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Russian River Teen Trek/Travesía sobre el Russian River

Spend four days on the Russian River learning how to paddle a kayak, observing the natural riparian ecosystems, and so much more! This Russian River Teen Trek offers a special opportunity for youth ages 12-15 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.

¡Excursión de cuatro días en el Russian River, aprende como navegar en un kayak, explorando la naturaleza del río y mucho más! Esta travesía sobre el Russian River ofrece una oportunidad especial para que los jóvenes de 12 a 15 años exploren el mundo natural desde la perspectiva única remando en un kayak en el Russian River. Nuestros educadores expertos guiarán a los jóvenes en el aprendizaje de nuevas habilidades centradas en remar de manera segura río abajo y sobre la rica flora y fauna de nuestra cuenca, mientras construyen una experiencia de equipo a través de desafíos compartidos y exploración del agua.

Russian River Teen Treks South, Forestville to the Sea/Travesía sobre el Russian River Sur (Waitlisted)

Session/Sesión 1: June/Junio 20 – 23, 2022 (Monday – Thursday; Lunes – Jueves)

  • Ages/Años de edad: 12 to 15
  • Cost/Cost: $500 with scholarships available/con becas completas y parciales disponible

Session/Sesión II: July/Julio 5 – 8, 2022 (Tuesday – Friday; Martes – Viernes)

  • Ages/Años de edad: 13 to 17
  • Cost/Costo: $500 with scholarships available/con becas completas y parciales disponible

What can you expect from a Teen River Trek?

  • 5 to 7 miles paddled daily, plus games, ecology study, storytelling, swimming, river play, yoga, etc.
  • Overnight camping for 2022 has been cancelled in the interest of Covid safety.
  • Training in water safety and paddling skills.
  • Experienced guides certified in wilderness first aid, CPR, and swift water rescue.
  • No prior experience necessary, though you should have a level of comfort with being in and around water.

Staff

The Trek will be staffed by a stellar crew of experienced outdoor educators and water lovers. Core staff, who are wilderness first aid, wilderness first responder, CPR, and swift water rescue certified, will always be on the water with the teens. 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 always have a minimum 1 adult to 5 youth ratio on the water. Likely it will be a 1:4 or even 1:3 ratio.

Personal del curso de navegación

Esta travesía contará con un equipo extraordinario de expertos educadores y amantes del agua. Los educadores principales, están certificados en Resucitación Cardiopulmonar y primeros auxilios y en rescate de agua, estarán en el agua con los adolescentes en todo momento. También nos acompañará un selecto equipo de voluntarios adultos dedicados, expertos y entusiasmados por compartir su conocimiento y amor por el pintoresco Russian River. A todo el personal y los voluntarios se les ha revisado sus antecedentes por medio de huellas digitales. La proporción de personal a estudiante es generalmente de 1 adulto por cada 10 jóvenes en el agua en todo momento

Scholarships 

LandPaths is actively committed to making camp accessible for every child. Thanks to funding from partners and donors, we can offer scholarships to at least 50% of participants. Please don’t hesitate to apply for a scholarship if the cost makes camp inaccessible for you! 

Important: Make sure to fill out the scholarships application and then wait to hear back from a LandPaths’ staffer BEFORE registering for camp. All scholarship applications must be pre-approved before you register for camp.  

*Please note that filling out this scholarship application is the first step in the process. It does not actually guarantee a scholarship.

Becas

LandPaths se compromete a hacer que el campamento sea accesible para todos los jóvenes, independientemente de los obstáculos socioeconómicos. Ofrecemos becas a un 40% de nuestros estudiantes, con el objetivo de reflejar la comunidad del condado de Sonoma. En el 2012, comenzamos a ofrecer transporte limitado a nuestros campamentos, ya que nos dimos cuenta de que el transporte era el obstáculo principal para muchas familias. ¡Si una beca le ayudaría a su familia, por favor llene la solicitud! Todas las becas deben ser aprobadas, antes de inscribirse con beca. ¡Solicite con anticipación ya que los espacios pueden llenarse rápidamente!

Questions? Preguntas?

lesly@landpaths.org, (707) 544-7284 ext. 118

Testimonials

" I've never kayaked before and I am definitely going to do it again! "

Sierra, Russian River Teen Trek participant

" You’re going on this trek together. You’re feeling and getting to know the water. It changes your perception of the river because you’re part of it. "

Dani Elins, LandPaths volunteer and river camp specialist

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