"A big thank you to all the people who supported this wonderful Pack Paddle Ski Program. It made it possible for me to do a lot of fun things like going skiing, kayaking, and camping. I especially liked our overnight stay at Bristol. We had an awesome time together. Furthermore building a sauna was really exciting for me, we could be outside in shorts in the middle of winter. We were all sitting in our sauna talking, laughing, and getting to know each other. That built some great friendships." -Elisa



"Thank you for the opportunity that you gave me to be a part of the youth adventure program. I really enjoyed the trips that we were able to take as a group. My favorite trip was the kayaking trip we took. It was the first time I have ever kayaked, and it was really quiet. What I liked most about it was peacefulness on the water. The day we went was very calm and sunny, and it was very peaceful to just row across the water by myself. I also enjoyed the other trips, the cross country skiing, the camping trip, and the sauna that we built. The sauna was fun, because all of us teens just got to sit in the steam and talk and get to know each other. I enjoyed being able to meet many fun people, including the French brothers, Ali, Elisa, Angelica, Jessica, Tracy, and Maria. We got to sit at the campfire during our camping trip and just talk and we also sang songs for most of the night. It even started snowing the next day which was pretty interesting during May. I liked the hiking that we did during the camping trip, we got to explore the Finger Lakes Trail, which I have wanted to hike on before. We hiked up to a park at the top of the hill, and we were able to look down at the rest of the world and see how beautiful it really was. The trips were very well planned by our leaders and us teens were able to just go to enjoy ourselves. We never seemed to be in need of anything. At the end of our trips we were able to talk about what we liked and disliked about each of the trips, this gave us the opportunity to let others know what they did to make the trips enjoyable for others. Thank you again for choosing me to be able to participate in this program and experience so many new fun things." -Josh



"My name is Jessica and I have got to say I am honored to have been a part of this program this 2015-2016 school year. I've met so many amazing people that I've got to spend time with and really get to know. Pack Paddle Ski has taught me to open up more and really interact with people because before I would have never done the outings that we did in Pack Paddle Ski. It has taught me how to face my fears of being a lone wolf. Again I thank you so much and I hope kids in the future will appreciate this program like my friends and I have." -Jessica