This was the inaugural ride for Bike Labs and Connections for Youth. OMG! Lake Natoma is beautiful and such a great ride. CFY had 4 students, 2 group home staff, Samantha Olson, CFY Staff and Chris Aguirre, Bike Lab Staff. The ride reminded me of how much I love my bike. We need to get out there on our bikes more often. 4 people made the entire 12 mile bike ride, 2 made it 9 miles to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery (to wait for a ride @ 9 miles ) and 2 made it to Willow Point and rode back to Old Folsom (@ 4 miles). Very proud of all the students who worked so hard and rode collectively 25 miles! The Big Spoon Yogurt after was really refreshing!
What an exciting time! Again we completed the journey to the Presidio in San Francisco. This is a favorite spot of the students. There were 12 students, 2 foster parent, 2 CFY staff and Jens from REI. It was a beautiful 4 day weekend, we were able to leave on Thursday and return on Sunday. I was so impressed with the students who really made the effort to see as much as possible on this trip! Miamah Reed, CFY staff used her fitbit to record over 30 miles of walking for the 4 days! WOW! How impressive for 10-17 year olds! Our hikes included: The Batteries to Bluffs, Los Lobos Creek train and boardwalk, walking on the beach from the Baker beach sand latter to the parking lot of the Water treatment station, hiking to Scott’s field several time to do team building games, walking the entire Golden Gate bridge from one parking lot to the other in Marin County and back, hiking from the GG Bridge to the beach at Crissy Field and back to camp. I am so proud of our participants… they hiked their little hearts out and ate more food than I anticipated. We had to order pizza for dinner on Saturday because they ate everything except the food for breakfast and lunch on Sunday. I LOVE our Participants they ROCK!
What a fun night filled with popcorn, thunder, lightening, rain and movies. There were 5 students and Samantha Olson who watched Into the Future and Pitch Perfect 2. The lighten show prior to the movie was one of the best parts of the evening. We were ready to pack up and go when we found an umbrella to sit under to watch the previews. It only rained for about 10 minutes so we toughed it out.