We live on a planet that is 3/4 water AND we also live on the Olympic Peninsula, which is surrounded by 3/4 water.
So why is it that paddle sports are as foreign to our local youth as a hot desert climate?
Over the last two years I have worked hard to develop the Liquid Mountain Adventures – Paddle Sport Program. This program is designed for the local youth of the North Olympic Peninsula and has been tailored to fit the needs of both parents and children alike.
It has become a main goal of mine to get youth in the outdoors through kayaking & stand up paddleboarding. Understanding the benefits of paddle sports for my personal growth, I also understand the benefits they can bring to the local youth.
Whether it is the calm beauty of Lake Crescent, the challenge of the Salish Sea, the surf of Salt Creek, or the raging rapids of the Sol Duc River…we live in a unique area of the world, where we can enjoy a lifetime of paddling right in our backyard.
In 2013, we introduced our instructional program to a few select group of kids from Crescent School in Joyce, Wa. It was a great success leaving both parents and kids wanting more! 🙂 Click Here to Read About It
Throughout the summer we offered pool sessions & supervised river trips.
Students found out that kayaking offers much more than just fun on the water. Find Out More!
On the final day of class, parents joined us on a raft trip to see how much fun their kids had been having!
We have found that learning comes naturally in our youth program & the outdoor setting, kids come away with a lot more than just kayaking skills. Sign Up Today!
Students get a lesson in lowering boats from guest instructor and PNW kayaking legend, Colby Mackley, a key skill to kayaking some of the most beautiful rivers on the Olympic Peninsula.
Thank you for reading and I hope we get the opportunity to meet on the water! -The Colonel
Taken from ‘The Colonel’s Cave – Ramblings from a River Guide‘ a blog from owner/guide/instructor, Morgan Colonel.