Thursday, August 7, 2014

July 27 - Aug 3

                    Small week but a great group of wonderful people! Thanks so much to Bill and Carrie for all the extra things they do to help Otter Bar! The Klamath continues to be a blast for the groups, although, we are sad to say we only have one more group coming as our last three weeks are empty. We really enjoyed meeting Cheryl, Marya, and Laura who were super keen and fun to have around! Pete Peterson was here for the first half of the week, as well, before heading off to the Rogue for four days with Phil and Mary. It was great seeing him! We did have a major fire start up early in the week east of Sawyer's Bar but so far we have had almost no smoke from it and now the temps have cooled. Thanks for coming!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

July 20 - 26

     This week ran at the same time as the kid's course, although, was completely separate. This course originally only had one person signed up so we put up a last minute half price deal and picked up a few folks. Thank you Thank you Steve, Sheryl and Howard for showing up and making this course more fun! And then Paul and Werner showed up a week early and we were off and running with a great group and wonderful flows on the Klamath. The big dogs even did the Ikes twice. Andy, Shannon and Scott were a super strong instructional team and a great time was had by all!

Friday, August 1, 2014

July 20 - 26 Kid's week

               This was an amazing kid's week with a stellar team of instructors and a delightful group of great kids! Tons of learning and fun this week with major swimming parties when not paddling on the river. Rush Sturges showed up on Wednesday and treated the kids to a flat water session of tricks. The highlight was when the kids all attacked and tried to sink him. This was more dangerous than running Cherry Bomb falls with half a paddle. After this swimfest, backhoe rides for all featured in the itinerary. The afternoon then progressed to Cascade where the kids had a blast jumping into the pool below the rapid. So much for the day off. Special thanks goes to the amazing instructor crew of Daan, Jess, Ben and Sophie! They put a huge amount of energy into ramping up everyone's skills all week. And Melinda Stearns deserves special mention THANKS as our 5 star camp mom and chef! We had a severe thunderstorm mid week and Melinda saved the day by covering all the tents. New for next year:  Looks like we will expand the kid's courses next year as well as offering an ACA training courses in April taught led by Ben Morton.