• MISSION:

    To provide an environment where Veterans and Emergency Responders can reconnect to nature, thus promoting personal growth, healing and relaxation. We believe that providing this type of support for Veterans and Emergency Responders will lessen their likelihood of suicide, substance abuse and broken families.

    LOCATION

    SITKA, ALASKA

    Located in a temperate rainforest in Southeast Alaska with mountains on one side and open ocean on the other.

  • Waypoint

    /ˈwāˌpoint/

    noun: waypoint; plural noun: waypoints

    a stopping place on a journey.

    Lucas Goddard

    Executive Director

     

    At this stopping point, I would like to bring you into Alaska's wilderness.

    As an Alaskan Veteran I find it very important to bring the positive effects that nature has to other veterans, first responders and their families.

     

    I was born and raised here in Sitka. My passion is helping others like myself. I have experienced the positive effects of nature from being surrounded by this wild and beautiful environment. Being outdoors has grounded me, challenged me and even helped me relax.

     

    Through our list of different options that we offer I would like to tailor an adventure to fit your abilities and interests. From hiking the mountain tops to riding the waves in a kayak, each adventure will be one to remember.

  • Local Calendar of Events

    Check back often as we will be including more activities and events through out the year.

    May 16th at 1pm

    Starrigavan

    Meet at the boat launch parking lot. Hike is hosted by Sitka Trail Works

     

    May 22nd at 9am

    Indian River Falls

     

    June 26th at 9am

    Gavan to Harbor Mountain

    Bring a pack lunch

     

    July 24th at 9am

    Verstovia Trail Head

    Hike hosted by Sitka Trail Works

     

    Register here

     

     

    Are you an individual or business that would like to host an activity for Sitka Veterans and First Responders?  

    We would love to have your help! Please email us by clicking the link below.

    Email us

  • August 1-7th, 2021 Adventure

    5 Veterans have been invited to come to Sitka for Waypoint's very first week long adventure!

    August 1st:

    Veterans/First Responders arrive

    Welcome Dinner

     

    August 2nd:

    Breakfast:

    Day hike: Gavin to Harbor Mountain, pack lunch

    Tent camp on the ridge/woods

     

    August 3rd:

    Camping at Tom Young Cabin

    Kayaks dropped off

     

    August 4th & 5th:

    Goddard Hot Springs

    Hike muskegs behind hot springs

     

    August 6th: 

    Local tour: Science Center, Fortress of the Bears, Raptor Center

    BBQ Send off dinner 

     

    August 7th:

    Departure

     

    We have a goal of raising $10,200 to pay for this August Sitka Adventure! We welcome in-kind donations as well as business partnerships. 

     
  • All donations help Veterans and First Responders

    Current donations will go directly to the August week long adventure, as well as for sponsoring local adventures for local Veterans and First Responders for the 2021 season.

  • Goals for Waypoint

    Any funds received for Waypoint for Veterans, will be used

    1

    501 (c) 3 Status

    MISSION COMPLETE

    2

    Fundraising

    Stay posted for our release of our Waypoint for Veterans T-shirts!

    3

    Launch 2021 Adventures

    We are in the process of connecting local Veterans and First Responders through outdoor adventures and local events.

    4

    Adventures

    Setting up adventures for Veterans and First Responders who do not live in Sitka, to experience Alaska.

  • Contact Us

    P.O. Box 65
    Sitka, AK 99835
    907.723.6811
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