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Transformational Women's Kayak Journey - kayaking, camping, woods walks & yoga
These trips are truly delicious! Blake Island is a state marine park, with both sandy beaches and 5 miles of trails in the woods. Trips are 2 nights and 3 days (Friday morning – Sunday afternoon). All experience levels are welcome, including beginners. Spring has been a kayak instructor for 20 years and LOVES sharing what she's learned with other women paddlers. Maria is an acupuncturist on Bainbridge Island who also taught for Outward Bound and lead sailboat charter trips in Belize. We know how to have a good time :) We hope you'll join us! What we do: - Kayak packing demonstration - Paddle stroke and body dynamics lesson - Paddle about 3 miles from Bainbridge Island to beautiful Blake Island - Share amazing, healthy food (but not TOO healthy – wine & chocolate are welcome!) - Optional yoga on the beach - Optional walk in the woods (there are various trail lengths) - Visit Tillicum Village on the island - Share stories and partake in guided activities to dig deep within ourselves - Take time to nurture our selves - Included: food, parking, camping costs, optional yoga and meditation, and lessons on kayak packing, paddling and proper body dynamics. Kayak rentals are not included but we can help set up rentals with delivery and pick up – contact us for details. SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 people per trip and they fill up fast! TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT & REGISTER: - Check: make check out to Journey For Purpose, send to c/o Spring Courtright, 4909 Lakeview Place SE, Port Orchard, WA 98367 - Credit Card: use VenMo (a super easy, free app - send to Spring Courtright) or visit our website to pay through PayPal. For more information: call/text Spring at[masked] or e-mail us using the contact form on the website. Cost: $350 for three days and two nights. Food, camping and instruction included. FRIEND/FAMILY SPECIAL: bring a friend or family member and you each receive $15 off. FEEDBACK FROM TRIPS: - This "Transformational Women's Paddle" MORE than transformed - it made friends of strangers, it brought us closer to Ma Nature's amazing gifts, and it was filled with the magic of story-telling, belly laughs and very, VERY good food! Maria and Spring...your combined experience and passion for the outdoors shines a light for anyone wondering, "How can I jump in...?!?!"; thank you, THANK YOU! ~Kay Jensen - HolyCow!! First time ever kayaking and it was amazing. Spring and Maria made me feel incredibly safe, secure, and inspired. The whole weekend was food for my soul and spirit. Can't wait to do it again. ~Cheri Names - This was transformative indeed! I feel renewed, refreshed, and completely open in my heart center. I feel so grateful for the opportunity to learn from such amazing, wise women. ~Erinn J Hale - Great time of connecting to our known universe and touching the unknown. So comfortable and comforting. Paddling kayaks was such a great framework for bonding and sharing with friends and strangers, all now kindred spirits. ~Sally Kyte - A trip for women of all ages that want to deepen themselves by enjoying sisterhood in nature. ~Amy Burk -Wow, wow! Everything was so organized and you made me feel so confident! ~Susan Shaffer We hope you'll join us this summer! Looking for more paddling opportunities? We also lead day trips with a visit to a restaurant once a month every spring, we'll be leading a kayak trip to Belize in 2019, among other fun things! Learn more at

Fort Ward

Boat Launch Ramp area · Bainbridge Island, WA

What we're about

Meet other Sea Kayakers. Get together for weeknight social paddles a few times a month. Discuss gear/plan day/overnight trips.

Previous experience/lessons not needed for some of the day paddles, recommended or required for some of the trips. Trips will be geared for intermediate to adv paddlers. Beginner trips may be added.

I'll schedule some basic safety meetups to go over things like strokes, bracing, rescues, chart reading and some of the many local resources on about a monthly basis, and would look forward to additional assistant organizers to help out with these and with putting trips together.

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