OAT thanks The LAND TRUST ALLIANCE for their support of the 2013 Program.
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2013 OAT Program - Another Success!
OAT Participants Show their Energy for the Battenkill - Photo by Clifford Oliver
Battenkill Conservancy's Outdoor Adventure Trip (OAT) for Youth succeeded in energizing another group of young river lovers in the midst of last week's steamy temperatures. Randy Jennings, BSA Crew 17 Advisor and NOLS trained, lead the dozen participants in a series of water focused, outdoor activities over the four day program.
Guest instructors in canoeing & water safety, fly fishing and outdoor photography were brought in to expand the existing program of river ecology, outdoor cooking skills and orienteering/night sky identification. Participants ranged from 11–15 years of age and came from the local towns of Salem and Cambridge but also attracted students from Saratoga, Troy and Clifton Park.
OAT is Battenkill Conservancy's youth oriented program that aims to provide an fun and affordable hands on, water focused outdoor educational experience. By exposing youth and their families to the watershed's recreational and environmental opportunities BkC hopes they will become actively engaged in stewardship of the river. OAT was made possible this year by in part by The Land Trust Alliance's Conservation Partnership Program and Stewart's Holiday Match Program.
These are some of the comments we received from this year's participants and their families reflecting the great time they all had:
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