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Service Learning

Adaptive Skiing

This service learning event offers LMC students the opportunity to learn how to assist the adaptive instructors with ski and snowboard lessons for people with disabilities. The students participate in adaptive snow sports workshops and trainings then volunteer with adaptive events.

Several Lees-McRae students volunteered for the 33rd DSUSA Adaptive Learn to Ski Event at Beech Mountain Resort on January 20 - 24. The event was sponsored by Beech Mountain Resort, Disabled Sports USA Chapter – SPARC of Chattanooga, Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center IRC Program of Knoxville, Ft. Sanders Foundation, Carolinas Rehabilitation ASAP Program, Warfighters Project, Beech Meadows Ski Shop, Pinnacle Inn, and the board room.

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.