Training & Workshops
Trainings, like our adventure programs, are custom tailored around goals identified in collaboration with your staff. These hands-on events may be focused on a wide range of topics including building the knowledge and skills necessary to include people with disabilities in recreation and outdoor adventure programs, or more professional development in nature, focusing on teamwork and communication.
General Inclusion & Access
The Waypoint Inclusion and Access Training is an interactive and engaging workshop that will provide valuable information and tools to include people with disabilities in your program. In this training we will touch on the philosophical side of the inclusion discussion by emphasizing the importance of readjusting our focus from disability to ability. We will also talk about and practice some practical, “take home” methods that will unlock a world of possibilities for welcoming all people of all abilities into your programs. This training module is applicable to a variety of recreation programs found within social service agencies, schools, outfitters, and camps.
Adaptive Climbing Clinic
The Waypoint Adaptive Climbing Clinic will introduce you and/or your staff to the freedom available through adaptive rock climbing, regardless of your ability.
Waypoint’s Adaptive kayaking training will prepare you to include people with a wide range of disabilities based on your program’s needs. Through careful assessment we will custom tailor this training to ensure that you and/or your staff are prepared to safely and effectively execute a kayaking program.
“We all really enjoyed working with you… It was both educational and truly enjoyable… We learned A LOT from your staff and were impressed with your instruction, patience, organization and willingness to learn how to fit the clinical aspects of each participant’s situation. We are definitely looking forward to working with your staff again soon.”
Bobbi Delany, Advanced Physical Therapist, Adaptive Sports Coordinator, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
“I thought [Waypoint’s] contribution to the Professional Development was challenging, frustrating and effective. The staff is very receptive to you which is a big compliment. Your work more than met my expectations. In particular, I really believe that your wrap up was great and added another layer to our definition of ‘Umana.’ Nicely done!”
Alexandra Montes-McNeil, Principal, Mario Umana Academy, Boston Public Schools
“I want you to know I had the best time with you guys and my peers at this training; I enjoyed, laughed, and learned so much to help WDC run a safe kayaking program. I can’t wait to get out in the water again and tip my boat. LOL!!! Thank you for a great training!!!”
Deborah Mullett, Wrentham Developmental Center