We've been blessed by the generosity of our partnering outfitters - Sheri Griffith Expeditions and ARTA - who offered GOALS more river permits than ever before. We're working tirelessly to utilize their support, and aim to fill as many permits as we can to serve the maximum number of kids possible in 2017.
Many of our most coveted permits have limited availability remaining - offering fantastic opportunities for new, smaller groups to get involved or for individuals to join existing groups and bring a friend or two along. There are a few early season Desolation Canyon trips with room for middle school students - featuring a scenic flight in to the put-in, big volume whitewater with roller-coaster-like waves that transport us between side hikes where we find ancient petroglyphs, outlaw hide-outs, and amazing beaches to call home for the night. There's a high school expedition on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River that currently has 10 kids enrolled from 4 different high schools who'll get to know one another while floating on magical gin-clear green water through a coastal redwood ecosystem that's carrying them right out to the Pacific coast. There are even a few shorter 3-day expeditions later in the season on the Colorado River through Ruby or Westwater Canyon that remain completely open - allowing the right leader to build a group of their own and integrate annual GOALS expeditions into the lives of the kids they work teach, coach, mentor, etc.
If you're interested in being involved in any of the expeditions described above or listed below, please don't wait! Contact the GOALS office with any questions - we're here to help!