Kayaking and Overnight Camping with the LightHouse Youth Program

Kids in kayaks – three kayaks slice through calm waters during a Youth Program outingJoin the LightHouse Youth Program for an overnight kayaking and camping trip with our friends at Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC). Blind or low vision youth ages 13 to 18 are sure to have a blast exploring the natural beauty of Tomales Bay.

Our camping and kayaking trip will start with a day paddle around Tomales Bay before we set up camp and make dinner. Once night has fallen and the stars are out we’ll head back out on the water (weather permitting) for an evening paddle, with the hopes of witnessing bioluminescent plankton. The evening will end with s’mores around the camp fire before retiring for a restful night in the woods. In the morning we’ll have breakfast, pack up camp and head back to LightHouse.

Who: Low vision and blind youth, ages 13 to 18
When: Saturday, May 23. We will leave the LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters at 8:00 a.m., spend Saturday night camping at Tomales Bay State Park and will return to the LightHouse around noon on Sunday, May 24.
Waiver and Application: Each participant must submit an ETC Kayaking Trip Packet.
Additionally each participant must sign a LightHouse Youth Program Waiver.
Cost: $80.00 per person includes kayaking, overnight stay at Tomales Bay State Park as well as food during the trip.
RSVP: Space is limited to 8 participants. Please RSVP by May 11 to Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or (415) 694-7372.

Things to bring:
(Please refer to ETC equipment list in the trip packet for trip basics)

  • Sleeping bag
  • At least one set of warm clothing
  • Towel
  • Necessary Toiletries (for one overnight stay in the woods)
  • Necessary Medication (student must be able to self-administer)

Be sure to sign up for our monthly Youth Program Events email! Contact Jamey Gump, Youth services Coordinator, at 415-694-7372 or jgump@lighthouse-sf.org.