Horseshoe Bend — West Valley is proud to partner with Cascade Raft & Kayak Co., the Caldwell YMCA, Caldwell Police, Canyon County Paramedics, Best Bath and many other Canyon County businesses and organizations to create a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 100 middle school students, ages 12-14.

West Valley will join with these community partners to host a FREE professionally guided raft trip down the main section of the Payette River on [x-apple-data-detectors://1] WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019 [X-APPLE-DATA-DETECTORS://1]. The students selected for the trip are those who have not been able to experience the Idaho outdoors.

"I've been rafting Idaho's rivers for 25 years and to be able to share this experience with teens who might not have this opportunity is significant. Rafting builds confidence and the ability to work together as a team - among other skills. It will be an invaluable day for the students as well as those of us who get to volunteer," said Tom Foster, West Valley director of facility management and trip volunteer.

"This trip aims to create a lasting impact on the students' lives by helping them learn new skills, interact with community leaders, and appreciate Idaho outdoor recreation," said Stephen Blados, Canyon County Paramedics deputy chief and trip organizer.