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Senior Trip 2018

Ocoee River Rafting

June 8 – 10, 2018
Cost: $99

Schedule

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

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

Sunday
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

Whitewater Trip – Senior Guys

Senior Guys!

Here are the details in one convenient location.

Ocoee River Rafting

Whitewater Outfit: Ocoee Rafting

Whitewater Waiver: Release Form

Cost: $90

FAQ’s

What should I wear on the Whitewater trip?

  • 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.

Do I need previous whitewater experience?

One of the great things about the Ocoee River is that there is no experience necessary! There will be a trained guide in each raft, and we think we have some great guides. After the trip you will too.

How long are we on the river?

Full Ocoee River: For 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.

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Lodging: Celtic Clouds Cabin in Blue Ridge, GA

Schedule

Friday, June 2

4:00pm – Leave from Lone Oak FBC

10:30pm – Arrive at Celtic Clouds Cabin

Saturday, June 3

9:30am – Depart for Blue Ridge

11:30am – Lunch in Blue Ridge

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12:45pm – Depart Blue Ridge for Ocoee Rafting Outfitters

1:30pm – Whitewater!!

7:00pm – Dinner @ Cabin

Sunday, June 4

10:00am – Check out of Cabin

11:30am – Lunch near Chattanooga

12:30pm – Hike/Swim in the Blue Hole

Later – Depart for Home

Packing List

  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • $$ for travel stops
  • Clothes for the weekend
  • Extra shoes for whitewater
  • Swimming Trunks
  • Linens are provided

Senior Trip

SENIORS!

Here is all the information you’ve been waiting on.  Below you will find all the details for the senior trip. Get ready because we leave this Friday!

SCHEDULE

Friday

4:00pm – Meet at Church

10:30pm – Check-in to Cabins

Saturday

9:00am – 12:00pm – Hang out in Blue Ridge

1:00pm – Whitewater Rafting

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00pm – Free time (optional Drive-in Movie)

Sunday

12:00pm – Hike Chickamauga Creek Gorge

8:00pm – Return to Church

PACKING LIST

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes
    • 2 sets of clothes to get wet
      • Chacos or old tennis shoes
    • See Whitewater section on specific clothing to wear while rafting
  • Money
    • 3 travel meals
    • Souvenirs
    • Drive-in Movie
  • Personal Hygiene products
  • Linens are provided

LODGING

Click link to see detailed information about each cabin.

Guys Cabin

Girls Cabin

WHITEWATER RAFTING

We will be rafting both the upper and middle ocoee. Check out what they say about the rapids.

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. The Full River Trip takes about 3 – 3.5 hours on the river, but it will be a great day of excitement and fun. The Upper Ocoee combined with the Middle Ocoee River offers the finest full day of continuous Class III and IV whitewater action in the Southeast.

What should I bring? (taken from website)

  • 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.

Hiking in Chicamauga Creek

(follow the link for more information)

The Blue Hole, as it’s locally known, is just 20 minutes from downtown in the North Chickamauga Creek Gorge. This is some of the most beautiful country in the southeast, with a huge watershed and several creeks cutting deep gorges into Walden’s Ridge and the Cumberland Plateau.

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