MBAC NEWS

Share in the camp fun on Facebook!

We are having another amazing summer here at The Watersports Camp and now you can experience all the fun with us from the comfort of your own home!  Just visit the camp page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thewatersportscamp, where you can see pictures from camp activities and can share in all of the fun. Read More

MBAC boasts some of the lowest rental rates in town

Whether you are renting a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or sailboat, you don’t need to look any further than MBAC for the lowest rates in town. Recently there have been a flood of deals for boat rentals offered on sites like Groupon that still don’t beat MBAC’s everyday low prices. Read More

Attend the La Jolla Festival of the Arts and support accessible watersports at MBAC

 

For someone with a disability, many of life’s pleasures can become more difficult to access, especially activities like watersports.  Waterskiing or kayaking for someone with a spinal injury can be a challenging endeavor, often requiring expensive custom equipment and trained assistance.  Despite all of the challenges, every year hundreds of persons with disabilities enjoy watersports at MBAC,  thanks greatly in part to funding raised by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis at the La Jolla Festival of the Arts, and a dedicated group of volunteers who make it happen.

The La Jolla Festival of the Arts™, takes place on June 23rd & 24th on the beautiful coastal campus of UC San Diego at Warren Field. The “La Jolla” is one of the most prestigious juried art shows in the country and will once again feature over 190 award winning artists, along with live chalk art creations, art performances, delicious and healthy cuisines, adult beverage libations from Stone Brewery, and live entertainment throughout the weekend.  Produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support adaptive sports and recreation programs for San Diegans with disabilities, the Festival is a unique opportunity to combine support for adaptive programs and services that help those who have incurred serious and long term injuries, and artists who work hard to bring creativity and imagination to us every day.

Take the opportunity to support your community by attending the Festival and help ensure access to watersports for persons with disabilities.  Tickets are available online at http://www.lajollaartfestival.org/ for just $12.  Experience a wonderful day of fun and excitement with your family and parking is FREE!

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Generosity of camp parents funds camperships

 

We at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center would like to thank all the families who have pitched in an extra few dollars each to collectively make a big difference for campers in need. When registering for spot at The Watersports Camp, parents have the option to make a small donation to fund camperships for kids who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to participate. So far, 56 families have generously made donations and have raised enough money for two full camperships which can be distributed as a whole, or can be broken down to partial camperships to fund more families based on financial need. Information on how to apply for a campership is available at http://www.watersportscamp.com/rates.htm#camperships. Funds are allocated on a slide scale set by the YMCA of San Diego.

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