VA Boston Healthcare System in partnership with Providence VAMC will be hosting the 2021 New England Summer Sports Clinic in Providence Rhode Island, July 19th through the 23th, 2021. To participate please read through the application packet and complete. This event promotes rehabilitation by instructing Veterans with disabilities in adaptive sports. 

WHO is eligible to participate?
Participation is open to male and female military service veterans with spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputation, visual impairments, neurological problems, and other disabilities. The application includes a general medical information section. All applications are reviewed by the Summer Sports Clinic’s program directors and medical officer. Their decisions are final. 

  • Veterans who are enrolled in VA Healthcare
  • FULLY completed applications
  • Preference will be given to first time participants to the New England Summer Sports Clinic
  • Applications received by the deadline (May 15th, 2021)
  • Compliance with Participant Agreement.

WHAT is the weekly schedule like, and what activities do we participate in? 

  • July 19 – Registration, Team Assignments, Golf Expo, Opening Reception, Team Meetings
  • July 20 – Sailing, Cycling, Kayaking, Surfing
  • July 21 – Sailing, Cycling, Kayaking, Surfing
  • July 22 – Deep Sea Fishing or Beach Day!, Awards Banquet
  • July 23 – Check Out

 This is a tentative activity schedule and is subject to change. 

Prior to the Summer Sports Clinic, you will be assigned to a team. Your team leader will contact you and will answer any questions you may have. 

As a participant, you will work with adaptive instructors and adaptive equipment. Your instructor will assess your abilities and adapt the training program to meet your needs. Activities are scheduled from approximately 8:00am to 4:00pm which are team based and require ALL members to be present and participate at their highest level.

WHERE is the Summer Sports Clinic held?
This year’s Summer Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans will be held in Rhode Island. VA Boston Healthcare System and Providence VAMC will be working with community partners throughout New England to bring you this exciting rehabilitation event. Once accepted you will be required to call the hotel and provide them with a credit card number to pay for your room. You are responsible for your room charges for the week and must have a credit card on file while staying with the hotel for any incidental expenses. Hotel information will be provided upon acceptance into the clinic.

Event details and registration information.
Download complete event details, requirements and application forms HERE.

More Information

For more information about New England PVA’s sports and recreational activities please email sports@newenglandpva.org.