The programmatic season for Wai Koa & Junior Wai Koa runs from May to September. The Full-Service Marylanders Grow Oysters program and on-land trash cleanups run year round.
Wai Koa is an adaptive paddling program for physically and mentally disabled Veterans, active Military, and First Responders to get them outside and engaged in on-land and on-water workouts. We proudly support local Team Red, White, and Blue & Wounded Warrior Project chapters as well as partner with local Military hospitals.
Junior Wai Koa
Junior Wai Koa focuses on working with underserved youth in the Annapolis, MD community. Elements of the program include on-land fitness, paddle instruction and experiences, and education on improving the water quality in our local waterways. We proudly partner with the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA).
It’s important to not only form a connection with the water with those we work with but to educate them on the importance of clean water. We engage our groups in paddle cleanups, oyster gardening, water monitoring and informational sessions on how they themselves can make a difference. We proudly partner with the Oyster Recovery Partnership, Spa Creek Conservancy, and the Severn River Association.