So many of today’s young people face
immediate futures that are unclear and often clouded by their circumstances. The
choices laid-out before them and the influences of their surroundings can lead
many of them along less favorable paths. For many young people being a “kid” is
not a bright and colorful trail.
The Adventure Sports Access Group Inc. and the Cornwall Recreational Whitewater
Club embarked on a journey that started
in 2006 and has brought us here today.Our eyes were opened to a void in the
region and we endeavored to fill that void.Our mission? Offering a brighter trail
for the young people in our community.
With the support of the various local,
national and international sponsors, listed in the attached program plan, as
well as several caring individual sponsors, we have been privileged to be able
to provide the children and teens of our communities an alternative horizon through
Our youth program is wrapped in a
package that we call the CReW: Youth Challenge Kayak Program
Challenging our youth is exactly what we
All year long, using the disciplines
required for whitewater kayaking, our volunteers challenge the young people to
learn new skills, build self-confidence, push their limits and grow as
individuals. They learn to care for each others well being, to care about
their environment and their surroundings.
These skills will follow them through to adulthood.
Cornwall and the SD&G region are
feeling the crunch of our "new" global economy. It is easy to get
lost in the news that we hear everyday. As a community it is our responsibility
to guide our kids and provide positive opportunities for our more challenged
youth before they slip through our fingers in the difficult times ahead.
Through the efforts of our volunteers
and supporters we can:
1. Provide a “no-cost”
physical education program to the young people of the region;
2. Provide positive
guidance for our youth;
3. Care for our
4. Allow kids to have fun
and simply, be kids.
Our instructors, organization staff and
board members are all volunteers. CReW offers certified private kayak
instruction to support the summer youth programs. The rest comes from our
sponsors and supporters.
This year we are doing things a little bit different. Our program is more involved, offer more water time, more learning, and continues throughout the year:
The NEW program is broken down into 5 main components:
1. Pre-Season Round-Up.
2. Summer Kayak Challenge.
3. Summer Competition Challenge.
4. Single Day Challenges.
5. Winter Pool Challenge.
The NEW program is also a commitment from ASAG and CReW to provide a community service for out kids that will continue for the next 5 year!We would like to invite you to look
around and see the void.This year join us on our journey, help
us fill the void and make a difference in your community.
You can be a part of the CReW: Youth
. Your financial assistance, donations of equipment, gifts
for our participants or your volunteer time will affect the horizon of our
Your support will provide an opportunity
for the kids of Cornwall and SD&G to learn, develop and have fun along the
To discuss how you can be a part of the
CReW: Youth Challenge Kayak Program please contact us.
We will make ourselves available to
answer your questions and welcome you on the journey.
See you on the water.
President and founder, Instructor and
Adventure Sports Access Group Inc / The
Cornwall Recreational Whitewater ClubRobert@cornwallwhitewater.com
Starting today and continuing for the next 5 years, ASAG and CReW will post regular updates and plans on the CReW: Youth Challenge Kayak Program BLOG
. Weekly reports about the kids, changes in schedules, planning and of course pictures all will be available on our blog.
Chekc it out, see the smiles, the laughter and the fun. Be a part of this and help us make a difference to the lives of the kids around you.