An Overnight Trek for ages 12-14
Cost: $300-$450 sliding scale
Spend four days on the Russian River learning how to paddle a kayak, camping out under the stars, and more!
The Russian River Teen Trek offers a special opportunity for youth ages 12-14 to explore the natural world from the unique perspective of a boat paddling down the Russian River. Our experienced educators will guide youth in learning new skills centered on safely paddling themselves down the river and studying the rich flora and fauna of our watershed, all the while building a team experience through shared challenges and explorations on the water.
No prior experience necessary, though we do ask that participants have a certain level of comfortability with being in and around water.
LandPaths has boats! We ask that you borrow our kayaks and do not bring your own boat on this Trek.
LandPaths has other camping gear to lend as needed. We will ask you what gear you need to borrow upon registration.
The 1st day of the Russian River Teen Trek is a chance for youth to learn the ins and outs of water safety, paddling basics and to spend some time getting to know the staff and their fellow paddlers. This is a day-long experience. Youth will be picked up at day's end. 9am-3pm
Days 2-4 will be spent paddling through the beautiful Russian River Watershed, covering ~7 miles each day as we enjoy the unique perspective of traveling with the water across the landscape. This portion of the trek will include two overnights.Each night we will camp, cook, eat and play together as we reflect on the lessons learned from the day’s journey.
Teen River Trek Staff:
The Trek will be staffed by a stellar crew of experienced outdoor educators and water lovers. Core staff, who are wilderness first aid, CPR, and swift water rescue certified, will be on the water with the teens at all times. We will also be joined by a select team of dedicated and experienced adult volunteers excited to share their knowledge and love of the scenic Russian River. All our staff and volunteers have been fingerprinted and gone through a thorough background check. We will have a minimum 1:5 ratio adults:kids on the water at all times. Likely it will be a 1:4 or even 1:3 ratio.
Questions? Please direct your inquiries to Meg Hamill, Field Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 544-7284 ext. 110.