Kaléo Program

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sailing the Gulf Islands - Life on the Sea

Woah! It's been a while since I've shared what we have been up to and a ton has definitely happened in the past weeks. Before I get ahead of myself into sharing our latest adventure together, here is some pictures from their first class.

The classroom setup and atmosphere lends its self to a conversational style of learning. Dustin Resch especially encouraged this type of environment and it was so excited to see everyone get so excited about learning together. 

The monday directly following their last day of class, we headed out on a highly anticipated adventure on the sea.

This picture was taken by myself during our sailing trip. The boat we were on (pictured above) is called the Pacific Grace, and it is a very similar boat to the famous Canadian fishing Schooner the Bluenose.

Getting our first briefing before boarding our new ocean home.

Learning how to put on the survival suits turned to be more funny than we anticipated. 

Lots of community time aboard the boat together, we definitely grew closer as a group. 

The program we were sailing with is called the Sail and Life Training Society, or SALTS for short. The organization shares similar values as a Christian Non-forprofit and it was so fantastic to share our time together. We spent a lot of time aboard the boat, but we also would take occasional trips to different islands to explore!

Everything is more beautiful from a sail boat. 

Lots of time for reading aboard the boat as the students prepare for their next class. 

We got to see two beautiful Humpback whales

During our time aboard we learned a lot about how to operate the sailboat, but we learned even more from the crew about Christian leadership. They shared with us from their own lives and how we can grow as leaders ourselves.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing some pictures of our time together. I look forward to writing you all again soon. Feel free to comment any questions you may have bellow.

Until next time,


Kaléo Program Intern

1 comment:

  1. I love how your students are surrounding you during class. It's easier for them to pay attention, seeing as how you are the center of it. Anyway, it seems like the trip went really well. I know a lot of your students will learn well by venturing out on the unpredictable sea. I'd love to hear more about it, so keep us posted, Levi. Stay safe! :)

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