We had a great day on the water. We had 6 mentors and mentees from Shepperd Community. They do a great job of helping at risk youth. We showed up at Boones Pond in Lebanon at 10 AM. The weather was sunny with a slight breeze. We started with a 15 minute lesson on the shore and then got into the canoes.
It took a little more coaching but everyone got the hang of it and a good time was had. As with most canoe trips, a splash fight ensued which lead to one of the canoes tipping over. A quick float to shore and all was good. The group had a great attitude and commented on how relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable canoeing was.
We will do another teaching day in spring and then a river trip for graduates.