This month we are excited to announce our first Soul Trak Bison Ski Trip on Saturday, February 10 from 6:00am-8:00pm at Timberline Mountain, WV. Our College Ambassador Cohort sponsored by Arc’teryx, has prepared a day of skiing and snowboarding for our community. College Ambassadors may attend at no cost. We are also continuing our second of three kayaking pool sessions on Tuesday, February 6 from 7-9pm at Piney Branch Elementary School. Looking forward to these great opportunities this month! We appreciate you and can’t wait to see you!
Get ready for a tour and a scavenger hunt at one of our local treasures, the United States Botanic Gardens!
Walkers should bring water, and snacks for the walk. It is important to have enough fuel for the day.
We will meet as a group and do brief intros before starting the tour. Please try to arrive right at 10a or up to 20 minutes earlier!
Next we have our monthly Bouldering Night at the Bouldering Project-DC on Eckington Pl in NE Washington on Sunday, February 4 from 7-9pm. The event has moved from first Wednesday to first Sunday of the month. Bouldering Night 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.
Interested in Volunteering with Soul Trak? Join us for an introductory Volunteer Happy Hour on Monday, February 5 from 6-8pm at Treehouse on 14th St. NW DC to meet the Soul Trak staff and other volunteers, learn about what volunteers do, and sign up for Spring events. Soul Trak’s programs would not be possible without the help of our amazing team of volunteers. Learn how to lead group hikes, bike rides, or climbing trips, no experience necessary. If you are excited about the outdoors and making the outdoors more accessible and diverse, then come volunteer with us!
Note: Treehouse is a groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary art space and gallery, meticulously crafted by artists for artists. It stands as a vibrant embodiment of the free expression and boundless creativity of emerging talent in today’s artistic landscape. With a vision to establish itself as an integral cornerstone within the rich tapestry of the D.C. and DMV art and performance community, Treehouse is poised to be a beacon for artistic innovators, collaborators, and performers.
Join Soul Trak and the Canoe Cruisers Association at the pool for “Kayaking Pool Sessions” to gain comfort and confidence in a kayak while in a safe, supportive environment for practicing. Volunteers from CCA will provide gear (life jacket/PFD, boats, and paddles) as well as guidance and pointers to practice maneuvering in a kayak. By practicing in a pool, participants gain confidence in rolling and exiting a kayak while in the water. Participants will have the opportunity to meet experienced kayakers, learn about whitewater kayaking, and gain confidence in a kayak in preparation for outdoor adventures! No experience necessary, just come ready to get wet and with enthusiasm to practice! These pool sessions will prepare participants to take the Soul Trak Whitewater Kayaking Class in July on the Potomac River in conjunction with Calleva River School.
Soul Trak will be offering 3 total pool sessions in the months January, February and March. Due to limited volunteer and gear capacity, there will be a registration limit of 5 participants per session. If the session is full, we encourage you to try signing up for the next session or get on the waitlist as availability might open up. Registration for each session will close a week from the session date.
You can find all our February programs on our events page. We look forward to seeing you in the outdoors!