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One Educator Waited 7 Years for Waypoint

Dr. Lygia Soares started the Merrimac Heights Academy (MHA) in Merrimac, MA in 2013 and the next year discovered Waypoint Adventure at an event. At the time, she only had one student enrolled in her private school for students with complex learning, language, and social challenges, but she swore when she had the funding, she would be back! Well 7 years later, MHA had the funding, the students, and the buy-in to go on their first Waypoint adventure! And now they’re booked once-per-month for the rest of the school year! We love this story of an educator who saw the value

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Two people kayaking on a sunny day

A Letter From Dan

What if we could make more years like 2021 possible? Does that sound strange to you? While many people have suffered in incomprehensible ways this year, and I do not make light of those experiences, I am also thankful that Waypoint was in the right place at the right time to make many moments this year full of JOY, BELONGING, and OPPORTUNITY. Here are just a few statements we heard from participants this year: “Thanks so much for the personalized kayak trip with my brother! We could not have asked for a better experience. Your kindness and professionalism immediately made

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Waypoint group photo on the field

Wiffle Ball Celebration 2021

The Waypoint Adventure Annual ALL-WAYPOINT family Picnic & Wiffle Ball Game has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sep 16th! Everyone’s invited! Let’s reunite after an isolating year and celebrate the Waypoint Community made up of participants, families, friends, and volunteers! Just bring a picnic dinner and lawn chairs. We’ll have an exciting game of Wiffle Ball/T-Ball/Kick Ball! When you register at the link below, you’ll tell us how you’d like to participate in the Wiffle Ball game: As a player, spectator, cheerleader, coach, scorekeeper, or sponsor. WHEN? Thursday, September 16th from 5:30-8:30pm WHERE? 453 Concord Ave, Lexington, MA 02421. This is

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Jason Learning to Ride a Bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIksKU7Vf_g 37-year-old Jason had never ridden a bike before now. When he was in grade school, he used to go outside and look at the bikes in the bike rack and even swung his leg over one once to pretend to ride one, but due to a fear of falling and aversion to change, it was never an option for him. Jason has been a long-time Waypoint participant. He goes on hikes and tandem kayaks and “its good for him to get out into nature” his parents say. But always when asked if he wants to try a new trail

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CIndi at the top of a snowy mountain with crawford notch in the background and blue skies above

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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