CAOO offers paddling experiences in the outrigger canoe for organizations that serve individuals with special needs. The outrigger canoe is a very stable boat and can be setup to accommodate paddlers of all abilities. We have adapted equipment and a variety of seats that enable individuals who need more support to enjoy an outing on the water. We have worked with organizations such as Heritage Christian Services, TIES, and the Finger Lakes DDSO (Developmental Disabilities Services Office).
A trained steersperson always guides the outrigger canoe on your outing and basic instruction is provided to participants prior to leaving the dock. The outrigger canoe is people-powered: come ready to put your paddle in the water!
CAOO trains athletes in a few different types of outrigger canoes during the summer months. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to see what kind of boat would be the best match for you.