Highlights of October’s Youth Excursions

Ethan Fung, Sean McGee and Anthony Dalli holding the perfect pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin Search at Clancy Pumpkin Patch
The Lighthouse Youth program scoured the Clancy Pumpkin Patch in their quest for the Great Pumpkin. Although the Great Pumpkin was nowhere to be found, 17 blind and low vision youth had a blast searching high and low, through hay tunnels, in and around trackers, in hopes of finding the perfect pumpkin.  After a day of Hayrides and pumpkin pursuits, the group traveled back to the LightHouse for a fun afternoon of pumpkin carving and Halloween treats.

Rafting in the Rain
LightHouse Youth Program participants headed out to Lotus, California for a day of rafting on the south fork of the American River. Despite inclement weather, experienced rafters and intrepid first-timers alike still enjoyed an exciting and adventurous day on the river.

Giant Steps Horseback Riding Trip
Lighthouse Youth Program recently took a trip to the Giants Step Therapeutic Riding Center in Petaluma for an enjoyable and educational afternoon of horseback riding. Before mounting their saddles, each blind and low vision youth was taught how to groom and tack their horse.

Karaoke Night
LightHouse Youth Program’s first Karaoke Night was a huge success as future blind and low vision pop stars came out on a Friday night to show off their musical talent. The group enjoyed a festive evening of food, friends, music, and laughter as they crooned, cried, and cringed through a hilarious playlist.Youth Program Participant Katie Austin learning how to get on a horse properlySergio Lopez and Eduardo Mendez duet during Karaoke Night at the LightHouse

Raft full of Youth Program Participants celebrating a successful rapid run