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Customized Trips

Location: Washington State

Timeframe : Seasonal

Some intro text regarding customizable trip capabilities and a historical listing of past events. This section is a catch-all for events that have happened, and provides insights into how other groups can partner with the Wild and Scenic Institute.

ESL River Adventure on the Upper Skagit with LCS

This float w/one Class III includes an environmental education component and goes from Goddell to Copper Creek. The trip includes a visit with the ranger at the NCNP Visitor’s Center and a scavenger hunt, as well as an intro to flora and an intro class on rafting. It aso includes a pre-program meeting with and English Lesson – ELL integration with funds to provide ESL class & translation services specifically for the trip.

ELL Youth of varied levels from the Refugee & Immigrant Children’s Program of Lutheran Community Services http://www.refugeechildren.net/, which provides Foster Care services to immigrant and refugee youth through a federally funded program; and, RICP entering youth with Friends of Youth (serving homeless refugee youth applying for asylum) or Seattle Bilingual Orientation Center.

Primary Goals:
• Learn about the environment and different animals
• Great scenery & Wildlife potential. Really escape.
• Whitewater experience: learn about reading the river & safety
• Language acquisition & integration within programs & staff/youth connection


Tieton Whitewater Adventure With SouthPark Community Center

This Class III+ float is an exciting whitewater adventure. The group requested this trip, and is planning, this year, to camp out at a nearby campground the night before to make a whole weekend of it.The trip supports inner city, low income, at risk youth ages 14+ from the South Park Community Center.

Primary Goals:
• Have fun
• Staff/youth Connection
• Camping trip to transition into the school year


Fall Colors on the Skagit River

A 3+ hour recreational river rafting float on the Skagit River, with a tour of the Marblemount Hatchery or the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Newhalem. Participants were from Seattle Parks and Recreation Specialized Programs / Special Populations Adventure Club. They provide recreational opportunities for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities possibly including autism or down’s syndrome, who are moderate to high functioning.