6  Levels 3-8
    • Dates: 8 Saturdays – Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7
    • Cost: $75 application fee
    • For kids of all levels who want to learn and develop skiing or snowboarding skills led by great professional instructors in a fun, recreational group environment.
  • SnoCru @ Snowmass: Grades 7 – 12
    • Dates: 8 Saturdays – Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7
    • Cost: $75 application fee
    • Open to pre-teens and teens of all ability levels. Our pros will challenge athletes to hone skills while exploring new terrain.

Scholarships:

  • Scholarships are available through AVSC.   Download the application from the AVSC website, fill it out, and mail it or drop it off in person to AVSC.  The scholarship deadline is October 24.

Visit the AVSC website for information regarding discounted lift passes and equipment rentals.

Please contact Matt McIntire at Extreme Sports Camp with any questions at (970) 927-3143

For more information on AVSC and AVSC scholarships, visit www.teamavsc.org

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