Progress Continues at August Adaptive Camp

August 14-16.  The CXC Adaptive Program held their August Camp, the last camp of the Summer period. We had great weather, a new participant and made awesome progress.

Mia Zutter and Steve Baskis practicing VI biathlon
Mia Zutter and Steve Baskis practicing VI biathlon

Kent Kakugawa, Navy Veteran, was CXC August Adaptive Camp’s newest participate. Kent participates in paratriathlon for Dare2Tri during the summer months, and is now expanding his horizons to stay fit in the winter. During the camp, Kent was fitted for a sit ski and will be testing out his new way to roll!

Adaptive Athletes at the CXC Center of Excellence
Adaptive Athletes at the CXC Center of Excellence

Brenden Ojibway CXC Adaptive Athlete, had more trail time this past camp then previous summer camps. The opportunity for Kent to get out on the trail and sit ski with Brenden and I was a good learning experience for everyone. Brenden and Kent had fun with every ski and worked off each others energy and competitiveness, pushing each other to try new experiences. The three of us sit skied every day after a comprehensive strength and conditioning workout and discussion. Overall, Brenden and Kent were able to put some beneficial miles on their sit skis that will pay off in winter.

Mia Zutter, CXC Adaptive Athlete, focused on practicing her visual impairment (VI) shooting for parabiathlon during the August Camp. Steve Baskis, CXC Adaptive Athlete, who is also visually impaired, was able to work with Mia to become a more efficient shooter. It was beneficial for both Mia and Steve to work together and learn from one another. After an indepth shooting practice provided by U.S Parabiathlon Coach BethAnn Chamberlin, they were able to get out on the trails and rollerski with guide Duncan Bathe, CXC Veterans Program Coordinator.


Overall, the August Adaptive Camp was a success for all athletes involved. Everyone was focused on their goals and worked hard to get one step closer to reaching their goals for the winter. I am looking forward to seeing the athletes progress during the September Adaptive Camp; September 18-20.

Martin Donegan, CXC Para Nordic Coach

For further Information or details on the Adaptive Program or Adaptive Camps please feel free to contact Martin Donegan by email at or 610.217.8836.

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