I was lucky enough last year to meet Michael Stockelman and learn about Venture Crew. I appreciate the time the adults put in to help make some amazing experiences happen for this group of young people, who work hard to earn the opportunities to travel and learn about the great outdoors.
Venture Crew provided food for all of us at the 2014 Barn Lot Antique Sale, and they are planning to return again this year - yay!
I asked them what trip they're planning. A camping weekend to go trail riding on horseback is in the works, and they say most of them have never been on a horse before. A weekend canoe trip and camping on a sandbar on the river, (which river is still in discussion). And there's plans to go to Smokey Mountain National Park, camping and also providing 'Trail Magic' on the Appalachian Trail.
That all sounds pretty fun. Kinda makes me want to set up a tent!