Save the Date


Schedule of Events


Event Begins (5:00 pm)

Silent Auction & Dinner in Gallery

 

Films Begin in the Theater

Return from Desolation (6:20pm) Returning from Afghanistan, Garrett Eaton was close to losing his family and life to addiction when he found a guiding program for veterans. Garrett rediscovered what he has been fighting for deep in the canyons of Desolation. Directed & produced by Justin Clifton with OARS.

 

Viva La Verde (6:33pm)  The Verde River is the foremost surviving perennial river in Arizona, and one of the most threatened. This special director’s cut of the independent documentary explores the past, present, and future or Arizona rivers. Directed & produced by Hugh Denmo.

 

Losha Madness 2018 (6:45pm)  The Lochsa River in Idaho is one of the original Wild & Scenic rivers. It’s also home to a carnage-filled celebration of river-running every Memorial Day weekend. Directed & produced by Lon Galloway.

 

GTS (6:50pm)  Each year, Grand Canyon River Guides hosts the Guides Training Seminar (GTS) River Trip for guides to learn the natural and cultural history of Grand Canyon, refine their boating skills, and build community. Directed & produced by Ryan Christensen with GCRG.

 

2017 Learning AFAR, Southwest Program (6:57pm)  Since 2010, Learning AFAR magazine has funded an expedition for foster youth from Florida to explore the Southwest. This 2017 expedition with GCY & No Barriers Youth showcases the power of this experience. Directed & produced by Mac Kotas with No Barriers USA.

 

Presentation of GCY’s annual Confluence Award

 

How Not to Capture Grand Canyon (7:20pm)  What one young, over confident videographer learned while trying to capture the Grand Canyon from on a private rafting trip. Directed & produced by Max Romey.

 

Moroko 2018 (7:39pm)  Czech paddlers embark on a kayaking adventure on the waterways of Morocco through high water, muddy waterfalls, and an incredible landscape! A film by Gustomorbido Productions.

 

Sacred Strides (7:43pm)  In March 2018, a group of tribes put their differences aside and came together to run 800 miles to Bears Ears – and to send a message of unity. A film by Forest Woodward, Anna Callaghan, & Marie Sullivan with Outside Magazine.

 

What You Take Away (7:56pm)  Celebrate 20 years of GCY, and follow Katie as she travels with GCY down Grand Canyon, reflects on her time on the Colorado River, and what it means to her life at home. Produced by Freshwaters Illustrated.

All films are shown as a donation to our event.  Thank you to the talented filmmakers!

Raffle in Theater (8:00 pm)

Auction: Yellow Section Closes (8:30 pm)

Auction: Blue Section Closes (9:00 pm)

Auction: Red Section Closes (9:30 pm)

Event Closes (10:00 pm)

 

Please consider a donation to help us meet our goal of $50,000 for the evening!

We believe in the power of youth! We connect them to the rivers and canyons of the Southwest.  We promote personal growth, environmental awareness, community involvement, and teamwork among people of diverse backgrounds.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!


 Arizona Raft Adventures                                                 Mountain View Pediatrics                         

 Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters                                    Fratelli Pizza

Academy Mortgage                                                            Lumberyard Brewing Co.

Delaware North at Grand Canyon                                  Findlay Toyota

Professional River Outfitters                                            Rivers & Oceans

Flagstaff Emergency Physicians                                     Loven Contracting

 

Silent Auction

Check out some of the great items that will be featured in the Silent Auction on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/grandcanyonyouth

What’s New With GCY…


2018 Confluence Award Winner: Christa Sadler


Christa Sadler has worked in the outdoors in one form another since she was young. She is a geologist, educator, writer and naturalist who exudes a love of rivers, deserts, and mountains.  Christa founded This Earth, which bring programs in earth sciences, creative writing, and social and environmental issues to schools around the country. Christa also founded One New Education, a non-profit foundation that provides scholarships for girls in developing countries to attend school.

Past Confluence Awardees


  • 2017: Kristen Harned, Hopi Footprints Coordinator

  • 2016: Renae Yellowhorse, Save the Confluence Organizer

  • 2015: Roger Clark, Conservation Advocate

  • 2014: Sarah Baden, River Guide

  • 2013: Carol Fritzinger, GCY Founder

  • 2012: Lynn Hamilton, Non-profit Executive Director

  • 2011: Richard Quartaroli, Historian

  • 2010: Tamara Naumann, Botanist

Upcoming Events

Save the Date


Schedule of Events


Event Begins (5:00 pm)

Silent Auction & Dinner in Gallery

 

Films Begin in the Theater

Return from Desolation (6:20pm) Returning from Afghanistan, Garrett Eaton was close to losing his family and life to addiction when he found a guiding program for veterans. Garrett rediscovered what he has been fighting for deep in the canyons of Desolation. Directed & produced by Justin Clifton with OARS.

