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AbilityPLUS and Carrabassett Valley Academy Announce Exclusive Online Auction Of One Week at CVA's Tramp & Skate Camp


Do you know someone who dreams of becoming an Olympic Skier, World Cup Champion, X-Games Snowboarder...


Give them a chance to chase their dream! Bid on our online auction for a week of training at renowned Carrabassett Valley Academy.


CVA is the nation's most prestigious Ski/Snowboarding Academy, and young athletes attending Tramp & Skate camp will train with world class coaches that include Olympic and World Cup skiers and snowboarders. This is an opportunity for you to help a budding skier or snowboarder follow their dream, and support AbilityPLUS adaptive sports programs.



CVA's Trampoline and Skate camp is a great way to introduce young athletes to world class training with U.S. Ski Team members, World Cup Competitors and X-Games/Dew Tour athletes.

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Kids age 9-15 sharpen their winter skills during the off season at the CVA Anti-Gravity Complex skate park and bowl, learn new school and inverted tricks at the trampoline facility, and sharpen agility and strength during this exclusive week long athletic camp program.

The all inclusive camp's activities span skateboard and inline skating, trampoline training, indoor climbing wall, swimming, weight training, movie night and video analysis.

Whether an aspiring Olympian or a cool kid who wants to learn new skills, make new friends, and have an amazing experience in a spectacular environment, attending the CVA Tramp & Skate Camp is an awesome opportunity.


Thanks to the generosity of CVA, all proceeds from this auction will benefit AbilityPLUS adaptive sports and recreation programs. Choose from 2 CVA Tramp and Skate Camp Weeks: July 18-23rd or July 25-30, 2012.

Please note: CVA Tramp & Skate Camp is NOT an adaptive program.




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World Renowned Ski & Snowboard Academy

Carrabassett Valley Academy is one of the finest ski and snowboard academies in the world, with academics to match. CVA has graduated countless students into the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, with several world-class skiing/snowboarding competitors among them.

Carrabasset Valley Academy graduates include:

  • 11 Olympians - 3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal

  • 28 National Team Members

  • 72 National Titles

  • 10 X Games competitors - 5 medals

  • 22 NCAA and USCSA All Americans

  • 6 Times Best Big Mountain Snowboarder of the Year


"CVA is thrilled to support AbilityPLUS and we're excited to help others experience the joys of skiing and snowboarding.  I couldn't be more proud of the work Grant and Austin do for AbilityPLUS.  Their service and commitment embodies what CVA is all about." 
-Kate Punderson, CVA Head Of School



Students at CVA are training as world-class athletes, and they are trained to be world class people. CVA has a storied history of graduating some of the most decorated athletes in the country not only to Olympic and National Teams, but also to the finest colleges and universities in the country.

Meet two current CVA students who are exceptional athletes and students, and also are volunteer instructors with AbilityPLUS. Austin Manley-O'Brien is a first year student at CVA and was invited to the USA Snowboard Association National Competition at Copper Mountain CO. Fifteen year old Grant Erickson is in his second year with CVA. Grant is a member of the CVA Big Mountain team, and recently returned from a three-week backcountry skiing trip in Alaska.


Check out the interviews with Austin and Grant



We Need Your Financial Support

The demand for services provided by AbilityPLUS is growing rapidly, as awareness increases, and more people with autism, returning injured war veterans, and people with all manner of disability learn of the benefits of participation in adaptive sports. AbilityPLUS™ is a leader in the adaptive sports world, with offices and installations at resorts and venues throughout New England, serving the entire Northeast. We'll be opening more opportunities for more people in the coming months and years.
We need your financial support and that of corporate partners who can help us achieve our mission of creating freedom, opportunity and independence for everyone who wishes to participate in an AbilityPLUS™ program.

It's a team effort. Please join us.

AbilityPLUS is proudly partnered with

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Thanks to all of our sponsors including:

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