Through a partnership and funding from a Boeing, Coastal Expeditions is able to offer Sea Kayak Resiliency Training for veterans in the Charleston area. Over the course of this program, participants take part in two pool training sessions and six full-day expeditions into saltwater and blackwater ecosystems.
“Practice the willingness to ask for help followed by the willingness to receive help. Couple this with the concept that the way to save (rescue) yourself is to be of service to others.”
-Chris Crolley, Program Leader
Taking the principles of sea kayaking and applying them to interpersonal development skills, this program focuses on PTSD recovery and learning how to help- and be helped- on the water and in life.
This program is free for veterans of all ages and military experience.
Classes and outings are twice a month on Sundays for a total of 8 classes.
Open training is available every Wednesday afternoon for participants and their families at our Shem Creek Campus.
Coastal Expeditions owner Chris Crolley is an ACA-trained kayak instructor with 25 years of experience teaching and leading groups in the Lowcountry. He brings a holistic approach to his instruction that combines mindfulness with physical skill development.
Want to participate?
To get on the list, just contact us with your information. We’ll let you know when the next course is offered!