Raft and Ride 2014! Summer Camp for Adults!

Summer Camp for Adults!


Raft through the rivers and ride through the hills of beautiful Tennessee on this awesome weekend of fun and adventure!

Our 6th Annual Raft and Ride event will be held at Eagle Ranch, nestled in the beautiful mountains of Copperhill, Tennessee.  It's our biggest weekend outdoors with activities for everyone! 

 The fun begins Friday!  You're welcome to arrive any time Friday or even early Saturday morning.  On Friday, there will be various options for day hiking and mountain biking.  We should return to the ranch by late afternoon.  Back at the ranch we can play volleyball, frisbee, kickball and field games. After dinner we'll play drinking games, hang out at the fire circle and make new friends.

Saturday begins with a great Eagle Ranch breakfast.  You'll need it for our fun-filled day!  Saturday is RAFTING day and you can choose from the following:

Rafting the Ocoee - The world famous Ocoee river offers some of the best Class III & IV rafting in the U.S.  Eagle Ranch guides will take us safely down the river, soaking us while we have fun!  There will be options for rafting both the middle (mild) and upper (crazy) sections of the river this year!

Tubing or Kayaking the Hiwassee - The beautiful Hiwassee river flows gently through the Tennessee hills. Rentals available or Bring Your Own Boats!

Back at the ranch again, we'll play more games, throw horse shoes, or find nearby hiking and mountain biking trails; Eagle Ranch itself has over 120 acres to explore!  Dinner is followed by great music by shadowood!  They'll rock us into the night and then we'll light up the ridiculously high BON FIRE!!

The next morning starts with another hearty Eagle Ranch breakfast.  Sunday is RIDING day and you can choose from the following:


Horseback Riding - A ride through the scenic trails with views of the hills and valleys all around!

Mountain Bike Riding (bring your own bike).  We'll have beginner and intermediate level rides through the world class Tanasi and Chillowee systems!

Zip Line Adventure - 2 hours on thirteen spectacular zips, 2 towers, 3 sky bridges and 12 canopy decks - over a mile of adrenaline pumping fun!

If that's not enough for you we'll have options for hiking, mountain biking, and road biking all weekend!

  

PRICING

This year all activities are a la carte.  To determine your total due just add the amount for the activities you want to do to the base package.  When you make payment you'll need to adjust the amount.  Examples are below.

The base package is $115 and includes:

Lodging for Friday and Saturday nights.

Dinner for Friday & Saturday nights.

Breakfast for Saturday & Sunday.

Live entertainment and parties!

Coffee service.

For lodging you'll have a choice of either sleeping under the stars (bring your tent) or using the bunk houses (bring sheets and pillows).  The bunk housing, HOT showers and camping area are just a short walk from the pavilion where we share our meals.  The tent camping area is a nice wide field with plenty of room for everyone to spread out.

Start with the base package and then add your favorite adventures below!

Choose ONE Saturday event:

Hiking or mountain biking - FREE

Rafting the Middle Ocoee - $36

Rafting both the Upper and Middle Ocoee - $72

Tubing on the Hiwassee - $24 includes rental of tube, lifejacket, and shuttle.

Kayaking on the Hiwassee - $35 includes rental of sit on top or inflatable kayak, PFD, and shuttle.

Bring Your Own Boat - FREE - On either the Hiwassee (beginners) or Ocoee Middle (experienced).  Shuttles will be $10 - 20 cash that day depending on boat size.

Choose ONE Sunday event:

Mountain biking or hiking - FREE

Horseback Riding - $31

Zip Lining - $84

 

How to calculate your price:


You MUST purchase the base package to attend.  Then just add the prices for your chosen activities to it.  When making payment please ADJUST THE PAYMENT AMOUNT.

For example if you want to Raft the Middle Ocoee on Saturday and Horseback ride on Sunday your price is $115+$36+31 for a total of $182.  If you'd like to hike on Saturday and Zip Line on Sunday your price is $115+$0+$84 for a total of $199.  If you're bringing guests just total up for all attendees.  If you have questions on your total please contact me before paying.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE LIMITED SPOTS FOR ALL ACTIVITIES. REGISTER ASAP TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT.

WHAT TO BRING

Required Items:

You will need to bring your own LUNCHES for both Saturday and Sunday.  We'll be in the field both days around lunch so bring a day bag you can use.  The kitchen is not available for our use.

Drinks (Water, Soda, Beer)

Snacks

Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking - Swim wear (NO COTTON) and old tennis shoes or water shoes.  Towels and change of clothes.

