Event Report: Boones Pond Canoe Training (September 2017)

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.
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Shameless Travels: Canoe 50

While on a canoe/kayak trip on the Blue River as part of the 2017 Dad’s Camp earlier this summer, we ran into a guy (Eric Straw) whose goal is to canoe all 50 states (Eric is definitely not “sitting on the couch”!). Spending at least two days and one night on a natural and un-dammed waterway in each state is his goal. At this point he has 32 down and 18 to go…

In late July, Eric was canoeing the Blue River between Blue River Chapel and State Park Bridge which runs through the Harrison-Crawford State Forest. Shortly after taking a much-needed bath (yes, in his birthday suit) in the river, Eric was surprised by our Dad’s Camp canoe flotilla. As often happens in the outdoors, greetings were exchanged and some short conversations ensued. With pleasantries completed, they parted company only to meet later at the State Park Bridge take-out.
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Event Report: White Rock Park/St. Paul Cliffs (August 2017)

Yesterday, we had our second Pay It Forward Now event and we invited all the Dads Camp attendees as well. We had a good turnout of around 20 and everyone had fun.

The weather was awesome at right around 80 degrees. The event was held at White Rock Park/St Paul Cliffs about an hour east of Indianapolis. Let me say that if some of your favorite phrases are “Watch this!” or “You might be a redneck if…” you are going to love this place!
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