The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation is sponsoring the formation of a new kayak Venturing Crew for young men and women ages 14-20. Venturing is a coed youth development program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. The program focuses on giving youth the opportunity to explore special interests while encouraging personal growth and leadership skills.
A kayak Venturing Crew open house will be held Saturday, November 10, 11 am to 1pm, at the Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd. The open house will give youth the opportunity to learn about Venturing Crew and meet kayakers who will compete in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Parents who are interested in volunteering their time for the kayaking Venture Crew are encouraged to attend. Weather permitting, kayaking will be available to the youth; waivers must be signed by parents of those under the age of 18. The Venturing Crew will be lead by the youth with adult advisors. The crew will have the opportunity to learn about recreational, whitewater, and race kayaking. Annual cost for membership in the kayak Venturing Crew is $10.
For more information, contact Matthew Woodson, coordinator, at (405) 370-9543. There are fliers here: OKC Kayak Venturing (PDF), please distribute them.