Are You Looking for a Cool and Wet Outdoor Adventure this Summer?

Fabian Cardona kayaking on a sunny day.

Come enjoy an exciting kayak excursion at the Willow Creek Recreation Area with LightHouse for the Blind!

We’ll meet on Saturday, August 10th at 8:30 a.m., in front of the LightHouse at Ed Roberts Campus located at 3075 Adeline St. in Berkeley. Please arrive on time. At Willow Creek Recreation Area in Folsom, we’ll meet our experienced kayak guides for a lesson that runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We’ll learn kayak safety, paddling techniques, equipment prep and clean up. After a full day of kayaking, we’ll join former LightHouse Board Member Margie Donovan at her home near Sacramento for a barbecue before heading back to the Bay Area. We expect to return to the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Please note: Space is limited to 8 participants, and the deadline to register is August 5.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator for the San Francisco LightHouse at (415) 694-7372 or by email at

LightHouse Kayak Trip
Who: Blind and Low Vision Youth, ages 8-18
When: August 10, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Kayak Lessons 11:00 to 3:00 p.m.)
Where: Meet at LightHouse at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St. in Berkeley, shuttle to Willow Creek Recreation Area near Sacramento
Transportation: Shuttle to will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m. from Ed Roberts Campus
Cost: $40.00 per participant. Cost includes kayak rental, transportation, and barbecue. Note: We must receive your payment to guarantee your spot.
Waiver: LightHouse Liability Waiver must be filled out and submitted for each participant.
RSVP to: Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator at or (415) 694-7372. Space is limited to 8 participants. Please register by August 5.

Things to Bring

  • Bottle of water
  • Bag Lunch
  • Hat or Visor
  • Lots of sunscreen
  • Extra Change of Clothes (In case you get wet)
  • Water Shoes (no flip flops)
  • Cane or other necessary adaptive device
  • Signed Waiver
  • Jacket (for the unlikely event that it might get chilly)