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Adaptive Skiing

From January 19 – 23, volunteers from Lees-McRae College participated in the 34th Annual DSUSA Adaptive Learn to Ski event at Beech Mountain Resort. Students, staff and alumni assisted instructors and volunteers with many of the lessons for the more than 70 individuals with disabilities as they learned to ski and snowboard.

The Adaptive Learn to Ski Clinic at the Beech Mountain Ski Resort is the oldest clinic, being the first among many national clinics started by the DSUSA, otherwise known in history as National Handicap Sports. 

See photos from the event here

The Lees-McRae College Search and Rescue Team

The Search and Rescue Team is made up of Lees-McRae College students who meet together to practice the skills needed to help find a person lost in the backcountry, to treat minor injuries, and to assist with the evacuation of the injured or lost individual. The team members will also have the opportunity to assist the Linville Search and Rescue Team with actual rescues and evacuations.

LMC Kids Climbing Team

This service learning club offers students the opportunity to practice their leadership skills as they coach and teach the sport of indoor rock climbing to a group of local kids. The kids practice with their coaches once a week during the spring and fall semesters at the Lees-McRae College rock climbing wall located in the Arthur Student Recreation Complex. The students complete each season by competing in a local rock climbing competition.