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Flint River Adventure W/ The Georgia Conservancy and friends!

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Are you ready for a family friendly weekend of fun and excitement on the Flint River?

Join the Georgia Conservancy (http://www.georgiaconservancy.org), Keeping It Wild (http://www.keepingitwild.org), REI (http://www.rei.com) and the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scout Camp on September 8th and 9th for an adventure weekend that includes outdoor recreation, bluegrass and great food!

The Flint River Adventure will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8th at the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scout Camp in Molena, GA and will include activities for adults and children including archery, rappelling, zip-line and hiking during the afternoon. REI will be leading a special kayaking 101 course and a Geo-cashing event. Folks interested in coming early and setting up tents can arrive at noon.

The fun will continue with a BBQ and Bluegrass dinner, a speaker, campfire-n-s’mores, an “owl prowl” and a campout (you can choose between a platform tent with beds or traditional tent camping on the ground).

Sunday morning there will be a family friendly paddle trip on the Flint leaving at 9:00 a.m., 9:24 a.m. and 10:14 a.m.

Canoe and paddling equipment is provided.

For the low price of $75 per person and $245 for a family of 4, everything is provided for the weekend including tents and the BBQ and Bluegrass dinner. Music is being provided by the fantastically talented Evergreen Family Band.

We will offer tent camping and platform camping (raised, canvas sided tents with beds) and separate "family friendly" camping area.

We will have Spanish speaking "Outdoor Ambassadors" if English isn't your first language. The trip isn't bi-lingual, but we know camping for the first time is difficult in any language so it might be helpful to have someone around who speaks Spanish, in case of an emergency.

Contact Bryan Schroeder at 404-876-2900 x 110 or bschroeder@gaconservancy.org for more details.

To complete your registration you need pay online here: https://donationpay.org/georgiaconservancy/flintriver.php

Please pre-register. Walk-ups for the overnight event are discouraged.

The Boy Scout Camp has asked for people not to be seen drinking alcohol.

The Flint River Family Adventure is part of the Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series featuring camping, paddling and stewardship in south and central Georgia. The series brings to light conservation efforts, economic development and recreational opportunities on the Flint, Chattahoochee, Ocmulgee, and Altamaha Rivers.