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June Sea Kayaking Adventure Packed with Laughter & Learning

June Sea Kayaking Adventure Packed with Laughter & Learning

PHOTO: LightHouse kayaker and ETC guide take to the sea during June’s adventure.

In June the LightHouse Youth Program partnered with LightHouse Adult programs to make this year’s sea kayaking trip a memorable and meaningful one for all ages.

Participants, experienced and novices alike, paddled out into Tomales Bay on a beautiful morning, careful to avoid disturbing the eel grass, vital to the ecology, that sways in the water just off shore. After learning kayaking basics under the tutelage of experienced guides from Environmental Traveling Companions riding the best kayaks for ocean, we landed at a nearby beach, enjoyed lunch and set up camp.

The afternoon was reserved for swimming and getting to know one another, followed by a dinner by the shore and an evening hike where we learned more about the local environment. Laughter filled the night time air and talents emerged out of evening games and storytelling. After a hearty breakfast the next morning, an arduous paddle into the wind brought us back to the launch site for reflections and goodbyes.

If you like to get out on the water in the midst of beautiful surroundings, please join us for a late summer water adventure on the American River on September 24-25. For questions or to reserve your spot, contact Serena Olsen, Evening & Weekend Program Coordinator, at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Sea Kayaking with the LightHouse

young man kayaking on the oceanJoin the LightHouse Community Services Program for an overnight kayaking and camping trip with our friends at Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC). Individuals ages 14 and up who are blind or have low vision are sure to have a blast exploring the natural beauty of Tomales Bay.

We’ll begin our excursion by kayaking up the coast to our camp site, enjoy a peaceful night among the woods of beautiful Tomales State Park, then return via kayak to our launch point the following morning.

Who: Individuals ages 14 and up who are blind or have low vision.

Saturday, June 11th through Sunday, June 12th.

Waiver and Application:
Each participant must submit an ETC Kayaking Trip Packet. Additionally each participant must sign a LightHouse Waiver.

$125.00 per person includes kayaking, overnight stay at Tomales Bay State Park, food during the trip, as well as transportation from LightHouse Headquarters to the Tomales Bay launch site and back.

RSVP: Space is limited to 12 participants. Please RSVP by Thursday, June 2nd to Serena Olsen, Evening & Weekend Programs Coordinator, at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

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
-Necessary Toiletries (for one overnight stay in the woods)
-Necessary Medication (student must be able to self-administer)