Escape to the Lake

Scene from 2019 Escape to the Lake adaptive water recreation event near Center, N.D.


NDAD's annual Escape to the Lake adaptive water recreation event provides adults and children with physical disabilities the opportunity to water ski, take a pontoon ride and enjoy a recreational summer day on a North Dakota lake.

The 25th Escape to the Lake event was held Sat., June 15, 2019. For more information and get information about the event, contact NDAD at (800) 532-NDAD (-6323) or email lstastny@ndad.org.









Photo images from this year's Escape on NDAD's Facebook page:

Gallery #1 - https://bit.ly/2WPVpBT
Gallery #2 - https://bit.ly/2WTtOoh
Gallery #3 - https://bit.ly/2WW00rk
Gallery #4 - https://bit.ly/2Xs9hqn
Gallery #5 - http://bit.ly/2N9MtaP

Video from the 2019 Escape:
https://www.facebook.com/ndad.nd/videos/368844540326778/
https://www.facebook.com/ndad.nd/videos/410804309518387/
https://www.facebook.com/ndad.nd/videos/370318677002054/

Watch for links to more images from Escape to the Lake on NDAD.org and NDAD's Facebook page.

Download a .PDF copy of the 2019 Escape to the Lake poster HERE.

 
Poster for 25th Escape to the Lake

Escape to the Lake is held at Nelson Lake, near Center, a town in Oliver County, northwest of Bismarck and Mandan. 

Nelson Lake's water is safely heated by the nearby power plant, thus enabling a more comfortable experience for those participants who may have varying physical challenges.

The event is open to anyone with a physical disability who is a resident of North Dakota or one of its bordering communities in a surrounding state.

Each year, between 30 and 60 individuals with disabilities participate in Escape to the Lake, with family members, friends and other caregivers along for the fun.  Participants enjoy a complimentary lunch as well as the camaraderie and friendships that develop during the day or renew from past events.

In addition to NDAD, support for Escape to the Lake support in 2019 came from: During the 2019 event, 21 people with disabilities skied - some of them more than once - during an event that offered a few intermittent sprinkles and showers before the event concluded about 3 p.m.

Escape 2018 photos and video: 
https://bit.ly/2JQS0B2
https://bit.ly/2tuTjKZ
https://bit.ly/2Mcpl6r
https://www.facebook.com/ndad.nd/videos/2026429164098175/

NDAD provided the primary on-site support in 2019 along with Sporting Chance and the Aberdeen (S.D.) Aqua Addicts ski team, which performs an acrobatic performance ski show when conditions permit. Additional event sponsorship or support was provided longtime sponsor Revolutions Power Sports.  Past volunteers also have come from other locations across the state. 


Learn more about Escape to the Lake's history: https://ndad.org/uploads/0/NDADInsiderSummer2014Escape20th.pdf
 

More Escape to the Lake photos

An Escape to the Lake 2016 skier gets help from two Aberdeen (S.D.) Aqua Addicts side skiers on June 18 at Nelson Lake near Center, N.D.next image
An Escape to the Lake 2016 skier gets help from two Aberdeen (S.D.) Aqua Addicts side skiers on June 18 at Nelson Lake near Center, N.D.
An Escape to the Lake 2016 skier gets help from two Aberdeen (S.D.) Aqua Addicts side skiers on June 18 at Nelson Lake near Center, N.D.
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