About Us

About Eskimo Escapades

Eskimo Escapades Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit that conducts a winter water ski charity event in downtown Knoxville every January. Each year participants have to raise of minimum amount (which can vary) to water ski/tube/ride/foot or even ride a stool on a disc around a 1/2 mile lap on Ft. Loudon Lake at Volunteer Landing in a brand new tournament ski boat.

The boats are provided by Sunny Marina. We will have a limited number of wetsuits available provided by Ski/Scuba, and ski equipment provided by the Patricia Neal IRC. Each skier is free to bring and use their own equipment as well. After they ski, they can warm up in a hot tub provided by Aurora Pools, Spas and Billiards.

Registration includes a tow and a short sleeve or long sleeve shirt.

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Benefiting three great causes

The Dream Connection

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the special dreams of children ages 3-18 who are faced with life threatening or chronically debilitating illnesses in the East Tennessee area. A “dream come true” to a child can give back, in some small way, that which disease and illness have taken away.


Innovation is new and creative ways in which individuals with a disability are able to participate. Recreation is the medium that is used to enhance education and awareness of the participants. Cooperative is the group of individuals who support, nurture, and mentor using their expertise and talents to make the clinic a success.


The mission of the Adventure Amputee Camp is to encourage children with amputations or limb differences to stretch their potential and imagination, and explore all that is possible. Depending on the season, camp activities may include river rafting, high ropes, water skiing or snow skiing and snow boarding.