WHS Kayak Shack Ready for Summer Adventures
How cool is it for 16-year-old kayakers to help 60-year-old novices check an adventure off their bucket list? Also cool that these teens can earn wages, commission and tips while running a fun and profitable business known as the Kayak Shack on the Alsea River!
Operated by students from Waldport High School (WHS), in cooperation with the Port of Alsea, the Shack offers business experience for local teens, and adventures for those who want to explore Waldports watery ecosystem.
WHS math teacher and Kayak Shack Advisor Melissa Steinman says the students are gearing up for another fun summer season of renting kayaks and guiding tours on Alsea Bay and adjoining water trails, beginning Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 25).
We hired four new students this season to compliment our four returning staff members, Steinman said. Returning staff sat on the interview panel and reviewed applications, in order to make recommendations to myself and the Port manager, Maggie Rivers.
Along with the rewarding work experience, each Kayak Shack student staff member will be eligible to attend the American Canoe Association National Paddle Sports Conference in Bend next September.
For hours, prices and more information, go online to www.whskayakshack; or call 541-563-4445; or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.