The Family Adventure Race (FAR) is Sunday, September 27th 2015, from 1:00-3:30 pm. This race lets parents come out and have fun in the "wilderness" with the kids. Kids from ages 6-16 can race on a family team (kids and grownups) or a youth team (just kids). Entry is $15 per kid aged 0-16, and adults and kids younger than six race free.
Because of river conditions (mud to your knees) and boat ramp construction, the James R. Fleeker Boathouse will temporarily move to the Lincoln Park Drive Boat Ramp on Friday, July 17th. Boathouse will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm - 6 pm. Want to take a SUP, Kayak or Canoe to the lake? Weekend rentals only $55!
Image: New team member Paige on the big wall.
In early April, eleven members of the Ground UP Adventures Climbing Team traveled to the Vertical Endeavors Rock Gym in Minneapolis. Some of the VE walls are 60’ high, somewhat taller than our team is used to, but all performed great, placing very respectably for such a large competition (over 100 kids) in such a large metro area. GUP climbing coaches also represented us well. Emily Orr took third in the Women’s Advanced category, with Elizabeth Carr just behind in fifth. Veteran coaches Betsy and Dexter Perkins topped the senior citizen, oops, I mean the Master’s Women’s and Men’s categories. See more photos from the competition, taken by Board member and GUP Photographer Wes Peck at https://www.flickr.com/photos/endracing/sets/72157649654988854/.
Spring is here, and GUP is getting ready for action. We've spent all winter dreaming up new ways to get youth outside, active, and adventuring. Some quick updates:
- Ice is gone from the river and the boathouse is on the way! We're finishing up the second shipping container, which will serve as a real office for our staff this summer. Interested in working or volunteering? Drop us a line.
- It's never too early to get ready for Summer Adventure Camp! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interested youth.
See you outdoors!
Between noon and six on Sun. Sept 15th folks can paddle any of our boats for free for an hour (and then $5/hr after that). Just bring some collateral (keys, phone, DL) in exchange for a boat, fill out the paperwork, and you're off! It's going to snow soon, but it's not snowing yet, so take advantage of it!