OuttaSight Clinic – Key Largo

In June, 2021, TRR will host an OuttaSight training program in Key Largo.  This clinic is designed to introduce Veterans with visual impairment to coastal kayaking, as well as to train sighted, disabled Veterans as guides.  In addition to kayak instruction, the program will provide team building opportunities and exposure to leadership principles and practices to promote personal growth and healing. TRR receives some grant support for these clinics, which provides clinic instruction, gear rental and purchase, facility use, and other direct costs of training.  We are seeking sponsors for each of our eight visually-impaired Veterans and Veteran guides to cover the indirect costs of travel, lodging, and meals for this year’s program.

About the clinic

Team River Runner is the pioneer in developing guide training and paddler instruction for Veterans with visual impairment.  TRR’s OuttaSight program runs clinics that introduce visually-impaired Veterans to the independence and freedom provided through kayaking.  Utilizing well-trained and qualified guides, week-long progressive, intensive training programs enable Veterans who have never kayaked to become proficient in either flat-water, coastal, or basic whitewater kayaking skills.  Efforts are made to connect these Veterans to paddling resources in their community so that they can continue to experience the benefits of kayaking when they return home.

clinic needs

In June, 2021, TRR will host an OuttaSight training program in Key Largo.  This clinic is designed to introduce Veterans with visual impairment to coastal kayaking, as well as to train sighted, disabled Veterans as guides.  In addition to kayak instruction, the program will provide team building opportunities and exposure to leadership principles and practices to promote personal growth and healing. TRR receives some grant support for these clinics, which provides clinic instruction, gear rental and purchase, facility use, and other direct costs of training.  We are seeking sponsors for each of our eight visually-impaired Veterans and Veteran guides to cover the indirect costs of travel, lodging, and meals for this year’s program.

" It’s more than just kayaking for me, it is an opportunity to meet and hang out with other visually impaired veterans like myself who have a sense of adventure."
Rick Cassidy
OuttaSight Paddler
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