The Maury Hiking Club ended their season with a trek to the Anacostia Boathouse (1900 M St. SE). During their weekly hikes to Kingman Island over the past school year, the kids would see rowers out on the river and run the path alongside, until the boats pulled out of view.
Thanks to Maurice Cook of Serve Your City, a excursion to the boathouse was arranged, where Coach Patrick Johnson of Athletes Without Limits gave a tour of the facility. He was joined by Coach Mike and members of their youth rowing club.
The kids learned about the different kinds of boats and proper rowing technique, relay-raced on the erg machines and savored the longest hike of the season.