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5 Tips for Canoeing With Teens

5 Tips for Canoeing With Teens

Last week Kendra and I took 16 kids from our Outdoor Adventure Club canoeing in a local state forest. For most of the kids, it was their first time in a canoe. Like every other time we’ve taken kids canoeing, it was awesome! And thankfully, uneventful. I credit part of our good luck to these […]

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Balancing on our canoe in Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Learning to Canoe with the Appalachian Mountain Club

I row. Not in a canoe – in a rowing shell. I first stepped foot in a boat my junior year in high school. Having been cut from the varsity soccer team, I decided to follow all my friends to the boathouse to see why they were hyped up about a sport I had never […]

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Camping at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, MA

Camping, Hiking, and Canoeing with Teens: Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

I love taking my Outdoor Adventures Club students into nature! It’s a great opportunity to get to know my students outside the classroom, and I love how excited they get when they hike their first mountain or glimpse wildlife they wouldn’t normally see in the inner-city. Last weekend I took 11 members of the club […]

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Mommy, Addie, and Mama in the Hammond reservation in Andover, MA

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

2012 was an exciting year for us. We took Addie overseas for the first time in February, along with 18 of our inner-city students, spending time in both London and Paris. The highlights of our trip were Warwick Castle, the Tower of London, and the Louvre. Addie proved to be a great world-traveler, and in addition […]

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Addie getting ready to go canoeing on the Ipswich River.

Canoeing on the Ipswich River, Ipswich & Topsfield, MA

I must admit, despite having rowed for over 20 years, I only have been in a canoe a handful of times. When our friend Beth suggested we spend a day paddling down the Ipswich River, Kendra and I jumped at the chance to take Addie on her first canoe ride. When we arrived to pick […]

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