A canoe trip provides significant benefits its participants. In fact, many of our youth credit their time on canoe trips with making them the people they are today. Youth on trip build environmental awareness, discover new strengths, find greater hope for the future, learn outdoor skills, practice teamwork, and much more.
Below is a word cloud of our youth feedback from our 2017 programming. The larger the word, the more times it was mentioned in our post-trip interviews. Scroll over the image to take a closer look.
The below data shows trends in our youth feedback from recent programming. All questions were open-ended and the results below reflect the most frequent responses, based on a total of 152 respondents.
WHAT WAS YOUR Best Memory?
How Did Staff Help Out?
What's the best part of being outdoors?
what would you have changed?
What Did You Learn About Yourself?
DO YOU WANT TO COME BACK?
IF YES, WHY DO YOU WANT TO COME BACK?
Youth Days*: 354
Youth Served: 119
*To emphasize our focus on the depth of each youth's experience with Project Canoe 'youth days' are our preferred metric. A youth day is an individual day of a youth's experience on trip. So a 5-day trip for 4 youth counts for 20 youth days total.