Kudos to COP Volunteers
I wanted to thank the Columbus Outdoor Pursuits KII volunteers. I was truly impressed with the caring commitment that each showed in imparting their knowledge of their avocation to strangers (but in the end friends). Your positive attitude exhibited in a very well thought-out program, allowed me to push myself with the constant support of the 1:1 instructor to student ratio. You accomplished your goal of gradually instilling self-confidence, punctuated with safety. Your pride in the strength and energy of your organization, speaks glowingly of the sustainability of what you have built. hank you again for a very enjoyable and fulfilling weekend.
I'm writing to say thank you again for putting together a great learning experience (Kayak II). Even though I bailed early, I felt I learned a lot. I also felt fully supported and safe. That's high praise for a totally volunteer effort. Everyone I met was terrific. I appreciate everything you did to help me this weekend.
Guys: What can I say? You were great at PP this year, and I can’t thank you enough for your efforts. Despite nose-diving Saturday mid-afternoon, attendance overall was up (almost) 20% from last year, so I need to at least think about a PP III. Let me know your thoughts when you have any – and enjoy the sun in the meanwhile!
Dan Armitage, Producer, PaddlePalooza!