We are excited to have our first bike ride of 2023 on Saturday, April 15 and our Spring 2023 Youth Adventure Cohort from April 30 to June 3. We appreciate you and can’t wait to see you in the outdoors!
We start with our monthly Bouldering Night at the Bouldering Project-DC on Eckington Pl in NE Washington on April 5. The event takes place the first Wednesday of the month and is a community centered program offered at no cost to the first 25 Soul Trak participants, community members thereafter pay an entry fee but receive free rentals. We’re looking forward to seeing new faces at our popular, climbing event. Volunteers are available to show first-timers how to boulder. So please come by!
We are partnering with Sportrock Climbing Center for a 6 course outdoor climbing program. This course will build climbers’ confidence and technical climbing skills outdoors in 6 parts. The workshops includes – Knot tying, belay training, and anchor setting. Outdoor climbing clinics will take place in both Carderock Recreation Area and Great Falls National Park, just 15 minutes driving outside of DC. This month they will meet on Saturday, April 8th and April 22nd, from 9am – 12pm at Great Falls and Carderock respectively.
Our Spring 2023 Campus Ambassador Cohort (CAC) is comprised of 5 college leaders from Howard University, representing a wide variety of environmental interests and a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds. This cohort will actively serve a 6-week commitment from March to May 2023, focusing on stewardship initiatives, community organizing, and leadership development. This month they will lead a service project, develop their program initiative, host guest speakers, and have an overnight camping trip in WV. Looking forward to seeing all their contributions in this very productive month!
We have our Youth Adventure Cohort coming up on April 30. The program will run from April 30 – June 3. Please register before all the spaces are filled! Soul Trak will be hosting our Youth Adventure Cohort this Spring for children between the ages of 11-14. This 6 session program will consist of a series of exciting activities led by Soul Trak staff and program partners. The outings will take place on Sunday mornings and culminate in an overnight camping weekend. The Youth Cohort is a great opportunity to initiate their bonding experience as rising outdoor enthusiasts and further their learning around leadership, sustainability, and outdoor recreational activities that promote teamwork, skill building, and expand our tolerance for adversity. The activities include: hiking, gardening, zip-lining, white-water rafting, a boat tour, and climbing. All programs, equipment, group meals, camp lodging, and ground transport will be covered for youth.
Bring your bike down to the Georgetown waterfront where we will meet to bike up the Capital Crescent trail and back down. This route is 11 miles long one way and riders will have the option to metro back home in Bethesda. We will be stopping for coffee and a snack in Bethesda. For anyone that would like to ride back to Georgetown this ride would be 22 miles round trip. Map of Route: https://www.cctrail.org/google_map. Note: Bikes and helmets will not be provided for this event. There is a bike share close by our meeting location, for those without bikes.We are looking forward to riding the Capital Crescent Trail with you!
You can find all our April programs on our events page. Thank you!