In July of 2019, Rivers for Change teamed up with Seven Rivers Paddling to offer a Source to Sea Educational Adventure on the Lamprey River in New Hampshire.
The 2019 Lamprey River Team consisted of two guides from Seven Rivers Paddling and fourteen kids aged 10-15 from the local area.
Source to Sea Educational Adventure
Source to Sea Educational Adventure is a traveling day camp for kids aged 10-15. The Lamprey River adventure let fourteen kids experience real adventure close to home while learning the necessary paddling skills needed for the trip. The adventure followed the Lamprey River from its source to the sea on five important sections of river. The students learned about rivers and paddlesports, experienced a complete and diverse river system, and made a lasting connection with the Lamprey River.
The program cost in 2019 was $400. We were able to bring the cost for families down to only $125 per student by giving out thirteen scholarships for $275 each.
The scholarships given out in 2019 were open to any eligible students and were offered through the Judy Jensen Memorial Fund. The fund was created in early 2019 and funded by individual donations in memory of Judy Jensen, a creator of this program and beloved RFC friend.
River Cleanup & Community Paddle
Seven Rivers Paddling hosted a river cleanup and community paddle day from 8am-11am on Saturday July 13th, following the Lamprey River Source to Sea Educational Adventure. They paddled a short section of river between Great Bay and Newmarket, NH with a group of community members and ambassadors from other local non-profits.
Show your love & support for the Lamprey River by getting involved with this program. There are opportunities for partners, sponsors, supporters & volunteers. Please reach out to Matt Palmariello to find out more. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you were a student on this Source to Sea Paddling Camp and still want to setup your own online fundraiser for this program, please follow these directions.
- Visit GroupRev to create your own fundraising page.
- Press the Orange Button on the GroupRev page that says “Create a Page”
- Customize your fundraising page including Communication to family, friends, and colleagues. You can personalize your goal, end date, pictures and more. Don’t forget to personalize your Thank you message as well!
- Tell your friends and family. Give them the website via email, social media or word of mouth and start promoting your fundraiser.
If you don’t want to create your own fundraising page, share the existing fundraising page to help us spread the word.