On April 7, a group of Tuesday’s Children teenagers traveled deep into the Florida Everglades on an exclusive Outward Bound canoeing expedition. The group chose to transform their Spring vacation into a journey of personal challenge, and for eight days paddled hard through the Gulf waters. They gained leadership and teamwork skills, learned nautical navigation techniques, and greater environmental awareness as they steered through mangrove tunnels, marshes, and cypress swamps.
One participant stated, “Outward Bound was a great trip and a very rare opportunity to come by. Traveling through the unique Everglades environment was very challenging and taught me so much. From learning knot skills and navigation techniques, to the core of teamwork, the adventure enabled me to grow mentally, physically, and spiritually. I bonded strongly with the other members and formed true friendships. Thank you for the opportunity, Tuesday’s Children.”
Another shared, “The Everglades Outward Bound trip was a once in a life time opportunity. Sharing the waters with so much wildlife, and night sailing in the canoes was unforgettable. The experience taught me so much about myself and the obstacles I am capable of overcoming. This trip had a strong impact on me, and is one I will remember forever.”