Paddleboarding Event to Help Fund Treks


April 2011

Panacea Adventures will host its first Panacea Paddle, a daylong festival with paddling competitions that will raise money June 4.

In June, Panacea Adventures sent 15 homeless students on an eight-day trek through the mountains, giving them an enduring lesson in self reliance.

Panacea Adventures is a Wilmington organization that develops and leads outdoor adventure therapy programs for children and adults who are facing physical, mental or emotional challenges. Curricula and activities are tailored to the participants. Each adventure is led by one or several licensed certified adventure educators.

The result of every trip, regardless of the needs of participants, is always the same: improved self confidence, enhanced coping techniques, valuable personal insight and refined leadership and decision-making skills.

Some of the success of Panacea Adventures is attributable to one of its founders, Zac Adair. Just completing his masters in adventure programming from Prescott College in Arizona, Adair is a hearty embodiment of the individual empowerment and improved quality of life that outdoor adventure fosters.