What's Happening at Waypoint Adventure

Finding Confidence after a Brain Injury

This week is Brain Injury Awareness week and we’ve been thinking a lot about Cindi and the progress she’s made at Waypoint. Cindi has both an Acquired Brain Injury and a Traumatic Brain Injury – Acquired was from what doctors believe to have been a mosquito bite and contracting Triple E in 2010, and Traumatic was from falling due to residual balance issues. In Cindi’s life before her injury, she had been a barber at a Veterans Hospital doing cuts and shaves for over 350 patients, had gone to school to get her private detective license, was a part-time travel

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Adventure Trip Leader & Program Coordinator

Adventure Trip Leader & Program Coordinator Desired Qualities: A successful Program Coordinator (PC) will be, first and foremost, passionate about the mission of Waypoint. They will firmly believe that the power of adventure-learning experiences creates positive change in individuals and groups, and will continually champion this belief. Candidate will have an outgoing nature and a desire to obtain and strengthen relationships with people, recognizing that this is the core of our work. They should be warm, inviting, trustworthy, flexible, able to accept critique, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills (both in person and over the phone). They should

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Winter 2020

Here at Waypoint, we continue to enjoy outdoor adventures!  In fact, winter hiking, biking and snowshoeing trips can be exhilarating and fun with proper clothing, the right equipment, a mask, and a bit of social distance.  Let’s be real, even a stroll around the block on a gray day can refresh the mind and raise our spirits. We are excited to venture into the outdoors with you if you are up for the adventure! Our new online registration process is up and running – click on ‘The Adventures’ tab on our website to sign up or give us a call

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Private Lessons Summer 2020

It’s been a wild summer! Covid-times are hard times for sure, but the silver lining for us at Waypoint has been these private lessons! Check out pictures and some cool things we’ve noticed! Participants are progressing in skills! We’ve been able to focus more on teaching directly to a participant’s skill set and learning style. On one kayaking lesson, we spent over 40 minutes with a participant near the shore breaking down the steps of kayaking very carefully and methodically – adding color cues to her paddle, arrows on white boards, writing out steps, and wading into the water next

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SITES

Trails getting crowded? Try ours! We contacted the interactive map service, MapMe.com, and explained that we wanted to put out a resource that would help our community get outside with notes about trail types, accessibility, parking, and more, and they donated a free membership due to the circumstances! We’re so grateful to partner with a company that believes in the power of the outdoors and the importance of sharing resources during this time! Thank you MapMe​! Click here to go to the map: https://viewer.mapme.com/c6e9acd1-fe47-4d48-854b-e71075a84a14 The interactive map includes sites that Waypoint Adventure​ has used over the years. Share it with

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several off road wheelchairs lined up in front of the waypoint garage

Wheelchair Rental Program

We have over 10 different styles of off-road wheelchairs, trikes, and bikes (with motorized and manual options) for any body-type or size and we’re renting them out! Request to see our sanitizing procedures and wait-time as well as our Gear Rental Form if you’re interested by emailing info@waypointadventure.org. A member of our team will contact you and can talk through which chair would be best for you if you’re not sure. You can come pick it up, request delivery, make the payment or suggested donation online (see below for more details), and return it or request pick-up when finished –

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