Black River Outdoor Education Program: Potato Hill center takes new name

The Potato Hill Farm Outdoor Education Center in Boonville has a new name and will now be known as the Black River Outdoor Education Program (BROEP).

“The change was made because it better reflects the expansion of the campus venues. We have grown from our original Potato Hill Farm Campus to six additional campuses throughout the Boonville/Forestport area,” said Program Director Elaine Hage.

Among the new programs offered through BROEP is an introduction to kayaking. New York State Licensed Guide Connie Perry will oversee the pilot program.

Perry is an Inlet resident and owner of Frisky Otter Tours, an Inlet-based paddle sports and outdoor gear store.She is an American Canoe Association Certified Instructor for both kayaking and canoeing, and along with a background in education, her resume also includes a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation.

She was also chairperson of the “One Square Mile Of Hope” event on Fourth Lake in September 2011 which broke the Guiness Book of World Record for the Largest Raft of Canoes, Kayaks and Guideboats. BROEP is a non-profit outdoor educational program which offers a unique outdoor curriculum via lifetime aerobic activities to students throughout Central New York.

All activities and safety related equipment are provided by BROEP. BROEP is located at 11904 Potato Hill Road. The new website address is:

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