From our partners at earthlysoul in Japan:
On July 12th, earthlysoul held it’s first Kid’s Event of 2015! It is now the 7th year in the row that earthlysoul has held this event. Due to the approaching typhoon, we were unable to have outrigger canoe activities available, however the event was a big success with filled with fun SUP and Beach Flags games.
But first off, the event kicked off with some Beach Cleaning!
We made sure that everyone did warm up exercises and hydrated properly before getting involved with the activities, to make sure everyone was aware of how to get ready before getting into the sea to have fun!
Having fun aboard SUPs!! Running across SUP bridges and jumping!
Some nice waves were ridden!
Beach Flag games!!
The event had a total of 35 elementary school children participate (our limit was 30 but we expanded the capacity to accommodate the popular demand). It was a massively successful and popular event among the kids of the local region of Chigasaki.
We are lucky to be supported by many companies through funds as well as snacks such as Krispy Kreme donuts, which are always a winner with the kids.
Along with the local ice cream parlor Plenty’s delicious ice cream which the children devoured after a fun day at sea!
Seeing the children have fun in the sea and learn to appreciate the sea this way, the community and the volunteers at earthlysoul feel extremely happy and blessed.
We hope we can continue these Kid’s Events and that these children will pass along the joys of the sea and appreciation they take away from these events onto future generations!
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