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Welcome to Kayak New Mexico


Kayak New Mexico, Inc., improves the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being for people with physical or developmental disabilities through Adaptive Kayaking.


Kayak New Mexico 501(c)(3) was founded to improve the quality of life for people with physical or developmental disabilities through recreational ‘adaptive’ kayaking.


Kayak New Mexico builds courage, confidence, and character for people with physical or developmental disabilities, one stroke at a time, through our adaptive kayaking programs. Our motto, “Come as you are”, encourages people of all ages and abilities to come kayaking with us.


By adapting the environment, equipment, or teaching methods, we are able to accommodate most consumers into our adaptive kayaking programs. Upon completion of the adaptive kayaking program, our students are invited to join the broader paddling community as a continuation to their learning, and ultimately helping our adaptive paddling students strive toward independence in an inclusive community environment.


Our programs include kids and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities, programs for Healing Veterans through the VA Medical Center & Wounded Warrior Project, programs for Albuquerque Public Schools Adaptive PE programs and summer camps for kids with Cancer, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, Wheelchair Sports Camp, and others. In the past, Kayak New Mexico has provided Recreational Respite for kids with Autism and homeschool programs for various niche groups.



  • American Canoe Association – Volunteer of the Year (2013)
  • UNM Center for Development & Disability – Community Partner (2012)
  • New Mexico Outdoors Coalition – Engaged Citizen Award (2013)

Check our site often as we announce exciting events in 2015, including indoor Adaptive Kayaking events through our partnership with Hotel Cascada, and our Innaugural Snow Kayaking events at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort.
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