Dates: February 9-16, 2013
Imagine awestruck children looking at the mountains staring them in the face and thinking, "I can't ski down that!" But by the end of the week-long Utah Ski Trip, a renewed sense of self confidence lets them say, "Yes, I can!” And they do.
The trip is a one week skiing and winter sports program for children ages 10 to 19. With the instruction of certified adaptive ski instructors from the National Ability Center (NAC) and the encouragement and support from our One Step volunteers, twenty-five children with disabilities associated with their cancer or treatment will travel to Park City, Utah. Working with the coaches, the children will challenge themselves in new ways -- building that confidence as they learn new skills and achieve their goals. All adaptive ski equipment is provided by the NAC.
In addition to skiing, the kids also enjoy activities that in the past have included: horseback riding, innertubing, and an evening sleigh ride through the pristine Utah mountains. A particular favorite excursion has been to an indoor recreational facility with a disability-friendly water program.
Applications are now available. Please click on "Begin Camper App" below and enter your online Camper Application.
Please be sure to complete your on-line health history section as well. Any paper forms that need to be submitted can be sent to:
Children's Oncology Services, 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 511, Chicago, IL 60610
All forms must be received by December 28th.
Helpful Hints About the Application Process:
A complete application is:
Online Camper Application
Online Health History
Medical Consent Form (Hard Copy)
Physical Exam Form (Hard Copy)
Copies of the front and back of valid health insurance card (Hard Copy)
Physical Exam Forms may be used for multiple programs if the child was off of treatment for one year at the time of the exam.
If the child is on treatment, they will need a new physical exam form for each program. If s/he had treatment within one year of the physical exam, they will need a new physical exam.
One Step Camp partners with the National Ability Center to provide adaptive skiing for campers. Due to the nature of the program, priority acceptance to campers with limited abilities instead of first come/first accepted.
Interested in volunteering?
If you have volunteered for One Step this past summer, please log back into your account using your email address and password. Then click on the program you would like to volunteer for. Then simply print the waiver and email/scan or fax it to 312 -878-7374. Please take the opportunity to update any personal information in your profile as well. Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
If this is your first time volunteering for One Step, please click on "Begin Volunteer Application." We will be in touch! Thank you again for your interest in volunteering at One Step programs!