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• What we'll do
The price of $265 includes a day of white water rafting, a sunset cruise, 3 nights of lodging in gender-specific cabins, breakfast each day, a dinner on Thursday night when you arrive, and some snacks. There are various restaurants in the area, and you will be responsible for the meals that are not listed.
You will need to pay the $75 deposit within a week of signing up, and the final $195is due by Friday, May 11. Keith will accept cash or checks, and you will be given a receipt. Climbing and caving are available for an additional charge; you can arrange this on your own when we arrive.
Carpooling will be arranged at a meeting before the adventure, among the individual participants, who will share the expense of gas and tolls.
This event will at at High Country Adventures, 430 Hwy 64, Ocoee, TN 37361.
The rough schedule is as follows:
Thursday - travel, dinner at 6 p.m. [provided], then explore the area
Friday - hot breakfast and devotional at 7:30, white water rafting at 9:30, on your own for dinner
Saturday - hot breakfast and devotional at 9, own activities during the day [MANY things to do in the local community, including visiting the waterfalls, a nearby state park, rock climbing, hiking, going to town, caving, etc], lunch and dinner on your own, sunset cruise
Sunday - continental breakfast then travel home
• What to bring
• Important to know
Cell phone signals tend to be rare in this area. We will check to see if the lodge has WiFi.
More Information on the White Water Rafting Trip
High Country Adventures is in the country, but there are other businesses near it.
—-there is a grocery store across the street; the prices are good but be aware that at the register an additional 10% is tacked on
—-there is a Dollar General across the street, and an urgent care center
—-within a mile either direction there are about 10 restaurants; 2 are fast food and the others are privately owned; entrees are $10-$15
Cleveland, TN, is 15 minutes away, and has “most” chain stores and restaurants.
The physical facility has an office with a souvenir shop attached, and a covered pavilion with several large gas grills. We’ve rented this for the first 2 nights. More on that later.
The cabins have 2 double beds in an upstairs loft, with a window air conditioner. There is a private room with a double bed on the first floor. There is a couch and a fold up bed on the main floor, with a window air conditioner.
Bed linens and towels are provided.
The cabins also have small fridges, stoves, small coffee makers, some pans and dishes, a kitchen table with chairs, a deck with chairs and a grill, and a few games such as Uno. There is one bathroom in each cabin that has a toilet and a tub/shower. It is private, as in a home. There is a bathhouse that has 3 toilets and 3 showers in each side; the bathhouse was locked so I wasn’t able to look inside, but the employee I talked to said that the showers and toilets were private.
There will be pictures taken; a CD is $60.
The general schedule...subject to change...is as follows:
Thursday night when people arrive, we will provide dinner in the pavilion, and will play group games afterwards to help people get acquainted.
Friday morning we will serve a hot breakfast and have devotions. During the day will be the kayak tours; you can kayak tandem or solo. There will be a guide who will take participants all around the lake, giving a nice tour that will be several hours. Our group will probably have to go in 2 sessions. You will be on your own for lunch on Friday. Friday night we will serve dinner again in the pavilion, and will have board and card games to play afterwards; feel free to bring your favorites!
Because our group will do the kayak tour in 2 sessions, you will have some free time. You can arrange to go white water rafting [you’ll be going on Saturday already....] for $28, but you’ll need to decide this ahead of time so you’ll have a slot; if you decide once you get there, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to raft twice. You can go to Cleveland, which is 15 minutes away, or to Chattanooga, about 40 minutes away and has some nice tourist attractions. You can arrange to go caving through the rafting company; if there are 1-6 people, the charge is $80 each; if there are 7-12 people, the charge is $75 each. If you want to go rock climbing, 1-9 people is $75 each, and 10-20 people is $60 each.
On Saturday morning we will serve a hot breakfast and have devotions. We will then go white water rafting. Most people don’t need a wet suit; if you get really cold then you might want to rent one - they are $8. Anything you bring rafting must be attached to your body. You will be responsible for your own lunch and dinner; by this time you hopefully will have made some new friends that you can eat with! You can also buy food to make back at the cabin.
Our time together ends with a continental breakfast on Sunday.