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Thank you for making Summer Splash 2022 so much fun! 
JSummer Splash is always the last Saturday in June

presented by
Challenge Alaska, Palmer Elks Club and Personal Watercraft Club of Alaska

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 18th year at the Palmer Elks Lodge.

The event features:

  • Adaptive water skiing (with support in the water to start and "flank skiers" that will assist if the skier needs assistance re-starting after leaving the shore area
  • Pontoon boat rides
  • Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards (traditional and adapted)
  • Power tube rides (2-3 person tubes)
  • Boat rides
  • Personal watercraft rides

Cost:

  • The cost for 2023 is TBD 

Time Of The Event:

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

UNIQUE for 2023:

2023 Policies will be released as soon as possible. 2022 event information is as follows. Please note that for the 2022 Summer Splash we MAY be limiting the number of participants to the first 40 who register and pay, depending on the ever-evolving Covid landscape. 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 MAY not 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.

T0 register for summer splash 2023:

Registration is not yet open for Summer Splash 2023. Information for the 2022 event below.

STEP 1: Complete the registration form, which will be linked here when registration is opened. There will be an optional Water Ski form that must be completed if you plan to water ski. At the conclusion of registration you'll have the opportunity to pay for the event. You should receive an email confirmation of your registration shortly after completing the form. 

STEP 2: Complete a Move United Release of Liablity Form (either yourself or a parent/guardian if appropriate). 

STEP 3: Complete a Move United Media Waiver (either yourself or a parent/guardian if appropriate). 

 

What to Bring: 

  • Please arrive dressed for the event
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray (often there's a breeze, but just in case....)
  • A water bottle with your name on it to avoid losing it
  • 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 in limited sizes 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

If coming from Wasilla:

  • Head east on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway (toward Palmer)
  • Turn left 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:

  • 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
     

Volunteers: 

Please note that for the 2022 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: Complete the registration form, which is linked here. At the conclusion of registration you should receive an email confirmation. You will be contacted by Jeff soon after completing this form.  

STEP 2: Complete a Move United Release of Liablity Form (either yourself or a parent/guardian if appropriate). 

STEP 3: Complete a Move United Media Waiver (either yourself or a parent/guardian if appropriate). 


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