In late August, BC parks made sure that everyone had access to this amazing experience by inviting Power To Be participants and their families to a Learn 2 Camp program in Cypress Provincial Park.
This past summer, Power To Be history was made when, for the first time, a dedicated team brought two TrailRiders on an overnight expedition. The weekend spent in Strathcona Provincial Park was full of games, stories, and laughs as the team bonded over the amazing experience. Power To Be volunteer Alyssa Savage recalls the expedition from her point of view.
The hike was filled with stories, laughing, and teamwork, as we encouraged each other during steep hills and sharp corners. I was amazed by the group dynamics and how quickly everyone effortlessly meshed together. Everyone was there for the same purpose, to share in an adventure together, and to support one another every step of the way, and it showed.
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
By looking at the interests of our Power To Be community we started to see how we can take the notion that Everyone Belongs in Nature and expand it beyond our programs.
Ryan got to go surfing. Watch this incredible experience and if his story inspires you, please share the story and consider donating to Power To Be today to ensure more people can experience moments that matter.
Codi and her family got to go surfing. Watch this incredible experience and if their story inspires you, please share the story and consider donating to Power To Be today to ensure more people can experience moments that matter.
On the Cheakamus River, you go with the flow. Find out what that experience was like for our participants through this first-hand account video.
When you explore your local park, venture down a hiking trail or paddle along a shoreline, have you ever asked yourself “who is missing from the outdoor spaces we love the most?” That is the question we recently explored at 2018 MEC Outdoor Nation. Find out more about what we discovered.
There is magic in a rushing river. Find out what our participants learned on a recent rafting adventure with youth from BC Children’s Teen Adventures program.