“It was great. Very well organized and at the same time mellow, leaving each person the possibility to be themselves. Great picnic and great coming together with the awards ceremony. During the awards my kid felt very proud, it was awesome to give everyone a genuine shining moment.” – Parent of Participant, Lake Julian

“Great impact in my life. It was nice interacting with the families that have a common bond.”  – Shore Volunteer, Lake Julian

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 6-18, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing!

Event Itinerary

Our C.A.S.T. for Kids events include lots of fun and celebration! You can expect 2-3 hours of fishing, a delicious lunch and an awards celebration where your child will receive a personalized plaque. The event will start at 9:00 am and will end at 1:00 pm. Please note a parent or guardian must be present with your child for the entirety of the event. If you are volunteering for this event you should expect about 6-7 hours of time at event, arriving before participants and staying after to help wrap things up. This is a day of fishing the children, families and volunteers will never forget!


Event Location

Lake Julian Park
37 Lake Julian Road
Arden, NC 28704 (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Paul Kisielewski
(828) 208-0743

Event Co-Coordinator
Katie Carter
(828) 691-1506

Video From A Memorable C.A.S.T. for Kids Moment

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Southern Appalachian Anglers, Cooper Electric, Weaverville Family Dentistry, Price’s Creek General Store, Todd Clark, Barbara Dziorney, Kelly Roddy, Tayllar Gardner and The Wheelers