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Senior Trip 2018

Ocoee River Rafting

June 8 – 10, 2018
Cost: $99


12:00pm – Arrive at Church
12:15pm – Bus Leaves
5:30pm EST – Dinner in Chattanooga
8:00pm EST – Arrive at Cabin

8:00am – Breakfast
8:45am – Leave for Whitewater Rafting
9:00-2:00pm – Raft Full River
2:30pm – Return to Cabin
6:30pm – Steak Dinner

9:00am – Check out of Cabin
12:00pm – Hike
6:00pm – Dinner
8:00pm – Home

Packing List

  • Toiletries
  • Linens are provided
    • Guys – bring a sleeping bag/pillow in case you don’t get a bed.
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Clothes for outdoor activities
  • Chacos or Tennis Shoes to wear for rafting and the hike
    • See below for what to wear on the river
  • Clothes for the remainder of weekend
  • Money for some meals and snacks
    • Dinner on Friday
    • Lunch/Dinner on Sunday

Frequently Asked Questions About Ocoee River Rafting

Middle Ocoee River: This section is America’s most popular whitewater river. It is famous for 5 miles of continuous class III and IV rapids. The Middle Ocoee River has over 20 rapids and Grumpy’s, Double Trouble and Table Saw are just a few of them. Approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours is the time you will spend on the water. Total time with us would be ½ hour before the trip for check-in, a 10 minute bus ride to the river put-in, the water time of about 1 ½ to 2 hours and about a 20 minute bus ride back to the outpost totaling around 3 to 3 ½ hours.

Upper Ocoee River: This section is known for being the 1996 Olympic site for the kayak competition. It is about a 5-mile section of class III and IV rapids and pristine whitewater wilderness. Water time on the Upper Ocoee River is about 1 ½ hours. The total trip time is about the same as the Middle.

Full Ocoee River: If you want a real fun-filled, action-packed day we offer the Full River Trip. We start with a trip down the Upper Ocoee River and then we take you on a trip down the Middle Ocoee River. With around 10 miles of whitewater rafting, the Full River Trip takes about 3 – 3 ½ hours on the river. From check-in to check-out, expect this trip to take you around 5 hours.

  • T-Shirt are required to be worn on all tours. Tank tops are not allowed unless they have a full back. No racerback tanks allowed.
  • Shoes that are secure on your feet are required. No flip-flops are allowed to be worn.
  • We recommend quick dry clothing; it is more comfortable when wet. Jeans and sweat pants are not recommended.
  • We have nice clean changing facilities for your convenience after the trip. We recommend bringing a towel, shower items, a change of clothes and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

As the oldest company on the Ocoee River, Ocoee Rafting has been providing whitewater rafting trips for almost 40 years with an excellent safety record. Our staff will do everything possible to provide you with a trouble free river experience. The safety of our guest is the foremost concern of our staff. The sport of whitewater rafting has inherent risks that are beyond human control and must be assumed by the participant. All participants will be provided with a lifejacket and helmet and a safety briefing will be given before the trip. We want everyone to be comfortable and to have a safe, fun experience.

Sunday Plan:

Cummins Falls is not only beautiful to look at, but fun to hike to, and one of the best swimming holes around.

Hike to Cummins Falls


Update: SnapChat has removed “Cosmo After Dark.” Some call it a win, which it is, but in all likelihood, we’ve only kicked the can down the road a little longer. Parents – please utilize resources like “Bark” to continue to monitor your students online use. I personally still do not support the use of SnapChat for teens.

Snapchat Removes Cosmo After Dark Channel After Uproar

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Parents! SnapChat is now promoting porn – Read this!!!

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SnapChat has a new feature called “Cosmos After Dark” it is self described as “is an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things _____ and ______.” You can fill in the blanks.

Parents/Students/Leaders please read and react to this article but be warned it has the actual screen shots of the advertising for the program. (Link Below)

Granted this site is aimed for adults but unfortunately many youth lied about their age when they register and so it will be available to many of them.  Also the vast majority of students in our ministry use SnapChat daily.  It is my strong recommendation that they or you delete it from their phones immediately and/or vigilantly monitor their use.  While I realize it’s not the only way students can access X-rated material on their phones, SnapChat is normalizing the use of pornography and we CAN NOT knowingly support it.  Parents I encourage you to become more involved in stopping porn by making a stand against SnapChat making porn available to a site that mainly youth  and children use. At the bottom of the article there is a good resource (Bark) for monitoring all social media and text messages.

Will your kids be mad at you? Probably. That’s just part of being a parent and not their friend. Remember the question is not only do you trust your child, but do you also trust companies like SnapChat?

Sorry for the direct nature of this post but I feel strongly and know the detrimental impact that pornography can have on students and adults alike.

Again be warned. While this article is appropriate, it is not for the faint of heart.

Snapchat Introduces Cosmo After Dark (it’s P*RN)