What's Happening at Waypoint Adventure
Dear Friends, It is with many emotions that I write to inform you that I’ve decided to step down from my position of Co-Executive Director at Waypoint Adventure and move on to new adventures. I am excited and full of hope for the next chapter of Waypoint with my best friend and colleague Dan Minnich at the helm as Executive Director. It has been an honor to be a part of the founding and development of this incredible organization over the past 10 years. Wow. It’s crazy to think it’s been 10 years! I honestly don’t know where to begin. My mind
Rock climbing, team building, beer, networking and raising money for a great organization! Rally a team of coworkers (no prior climbing experience needed) and earn bragging rights as you compete against other local companies. Prizes awarded for the number of climbs completed, most money raised, and other fun competitions. Post climb, party with us at Mighty Squirrel brewery next door for a celebration, networking, and winner gloating. Don’t worry, everyone wins, as each competitor will receive one ticket for a free brew! All of your support makes transformational adventure programs accessible for people with disabilities! WHEN? Thursday, March 5, 2020
On our adventure programs we take a lot of pictures, but this photo holds more meaning than most. This is Owen and his dad, Peter. Owen’s loving family gives him the best life possible, but his world is very small – spending hours in his wheelchair at home or at his day program and communicating only with facial expressions and body language. His head is often down, looking into his lap. Everyone knows Owen loves the outdoors, but no one ever thought kayaking was possible! When Owen’s family found Waypoint Adventure, kayaking became a possibility and Peter jumped in the
The 3rd annual Family and Friends Climb-a-thon was another success!! With your help, we were able to raise more than $20K to help continue to make adventure education possible!! We leave every Waypoint event feeling such an overwhelming warmth, appreciation and gratitude for the Waypoint community. This event was no exception. Thank you again for your donations, climbs and blisters. We had a fantastic time and hope you all did too!
It’s the third year of the Waypoint Adventure Leaders-In-Training program. Young adults with disabilities are engaging again in 2019 with real-life challenges within a supportive environment and learning goal-setting and attainment skills. This is an ENERGETIC crew and we’ve loved watching them grow already. These young leaders are going to be contributing members of their communities! The High Ropes Course started it all off in May. Each LIT had to decide how high they wanted to swing on the Giant Swing and rose to the challenge. All while their teammates pulled them up! Everyone started meaningful friendships off on the
Our annual Inclusive Adventure Club (IAC) backpacking trip was one of the best IAC programs to date. Our vision for this club is that all people regardless of ability have the opportunity to share in the costs and rewards of the experience. We recognize that the thrill of backpacking can be even more rewarding when done alongside a diverse community! So… On September 21st, 15 adults and their packs filled with food, sleeping bags, tents, and the like, journeyed up to the White Mountains for a beautiful weekend of fall backpacking. The specific destination: Franconia Brook Campsite. S’more-making; star-gazing; bowl-licking; weird