Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoe Adventure with the LightHouse Youth Program

It’s that time of year – days are getting shorter and the air is getting colder as winter fast approaches.  For some folks it’s the perfect time to bundle up next to a roaring fire with a soothing cup of hot chocolate and purring cat. For more intrepid souls, like the LightHouse Youth Program participants, winter means FUN! Cool, exciting, adventurous fun, as in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Ski Resort in Truckee near beautiful Lake Tahoe.

When: March 21, 6:00 p.m. through March 22, 9:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at Ed Roberts Campus, see below for remainder of itinerary

If you are a blind or low vision youth, please join us for this awesome trip to the snow.  We will gather at the Ed Roberts Campus at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014 and hit the road by 6:30 p.m. We will spend Friday night in Folsom California.

Female participants will stay overnight at the home of former LightHouse Board member Margie Donovan, and male participants will stay overnight at the home of RC Upham, a long-time volunteer at EHC. Early Saturday morning we’ll head to the Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Center in Truckee, CA, where we’ll meet up with our Sierra Regional Ski for Light Guides and begin our cross-country skiing (or snowshoeing) adventure.

After a day of trekking through the snow on Saturday, we’ll load up our bus and head back to the Ed Roberts Campus. Traffic permitting, we should be back by 9:00 p.m.

All participants must register and submit payment no later than February 15th.

Who: Low Vision and Blind Youth (ages 13 – 24)
What: Overnight snowshoe or cross-country skiing trip
When: 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 through 9:00 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: Truckee, California
Waiver: Each participant must submit a LightHouse Youth Program waiver form, if they have not done so for a previous outing.
Cost: $60.00 per person includes ski pass, rentals, food, lodging and transportation

RSVP: by February 15, space is limited to 12 participants. Please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at or (415) 694-7372 for more information or to RSVP for this event.