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The Gitchi Gumme Project


CAT will be headed back to the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium in July 2017 for our 6th Annual Gitchi Gumme Project!

In 2011 members of the Midwest paddling community noticed that youth from urban areas and minority communities were severely underrepresented at most kayak symposiums. Therefore, in 2012 Chicago Adventure Therapy was invited by the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium to bring urban young people to Lake Superior for a week of camping and kayaking. It was such a success that CAT was invited back the following year and encouraged to bring even more youth. Thus began the Gitchi Gumee Project.

Read about the successes, trials and adventures of past Gitchi Gumme Projects:
 
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Gitchi Gumme I (2012)
 
Gitchi Gumee II (2013)
 
Gitchi Gumee III (2014)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Many, many thanks to all of the individuals, coaches and organizations that make The Gitchi Gumme Project possible. We are especially grateful to the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium and Down Wind Sports for inviting us and to our wonderful sponsors for providing us with safe, high quality equipment:
 
Kokatat
Bomber Gear

NRS
Werner Paddles
Wilderness Systems

 
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Gitchi Gumee Sponsors