Northeast Passage

Address: 4 Library Way, Hewitt Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-0070 Fax: (603) 8622722 Email: Website:

For over 20 years, Northeast Passage has been a nationally recognized leader in therapeutic recreation. A non-profit affiliated with the University of New Hampshire (50 miles north of Boston), we provide innovative solutions for children, adults, and military veterans with disabilities.  Northeast Passage is a program of the University of New Hampshire, College of  Health & Human Services, Department of Recreation Management & Policy.

The mission of Northeast Passage is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can enjoy recreation with the same freedom of choice, quality of life, and independence as their non-disabled peers. We do this by developing, delivering, and evaluating innovative barrier-free recreation and health promotion programs. Our guiding principles are promoting client independence through education and problem solving, creating opportunities, and collaborating with others to create a strong network of accessible recreation. We listen carefully to consumers’ needs, think creatively to solve problems, attend to details, work as a team and explore the possibilities!

Adaptive Sports – The Adaptive Sports and Recreation program offers a spectrum of service, from entry-level instruction to ongoing recreation and competitive sports. This program provides the appropriate level of support and challenge for clients of all abilities. Northeast Passage offers ongoing programs in 12 different sports of particular interest to people living in New England.

Recreational Therapy Program – The Recreational Therapy program provides person-centered treatment for individuals or groups in their home communities, using recreation to improve quality of life, health and independence.  Through this program, Northeast Passage offers wellness education, fitness plans, functional skill development, community integration, resilience techniques, resource and network development, individual and family recreation and peer advising.


TTY: (800) 735-2964

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