Zoar Outdoor, Gap Rafting
Pride Day on the River on June 11, 2022!
Come celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month on the Deerfield River and in the trees! All LGBTQ+ folks are invited to paddle down the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River or Zip through the trees on Saturday, June 11th. New to boating or zipping? Great! Zoar will provide instruction so you’ll have fun and learning.
Inclusions: Price includes all equipment, instruction, catered, picnic-style lunch and transportation from our base to and from the paddling sites.
Why are we doing this? With a history of prejudice, discrimination, and abuse in the outdoors, LGBTQ+ people can be hesitant to engage in new outdoor recreation activities, which contributes to the lack of diversity in the outdoors. The Venture Out Project specifically creates inclusive and affirming spaces for the queer community to explore outdoor recreation opportunities. Facilitating access to river-based activities can build a more inclusive and diverse outdoor movement. The purpose of the day is for LGBTQ+ people and allies to participate in whitewater boating, make friends, and create community and connections to encourage further enjoyment and stewardship of our outdoor world.