Children of Fallen Patriots

In partnership with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, this new program invites children of fallen service members to carry on the legacy of their loved ones as they experience the transformational power of rafting down the San Juan River. This challenging and empowering expedition will provide opportunities to unite adversities and embrace vulnerability to live a No Barriers Life. At No Barriers we believe in connecting people to their purpose and potential. That’s why we are out to prove that there is something extraordinary that lies within us all so we can harness life’s challenges and opportunities. We believe a No Barriers Life is the relentless quest to become, grow and contribute our absolute best to the world. Our programs provide students with the tools to be resilient, explore and innovate, build community and collaborate. Ultimately it teaches them to serve others and live a life of purpose.

2015 Program Details

Expedition to Benefit Children of Fallen Patriots

This program is in partnership with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation whose mission is to provide support to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

Cost: Thanks to generous scholarship support, this is a fully-funded program for the students that are chosen. 
Dates: June 28 - July 3, 2015 OR July 16- July 21
Location: San Juan River
Ages: High School Students, ages 15 - 18

Apply Here! APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 26, 2015

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: You travel to Phoenix, AZ and drive as a group to Flagstaff, AZ where you will either camp or stay overnight in a hotel. 
Day 2 - 4:  You begin your voyage down one of the most spectacular rivers in America, the San Juan. You spend the next four days floating 27 miles from Sand Island, Utah to Mexican Hat, Utah. Although you use rafts to make your way down the river, you actually spend quite a bit of time on land hiking to ancient ruins, playing games around camp and exploring the amazing geological features of the region. This is a calm section of the river and the largest rapids you encounter are Class II. During your time on the river, you camp on sandy beaches every night and help with each meal preparation. 
Day 5: Today you spend your last morning on the river. From the “take-out” in Mexican Hat you drive back to Flagstaff, AZ. Here, you enjoy a much-deserved shower at your motel and reflect on your awesome adventure in the closing ceremony.
Day 6: As a group, you drive back to Phoenix, where you will depart for home.

Want to be a mentor on this program? Find out how here

Please contact Kaitlyn Millen at kaitlyn.millen@nobarriersusa.org if you have any further questions.

 

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