Summer Splash

SUMMER SPLASH IS ON FOR 2021!!

Summer Splash is an annual event held the last Saturday in June of each year and is a partnership between Challenge Alaska, the Palmer Elks Lodge #1842 and the Personal Watercraft Club of Alaska. It is the only adaptive water sports symposium held in Alaska and is celebrating it's 13th year at the Palmer Elks Lodge.

Quicklinks: 

Participant Registration

Volunteer Registration & Info

 

The event features:Summer Splash

  • Adaptive and traditional water skiing (with support in the water to start and "chasers" that will assist if the skier needs assistance re-starting after leaving the shore area
  • Pontoon boat rides
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Power tube rides (three person tubes)
  • Boat rides
  • Personal watercraft rides
  • Lunch

Cost:

  • The cost for 2021 is $20 per person. 

General Info:

The event kicks of 1:00 PM and runs through 6:30 pm.

 NEW FOR 2021

Please note that for the 2021 Summer Splash we will be limiting the number of participants to the first 30 who register and pay. No walk up registration will be available – all registrants must complete required paperwork and pay in advance of the event. Because of this, no family members/providers will be able to participate in the event. Additionally, the time of the event has been changed and no meal will be provided. Finally, the downstairs of the Elks Lodge will not be open. Portable toilets and outdoor hand washing stations will be provided.  We ask that participants arrive dressed to participate. Changing tents will be available at the end of the event for participants to change out of their wet clothing before departing.

 

STEP 1: Register for the event. Call Brandon at (907) 344-7254. Leave a detailed message including your name and phone number and state your intent to register for summer splash if there is no answer.

 

STEP 2:

The following paperwork must be completed in advance by all participants or their legal guardian. Paperwork can now be completed online using a desktop or laptop computer, a tablet or cell phone. Visit www.waiverfile.com/b/challengealaska/ChooseWaiver.aspx    

·        Form 1.1 – Anchorage Program Participant Information Form (mandatory for all)

·        Form 1.2 – Move United Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement (mandatory for all)

·        Form 1.3 – Move United Media Release Agreement (mandatory for all)

·        Form 1.6 – Water Ski Form (if not completed participant will not be allowed to ski)

  

STEP 3:

Make payment online by clicking the PayPal link below.  Select the PayPal option for Summer Splash Registration. If paying for multiple participants please notify Brandon of this in advance to ensure that proper credit is given to all individuals that are being paid for. 

 

STEP 4:

Watch your email for confirmation that you have completed the registration process. If you have not completed the process, we will notify you of remaining steps necessary to do so. Failure to complete the process prior to the day of the event may result in not be allowed to participate.

 

What to Bring:

Summer Splash

  • Please arrive dressed for the event
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray (often there's a breeze, but just in case....)
  • A water bottle
  • Change of clothing
  • Towel
  • Sun glasses (with strings to keep them from falling off on rides)
  • Wet suit or dry suit if you own one (and plan on water skiing - wet suits available for water skiers only)
  • Small bag for personal belongings when out on the water (to give to someone on shore)
  • Water shoes/sandals

 

Where to Go:

Click here for a Google Map of the Palmer Elks Lodge

Summer Splash

 

If coming from Wasilla:

  • Head west on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway (toward Wasilla)
  • Turn right on Trunk Rd. (north)
  • Turn left at Bogard Rd. traffic circle (west)
  • Turn left at N. Barry's Resort Dr. (south) - at the top of a small hill - Palmer Elks Lodge sign on left side of road
  • Dead end into Palmer Elks Lodge

 

If coming from Palmer:

  • Head west on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway (toward Wasilla)
  • Turn right on Trunk Rd. (north)
  • Turn left at Bogard Rd. traffic circle (west)
  • Turn left at N. Barry's Resort Dr. (south) - at the top of a small hill - Palmer Elks Lodge sign on left side of road
  • Dead end into Palmer Elks Lodge

 

If coming from Anchorage:

Summer Splash

 

  • Follow the Glenn Highway to the Parks / Glenn split
  • Stay on the Parks Highway
  • Exit Trunk Rd. (first exit)
  • Turn right onto Trunk Rd. (north)
  • Go straight through the traffic circle (north)
  • Follow across Palmer-Wasilla Highway
  • Turn left at Bogard Rd. traffic circle (west)
  • Turn left at N. Barry's Resort Dr. (south) - at the top of a small hill - Palmer Elks Lodge sign on left side of road
  • Dead end into Palmer Elks Lodge

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE A PRE REGISTRATION PACKET BEFORE THE EVENT. THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION THE DAY OF THE EVENT. 

 

VOLUNTEERS - NEW FOR 2021

Please note that for the 2021 Summer Splash we will be limiting the number of volunteers to only those necessary to fulfill the role. The time of the event has been changed and no meal will be provided, but snacks will be made available throughout the day. Also new, the downstairs of the Elks Lodge will not be open. Portable toilets and outdoor hand washing stations will be provided.  We ask that volunteers arrive dressed to participate. Changing tents will be available at the end of the event for anyone to change out of their wet clothing before departing.

STEP 1: Share with us that you intend to volunteer for the event. Call Jeff at (907) 344-7270. Leave a detailed message including your name and phone number and state your intent to volunteer for summer splash and what position you prefer to fill if there is no answer.

STEP 2: The following paperwork must be completed in advance by all volunteers. Paperwork can now be completed online using a desktop or laptop computer, a tablet or cell phone. Visit www.waiverfile.com/b/challengealaska/ChooseWaiver.aspx    

·        Form 4.1 – Anchorage Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement

·        Form 4.2 – Anchorage Volunteer Registration Form

·        Form 4.3 – Move United Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement

·        Form 4.4 – Move United Media Release Agreement 

STEP 3: Watch your email for confirmation that you have completed the volunteer registration process. If you have not completed the process, we will notify you of remaining steps necessary to do so.

 

 

 

 

To volunteer for the event please complete the form found here and contact Jeff at (907) 344-7270 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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