Welcome to ETC's 2018 Season!
I am thrilled to report that 2017 was a banner year for ETC and we are so grateful to all of you--our partners, volunteers, donors, and friends--who helped to make it possible!
We are absolutely delighted to begin the 2018 ETC season, with so many o
to share brilliant adventures with our participants!
ETC launched the New Year with an outstanding Winter Guide Training for 12 fabulous new volunteer guides. We welcome them to the ETC family and thank our skilled trainers for helping with Guide School! We have a full season planned up at Bear Valley and Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Pray for snow!
In other ETC program news, I am thrilled to welcome and introduce you to two bright and talented new members of the ETC team. Daniel Berger, who hails from New Zealand and is a seasoned River Guide and Instructor, joins ETC as our new River Program Manager. Spending time with Reese Hodges and a number of you in late fall, Dan has good grounding in the program and is ready to take the reins.
Coordinating ETC's upcoming Make a Ripple Gala--is Emily Ford. Emily just returned to the United States from the Maasai Steppe in Tanzania where she helped develop an environmental education program for children. In the summer she will be transitioning to the River Program to work with Dan and coordinate environmental education.
We hope you will join us for ETC's Annual Make a Ripple Gala on Saturday, April 28th at the spectacular Cavallo Point Lodge! We have a magical celebration in store for you--and this event raises crucial scholarship funds to address the
cost barriers that limit access to the great outdoors for
under-resourced youth and people with disabilities.
We also have some exciting Shared Expeditions plannned for 2018. Come join us for kayaking in Baja, the Channel Islands, or Lake Tahoe for an unforgettable adventure.
Here's to a season that delights and invites all of us to get outdoors in community and to celebrate, cherish, and protect the environment and world we share.
ETC Executive Director