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For Kids

Who We Are 


Canoeing for Kids is a non-profit organization serving as a free recreational outlet for disadvantaged children. Canoeing for Kids' primary function is to provide free kayak, paddleboard, and canoe trips for underprivileged children. Since 1993 over 30,000 kids have benefited from the experience of being "on the water" and "in the "woods".  Teamwork, self-reliance, a sense of accomplishment, as well as awareness and conservation of nature are achieved while the kids simply have fun.


Our Mission

Canoeing for Kids' provides free kayak, paddleboard and canoe trips for children's homes, camps for kids' with health issues, physically and mentally challenged children, and many other qualifying groups. Adventures are catered to the individual group's skills and/or limitations. We strive to create an environment of fun!

Our History

Canoeing for Kids began in 1993 when founder Jay Alley and a team of volunteers paddled  2,054 miles from
New York to New Orleans! To learn more about our story as an organization click here!! 


30 Years

30,000 Kids

Paddling With a Purpose 

Our Furry Friends!

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