A nonprofit organization providing outdoor recreation and education opportunities to all people with disabilities.
The Adaptive Outdoor Education Center is a fully accessible facility providing low-cost, hostel style accommodations in beautiful Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Our purpose is to enhance the quality of life for all people with disabilities through adaptive outdoor recreation and education opportunities, while also being a resource for the general public. Nestled in the Western Mountains of Maine and just minutes away from Sugarloaf, the AOEC takes advantage of its' locale to provide a myriad of exciting adventures in Maine's great outdoors!
Inspired by the positive changes one weekend could make in the lives of their participants through the Aphasia Center of Maine, the Albistons searched for a way to reach more people with a wide variety of challenges in more extended time frames. Their vision, now a reality, is the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.
The Adaptive Outdoor Education Center is available year-round! With the ability to sleep up to 25 people, the Center is available for individual
reservations or full lodge rentals. The Yurt is also available for rent as an event or meeting space.
The Adaptive Outdoor Education Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity.
You can help by donating funds, equipment, or services to help us continually better our programs and organization!