 

Viva La Verde (6:33pm)  The Verde River is the foremost surviving perennial river in Arizona, and one of the most threatened. This special director’s cut of the independent documentary explores the past, present, and future or Arizona rivers. Directed & produced by Hugh Denmo.

 

Losha Madness 2018 (6:45pm)  The Lochsa River in Idaho is one of the original Wild & Scenic rivers. It’s also home to a carnage-filled celebration of river-running every Memorial Day weekend. Directed & produced by Lon Galloway.

 

GTS (6:50pm)  Each year, Grand Canyon River Guides hosts the Guides Training Seminar (GTS) River Trip for guides to learn the natural and cultural history of Grand Canyon, refine their boating skills, and build community. Directed & produced by Ryan Christensen with GCRG.

 

2017 Learning AFAR, Southwest Program (6:57pm)  Since 2010, Learning AFAR magazine has funded an expedition for foster youth from Florida to explore the Southwest. This 2017 expedition with GCY & No Barriers Youth showcases the power of this experience. Directed & produced by Mac Kotas with No Barriers USA.

 

Presentation of GCY’s annual Confluence Award

 

How Not to Capture Grand Canyon (7:20pm)  What one young, over confident videographer learned while trying to capture the Grand Canyon from on a private rafting trip. Directed & produced by Max Romey.

 

Moroko 2018 (7:39pm)  Czech paddlers embark on a kayaking adventure on the waterways of Morocco through high water, muddy waterfalls, and an incredible landscape! A film by Gustomorbido Productions.

 

Sacred Strides (7:43pm)  In March 2018, a group of tribes put their differences aside and came together to run 800 miles to Bears Ears – and to send a message of unity. A film by Forest Woodward, Anna Callaghan, & Marie Sullivan with Outside Magazine.

 

What You Take Away (7:56pm)  Celebrate 20 years of GCY, and follow Katie as she travels with GCY down Grand Canyon, reflects on her time on the Colorado River, and what it means to her life at home. Produced by Freshwaters Illustrated.

All films are shown as a donation to our event.  Thank you to the talented filmmakers!

Raffle in Theater (8:00 pm)

Auction: Yellow Section Closes (8:30 pm)

Auction: Blue Section Closes (9:00 pm)

Auction: Red Section Closes (9:30 pm)

Event Closes (10:00 pm)

 

Please consider a donation to help us meet our goal of $50,000 for the evening!

We believe in the power of youth! We connect them to the rivers and canyons of the Southwest.  We promote personal growth, environmental awareness, community involvement, and teamwork among people of diverse backgrounds.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!


 Arizona Raft Adventures                                                 Mountain View Pediatrics                         

 Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters                                    Fratelli Pizza

Academy Mortgage                                                            Lumberyard Brewing Co.

Delaware North at Grand Canyon                                  Findlay Toyota

Professional River Outfitters                                            Rivers & Oceans

Flagstaff Emergency Physicians                                     Loven Contracting

 

Silent Auction

Check out some of the great items that will be featured in the Silent Auction on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/grandcanyonyouth

In the News

What’s New With GCY…


Confluence Award

2018 Confluence Award Winner: Christa Sadler


Christa Sadler has worked in the outdoors in one form another since she was young. She is a geologist, educator, writer and naturalist who exudes a love of rivers, deserts, and mountains.  Christa founded This Earth, which bring programs in earth sciences, creative writing, and social and environmental issues to schools around the country. Christa also founded One New Education, a non-profit foundation that provides scholarships for girls in developing countries to attend school.

Past Confluence Awardees


  • 2017: Kristen Harned, Hopi Footprints Coordinator

  • 2016: Renae Yellowhorse, Save the Confluence Organizer

  • 2015: Roger Clark, Conservation Advocate

  • 2014: Sarah Baden, River Guide

  • 2013: Carol Fritzinger, GCY Founder

  • 2012: Lynn Hamilton, Non-profit Executive Director

  • 2011: Richard Quartaroli, Historian

  • 2010: Tamara Naumann, Botanist