With all of the snow we've had, its hard to believe spring canoe trips are just around the corner. We sat down and asked some questions about canoeing with one of our resident experts, Kendra Martin. Kendra has led countless canoe excursions over the years at Camp Hebron and brings a wealth of experience.
Your favorite things you've seen on a canoe trip? Seeing some dads come close to lighting a fire by rubbing sticks together. Daughters sitting on their dads' lap around the campfire. I love hearing deep spiritual conversation around the campfire. And of course, seeing tons of wildlife – bear, deer, ruffed grouses & snakes.
Why is a canoe trip a great place for parents to bond with their kids? You’re away from the typical rush/buzz of life. Everything else is put on hold and you have uninterrupted time together to play, talk, explore, challenges of communication through steering a boat and simply time together.
Other than canoeing, what do you do on canoe trips? Play in the water, hang out around the campfire, observe nature, play games, and disconnect from technology.
How long have you been leading canoe trips at Camp Hebron? Over ten years.
What river do we use for canoe trips? Either the West Branch of the Susquehanna or the Delaware River.
What equipment do we provide for canoe trips? Canoes, paddles, PFDs (personal floatation devices), tents, meals & snacks, transportation from Camp Hebron to the river and back, and a River Guide who cooks and shares devotionals throughout the trip.
What should people bring that are going on one of our canoe trips? Sleeping pad & bag, layers of synthetic clothes for variety of weather, desire to connect deeper with their child or friends over a shared memory-making trip, and friends!
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