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Enjoy a day of water sports fun! Get your fill of canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, Sea Doo-riding and tubing on beautiful Donner Lake. All activities are guided by our experienced Achieve Tahoe staff and volunteers. The day includes a picnic lunch. Sign up for at least 2 days to get plenty of time with each sport.

This program is best suited for individuals with disabilities over the age of five and is designed to be experienced with family and friends.

Schedule & Rates

This program was canceled for the 2020 summer due to the continued concern for the health and safety of our community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mark your calendar for November 2nd when reservations for our snowsports program will open!

If cost is a barrier to your ability to participate with Achieve Tahoe, please apply for a scholarship here.

Participant Forms

Please complete and return the following forms prior to participating in an activity with us. 

  1. Participant Information Form
  2. Liability Releases (be sure to fill out releases 1, 2 and 3)

Completed forms can be sent by email, fax or mail.

Email to: [email protected]
Fax to: (530) 999-2245
Mail to: Achieve Tahoe, P.O. Box 8339, Truckee, CA 96162

Essential Eligibility Criteria for Participation

For the health and safety of our community, in order to participate in the Achieve Tahoe Sierra Summer Sports Program, a participant must meet the criteria listed below.

  • If the participant has had a traumatic injury, or surgery/medical treatments that affected your activities of daily living in the past 12 months, they can only participate with a doctor’s release.
  • If help is needed with bladder or bowel routine, feeding tube, or administering prescription medications care provider or family member will be present to assist.
  • Participant can be independent of supplemental oxygen for a sustained period of time at high elevations.
  • Participant is able to turn face-up from a face-down floating position in the water, while wearing a life vest.
  • For participants with Down Syndrome, the participant must have been examined by a physician for Neurologic Symptoms of Atlantoaxial Instability, found the symptoms to be absent, and has been cleared to participate in high risk sports.

Location for Sierra Summer Sports

Sierra Summer Sports takes place at the West End Beach of Donner Lake.

Thank you to the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for making this program possible!

This program was canceled for the 2020 summer due to the continued concern for the health and safety of our community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mark your calendar for November 2nd when reservations for our snowsports program will open!

If you have any questions about this program or the reservations process, please call us for assistance at (530) 581-4161 x6.

If cost is a barrier to your ability to participate with Achieve Tahoe, please apply for a scholarship here.