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Reflections on A Summer Kayaking Trip with Raphael House Teens

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Throughout the year we take the teens in our Residential and Bridge programs on outdoor adventure trips with Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC). One such recent adventure was a kayaking trip that we took this summer to Angel Island.

My hope for the trip was that the kids would get a break from their regular life, which I suppose is what we all want when we go away for the weekend. Many of the kids are the oldest siblings in their families, a position that often comes with a great deal of responsibility as their guardians face the day-to-day challenges of working their way out of homelessness. These are kids who…

Posted August 09, 2016 by Kim Lessard. Categorized as FAMILY ACTIVITIES, TEENS.

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