At CCA, we know that even simple experiences in nature have the power to heal and change lives. That’s why we’re offering a series of immersive outdoor adventures designed specifically for teens and young adults who are currently in or have recently completed treatment for a serious illness.
Sunset Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a sunset tour at one of our favorite paddling destinations! After some basic instruction, we’ll take a short paddle tour of the area and end with a fireside sunset view.
End of Summer Celebration Campout
Sign up now to reserve your spot in the first ever CCA-REI Campout! The overnight will be full of fun activities and time around the campfire. All camping gear, food, and transportation included. Just bring yourself and a change of clothes.
• Standup paddle boarding & Kayaking
• Hike with a Park Ranger
• Jenga, Cornhole & other Camp Games
• Falconry (Pet a falcon and learn about raptors!)
• Stargazing with the Rose City Astronomers
• Campfire, Smore’s & Music!
“We found that nature decreases the trauma response, improves cognitive function, and promotes healing. It doesn’t take away the adversity in their lives, but it buffers stress. Hormones, blood pressure, and heart rate normalize in nature.”
Pediatrician & Director, Center for Nature & Healing
at Children’s Hospital Oakland