REBOUND is an experiential prevention project allowing youth from Southeast Alaska to explore Glacier Bay National Park or other wilderness areas on a week-long kayak expedition.
Participants learn outdoor survival skills like setting up a camp stove, cooking in the back country, setting up tents, navigation, bear safety, clean camp and respecting the environment.
Participants also learn the value of connecting across cultures, team building, leadership, communication skills, goal setting, examining individual and societal patterns, and pushing past their own physical, emotional, and mental limitations. This program uses the outdoor setting to engage youth in conversations on respect for the environment, self, and others.
In 2017, SAFV is partnering with the National Park Service, who will be drawing from the REBOUND curriculum and their own sources to bring you an exciting adventure into Glacier Bay. The application, along with one reference letter, is due April 7th, 2017, to ryan_p_carpenter (at) nps (dot) gov. The 2017 flyer, application form, and reference letter form are found in the links below.
In 2015, two groups, one all female and one co-ed, embarked on paddling trips where they developed confidence and leadership skills and learned about respecting themselves and others.
In 2013, a group of nine teenage girls and three women from across Alaska and from abroad, explored the backcountry of Favorite Bay in Juneau.