Mountain Bike Rides - Bring your own bike and safety gear.  Helmets are MANDATORY.

Hiking - Hiking Shoes and Attire, Water - 2 liters, Head Lamp for Night Hike

Recommended Items:

Personal Toiletries

Camera

Camp Chairs

Lightweight jacket and rain poncho

 

You'll also have the chance to meet:

5 Adventurers from "Nashville Adventurers"

1 Kayakers & Outdoor Adventurers from "Savannah Kayak & Outdoor Adventurers Meetup Group"

1 Outdoor Enthusiasts from "The Natural Sports Organization"

3 Paddlers from "Atlanta Area Paddlers"

1 Adventurers from "Columbia Outdoor Adventure Network"

5 Members from "Savannah Hiking and Climbing"

4 Hikers and Eco-Volunteers from "Nashville Hiking Meetup"

1 Adventurers from "336 Hiking & Adventures"

3 Outdoors people from "Fayetteville Area Outdoor Club"

2 Alpiners from "Auburn-Opelika Hiking For Fun Meetup"

5 Paddlers from "Paddle Adventures Unlimited"

3 Members from "Carolina Trail Runner & Mountain Biker Group"

3 Adventurers from "Charleston Outdoor and Recreational Activities"

1 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Wilmington Chapter -"

3 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Savannah Chapter -"

42 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Atlanta Chapter -"

3 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Albany Chapter -"

1 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Athens Chapter"

18 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Birmingham Chapter -"

11 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Charlotte Chapter"

6 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Chattanooga Chapter"

4 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Columbus Chapter"

15 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Greenville Chapter -"

27 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Huntsville Chapter"

1 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Knoxville Chapter"

2 Adventurers from "- Outdoor Club South - Macon Chapter -"

A total of 149 people are expected to attend!

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  • Kathy H.

    I will paypal on the morning of the 21st (my payday). Hope that is okay

    May 16, 2014

    • Dante

      Not a problem the deadline is the 24th this year. Some activities do fill up earlier though. I post here as they get close to filling.

      May 16, 2014

    • Kathy H.

      Just emailed you about payment. You know the guy who cancelled - maybe i should take his spot because he chose the zipline and i have never tried that. Possible?

      June 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't get the schedule yesterday in an e-mail. Did I not get it or has it not been sent yet? Thanks :)

    June 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dante, what time on Friday are we suppose to be at the ranch? Is there a check in time?

    May 29, 2014

    • Dante

      You're welcome to check in any time after noon on Friday. Full schedule and more information will be emailed Monday.

      1 · May 29, 2014

  • Dante

    We have a spot open due to cancellation. Comes with rafting middle Ocoee and zip line. $235. Contact me if you're interested.

    May 29, 2014

  • Dante

    Sorry folks but the deadline for registration has now passed. If you'd like to join us for something similar we will be posting a trip to Lake Jocassee with hikes, creek scrambling, and waterfalls for late June.
    We do have someone selling their spot though. Contact me if you'd like more info.

    May 27, 2014

  • Josh

    Dante, quick question...I know you have stated that the deadline was May 24th, but we would love to attend, is there anyway to still get in on the adventure???

    May 26, 2014

    • Dante

      Check your email.

      May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    1. How long is the horseback ride? Is it walk only?
    2. I have never rafted before but want to do both the upper and middle Ocoee, is that ok?
    3. Do you need a dry bag for saturday or will it be provided?
    4. Are roommates selected or is the lodging one big open room with bunk beds? Thanks!

    May 22, 2014

    • Dante

      Sorry I missed your comment for so long. Horseback is about an hour and half ride. They generally keep you at a trot but will usually let you ride a bit faster if you have experience. It is trail riding though. If this is your first time rafting I would recommend the middle only trip just because it can be difficult to paddle the 3-4 hours on the combo trip. Dry bags are not provided but you can bring a bottle of water or small dry bag to attach. Bunk houses are shared first come first server - there are plenty for everyone. Each has from 4-8 bunks. We groups some for ladies, some for guys, some coed.

      May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dante-would I able to contact you with questions? I would really like to go :)

    May 22, 2014

    • Dante

      Hi Andrea - it's best to post here or email but if you need to have a call message me with your number and a good time to call.

      May 22, 2014

  • Dante

    Hi folks! Please note the deadline for registration and payment is this Friday May 24. Don't wait until the last minute as some of the activities are beginning to fill!

    May 21, 2014

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